Ms

Patient

Q: My daughter is 10 years old. She is 4'5" and weighs 56lbs. She began taking lexapro 6 months ago for severe depression and anxiety. It has helped her but in the last month she has had 2 episodes where she gets extremely dizzy and sleepy and the next day she throws up a few times and sleeps all day. She is having her second episode now but has been sleeping for 3 days straight. Her face gets very red and splotchy during these episodes. This is very unusual for her as she has only thrown up 2 other times in her life and is usually very active. It's like a drugged sleepiness. Could it be the antidepressant doing this? Or something else?

Symptoms:  Sleeping, slight headache, dizziness, vomiting for one day, red splotchy face. No fever
Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I used the neti pot with batteries (force) for my nasal, it went straight up and came out the other side. But now I f...

Q: Had sore inside of nose, whenever scab would be removed it would bleed something terrible. I was at the dr. for anoth...

Q: I ordered a sofa off of the internet and i wouldnt receive it until February so I rented a couch from Rentacenter abo...

Q: I get nauseous if I have fluid/food in my stomach (or if bowels not empty) ... but only when I bend over/lift/move st...

Q: Should I have an X-ray at the dentist? 4 yrs ago I had a massive heart attack 3 yrs ago a pulmonary embolism so conse...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews