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My son is 18 and autistic he takes 12.5 lexapro and in the

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my son is 18 and autistic he takes 12.5 lexapro and in the last 6weeks was given resperidone which was too much as they reduced the lexapro and e became aggitated and depressed so we put himback onthe 12.5 lexapro and reduced the resperidone to0.25 he seemed to be doing well with this until yesterday we are going through a hurricane here in florida and had to board up the windows in the house and since then he has been like depressed and lathargic could this be due to the boarding up of the house or the resperidone
JA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?
Customer: it is my son we noticed it yesterday after we boarded up our house
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i don'tthink so
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

He is probably just worried

Does he understand the hurricane?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no I don't think so I have told him about the rain and the wind that we are getting right now, but it's not over yet and the boards won't come down until monday
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
he keeps just laying in bed getting up occationally but just stares at us just like he did when he was on the higher dose of resperidone, and he will open his blinds fully just to see the plywood
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
he is not himself....I just could n't believe that boarding up the house would do this to him...
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
last time we had to board up he was younger and was not on the resperidone...and he was not bothered by it like he is now
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

I think it is probably a combination of the two.

I would stick with the meds how they are now and see how it goes

Be safe!

I hope the hurricane calms down

Thanks for this question

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
he has been on the lower dose for about two weeks is that enough time to make him like this, I don't really like this medication and I would wein him off if I think it's because of it
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i'm just worried that if I contimue to give him this med it will be harder to wein him off
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
because it has only been about two weeks I thought it would be easier to wein him off
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
by reducing the pill by 1/2 and then 1/2 again for a few days