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Re: Straterra - No other takers?

Posted by jodie on January 16, 2003, at 23:21:01

In reply to Re: Straterra - No other takers?, posted by tia on January 16, 2003, at 20:28:21

> I am going to start taking straterra tomorrow (1/17) for anxiety/depression. I am a little scared because of trying a new medicine. Has any one felt they have eaten more, less or stayed the same? I have had a lot of medicines and have gained some weight. I am trying to lose it but dont need something that is going to add to it. Has anyone noticed a decrease in sex drive? or having orgasms? I am worried about the problem of urinating because i have a bladder disease and sometimes its a problem and dont need another problem on top. Just wondering how everyone is doing on straterra.
> Thanks
> Tia

Hi Tia, I was really concerned about the "urinary" side effects too. I have had problems w/ urinary retention in the past. So far I haven't noticed anything urinary related being on Strattera. As far as eating is concerned, I have noticed my appetite has decreased a little. I don't find myself hungry very often. I don't really need to lose weight, so I make sure I eat a good breakfast b4 I take my morning dose. My pdoc is supposed to call me tomorrow (well, I guess today since its after midnight) because of other side effects though, severe dryness everywhere. I have been feeling pretty depressed too. For some odd reason my pdoc took me off my lexapro. I have been having lots of crying spells in the past week since I've been taking Strattera. As far as the sex drive, orgasm thing goes, I haven't noticed any changes there. How much is your daily dosage? I started out on 40, then on the 3rd day to 80 mg, I brought myself back down to 40 after a couple of days, I just think 80 was too much. I have heard a lot of good things so far here about the drug. I just don't think its going to work for me. Good luck, hope it works for you!!! Keep us posted!!!




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