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Re: Sedation with Straterra - ok to take at night?

Posted by bennett on February 1, 2003, at 11:23:58

In reply to Re: Sedation with Straterra - ok to take at night?, posted by CindyLou on February 1, 2003, at 8:24:17

The first day I took Straterra I too felt "like I was pulled asleep" two hours after taking it. I slept soundly for a few hours (it was the middle of the afternoon)then got up and felt rested-
I'd been getting plenty of sleep before this.

It happened again a day or so later but hasn't happened since then. By the end of the day now (day 6) I don't want to shut down ( -I never have until maybe 2-3 AM) so I continue with 5-7.5 Ambien to get to bed before midnite(which seems to hit much more quickly and demandingly than it did before) I suppose I can lower the Ambien dose a bit and see what happens..

I started with 18 mg Straterra for 3 days,(not feeling much) then 18 Am and PM. I feel most of the time now like I have a sock over my head, kind of groggy, more unfocussed than usual, but groggy instead of "speedy" - find myself getting angry and frustrated at little things not going right -- at the same time seem to put more quiet attention to things as I come upon them but in a floating sort of way - can't get on task to accomplish what I need to accomplish.

I stopped Wellbutrin before taking the straterra but I imagine that must be out of my system.

I imagine I'm not at a clinical dose yet, but still not sure how quickly to advance the dosage - not many side effects (except maybe scratchy eyes - which may be allergies...)
Doc has me on 18 mg bid for the first month.





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