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Re: Strattera and children

Posted by Msanjelpie on March 29, 2003, at 20:59:12

In reply to Re: Strattera and children, posted by snowflake on March 29, 2003, at 20:20:49

Well my son has been on Straterra for 5 days now. The main side effect is still no eating for a long time and then binging.

Today he was emotionally out of control, yelling at me and about to throw some stuff over something very trivial. My first instinct was to yank him off the Straterra.

But I recall an earlier post that said the first two weeks are very iffy with emotional outbursts and I'm just thinking since his meds increased to 25 last night from 18 that it was too quick of an increase for him.

I've committed myself to leaving him on this med for a month, because that seems to be the magic time when the medication is supposed to start doing what it is meant to do.

I am seeing glimpses of a new person in there, it's just hidden right now behind this wall of frustration and aggravation. As long as he is not barfing or having a rash, I'm going to play the wait and see game...

He's almost 14, so we are pretty used to his volatile displays of emotionalism.

From everything I've read, Straterra can be stopped at any time without any side effects. He has never been on Ritalin because I was always concerned about his growth, (already small for his age and didn't want him to stop growing all together.) So I have nothing to compare the Straterra to on that front.





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