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Re: Atomoxetine (Straterra) as a stimulant

Posted by PuraVida on April 7, 2003, at 22:47:10

In reply to Re: Atomoxetine (Straterra) as a stimulant , posted by Lexxey on April 7, 2003, at 22:14:12

Good info on Straterra. The website says it is the first "non-stimulant medication" that's FDA approved for ADHD...and that it is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (I had said it was dopamine.) I'm aware that norepinephrine is a precursor of dopamine, or vice versa, but I'm not sure I completely understand. Effexor, which I'm taking, is supposed to be a reuptake inhibitor for seretonin and norepinephrine.

I am not depressed any longer, I don't think, but am acutely aware that whatever I start I probably won't be able to follow through on, and this cycle will continue. Rather than get all psyched about doing this and that I am alternately taking small bites or not doing anything at all. But mainly I am trying to get some medical help - wading through doctors and insurance isn't fun, is it?

Question - apparently Mirapex is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor mainly used for Parkinson's, but I have seen on this site some people have used it for depression. Has anyone here tried it? Any info on doses/results is appreciated.

Thanks all -





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