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Re: Lasagne-Thoroughly annoyed at Strattera beppe3

Posted by Lasagne on June 26, 2003, at 10:53:19

In reply to Re: Lasagne-Thoroughly annoyed at Strattera, posted by beppe3 on June 26, 2003, at 1:11:07

HI Beppe:
Overall I am pleased with the results I have gotten with the Strattera. I am beginning to think that the initial sleepiness that I got with the Strattera was just a short term side effect. Now that I am on my 7th week all the side effects seem to have gone away.
I have always had problems with sleeping. It's just the way my brain is wired. I have taken Flexeril (a muscle relaxer) in the past to help with my sleep and fibromyalgia. On the verge of going crazy the other day I called my doctor to ask if I could start taking the Flexeril again. What seems to work well for me is 5 mgs. before my nap and 10 mgs. at bedtime. I have had two good nights of rest now and I can't tell you how much better I feel.
I take my Strattera around 7 p.m. each night, 80 mgs. This is definitely a medication that you have to be patient with. There was a time where I was so nauseaous (sp?) and having hot flashes that I wasn't sure I could keep going with the medication, but now all those obnoxious side effects have gone away and I feel clarity in my life. The only thing that I have noticed recently is that I have been a little more irritable. Although, this could be attributed to the fact that I was in pain and didn't sleep well for a whole week before I called the doctor about the Flexeril.
Hope this answered your questions.




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