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Re: Request Straterra side effects solutions?

Posted by MomofBoys on August 10, 2003, at 23:48:24

In reply to Re: Request Straterra side effects solutions?, posted by readyforchange on August 10, 2003, at 14:09:25

Zula--I suffered the consequences of starting Strattera because it made me feel like a totally new person overall. When I took the med in the morning, I was sleepy and on the couch all day long, very lethargic. When I took the med before bed, I slept horribly but was able to wake up early and work and was extremely productive. I work at home doing medical transcription. I am able to just go downstairs in my PJs and work and I was more productive in those early morning hours than I have been in years! But then I would crash after lunch and nap until 3 or so.

Unfortunately, I got used to the med, and the restless sleep went away and I no longer have early morning awakening. But after five months or so on Strattera, I have been able to transition to taking 40 mg in the morning and 25 mg in the afternoon or bedtime, whenever I remember. My doc has added Ritalin to this which has done wonders for my day and productiveness. I can't believe how much housework PLUS money-making work I can get done in such little time. I stuck with it and it has worked, even tho it was a difficult time......

> HELP- I am new to the meds thing. I am on day three of my Straterra at 40mgs. I feel worse than I did before I took it. I feel flat in my personality, and in a state of disconnection. I want to do less, fall asleep, and be alone - completley the opposite of what i was hoping for, because I need to be on top of things right now. I have been very dizzy and flushed. I slept well the first two nights, I had taken the pill in the afternoon the first day, in the morning the second, and before bed last night (to ease the nauseousness feeling I was experiencing during the day)but last night I slept so lightly, every twenty minutes looking at the clock... it was insane. What am I doing on this stuff- is it really going to get better? I feel like an idiot on Straterra... any advise?




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