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Re: correction an update Mid- Life Crisis

Posted by zeugma on October 22, 2003, at 20:58:30

In reply to Re: correction an update, posted by Mid- Life Crisis on October 22, 2003, at 11:32:45

> Wow, I am so glad to hear you have been on Strattera awhile and are having a positive benefit! I have been on 25, now 40 mg. for 3 weeks, and am about to go to 60. I have had some positive effect some days, but many others I have either had to supplement it with methylphenidate, the only stimulant I can (barely) tolerate, or drink a pot of coffee (my pre-ADHD diagnosis standby) to get going. I would say that's my biggest problem, especially in the a.m. but also throughout the day...staying alert. Has the 80 mg. dosage you've been on helped you with that, or was this not a big problem for you to begin with??

i self-medicated with caffeine for years- it literally got me thru college. I have severely inattentive ADD, and keeping my eyes focused was sometimes a real challenge. I still drink a pot in the morning but switch to decaf in the afternoon. Great placebo effect :)
> I, too, will soon be starting a new job (hopefully soon, as a 52 year old "beginning" attorney) and found that I could no longer operate satisfactorily with just coffee as medication, due to the increased demands, having to switch gears often, follow conversations among different parties in the courtroom, etc. Do you find Strattera helps you with those kinds of problems?? My old career involved mainly one-on- one interaction, and wasn't terribly complex, and I was able to have emergency access to coffee 24/7. This won't be the case in the future, so I, too, have high hopes for Stratterra, but so far it doesn't seem to be very energizing/alerting for me, but HAS eliminated that feeling of being uneasy or stressed out I used to get.
> Good luck with the new job!

Thanks a lot! Good luck on yours too!




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