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Re: Strattera causing fatigue/depression

Posted by WAKI on August 1, 2004, at 23:40:56

In reply to Re: Strattera and Ritalin or Strattera only, posted by Siraris on January 15, 2004, at 11:57:46

I forgot if I told all of you, but I will mention again because this was a major "find" for me.

I was slipping into depression (the fatigue type) every 4 days when I started Strattera.

My P-doc had me chart my naps, amount of times I wake up at night and duration, and total hours of sleep.

He figured out my sleep was so disturbed that it caught up with me every 4 days. I would then nap for a few days, be re energized for about 4 days then fatigue cycle again.

Right now I am on ambien to sleep at night and I do not cycle any more.

I hope this info will help somebody out. My p-doc said some P-docs specialize in sleep alone. He said sleep science is a field that can really complicate or help ones life.

I used to be fairly proud that I can function on little sleep.

I am now a avid believer in sleep is essential to a productive day.




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