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strattera update

Posted by teacherkris on March 3, 2003, at 20:27:34

In reply to Strattera/sleep update, posted by JohnnyB on March 2, 2003, at 10:18:09

Hi everyone, I've been reading these posts after someone put the link in at the healthyboards posts. I started Strattera almost 3 weeks ago now. My doctor started me extremely slow and I was irritated about it in the beginning. I started with 10 mg once a day for 7 days, then 10 mg in the am and 10 mg pm for 10 days, now yesterday I started 20 mg am and 10 mg pm, next week I'll go to 20 mg am 20 mg pm and then we'll meet again. Although I was frustrated with the slow start up I am happy I'm taking my time after reading some of the posts. I want this medicine to work so I'll take as long as it needs. As for side effects the only ones I've had are dizziness, some sleepiness and possibly irritability. I think it's hard to decide where irritability comes from! :-) Anyway, today I decided to try just taking half my concerta dose (normally 72/day) and see if any of the strattera was kicking in, it went great! I'm so excited. I felt calm and focused all day. If this is how it's going to be I'm thrilled and I'm not even at a therapeutic level yet. I also take zoloft 50 mg and I'm trying to get off of that so we'll see how that goes, but I only do one thing at a time so that's down the road. Anyway, sorry for the long winded post, I hope others keep posting their updates and I'll keep posting mine. For those who have commented that people seem to be having trouble with strattera I was thinking about something last night. We all tend to do something if we don't like how things are going but if things are good we do nothing. The only reason I sought out these boards is because I was having side effects, if I wasn't I wouldn't have put in the time so maybe that's why? Just a thought. Hope everyone else is doing well!




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