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Re: Can Straterra really work within a week??

Posted by utopizen on March 14, 2004, at 15:23:35

In reply to Re: Can Straterra really work within a week?? utopizen, posted by Viridis on March 14, 2004, at 3:40:42

I'm not depressed, but I remember grinning happily and feeling almost euphoric simply after my doc threw sample packs of Effexor on my lap, knowing it was a more potent antidepressant than the SSRIs I had failed on for my social anxiety.

5 months later of feeling no different at 300mg, I quit. My only reminder I was on anything was the black-out effect I would get for a second or two if I rose from my seat too quickly now and then, just like the other ADs made me have.

I'd be weary of any effects within the first hours-- Straterra was developed initially as an antidepressant (until they observed attentiveness in the early trials), so it acts by slowly modulating receptors from one synapse to the next. This kind of modulation may, in some cases, be noticable in 5 days if you're really lucky, but not in 1 day.

You might experience side effects in one day, like dry mouth or sleepiness, but I'd be surprised if anyone even noticed increased energy the first day that was unassociated with the placebo effect.

If Straterra has had any effect on your energy levels, or your sleep-wake pattern, or your ability to sleep or wake up, please do report, including the dose you took when you noticed an affect, and the length of time you had been taking that dose beforehand.


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