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Re: Questions about Strattera (and Fluanxol)

Posted by NKP on July 12, 2020, at 15:06:05

In reply to Re: Questions about Strattera (and Fluanxol), posted by undopaminergic on July 10, 2020, at 12:11:32

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> > I'm also uncomfortable using the Fluanxol for fear of getting metabolic problems, tardive dyskinesia, or gynecomastia.
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> That is scarcely a problem with such a low dose as 0.5 mg/day.

I hope so. I'm on quite a few medicines which influence blood sugar:

(i) I'm on high doses of thyroid medicine (both levothyroxine and liothyronine) and this increases blood sugar.
(ii) To my knowledge, SSRIs increase insulin, which over time contributes to insulin resistance and eventually diabetes. I'm on Zoloft.
(iii) Anti-psychotics, even typicals, can raise blood sugar and contribute to the onset of diabetes. I'm on Fluanxol.
(iv) I don't know what effect Strattera has on blood sugar, but I suspect that it, acting on norepinephrine, probably also increases blood sugar.

I recently had fasting blood sugar, HbA1c, and fasting insulin, tests. Each of these numbers in isolation was within the acceptable range, but the three numbers in combination painted a picture of early insulin resistance.

In the past, 1 mg / day of Fluanxol caused significant weight gain over a period of about two years.




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