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Re: Straterra approval.

Posted by Jim Boardman on January 12, 2003, at 8:44:54

In reply to Re: Straterra approval., posted by jodie on January 11, 2003, at 23:32:19

It is very interesting listening to everyone talk about this drug. I have been on it for 10 days now, and I can tell you this so far is the answer for me. You can read my diagnosis and the other meds I take if you follow this thread. I am now functioning to a level I have never previously achieved.

It took my pdoc a lot of med "tweaking" to get the right combination of drugs. I think this is different for each person. But if you stick to a regimen for enough time to let it kick in, then you will have a better idea of the total effect of any med cocktail.

I'm sorry to hear someone say after one dose that he/she is quitting the med. GIVE YOUR MEDS A CHANCE!

The side effects I have with this med are few, including: reduced appetite (a good thing for me); dry mouth and throat; vivid dreams; less sleep needed.

I am a trial lawyer and a stage actor (some would say both are the same thing!). I am 59 years old, married with kids. I didn't get diagnosed until last Spring when I broke down. It has been a struggle getting back, but let me tell you, if I had been diagnosed earlier, I could have prevented a lot of depression and anger and hurt for/to myself and my family.

My 30 year old son has just been similarly diagnosed. He is getting help now. He's not found the right med combination yet, but the pdoc is working on it.

STICK WITH THE MEDS, and of course, the counselling. And as long as you don't get bored with them, I'll stick with the updates.

FYI, I'm also taking lexapro, remeron and gabitrol.





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