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Re: Straterra harper

Posted by Cindylou on February 7, 2003, at 21:06:10

In reply to Straterra , posted by harper on February 7, 2003, at 18:30:16

Hi Harper,
I noticed in an earlier post that a teenager on Strattera also had increased moodiness ... it's so hard to tell with all those hormones raging what is causing what.

I am taking Lexapro, and so far it is the only antidepressant I've been able to tolerate. My pdoc said the combo of Lexapro and Strattera is fine. (As for my experience, I have only taken Strattera for one day. I was extremely sedated and haven't had the guts to try it again. I am quite confident that the sedation didn't have anything to do with the combo of the meds, however, since I am very med-sensitive and I react strongly to medications across the board.)

Lexapro is an SSRI, like Prozac, but has much fewer side effects. It's quite new, so the drawback is that it's not as "tried and true" as Prozac.

Best of luck to you and your daughter. I had a tough time when I was 13 ... my heart goes out to her and to you!


> My 13 year old daughter has been on 40 mg for the last month. The ADD is much better and she's had no side affects except for sleepiness and an upset stomach the first couple of days. The only problem now is her terrible and increasing moodiness.
> Even though I think puberty has something to do with the moodiness, I think she needs an antidepressant along with the Strattera.What antidepressants are others taking with this med? Since this is a new med, her doctor doesn't have any experience with this one (even though he is a big shot at NIMH in child psychiatry!), I want to give him suggestions.
> I understand some people are on Wellbutrin with this med. How much and how is it working?
> Please respond.




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