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Re: Straterra mom2mbcb

Posted by not exactly on February 10, 2003, at 12:43:38

In reply to Re: Straterra, posted by mom2mbcb on February 10, 2003, at 10:37:40


I agree with the posts by dancingdp and paulk. It's very likely you are one of those "poor metabolizers", and need to reduce your dosage accordingly [see]. This might also explain the problems you've had with other meds. I, too, am very sensitive to most drugs, and have found that my optimal dosage is usually 1/2 (and sometimes as low as 1/10!) the amount that "normal" folks require.

Since Adderall helped but had serious s/e problems, you might want to try good ol' plain dexedrine instead. The l-amphetamine isomers (present in Adderall but not dex) can rub some people the wrong way (myself, for example) and may have been responsible for the high BP. But whatever you do, start with TINY doses. I find that as little as 1 mg/day of dexedrine can be a big help.

Another med you might want to try (in tiny doses, of course) is Ritalin.

BTW, your "usual" BP of 90/60 seems REALLY LOW. What does your pcp think of this?

- Bob




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