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Re: Strattera and children

Posted by snowflake on March 29, 2003, at 20:20:49

In reply to Re: Strattera and children, posted by concernedaunt on March 25, 2003, at 13:57:59

My son is 11 with ADD/anxiety/depression. He was taken off Adderall XR 6wks ago and started on Strattera. 18mg, then to 36mg. Due to feeling very tired his doctor cut back to 28mg, then after 10 days back up to his 36mg. WELL!!!! Monday will be a week that he was back to 36mg and it has been the week from hell. First of all the Strattera never helped his ADD, it seemed to help his mood slightly, but this week the mood swings and irritability have caused him problems at school with his teacher, peers, today his baseball coach I think was ready to kick him out and finally 3 days straight here at home of crying and saying things like "nobody cares for him", "he hates his life" and "he hates himself". It's the weekend and I don't want to wait until Monday to call his doctor. Can someone please tell me if he has to be taken off slowly or if I can just stop giving it him. We have had enough and he is miserable. When he was on Adderall this didn't happen, in fact starting Jan/03 he was the best he had been in a while, he was on 40mg a day,plus 30mg a day of Buspar, 20mg Lexapro and 40mg Celexa. This combination was finally proving to help. He is still on everything else. We are so sorry we decided to try Strattera. Someone out there, or Dr. Bob, please write back with helpful words.




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