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Re: Straterra - Back to Concerta - AS Mom

Posted by AS Mom on April 2, 2003, at 8:00:52

In reply to Re: Straterra - Back to Concerta - AS Mom, posted by Msanjelpie on April 1, 2003, at 7:40:52

DD's reaction to Strattera: weepiness and extreme fatigue! She has an autoimmune disorder so we didn't want to see her more tired than she already is. Also - did not help her ADD at all. She was on Concerta for 3 years prior to trying Strattera. We will be switiching her today to Ritalin (not time-leased) so we can give her the medication only when she needs it for school. Some days she is so tired that she doesn't attend school and we don't give her medication for ADD on those days. This was another reason we stopped the Strattera. We want to be able to have the option of reducing meds when she isn't feeling well.

DS's reaction: EXTREME moodiness and hyperactivity. He also had very vivid, disturbing nightmares. Now that he's back on Concerta, he's not having the nightmares and is calm and in control. He's been on Concerta/Ritalin for 3 years prior to trying Strattera.

My son also suffers from anxiety/depression. We took him off of prozac, and we'll see the psych today to discuss other meds that might help him with anxiety. The prozac did not help his anxiety at all. He was on that for about 2 years. We were hopeful that Strattera would be able to help both ADHD and anxiety, but it didn't work for him.




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