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Re: Straterra - Back to Ritalin SR LibbyH

Posted by not exactly on April 2, 2003, at 13:59:21

In reply to Re: Straterra - Back to Ritalin SR - Bob, posted by LibbyH on April 2, 2003, at 12:47:41

> the sudden withdrawal from the Ritalin (the Wellbutrin had pooped out months ago)

Drugs "poop out" because your body adjusts to them. This is virtually the same phenomenon as "tolerance", an aspect of addiction. Just because a drug has pooped out does not mean that you won't get a violent reaction to discontinuing it.

However, I'm willing to believe that the presence of the Strattera made the Ritalin & Wellbutrin withdrawal symptoms more severe and qualitatively different from what you may have experienced in the past.

- Bob




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