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Strattera update

Posted by oops...trythatbutton on April 11, 2003, at 1:57:30

In reply to Please keep the Strattera updates coming! (nm), posted by Hattree on April 10, 2003, at 13:51:40

First, I hope I didn't stop the Straterra posting traffic. Being my first posting, I was the last posting of the day at 5:30 on this topic. It felt like I said something wrong. I have been reading only, sort of like " outside, looking in" ...actually, re-reading the posting, I realized that I was not making much sense.

My Straterra History:
I started taking 40mg of Straterra in the second week of February for my ADHD. The first 2 days I was a bit out of it....loss of appetite(like nothing), dry mouth, lighthead-ness. The next several days were excellent, I was completing tasks/projects at home and work. I finished things that I started instead of getting sidetrack and off doing something-else. I stopped daydreaming in the middle of normal conversation. I was losing weight...yea!! Then about the 8th/9th day, I noticed that I had stop doing any of my million hobbies, clothes weren't washed ...things were starting to get neglected. I felt...I really didn't feel, I just didn't care and I stopped losing weight. My "something's wrong" control in my head kicked in (about day 13). Called my doc. I was told to stopped the 40mg. With determination, we restarted me with 18mg, thinking that 40mg starting was too much for me. Took the 18mg for about 2 and a half weeks. Everything was going good (still had the dry mouth) but it felt like it was wearing off by afternoon. I started on 25mg after that. I have been on 25mg for almost a month now. I take 25mg of Straterra at 6am when I wake up.

Like clockwork, I wake up about this time (about 12:30 to 1). Boom, wide awake. This started happening this pass week. I hope it goes away. I do notice that it last towards the evening (but not impulse shopping/spending kicks in among other things). With a stressful day at work, the Starterra feels like it last maybe to a bit after noon then I notice some of my "habits" creeping back. I am thinking about asking for two 10mg a day, one in the morning and one for mid afternoon. I notice I get grumpy when my blood sugar gets low, different from my past "really hostile crankness" when this happens. Also occasionally, I just get the munchie and just want to eat.

Hope everyone is doing well on their Starterra.




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