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Re: Atomoxetine (Straterra)

Posted by froggyanna on May 22, 2003, at 16:37:17

In reply to Atomoxetine (Straterra) » froggyanna, posted by paulk on May 22, 2003, at 8:24:04

> It just doesn’t seem responsible to start any
> med before your thyroid tests are back. It's
> just the humble opinion of a doctor’s kid, but
> if you turn out to be hypothyroid a combination
> of synthroid and Ctomel may be all you need. To
> start the med before the test results are in
> confounds the variables.

You'll have to read my response to Books to see that I have had ADD for most of my life AND I have been taking thyroid medication for years. I am fairly certain that being hypothyroid exacerbates the condition, but it does not *cause* it. Perhaps the addition of Cytomel will be very helpful for me -- I'll see the doctor in a couple of weeks to discuss the results.

> There is a lot of pressure for a doctor to make
> their patient happy, by sending them home with
> a prescription, but I think it would have been
> wise to have such a patient wait the two days
> it takes to get the test result back.

Believe me..... I am NOT the kind of patient who just wants to be "happy"!! I am very thoughtful and deliberate about considering what kinds of substances I put into my body. I have also spent a lifetime looking deeply into my experiences and trying to learn as much as I can. I think you need to be a little more cautious in jumping to conclusions and assuming that someone who posts here has not done their homework.

> The thyroid test is much more objective and
> accurate than a psychological test.

Perhaps, but human beings are very complex and what works for one may not work for another. I appreciate your concern, but it's misplaced. As I said in my message to Books, the outcome of this all remains to be seen, and hey, if it turns out that I don't need to take anything except Levoxyl and Cytomel in order to overcome years of frustration and lack of achievement, then I'll be happy about that!





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