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Re: Glad To Find This Group -- Starting Straterra froggyanna

Posted by fallsfall on May 24, 2003, at 15:40:38

In reply to Re: Glad To Find This Group -- Starting Straterra fallsfall, posted by froggyanna on May 24, 2003, at 13:33:01

But I don't want to go overboard with the useful activity. Right now I am eating a piece of cake and reading message boards instead of cleaning my very dirty kitchen...

I take Strattera for depression. It gives me energy, motivation, initiative and is really good at lessening suicidal thoughts. I would still call me severely depressed, but before I was catatonic. Since it is approved for ADD (and not depression) hopefully it will be even more wonderful for you!

I started at 10mg and increased 10mg every 3 days. I did have some side effect issues, and based on what other posters have said I'm really glad I went up slowly. (I also take Prozac which should mean I need less of the Strattera. I'm getting over a really difficult period where my world collaped despite all the meds I take. It was really hard to see what the Strattera was doing. My pdoc had talked about 100mg/day, but I stuck to 80mg - we'll see what he says in 2 weeks)

The lithium I've been taking for 8 years messes up my thyroid so I take Synthroid. My pdoc checks levels periodically and adjusts the Synthroid. So I assume that those levels are OK.

Strattera gives me energy, but there was a long time when I would get my daughter off to school, take my meds and then take a nap. I did this both before Strattera and after Strattera. After Strattera the nap is almost never more than an hour and a half. So my guess is that that is how long it takes the Strattera (and Provigil) to get to work.

(Dare I say this outloud? Maybe we should get together and market a mainstream toothpaste that has a mild taste? My daughter uses "bubblemint" and that just seems so disgusting!)

 

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