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Re: Straterra at night ? Other questions..... froggyanna

Posted by fallsfall on June 2, 2003, at 20:56:11

In reply to Straterra at night ? Other questions....., posted by froggyanna on June 2, 2003, at 16:52:39

> So my questions are:

I take Strattera for Depression

>
> 1. Has anyone else been advised to take Straterra at night? If so, is that decreasing your daytime sleepiness?

When I was increasing my dose I took some in the morning and some at night to decrease the side effects. Strattera wakes me up, so I now take it all in the morning.
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> 2. If you increased your dosage slowly, did you avoid the tiredness? The agitation? The irritability?

I started at 10mg and increased 10mg every 3 days. I did not have tiredness, agitation or irritability (but, again, I don't have ADD).
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> 3. Would there be any benefit to taking part of the dose before bed and part in the morning?

For me it reduced side effects.

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> 4. How many days did you go before increasing?

3

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> 5. Was it a month or more before you started experiencing any real effect on your ADD symptoms? Are you MAINTAINING those effects?

I felt a difference right away. But I have to be taking both Strattera and Provigil. Just Strattera didn't do it for me. The effects I have are increased initiative, energy and vastly reduced suicidality. My world has been turned upside down since I started the Strattera, so I don't know how good it will get, but I can tell despite my turmoil that it is helping significantly.
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I know things are a little different between depressed people and ADD people and Strattera. So our results may vary. The most important thing for me was going up slowly. I still had some side effects, but they were managable.

Be patient. Good Luck.

 

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