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

Posted by MomofBoys on June 5, 2003, at 9:47:19

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

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

YES! It has decreased my daytime sleepiness for a limited time. I wake up just a raring to go, get lots of work done (i work at home) and then by noonish I do have the sleepiness, for which my doc is thinking of adding Ritalin and I will find out today. The Strattera has been incredibly helpful to me so I would like to continue on this but the sleepiness does hold me back a bit.
> 2. If you increased your dosage slowly, did you avoid the tiredness? The agitation? The irritability?

I started at 40 and went to 80 where I am today. Tired YES. Agitated NO. Irritable NO. But if something sparks my temper, yes I am agitated and irritable. Is it me or the Strattera? Don't know.
> 3. Would there be any benefit to taking part of the dose before bed and part in the morning?

I am going to ask this myself today when I go to the doc about splitting my dose to day/night instead of just one dose at night.
> 4. How many days did you go before increasing?

40 for six weeks or so then 80.
> 5. Was it a month or more before you started experiencing any real effect on your ADD symptoms? Are you MAINTAINING those effects?

My effects on ADD were almost immediate. I could organize, get things done. It was amazing to me.

Hope that I could be of help with my experience. But I will find out more from my doc today.





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