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Re: Strattera day 3- Coffee w/ meds

Posted by AJY on July 17, 2003, at 9:47:57

In reply to Re: Strattera for 3 days easily distracted, posted by Viridis on July 16, 2003, at 7:34:41

About coffee - It was my drug of choice for ADD until is caused high blood pressure and big headaches coming off! I'd be real careful about taking it with Straterra or anything else. Coffee was my medication from birth to 45 yrs, which went through the time of my masters degress in education.
Then went serious with Wellbutrin, until I didn't want to deal with shakinga nd constipation after 5 successful year with that medication.
I've tried to start Stratterra three times. I can't get past the 3rd day because I have to drive somewhere and shouldn't fall asleep, or have a f amily reunion and need to visit...I can't go back to school in september with 4th graders and be foggy or need to nap!
Have a great day!
I started at 60 mg. Asked for lower and got 40, what a really want is 25 for about a month - maybe two weeks will do. Would love to start and feel nothing (side effects...) and go up until I get my ADD results.

> 120 mg??? That's a very high dose, unless you've built up to it very gradually. Definitely take it slow -- some doctors are incredibly dense about these things, and I almost never trust their recommendations. I generally start with 1/4 of what the doctor recommends (except my psychiatrist, who will actually prescribe the amounts I want and allow me to determine the dosing schedule -- he's great that way).
> I don't know if this applies, but I've noticed that some meds cause severe heartburn for me if taken with coffee. Are you, by any chance, taking Strattera within an hour or two of coffee? If so, try taking it at least an hour before or after coffee (or tea, or cola, or whatever). Just a thought, but when I was on Prozac and some other meds, the caffeine combo definitely triggered heartburn until I figured out the connection.




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