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Re: Straterra approval. readyforchange

Posted by Viridis on August 6, 2003, at 1:39:55

In reply to Re: Straterra approval., posted by readyforchange on August 5, 2003, at 18:23:29

Hi Reba,

I've found this site quite helpful -- it gives me good ideas, and more insight into my condition. I've discussed various meds etc. that come up here with my pdoc, and on my last visit he asked for the website so he could check it out. He essentially lets me decide the meds I take (within reason, and he is pretty cautious), although with some that I ask about he says "I really don't think you'd respond well to that (but you can try it if you like)".

I'm not sure how to manage the drugs -- I just take them at set times, and am pretty good about it. Maybe lists would help? I make lists for each day re: my work activities; they don't involve my meds, but perhaps making a daily list and adding a time to take meds would work for you.

Since getting on Strattera (in addition to Adderall) I hardly seem to eat at all. It's actually a bit worrisome, since I'm very diet conscious and normally eat well (my wife is a trained chef). The plus is that I've lost about 20 lbs (I was very slightly overweight before) but the negative is that I have to remind myself to eat healthy things. I'm not fond of most junk food, but normally I eat lots of vegetables etc., and now I have to make myself do it. It's not that I don't like eating; I just don't think about it much any more.

One tip for healthy eating: make a big salad with lots of different vegetables that you can store in the fridge, then just add a bit of cheese, fish, chicken etc. when you need a meal. No cooking, and only a few minutes of preparation. And, get lots of the right fats/oils -- don't be afraid of olive oil and nuts, especially. I take fish oil supplements too, and none of these fats cause any weight increase for me.

Come to think of it, I'm going to have some salad now!






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