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I will also list my side effects starting with the worst. All of these effects subsided about 2-3 weeks after discontinuing use. Kind of graphic. We are all adults here, so you have been warned.

1) My penis was not useless, but an orgasm felt bad. My orgasms were also completely dry. It felt like I had a huge amount of pressure added to my groin immediately after beginning climax. This subsided for 3 hours one night and hept me awake. It felt like I had a gallon of water in me and I had to urinate, but I could not. Sometimes I would feel this even when I did not have sex. MANY other men have had the same problem. Your child will not be experienceing this anytime soon, but nobody yet knows if it could turn out to be a problem firther down the line. I have to think that is this is caused by a swelled prostate that it could do permanant damage if it happens for an extended period of time. This stuff could double as the most effective birth control there is because after 2 weeks I refused to have sex. Sometimes it actually got so painful I had to stop

2)Insomnia including vivid dreams. No nightmares but somebody who isn't very stable will probably have nightmares.

3)Constant Restlessness and a feeling that my heart was racing. It got so bad sometimes that I would run 3 miles, shower, eat, and still fell like I needed to go running.

I took Strattera for about 2 weeks and I was on the regular dosage for an adult my size. I tried reducing dosage to see if it would help but the side effects progressively got worst.
[QUOTE=mdloops]I will also list my side effects starting with the worst. All of these effects subsided about 2-3 weeks after discontinuing use. Kind of graphic. We are all adults here, so you have been warned.

1) My penis was not useless, but an orgasm felt bad. My orgasms were also completely dry. It felt like I had a huge amount of pressure added to my groin immediately after beginning climax. This subsided for 3 hours one night and hept me awake. It felt like I had a gallon of water in me and I had to urinate, but I could not. Sometimes I would feel this even when I did not have sex. MANY other men have had the same problem. Your child will not be experienceing this anytime soon, but nobody yet knows if it could turn out to be a problem firther down the line. I have to think that is this is caused by a swelled prostate that it could do permanant damage if it happens for an extended period of time. This stuff could double as the most effective birth control there is because after 2 weeks I refused to have sex. Sometimes it actually got so painful I had to stop

2)Insomnia including vivid dreams. No nightmares but somebody who isn't very stable will probably have nightmares.

3)Constant Restlessness and a feeling that my heart was racing. It got so bad sometimes that I would run 3 miles, shower, eat, and still fell like I needed to go running.

I took Strattera for about 2 weeks and I was on the regular dosage for an adult my size. I tried reducing dosage to see if it would help but the side effects progressively got worst.[/QUOTE]

I had the same problems that after a few months that included cloudy urine and testicular pain a bit later. The testicular pain was intense and caused nausea at points. An ultrasound revealed no torsion and an physical examination did reveal a rather enlarged prostate. A friend on the drug had the same problems after 6 months or so on the drug. This drug may be better with children than adults (at least male adults).
[QUOTE=Chantel2003]Hi again:)

Yes, Strattera DOES help with focus, paying attention, and doing multiple tasks. My daughter has ADHD which is Attention Deficit with Hyperactive Disorder. She doesn't have any problems being over active anymore. She needed the medicine to pay attention and be able to focus on what the teacher was tell her. She can now do that with Strattera. That's what I mentioned in my post to you.....she told me for the first time she understands things now and that she can concentrate better now. Her grades have gone from C's, D's, and F's to missing the honor roll by one C. So yes, it helps with all you mentioned above:)

Chantel[/QUOTE]


As with many others who have replied...........I was told that the Strattera would NOT help as much with the attention factor in ADHD. My 6 yr old son has ADHD and the effects are increasingly getting worse. He was (still is going through transition period) on Adderall. He started having tics and I became concerned with some of the things I had heard about the Adderall. I am now becoming concerned 1) that the Strattera will not be very effective for him 2) he has started complaining of nightmares and is scared to go to bed now because of it. He remembers the dreams and can't think of any reason other than the new medication that is causing these. 3) I don't want to be going back and forth like this with his medicine and messing with his brain chemically so much at such a young age. ANy help is appreciated.
[QUOTE=CienPorCien]As with many others who have replied...........I was told that the Strattera would NOT help as much with the attention factor in ADHD. My 6 yr old son has ADHD and the effects are increasingly getting worse. He was (still is going through transition period) on Adderall. He started having tics and I became concerned with some of the things I had heard about the Adderall. I am now becoming concerned 1) that the Strattera will not be very effective for him 2) he has started complaining of nightmares and is scared to go to bed now because of it. He remembers the dreams and can't think of any reason other than the new medication that is causing these. 3) I don't want to be going back and forth like this with his medicine and messing with his brain chemically so much at such a young age. ANy help is appreciated.[/QUOTE]

Hello:)

Am I understanding you right in saying that your son is on Adderall right now and hasn't tried strattera yet? I'm not really sure why so many people are told that straterra doesn't help with the attention part because my daughter has made a drastic change. I'm also not sure if your 6 year old would be able to take it. You may want to ask your doctor first.

Is he having nightmares with Adderral? My daughter used to have bad dreams too. I don't think it's just the Adderral. I think it has a lot to do with the medicine.... period. It is a medication that alters the brain, so I'm sure there will be some side affect to it.

Another question....how long has he been on the Adderral?





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