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New on Stratera
Jun 26, 2006
My son who is 5 was just diagnosed with ADHD. The doctor started him on 10mg of Stratera for a week then 20mg.
This first few days have been rough. He is very emotional and tired. Is this normal and if so how long does it last?
All I can tell you is it made me edgy at times, especially when it frist kicks in in the morning. I found doing the 40 was as good as doing 40x2 as recommended. But that's me at my age.
This is my son's 3rd week and it's still very rough. He is extremely hyper and doesn't sleep. He is now on 25mg and are thinking of raising him to a higher amount. It's to the point right now that he is almost worse then he was before he started the meds.
Re: New on Stratera
Jul 10, 2006
Then I would quit them IMHO. Strattera, although not classed as a stimulant drug, has a very stimulating effect, running the nervous system too high thus tiring it out causing both fatigue and sleep problems like insomnia. It is an antidepressant by definition, meant to stimulate very depressed people to get up and move.
Re: New on Stratera
Jul 11, 2006
[QUOTE=Yodeezmom]This is my son's 3rd week and it's still very rough. He is extremely hyper and doesn't sleep. He is now on 25mg and are thinking of raising him to a higher amount. It's to the point right now that he is almost worse then he was before he started the meds.[/QUOTE]

My sister's son was moved to Stratera after years of being on Ritalin just for a change...it didn't work, he is back on Ritalin. His grades started to take a nose dive and he became very hyper.
Re: New on Stratera
Jul 14, 2006
Oh no! I hate to read bad things about this drug.This is my 12 years olds 2nd day on it. I hope this one works. Addrell, dex,and concerta all gave her very bad mood, swings.





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