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Re: Straterra
Feb 5, 2003
Hi All,
First time to post on this forum. I thought that some insight from someone on Strattera would be useful. I was just diagnosed with AD/HD but always suspected having it. I am 38 with a long history of learning disability. I just started taking Strattera 3 weeks ago and started at 25mg. x2 so that would be 50mg. a day. I had some mild side effects. First I had a dry mouth, next I hade some stomach cramps, but mild and short lived, next the one that was most curious was that I felt less focused than normal sort of like an engine that was on a rough idle. I then went up to 75mg. 50mg. in the morning and 25mg. in the early evening. This seemed to bring me back in focus and after talking to Ely Lilly I found that the study was at 80mg. to 120mg. for an adult a day. A side effect that was positive was that my energy and mood went way up. This was great seeming I had been in the dumps for many years. I have woken up some mornings with a smile on my face and looking forward to the day. I have been in communication with my physiatrist and internist and will be moving up to 120mg. over the next 2 weeks. This is the first AD/HD drug I have ever taken and I am looking forward to the future whether it is with Strattera or another medication. So far I feel I have a future with Strattera and will be on it for at least 2 more months before trying anything else.

Gordon :round:





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