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I'm 23 and I was diagnosed with ADD 5 months ago. I've been taking Strattera for just over 9 weeks. I can't seem to find anyone who has been taking it longer, but I guess that's not a huge surprise. I've noticed a few things. The first initial side effect that really got me was dry mouth. It was very bad at first then subsided, came back again when my dosage was upped, and has mostly subsided again. I was feeling tired, but I think I can attribute it to the fact that I would wake up for hours in the middle of the night. I was confused because it wasn't every night though. After monitoring things, I noticed that when I would have caffeine during the day, I would wake up in the middle of the night, my mind running frenziedly. I have always consumed plenty of caffeine and, frankly, relied on it, but it has never affected my sleep in the past. Strattera really seems to have heightened my sensitivity to it. I would say if you're having difficulty sleeping, try cutting out caffeine for a bit and see if it helps. And if you're not seeing results from the Strattera right away, don't fear. It seems to really work into the system very gradually and works consistently through the day, so you won't feel the effects as drastically as with other meds. But it seems like that only because you are more stable. Strattera doesn't have the highs and lows that accompany other meds, and even though that helps you know when the others are working, the rollercoaster is part of the problem with them. If you're just starting, and feel like the drawbacks are greater than the benefits, give the side effects time to subside, and the medication time to build up in your system. I really feel like it's helping me without making me feel medicated, inconsistent, or abnormal in any other way.





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