View Full Version : One Year Later


Khyliene
03-24-14, 08:24 AM
Really quick, then I have to go....

It's been a year since I was prescribed Stratterra...went from 25 mg, to 40 then to 65mg.

Then I got really, really sick, so I got it dropped back down to 40mg.

The first month when I was on it, was amazing. Focused, was able to hold intelligent conversations, got things done, motivated, anxiety was gone..the works.

Now? One year later....nothing. I'm almost back to the same crap I was before taking the medication.

Talking to my doctor today to switch to something else, maybe Adderall. I hope he works with me because it seems my new doctor in AR just isn't too keen about this ADHD "thing". But, I am losing my boyfriend over this crap, what other choice do I have?

:(

~Distraught

someothertime
03-24-14, 08:54 AM
Hey there, sorry to hear about your experience. Yup, the best thing is to track down a known practitioner who has experience with ADD...

And just don't apologise or blame yourself with the boyfriend... be clear that it's something that your actively working on and recognise that things fluctuate...

Try network with the peeps here / in your area to track down some possibilities... you were diagnosed a year ago? At age? It's just living stuff in the way? Interaction? The plethora ;) I guess i'm asking about behavioural stuff that might be beyond / in addition to meds that you might have worked on / identified???

Khyliene
03-24-14, 11:07 PM
Hey there, sorry to hear about your experience. Yup, the best thing is to track down a known practitioner who has experience with ADD...

And just don't apologise or blame yourself with the boyfriend... be clear that it's something that your actively working on and recognise that things fluctuate...

Try network with the peeps here / in your area to track down some possibilities... you were diagnosed a year ago? At age? It's just living stuff in the way? Interaction? The plethora ;) I guess i'm asking about behavioural stuff that might be beyond / in addition to meds that you might have worked on / identified???

Hey, thanks for the reply!

I'll answer the simple questions first: I have been diagnosed with ADHD when I was nine years old (1992). I was prescribed Ritalin at that time, and stayed on it until I was about 16/17 years old, and then quit it because I felt it wasn't working anymore (almost failed out of high school doing that crap...never should have quit the meds). I ran free from medication until last year, when I asked my doctor to put me on Stratterra, because I just couldn't take it anymore. It worked that first month, but once I started raising the mgs, it stopped working. Now, a year later, it's almost as if I never was on the medication to begin with.

I feel that the problems I am having, is both behavioral and ADHD, I just can't decipher which one is which. Behavior I can fix through discipline (ah there's the catch 22...getting motivated to be disciplined) but mental stuff...requires some outside help like medication.

Where I work, I found a couple people who are ADHD, and we would sit together and talk about our ADHD "stuff". Mostly, to just laugh and have a warm conversation and give each other tips on how we cope. Right now, I'm the active listener because I have zero coping tips, and zero processes that can help me.

I called my doctor this morning. The nurse told me that I should hear back from them soon, hopefully with a script that I can pick up to have filled. I hope its soon, like tomorrow. I am looking forward to seeing the change.

~Calming Down

Khyliene
03-25-14, 10:49 PM
:scratch:

Doctor won't take me off Strattera. He upped my dose from 40 mg to 80mg. Feels that the 80 mg should help me jump over the hurdle that is preventing me from concentrating.

Let's see if this does anything. I have a month....


:scratch:

USMCcop
03-25-14, 11:35 PM
Wonder why? Stimulants are very safe and very effective. If that does help, I'd find a specialist that is educated on treating the symptoms.

jman05
03-29-14, 10:05 AM
:scratch:

Doctor won't take me off Strattera. He upped my dose from 40 mg to 80mg. Feels that the 80 mg should help me jump over the hurdle that is preventing me from concentrating.

Let's see if this does anything. I have a month....


:scratch:

You should at least be on 80. 100 is the recommended dose after you adjust. You should be fine, but understand that your body will probably eventually adapt to that also.