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Just started Strattera

Posted 11-09-08 at 02:50 PM by annelyse
Hi, I am new to this site. I just recently have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression and ADHD and my psychiatrist put me on strattera (18mg to start then 2 a day after a week). I just started 3 days ago and I am a little concerned about the side effects:
1. dizzyness, feel like fainting every time I get up.
2. irritability; this has always been a big issue with me and i feel like I am more so since I've started on the med.
3. sleepy: i thought since strattera was marketed to help ADHD i would be able to be focused and more motivated. I still procrastinate on school work as usual. I want to sleep all the time but when I try, it's hard to actually get to sleep.
Has anyone who's taken strattera experienced these side effects and do they go away after a couple of weeks when the drug works into your system? I really haven't noticed any positive results yet and I'm a little concerned....
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    When trying to find the right drug for me, Strattera was the second one my doctor had tried on me. I would feel very sick for 30 min, even when taking it on a full stomach, be fine for a 3 hour college, then come home and take a 4 hour nap, even when I had plenty of sleep. I tried it for a week before switching to Vyvanse (sp) which works better for me.
    Posted 11-16-08 at 06:28 PM by jddunbar jddunbar is offline
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    strattera made me feel very depressed, kind of like i was in a fog all day. a bit more sleepy i would say so. I was on the drug for about 30 days and symptoms did not get better. In the first few days you might have stomach problems but that went away for me. This drug did not help much and I can see why they say to look out for suicide when taking it.
    Posted 12-08-08 at 11:23 PM by deluiseand87 deluiseand87 is offline
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