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Old 11-18-17, 03:13 PM
DntBlmMeBlmADHD DntBlmMeBlmADHD is offline

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Strattera,low dose better effects?!!

So I am considering starting back on Strattera. My last experience with it successful I think. However I had a TBI(dramatic brain injury and was on a few meds so it was hard to say what was what) and wondered if it played a roll in my experience of if any on else has had similar effects.

I began on 40 titrated up to 100 for three months. I began getting side effects and was running out of my med needed to get to my dr, so I decided to take 10-20 mg @ night. The next week was amazing, I had more energy , uplifted spirits, ability to focus stay on task with passion was unlike I've ever experienced.

I went to my dr and told him of my effects. He explained that @ that low of a dose there was no way I would be getting any effects at all and if I wasn't going to follow his protocol I should find my self another dr, " Do you want to play dr" etc.
That being said I took his words at fact and checked the fact I was doing great on such a low dose because it was me dropping the dose so maybe my body doesn't respond well to the medication. However after the few weeks on really low dose I stopped within two days of quitting all the positive effects vanished!

So could this really all be a placebo effect considering my Dr said I wouldn't be able to notice any effects at that low of a dose? Why wouldn't I be getting more effects at a higher dose then? Please share any thoughts or similar experiences are greatly appreciated, thank you all!!
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Re: Strattera,low dose better effects?!!

Doctors don't know as much as they should and they will never admit they were wrong. I went from 100mg down to about 20mg a day and it works just as good without the side effects.
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Re: Strattera,low dose better effects?!!

The brain is so complicated and there's very little that they (the medical/scientific community) know, let alone one particular doctor. I would switch doctor just because of his attitude. I trust my doc, exactly because he sometimes says "I dont know".
"I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think any conscious entity can ever hope to do."
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Re: Strattera,low dose better effects?!!

Just nod and say "mmmm?" When you dr says that low dose can't be helping. Esp if the higher dose had too many side effects. Even if it's placebo or just side effects you are feeling, who cares? If you feel better that's good!
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