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Old 05-16-18, 04:49 PM
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Took straterra ONCE last sunday, have not slept in 4 days HELPP

So a background - I cant take any stimulant medications whatsoever because my insomnia reacts very badly to them. Even a cup of green tea first thing in the morning will leave me wide awake at night.

I was hoping that Straterra would be more helpful due to the fact that its non-stim...

I was wrong.

I took 40mg of Straterra last Sunday, I did not sleep at all that night and decided that I do not want to go on this medication. Well i've been giving it time to clear out of my system and its been 4 days and I still cannot sleep. I'm at my wits end...
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Re: Took straterra ONCE last sunday, have not slept in 4 days HELPP

It won't be the Straterra, that will be long gone out of your system. Have you looked into other possible factors that could be making your insomnia worse?
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Re: Took straterra ONCE last sunday, have not slept in 4 days HELPP

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So a background - I cant take any stimulant medications whatsoever because my insomnia reacts very badly to them. Even a cup of green tea first thing in the morning will leave me wide awake at night.

I was hoping that Straterra would be more helpful due to the fact that its non-stim...

I was wrong.

I took 40mg of Straterra last Sunday, I did not sleep at all that night and decided that I do not want to go on this medication. Well i've been giving it time to clear out of my system and its been 4 days and I still cannot sleep. I'm at my wits end...
Have you ever had a sleep study? Straterra wouldnt be in your system this long.
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Re: Took straterra ONCE last sunday, have not slept in 4 days HELPP

I like to check drugs dot com before starting a new medication to check on
side effects and interactions with other things I take.

That site says that insomnia on Strattera is common. It doesn't say how long
it would continue to affect you.

You may need to try a sleep aid like Melatonin or Trazadone. You may have a
sleep problem that can be treated.

Please check with your doctor. You should always report unwanted side effects.
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Re: Took straterra ONCE last sunday, have not slept in 4 days HELPP

So do you only have sleep issues when taking medication?
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