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Old 06-20-18, 06:38 PM
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Re: My possible ADD

Well, I kept fairly good tabs on my experience with the strattera to hopefully be able to explain it to the doctor in an understandable way, at my appointment tomorrow.

So far, the main side effects I have trouble with are the daytime tiredness and feeling like the "inattentive" symptoms of my ADD are somewhat elevated since I started taking it, maybe due to the tiredness that it is causing.
Other than that, I can't really tell any difference, however whether it's the buspar or strattera working, I am much calmer and feel somewhat peaceful for once in my life so I do like that part. I just need to be able to be awake and atleast somewhat alert during the day. It's been a long sleepy month and hopefully me and the doctor can get the correct dosage or even correct med combination figured out.
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Old 06-21-18, 06:30 PM
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Re: My possible ADD

The doctor wasn't in today so I rescheduled for next week. I will run out of the strattera in a couple days, maybe in the time that I stop taking it maybe I'll be able to tell a difference and see if it was in fact the strattera causing the extra tiredness on top of the buspar.
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Old 06-26-18, 07:51 PM
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Re: My possible ADD

Just a quick update. I ran out of strattera on Saturday. Sunday I felt the normal tiredness that I've felt since I started taking the strattera. Monday I woke up feeling more awake and the same today, but I do notice the mild calmness is also mostly gone too. So I do believe it may be the strattera making me very tired during the day. On the other hand, I do believe it was helping somewhat.

I believe my ADD to be primarily inattentive but with fairly mild hyperactivity. I think it was helping with the hyperactivity but not so much with the inattentiveness, probably because it makes me so tired. Surprisingly even at that low of a dose.

If they put me back on it and it does the same thing then I'll know for sure.
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Old 06-28-18, 01:34 PM
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Re: My possible ADD

Ok, had my doctor appointment today.

We decided to try upping strattera dose a little, taper off the buspar and add citalopram for the anxiety to try instead of the buspar to see if it helps keep me from being so tired during the day.

The doctor also mentioned the reason for not trying other ADHD meds for now is that my resting heart rate is fairly high. She said that could be partially due to the fact that I drink alot of coffee. So this month (until my next appointment) I'm going to try to limit my caffeine intake and do my best to exercise more to see if that helps the heart rate situation. I'm not overweight by any means but lately I've been alot less physically active partially due to the tiredness from the meds and low ambition to do anything.
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Old 06-30-18, 02:58 PM
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Re: My possible ADD

Well so far my energy levels have been much closer to (my) normal, even after upping the dose of strattera so that may have not been the issue after all. In fact I am noticing a bit of better focus as well over all. I almost have to remind my self to blink my eyes. So I'm hopeful that maybe some of the other effects will improve as well in time. I consider that a good start, if it lasts
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