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Old 08-12-04, 01:07 PM
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Is Strattera and Prozac a bad combination?

I've always suspected I had ADD all my life. Never lived up to potential in school, barely made it out of college, but I was never on any medication because my parents thought ADD was a cop out and not a real illness. So anyways, I am in my first year of my career as an accountant, which is not a good profession for someone like me, and I've been having loads of problems focusing at work. I went to a psychiatrist the other day and talked to him for about an hour. He put me on a combination of Strattera, Prozac, and Valium(for insomnia). Now I am able to focus a lot better, but my mood is really unstable sometimes. Something tells me that this is just a bad combination in general. I'm thinking I should just skip the Prozac all together. Any thoughts on this? The doctor said he usually prescripes Strattera and Prozac together, but I thought it was a bit odd myself.
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Hi there!
I don't know whether or not your combination is bad, but I can tell you that I was pretty moody in the first few weeks with Strattera, and my emotional levels were higher. In other words, I didn't just get angry, I got furious. And then a little while later, I was fine again. I guess it was just my body getting used to the drug. I haven't noticed any problem with it in the last few months.

Everyone reacts differently to medications. But the side effects with Strattera, for me, went away after the first few weeks.

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Good thing I'm not alone!I just started straterra a week ago.First week 40mg and now 2nd week 80mg.My husband is getting all the heat.I get very angry,but i still try to control myself.My poor kids see me happy one moment and the next I'm getting mad at them.I hope I feel better soon.The Dr. said that if I feel no difference or its not working she will add zoloft or prozac o.r even paxil.Inever thought I would be on medication.If you still feel that its not right,talk your Dr. again,so you'll feel better.Hope you find the solution quick.
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Exclamation Re: Is Strattera and Prozac a bad combination?

Bad enough where my psychiatrist plans to start weening me of Fluoxetine (Prozac) when I reach a higher dose of Strattera.

I just started Strattera yesterday at 10mg for the first week then I'll be increasing to 18mg, 25mg, and finally 40mg; remaining at each dose for a week... I've been on 40mg of Fluoxetine for almost a decade and it looks like I'll start to be taken off it after I've completed my 18mg dosing of Strattera.

Google medication conflicts and you'll be directed to a few databases. Two of them that I looked at list the combination of Strattera and Prozac as a moderate risk.

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