Does strattera give you energy

Common Questions and Answers about Does strattera give you energy

strattera

Hi Everyone - Hope you are all well :) I just started Ritalin last week to give me more energy and help me with my decling cognition. I was on Amantadine for the energy and it didn't even make a difference. Instead of trying Provigal the docs thought that Ritalin would give me energy AND help with focus/cognition. Well I feel so sick, dizzy, stomach upset, shaky, it's awful, BUT if I stay on task and don't stop I really can be productive and accomplish lots of things.
For them it’s a major chore to get through their day, let alone have the energy to innovate and come up with new ideas. For those of you who find yourself in this situation, it’s probably not the amount of sleep but the kind of sleep you’re getting that’s impinging on your creativity. Here’s what I mean: Sleep is composed of six stages: awake, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4, and REM (rapid eye movement).
I am now on Strattera which is not a stimulant but does work well for ADD symptoms. If you have not tried this med, I would recommend it if organization/other symptoms are an issue. The problems caused by ADD/ADHD can really be very hard and difficult for anyone trying to work/study/live and be productive....& being a stay at home mom....it was essential! I can understand how many would have problems w/ stimulants b/c they are quite harsh and can become a problem to many w/ addictions.
I know this medication works different for every child.... I wil keep you posted and tell you how he does... I have to try it first before I give up on it...
Yeah, so when they start working do they stop you been confused and slow in the head ? Do you feel more esablished as a person ? Do you act and think quicker ? It's just I'm hoping these change my life for the better. I have an inteligent mind but I find it hard to express in front of people because of the a anxiety and paranioa feeling so I stutter sometimes and it all comes out wrong.
Good Evening Lovely Tramadol Warriors! So glad you are here. So glad you are choosing to join us. This is the place to be if you want off Tramadol. Lots of love, information and empathy here!
Recess (physical activity) is proven to be one of the best things for a child with either adhd or spd. Does your son have an IEP or 504. If not I can give you guidelines. It is something that you want to get going as soon as possible . I think seeing an OT is very possible. And I still am having problems with a doctor prescribing the meds that have been prescribed given the original ADHD diagnosis.
I have been following the Primal Blueprint diet and really love it, it is tasty an does not starve you. For meds I have found that adding Zonegrann to my cocktail has done the trick to help control the skin sensitivity. For anxiety/depression I am on Zoloft, Strattera and Lyrica, for Restless Legs, I am on, Requip. Yes, it does seem like a lot to me also, but it works, and finally I get some relief.
Don't give up hope. You may have to see your Dr. dozens of times for med changes before you hit on a combo that works. I am a Nurse with fibro and am now on Effexor and I also take Adderall 10 mg am and again at noon if needed. Provigil kept me awake but has worked well for many other people. Each of us react differently. You may also benefit from a sleep aide at night such as Ambien or Lunesta.
Thanks to you both...it does get better, and than a little worse and I'm sure better again! I have just hit a little bump in the road, and I am simply having a hard time facing the reality my life has become! It's overwhelming, it's scary, and it's life.... If I can kick opiates I can def get through anything that comes by way. I just have to remember to take this one day at a time, sometimes one minute at a time... You two must stay strong as well, and no more slips witsend...
But, to quantify my experience with it, it does seem to work and you shouldn't let the fact I can't handle it effect your decisions. I might suggest though that you carefully watch your dosing whether you try SAMe, 5htp, precsription anti-depressents or whatever. It seems in Fibro and CFS that many peoples Central Nervous Systems get hyper sensitive, whether your talking about a upper or a downer. So I highly suggest you start off slow with lose dosing and see how it goes.
You would think with all the advertisements for the med that the Dr would have samples to give you until your insurance approves it. Thats how I get my Lidoderm patches, he just saves them out for me and I drop by the office and voila I have a brown paper bag of relief. I would cut off my feet (just kidding) to get something to lift the brain fog.... Good luck with all the insurance stuff.... Wow, Maui, can I come too??? Please??? Can I??? Can I??? I will be good, I promise...
This thread is full of helpful and kind people who want to help you get off this terrible drug. Please snuggle in and make yourself comfy. I know you can do it!
thank you my son is going to be 5 soon and has adhd i dont want to put him on med but after your note i think i well try it thank you he does the same things
He seems to have a few mental problems and he has seen a physciatrist who says hes normal but he does some pretty awful stuff. Can you help?
I started calling her out on it (at least when I knew for a fact it was a lie) and a lot of other people do the same, but it doesn't stop her. Does your daughter only lie to you? Or does she lie to everyone? If she only lies to you, she may be scared of your reactions to her actions for some reason. She may see you as judgmental and fear she isn't up to your standards. There may absolutely no reason for it, but for some reason she might feel that way.
There's disability offered for these cases, support groups, mentoring (which my son received thru the state when I was single), counseling for you and him because it takes it toll on you and your social life. There are also sitters that will come to your house to give you a break thru disability/ADHD. Now my son is in football and martial arts and has met alot of young boys who has the same condition. I hope this helps and what ever you do find some SUPPORT don't try to do it all yourself!
That means that your energy production at the cellular level is compromised. Next appointment with your dr. you may want to ask him/her to advise you on how to improve your lymphatic system, in order to restore your cell's "dry state". It is the main body system that will help you at the cellular level, with this particular issue. At the "dry state" oxygen uptake is improved and cell energy is improved greatly.
Wow, I wonder if the insurance company would have paid to keep you in the hospital and on the blood thinners if you couldn't pay for them. It seems like it would have endangered your life to send you home without them, and they would be liable. I'm glad they reimbursed you! I have a friend that contracted MRSA (drug resistant staff infection) in her lungs when she was in the hospital with pneumonia.
You are changing so much in your life to try and help your little boy, that makes you a wonderful mom! I think once you get him out there and he can expend some of the energy you will have an easier time with him. Also vitamin D comes from the sun and it is VERY important to have sufficient amounts of vitamin D to use the seratonin in the way it is suppose to be used by the body.
Focalin is not approved for children under 6 years, no stimulant medications are for that matter. Vyvanse has essentially the same side effects as Focalin. I am an adult taking Vyvanse and have had experience with all other ADHD meds. Vyvanse, though stronger than some meds, seems to step up to the plate where all the others fall short in some way. Focalin/Concerta/Ritalin all helped calmed me down, however did not help with focus and concentration as much.
I agree there are other more natural ways -- some of which you listed -- to help with energy levels during tx. In the end, you gotta to what you gotta do to get through. We all are different and some things work better for us than others.
I want to know what I am doing wrong. My daughter does not listen to a thing I say. She in fact does the complete opposite of what I ask her to do. She yells at me, she tells me no!, she just peed on the floor in her room the other day, and then she peed in the bath tub, when she was not even taking a bath. She keeps getting into my makeup and destroying it. She said she does these things to make me mad.
DONT DO THAT LOL) if he functioned well without drugs then he may be trying to abuse them, some doctors will give you whatever they think you want to make a buck. but if he cant manage his life sober then he may need drugs. bottom line is, you have to remember that it is his choice, in my hatered of drugs i didnt like my best friend on concerta, but again, he needed it seriously. just keep an eye on him/her... and comunicate. if he handles his life then it may be just what he/she needs.
Did a doctor prescribe this for you? I think you can be honest with them and tell them. Find one you like and trust. If you don't like what one has to say, find another one. You may want to talk to a friend or family member who could recommend someone to you. Merry Christmas and Good luck.
Hi nicole, I went back and reread your post. Some things bother me. Lack of information is the main one. If you were to go over to the Child Behavior forum and scan through the posts - you would see a lot that start out with "Out of Control 4 year old". A lot of what you described is not that unusual for a 4 year old. I got caught up in your doctors diagnosis, and wanted to give you more information of how to tell one thing from another.
As far as sleeping problems, you can try giving her strattera at night if she can't sleep, or if you are already giving it at night, switch to morning. She was obviously benefiting from risperidone, and it lost it's efficacy, so maybe your dr should try switching her to another atypical antipsychotic.
Sorry genuine203, it's not the adderall, it's you, yes, I understand what you're feeling, and adderall does change you, but I can't go into full detail about that... You must use the drug to create goals (addictions) and then feel the rush of the reward, which is enhanced by elevated levels of dopamine. Now, listen closely, each time you accomplish your goal and get the reward, your brain strengthens the connection on a neural level.
He does not really respond to consequences. For example, we say that if you continue to use that language and scream then you will lose your video games for a week. He will slam doors, continue to swear, and 2 minutes later ask us what's wrong. He accepts his punishments until the time is up but if we continued the same consequences, he would never be allowed to watch television, play video games, or use the computer. What further can we take away or do when he is already grounded?
MedHelp Health Answers