Strattera and nightmares

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I've been on strattera for two weeks and the only strong side effect I seem to have is that I get really tired or fatigued around 2:00pm. Will this side effect subside over time? Is there anyway to lessen it? I've tried other ADD medications however because they are stimulants I tend to get really agitated or even a little paranoid when I'm on them so I am hoping that Strattera works out ok. Are there any other non-stimulant ADD medications?
This year I had a bad relapse and decided to start seeing a psychiatrist. He put me on klonopin and strattera and I was better within 2 weeks. Felt great for 6 mo. And was back to normal self. Wanted to pursue a pilots lisence, so to appease the FAA, I started taking lexapro which they approve. Tried it for a month and it didn't work. So back to strattera, but now after stopping the lexapro 10 mg 6 days ago, I have nightmares, insomnia and depression.
I don't know what to do and am hoping that someone has been through this and can tell me what they did and how I can protect both him and his brothers and sister from him. I have removed all toys from his room and screwed his windows shut as well as had plexiglass installed in his windows to protect him from himself but I need more Ideas to provide a safe envirnment for all of my children.
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
Last night I had the worst nightmares in my life! My husband said I moaned and groaned and cried all night in my sleep. I woke up this morning and could not stop crying. Everytime I try to get up, I feel so dizzy and have a hard time keeping my balance. I went to get my girl's breakfast out of the oven and dropped the whole tray! I had no idea I'd have these kind of withdrawl symptoms. My doctor did not advise me of any of this!
Dr. Rajput, thank you for your answer. I just saw it today. I have very few nightmares, and I think a normal amount of dreams. I did notice a big increase in dreaming (or at least remembrance of my dreams) when I began taking Strattera (a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) in 2004 to help with my dizziness-related attention/concentration problems. After about a year on Strattera, the "extra" dreaming slowed down and my dream freqency/remembrance returned to normal.
of why he was not normal like everyone else...mri was done and it was ok..physcological testing was done and reveiled that he also had a learning disorder called nld (nonverbal learning disorder) and anxiety. that's all i know so far... as a baby ,he was very colicky and was always needing to be held, he was always overly clingy towards me, and had separation anxiety from a very early age, at times when he was younger he would always have these temper tantrums and like he would scream..
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You will be forever glad you did use this way and try the supplements ,you know its the same with Anxiety some people really believe the only way is to take powerful mind altering drugs that actually make them worse, there are posts and stories on Medhelp with people asking for help to get off themas they had dreadful side effects, and Parents saying I have my child on Concerta, he is getting nightmares and doesnt sleep and is saying he is going to hurt everyone.
i now have more and more symptoms every day and i just cant get over ttelling myself that theres nothign wrong with me. I love working on cars i always have but i have no willpower anymore. I want to go out and do something i lvoe, so i sit in the house and say to myself "Ok let go c'mon i gotta do this" but then i just think to myself "Why? Whats it matter?" and sit there watching tv.
Anxiety was back, but in the form of teeth clenching, causing my teeth/gums to ache, and jaw and hands shaking as if I was shivering in the evenings. (Note: He also prescribed Prozac for the anxiety, which helped during the AM, and Klonopid for the PM or as needed. Definitely helps.) No side effects when stopped cold turkey. There was no positive to this one for me. 2011 (Sept) – Concerta – Prescribed, havent started yet.
jhollows right hang in there not long to go before you feel better and you will be proud that u did it u can do it at home i took a vac 1 week to get of this s**t and i did it Today is my 2 week mark and i feel great (Exepct sleepin wrong made my neck hurt but i know i can tough it out dont need no pills for sure) just keep counting the days take hot baths is the best thing ever remember not long to go
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