Strattera for ocd

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Avatar n tn "sounds like a good product." Wonderful response. Succinct, to the point, no wasted time fleshing out any information about why anybody would want to use EITHER product that is mentioned. Way to go, live4fitness! According to a quick Google, your product is creatine. I assume you knew that already. However, the title of your post is "Strattera." That's a drug for ADD/ADHD. Which one are your referring to? Do you have a coach who is training you in football?
Avatar n tn My son is 10 yrs. old and is taking 150 mg. Zoloft for OCD and just started taking 18mg. Strattera for suspected ADHD as well. I would like to have feedback as well.
396332 tn?1320007215 So I am now on Cymbalta + Strattera for general anxiety/ OCD. Has anyone had any luck with Stratttera being added to there antidepressant. My doctor said this was a great combo.
Avatar n tn Telephone numbers, tag numbers, sayings, all sorts of thing would go over and over in my head. I am now taking Strattera, and it is working. Strattera is prescribed for ADHD (non-stimulant)and is a form of antidepressant. Strattera or another antidepressant might help. Recurring thoughts might seem like nothing to someone who has never had them, but they are maddening.
Avatar n tn Ritalin--took it when I was younger, it worked ok but not great, similar to adderral, felt like a forced fix to my focusing problems Strattera--worked slightly for hyperness but not at all for focus, I had semi-serious side effects that made me have to stop taking it Concerta--did not work Adderrall--taking now, works ok but not great (however, it works the best out of all meds that I've tried for ADHD)
Avatar f tn The first year was good - but the last 6 months have been pretty bad and getting worse. My new psychiatrist has recommended Strattera for the OCD (I was also on Adderall at the same time as the Effexor for ADD). I thought that Straterra was prescribed for ADD. Has it been used successfully for OCD? Another doctor recommended Celexa. I have been resistant to go back on meds, because it was so hard to get off the Effexor, and I also did not care for the side effects while on it.
Avatar m tn he is not on meds right now because first off its so expensive to take him to the specialist every month she drugs him and doesnt even talk to him but i pay for an hour consdultation for 5 minutes of her time....then i have to fight with him to get him to take the meds then he whines ll day about his stomach hurting and says it messes with his head abd falls asleep in class. he has to be on non stimulant add meds because of the tics from the tourretts.
Avatar n tn It would be wise to arrange an evaluation with an adolescent mental health clinician for the purpose of figuring out what is occurring. It is not unusual for several conditions to co-exist. Examples with your son are ADHD, OCD and Impulse Control D/O. Any plan for medication should focus on clearly described goals. It is not clear precisley what goals would be targeted with medication and I would not give him Celexa without a thorough evaluation.
Avatar n tn We've trialed two ADD stimulant drugs to curb his impulsive behaviors, but ended up with a kid on speed! The non-stimulant ADD drug Strattera seemed to make a nice impact on his attention span for school work, etc., and he remains on this. In 3rd grade, inappropriate touching, noises, etc. made an return when school started. A new evaluation (more expenses!) resulted in a diagnsosis of Asperger's Syndrome.
Avatar f tn There is a lot that can be done in terms of behavioral modification for children. But it varies based on whether it is ADHD, Aspergers, OCD, or bipolar. That is why it is so important to find out what is going on. The longer you wait to start, the harder it is to change. Many of his traits do sound Autistic . If that is the case, the sooner he starts getting help for that, the better his chances are to lead a normal life.
Avatar n tn I know that it is good for GAD, and though it has no FDA approval for OCD, I've seen internet indications of Effexor for OCD? Is there any data to support this? How strong a SSRi is Effexor? HOw does it compare to the SSRI'S? And how does the SNRI properties compare to Strattera? (not an option now, since I currently have no insurance, and am seen at the VA) How effective is Effexor in comparison c the SSRI'S in treating OCD?
Avatar f tn The boys definitely need to go back to the prescribing doctor and get the proper treatment. Maybe for the 9 yr old, the meds may have to be changed and for the 6 yr old, he has to be looked at and he may need to be diagnosed but that' s for the doctor to decide. If you can talk to the mother to take these boys in and you could go with her for extra support, this would help a great deal. Tell mom to start keeping a diary of actions of each boy, how much they act out and stuff.
Avatar n tn I have been dx with ADHD and have been on 100 mg Strattera qd for over 6 months. I am 30 years old and my husband and I own a company which I am in charge of the office for. At first it was right up my ally because I like control of things I can master and accomplish. I was working as an L&D RN at our local hospital before that for 2 years and was hitting the walls because I was a perfectionist. That took a toll on my stress level.
1692962 tn?1306196336 ok im 18 and i was fine for a while when i first my girl friend nine months ago before that is was panic attack every day now its back and hard like i had to move and i just had two of my dos put down now i cant stop thinking about death and god and how every is here and stuff i have bad panic attcks then ill cry im a guy but i dont care i belive real men cry and plz im in a band and im always nevers i just started to plz again fluoxetine and strattera and abilfy i have ocd adhd and level 10 anx
Avatar n tn Aaton (the youngest) does have ADHD but is on a non-stimulate medication unlike the oldest who is on stimulates for his ADD. He absolutely loves school and is a really sweet helpful happy little boy. I'm a single mom (dad has no contact court orders) that works nights so I'm available whenever the boys need me. I just want them to be happy healthy normal kids.
396332 tn?1320007215 So I am now on Cymbalta + Riseperidone for general anxiety/ OCD. Has anyone had any luck with Stratttera being added to there antidepressant. My doctor said this was a great combo.
Avatar f tn My 8 year old grandson has been on strattera and prozac for a year now. About a month ago he starting acting out in very strange ways. He pooped on the floor in the school bathroom and blamed it on someone else, then urinated in the school bathroom and swears in wasn't him. He went into his grandfathers barn and threw plastic bins of collectibles all over and broke things, then took mail out of neighbors mailboxes and threw it in the water in the ditch.
Avatar n tn The bathroom visits could be an OCD. However this needs a more broader approach. Here are a few recommendations for teachers, which can be followed otherwise too.,M1 Hope this helps. I think you should discuss this with your son’s doctor.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from ocd for so many years it has wrecked my life. I have the whole gamut. Stare compulsively where I shouldn't, intrusive "evil thoughts" and so forth,. I also have ADD and the combination is a killer. I am on Lexapro and Strattera. I am trying to find a forum that deals with older adults since I am in my fifties, and any new research that can help bring more quality and happiness to my life. Thanks so mucb!
Avatar f tn We have let her come down and sleep on the couch because she gets up and goes to the bathroom, gets a drink of water, lays in bed and cries, starts counting loudly, and then praying and crying aloud begging for help and appologizing for not trusting that all will be ok.... We both frustrated, because I can't calm her fears and distraught because once she is on the couch in the living room she is calm right away and can go to sleep.
Avatar f tn Magnesium has also shown helpful for anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and similar and other conditions. The story behind why the problem happened after the Concerta, and the nervous habits and tics, is that these medicines are stimulating to the adrenal glands. Some alternative doctors think it is drained adrenal glands behind ADHD, CFS, panic attacks, and other conditions. And people have overcome these conditions with adrenal treatment.
Avatar n tn I take medications for both and also take ridalin for my fatigue. If my tsh is in the normal range, what else could cause these symptoms?
Avatar f tn I have a 7 year old boy who has been diagnosed with ADHD. He is on Focalin XR 5mg and Strattera 20mg. He has always been "spirited" in the manner that he is is fairly intense. While we have done many behavior modification techniques, he still can be difficult.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with GAD, OCD and ADHD about 2 months ago. I started out taking 25mg of Zoloft, then 50, 75 and now I am taking 100mg. I felt pretty good when I was taking 50 mg, but since I have been on 100mg (4 days now)I feel much more anxious and I frequently get that "lump in my throat" feeling of panic. Would the increased dosage cause me to be more anxious? Is it possible that it could diminish in time, just like some others side effects do?
Avatar f tn We are also this month going to try to get her put on Strattera for problems with concentration and other problems at school. I also read it is good for anxiety. Has anyone had any problems with this drug? Can anyone suggest any other medications or therapies that would be helpful?
Avatar n tn I think social anxiety is hard to deal with. Have you been diagnosed with this or ocd? What does help with social anxiety is practice. Role playng. Also observing others. And remembering that no one knows what is going on in your head so if you try to appear calm on the outside, they will not know that you are very anxious inside. When you say compulsive staring at body parts, what do you mean? And most importantly, what are you doing to treat the condition?
Avatar m tn Hi i am a nineteen year old caucasian male and i have ADD along with a few other things and i have a few questions. 1. How do i find out if i have OCD because i have some strange habits 2. my memory is rapidly deteriorating though i think its due to marijuana usage, is there any way to improve my memory or supplements i can take to help. 3.
Avatar n tn He was at one time on Adderal and this made many of the symptoms worse. He is now on Strattera and not only does it work reasonably well for the ADD, but seems to work wonders on OCD and tics. Best of luck to you.
Avatar f tn 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. Exercise, like the eliptical machine 30 minutes or so daily does wonders for my anxiety/muscle twitching and depression, really as strong as any drug I take.