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Avatar f tn My GP thinks my ibs is because of my adhd\anxiety but I haven't been on medicine for it since college. Starts out with my former medicine, strattera, but when I would take it I felt my heart was out of control and my blood pressure went up. Now on wellbutrin for about a week but I feel foggy and it is causing worse ibs. Not sure if that side effect will go away but giving it a try.
Avatar f tn my 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with ADD. doctor put her on 25mg. strattera for a month and then up to 40mg. In 4 months she has lost 28lbs. she is down to 90 lbs. and is 5'6". She has excelled at school but now we are scared about her weight. doctor dropped her back down to 25mg. She has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep and has alot of anxiety. Therapist just labeled her anorexic. Is there anyway to get her appetite back and still take meds?
Avatar m tn (1) The Strattera success rate is not as high as stimulants to control ADHD (2) When there is a side effect with Strattera the risk is much higher of how serious the side effect will be due to the fact that this med impacts the liver and also the lawsuits seem to be much more serious than the lawsuits for stimulants. My husband decided that we should not change to Strattera.
Avatar m tn Is this a side effect of strattera? She has ADHD and never wants to clean her room. She will say it's clean but it's not and she is off to play, we will ask her did you clean you room and she says "I think so" but it is not.
Avatar n tn My son has ODD without ADHD, he has been taking a very small dossage of Topamax for over a year ( has help him loose and control his oerweight problems, but has not really help with his oposition or horrible mood swings) and now the Dr. recomendned Strattera, I´m very concern with the side efects. What should I do?
Avatar m tn Susan Ashley, in her book, "The ADD and ADHD Answer Book", states that 25 to 30% of children with AD/HD experience anxiety. So it would follow that it would also be present in adults with ADHD. Pretty good web site here on adult ADD - http://****.com/#/welcome/ The 120 mgs strattera does sound a bit high. Most sites I googled say that, "the dose may be increased to a maximum of 100 mg in patients who have not achieved an optimal response.
Avatar n tn Im a 34 year old female just diagnosed with ADD. my dr out me on strattera because of an existing heart problem. I started it 5 days ago. the 1st day i took it at 8am. by 12 i couldnt keep my head off my desk. and i killed my scalp with my letter opener. i felt like i had bugs all in my head. the next day i took it at 1pm. same thing. im taking it later at night so i can hopefully sleep through all of the "bugs". has anyone else had itching as a side effect?
Avatar f tn My 7 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 4 and has been taking strattera! We added resperidal to try and help his moods last winter. After needing to increase it and having him wet during the day we switched to abilify! I think it is working somewhat although he still has his meltdowns! The dr prescribed concerta now along with the abilify and dropping the strattera.
Avatar f tn I am a 24 year old female and began taking Strattera 6 or 7 months ago. It seemed effective at first, but was wearing off so we increased from 80mg to 100mg a little over a month ago. A few weeks ago, within minutes of swallowing the pill, my heart began to hurt very, very badly (my throat, too) that basically incapacitated me from doing anything and left me trying to vomit it out. This chest pain lasted for about 1.5 hours.
Avatar n tn According to the Eli Lilly website (the maker of Strattera) Strattera has almost ALL of the same side effects as the stimulant medications so many people fear, along with some other disturbing additions. While it is not classified as a stimulant technically, if it barks like a dog, it is pretty close to a dog. I appreciate your answers as to how this may be triggering him with the extra caffeine jolt. Looks like I just have a lot more research to do.
Avatar m tn I was just put on strattera 120 mg 4 days ago, and my heart rate has been high. About 100 at rest. Is this normal? Will it go away? And can I still exercise like this?
Avatar f tn Typically, if you are getting side effects, it may be because your dose of Strattera is too high. This is something that you need to discuss with your doc. Any reason you went with Strattera instead of a Methylphenidate type of stim medication? No, I would not try klonopin in the morning. Something like Tenex might be helpful. Tenex, "Can be given 2 or 3 times/day. May need 1-2 weeks to build up. Helps tics, hyperactivity. Does not cut appetite.
Avatar f tn There had also been a few times where I was having totally random chest discomfort/kind of pain that last for a few seconds. I went to my PCP when I was having the high HR and they did the EKG there. They said I could see a cardiologist if I wanted to but didn't seem too concerned. The cardiologist said the EKG was abnormal (can't remember what he said) but that it wasn't bad.
Avatar n tn Hi, can you tell me if High Indexing would cause someone to have problems reading? I was introduced to high indexing back in the early 90's. I haven't been able to read or concentrate on reading since I got them. It never even dawned on me that this might be the problem. I've been diagnosed with ADHD, racked up my student loan high to try and finish the course I started but couldn't because I couldn't focus and concentrate on reading. Can you tell me if high indexing could cause this?
Avatar n tn Started Prevacid and also Strattera for ADD. We were able to wean off of the Prevacid and just stick to Strattera, as our peds thinks the Strattera helps him with the anxiety related to the GERD, and therefore he had no complaints of symptoms of GERD. In March we went off of the Strattera, and within 4 weeks the symptoms of GERD re-appeared ( Not eating, coughing, feeling like something is caught in his throat.) We went back on Strattera and Prevacid.
Avatar f tn is it ok to mix foclin xr with strattera.. my sondiagnosed mild aspergers add, high anxiety and possible odd ..foclin made high even more fearful and clingy but helped with behavior and focus then strattera was to off set anxiety and increase focus...made himmeanbut did seem to improve the fear or made him react aggressivly instead of fearfully.. i can not find any kind of specialist anywhere am willing to travel a bit but we live in Delaware and have found NO GOOD RESOURCES..
Avatar n tn I am sure you know taking that much Xanax at once can KILL you. I don't get a "high" off of Xanax either, but it does calm me and make me sleepy. I've never understood people trying to get high off of it, it doesn't even give you a euphoric feeling at all in my experience, it just makes you sleepy.
Avatar n tn I am a 41 year old female with a normal BP 110/70 (sometimes as low as 104/62 w/ a high pulse of 130-160. There really is no trigger to the increase in heart rate, I comes intermittently at times when I am doing nothing as well as at times when I have stress with anxiety and of course after I exersise. What concerns me is that my pulse rate regularly 80-90 will just sky rocket out of the blue for know reason as high as 160.
305180 tn?1279720347 My nephew, age 6, was started on Strattera (non-stimulant) and started displaying some signs of depression. He was switched to Ritalin twice a day (not sure of the mg) but his appetite also decreased. Seems the stimulant meds just do that...not sure if the appetite suppression gets better over time or not. I think that putting her on supplemental nutrition is a great idea.
Avatar n tn This worries me bc she has never been a good sleeper and I feel like she has slept better than ever since she's been on the strattera. Maybe bc it handled the anxiety? Anyway, will follow up with teacher to see if she can shoot me an email on days where Emma's moods seem not normal.
Avatar n tn I have high Triglycerides and Cholesterol. I started taking a new drug called Strattera a few months ago. I have had heart palpitations, chest pain, my blood pressure went from low to above normal. If I over-exert myself my chest starts hurting and if I lay down it feels much better. I am wondering if I have Angina?
Avatar n tn As a child I was on several different meds for short times (ritalin, adderall, concerta, welbutrin, strattera), at this point I don't remember which worked the best for me, I do remember that side effects were an issue with a couple of them. Do the meds that worked when young, work as well as an adult? Is it better to start an adult off on something like strattera since it isn't a stimulant or a controlled substance? Is it wise to even go back to taking meds...
Avatar n tn My 12 year old son was diagnosed at 8 yrs. with ADHD. He has a very high IQ 145. His behavior is extremely defiant, always has been. It is getting worse now that he is in 7th grade and must take some responsibility for his own work. He has been failing certain tests, losing books and bus pass. He argues over everything from personal hygeine to school work to attending sports practice. We fight constantly but as soon as it is over he acts as if nothing happened.
979428 tn?1253403201 Boy, 7 year olds can be very picky eaters. Not knowing the parents dietary habits makes this a hard question. Breakfast is huge. The medication should not have kicked in at this time. This should be a meal where he really bulks up. Many families skip breakfast - they cannot allow this to happen. If he is eating school lunches, this could also be a problem. He needs his own lunch and what he wants.
702147 tn?1289835970 My daughter is 16 years old and has been taking Strattera since 3rd grade. I wondering if anyone else is exhibiting any of these issues with this medication after puberty. She is very depressed and has cut herself. I know as a teenager, you can go through a depression, but reading side effects Srattera can cause it. We are in counseling. We are also going to a Psychologist to discuss her medication, it doesn't seem to be helping her anymore.
Avatar n tn I am a 41 year old female with a normal BP 110/70 (sometimes as low as 104/62 w/ a high pulse of 130-160. There really is no trigger to the increase in heart rate, I comes intermittently at times when I am doing nothing as well as at times when I have stress with anxiety and of course after I exercise. What concerns me is that my pulse rate regularly 80-90 will just sky rocket out of the blue for know reason as high as 160.
Avatar n tn Is he taking 36mg plus 36 mg or 18mg plus 18mg?
Avatar f tn I did, however, add strattera to the mix which may have caused problems ( Strattera and Prozac are chemical cousins and sometimes don't play well together) I added the strattera under my pdocs supervision. I had to stop taking the strattera because it gave me the hot flashes.I stopped Strattera in Feb of 07. In November of 2008, I tapered off Prozac. I was ok for about 9 months. Then, in August of 09, I started having anxiety issues.. Not really mental anxiety, but physical anxiety..
Avatar n tn Rather small doses of stimulant medication have been found to be useful in conjuction with Strattera. A possible route to go would be to increase the Strattera dose and decrease the Adderall XR dose. It often makes sense to exhaust the various options with medications a child is currently on vs changing the medications.
Avatar n tn Youngest is on strattera and oldest is on dexadrine. I started the oldest on meds about halfway thru year in 1st grade after he was almost failing and having problems concentrating and getting in trouble.