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Re: Strattera advice please

Re: Strattera advice please2011-03-19T03:38:50+00:00

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Its so great to hear some people talk about Strattera. When I first was prescribed, all I could find on the internet was people talking about all the horrible side effects and how much they hated it.

I take 40 in the morning and 40 at lunch. I also take Wellbutrin. The first few weeks I had a few side effects but none were bad enough to quit and all of them but occasional dry mouth have gone away.

After 2 1/2 months I have to say that I love Strattera. Its really interesting to me that the things that help me really notice how it works for me are small things. I was able to study for two hours and I began to cry because for me thats like climbing Mount Everest. I also have a planner that I keep all my dates in and I’ve kept it for 2 months now. I am not as diligent as I was before but I still use it. And the funniest thing for me was in class. I have always been a prodigious doodler. My notebooks were covered in a million drawings. Every single page had doodles everywhere. I never thought of it as a bad thing or ever really paid much attention to it. The first day of classes this semester I opened my notebook and out of sheer habit started to doodle. Immediately I told myself to focus and I haven’t drawn a single doodle all semester and its not even a struggle. I’m also able to keep habits, it takes work but its not an impossibility anymore.

I still have many hurdles to climb and I am still working on strategies because as any psychologist who is worth anything will tell you its not a miracle cure. But personally for me, it has made a huge difference in my life. It takes ambition and drive to change, and I always had those things. I could just never figure out why I couldn’t do the work. Now with Strattera, I see how strong I really am.