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Hello, I am a person who tends to do a lot of research. I’ve been planning on only using this to help me get out of the horrid rut that I am in. I’ve been struggling to pull myself out of a bad depression for the past 3 years to no avail. Then just last week I received a diagnosis of SEVERELY attention deficit.

My Doctor suggested Strattera. I did a lot of reading on line when I got home. I decided that since I’ve been stuck in this funk so long with my unfocused, mind, unable to pull myself out, perhaps if I can get focused, I can beat this depression.


The ADD diagnosis TOTALLY makes sense to me. I have none of the hyperactivity, other than some fidgeting in the evening. .

I started a journal with the first pill I took.

Today was day 7. The funny effects were most severe the 1st day on the 25 mg. Then all I had for the next for days was head tingling, which tapered off. Yesterday was my first dose of the 60mg, and I felt a little odd 12 hours later again, but ok today other than head tingles.

From what I’ve read, if you can get through the transition phases of dose increases, once you get on to the maintenance dose, and gotten through the initial round of side effects, they will go away, and the benefits will be worth it.

I’m hoping that will be the case.

I do want to learn all the coping mechanisms. I know it’s important, because I have a 4 year old son, and I strongly suspect he has adhd… 🙁