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thestinkmaster

302d

hello! i recently started strattera and wanted to know of peoples' experiences with it. i know it's a non stimulant so i'm hoping getting used to it will be gentle, but i'm just a bit anxious since i've never had ADHD medication. any experiences at all would help, thank you! :)

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    • stxrberrym00n

      211d

      hi there! i’m on strattera and it’s the first ADHD med i have ever been on. i have not had any issues with it. i have a heart problem so when i first started it, it gave me some palpitations (more than usual) but since being on it for awhile now i don’t experience them anymore (besides the ones from my heart problem) other that i have had no side effects atleast not that i know of. and i do think it has helped quite a bit. since it’s not a stimulant it will never help ADHD quite as much as an actual stimulant would. but it is definitely still helpful and a good place to start in my opinion. hope this helps!

    • katitomato

      211d

      I was not a fan of strattera only because it made me extremely heat intolerant and i’d get super dizzy when id take it. It was similar to a stimulant for me but not as effective and worse side effects but that's just me.

    • stxrberrym00n

      211d

      hi there! i’m on strattera and it’s the first ADHD med i have ever been on. i have not had any issues with it. i have a heart problem so when i first started it, it gave me some palpitations (more than usual) but since being on it for awhile now i don’t experience them anymore (besides the ones from my heart problem) other that i have had no side effects atleast not that i know of. and i do think it has helped quite a bit. since it’s not a stimulant it will never help ADHD quite as much as an actual stimulant would. but it is definitely still helpful and a good place to start in my opinion. hope this helps!

      • thestinkmaster

        211d

        @stxrberrym00n this does help, thank you! i recently increased my dosage from 40 to 60 mg so i am hoping to see improvement in executive dysfunction and mind racing but otherwise you're right, it's a very good start. you're also not the first person to tell me it won't help as much as a stimulant lol

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Some people have reported that it takes about a month for Strattera to become effective, and it can take up to six weeks to reach its maximal effect. Side effects may include stomach ache, reduced appetite, mood swings, and nausea. It's important to eat before taking the medication to minimize side effects. Some users have experienced an initial period of tiredness and anxiety during the first 1-2 weeks of adjustment. Overall, experiences with Strattera vary, but many users find it helpful once they adjust to the medication.

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