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Have any fellow ADHD-ers been on Strattera/Atomoxetine? I’ve been on it for a couple weeks now. It definitely seems to be helping, but I think it might be interacting with my birth control and making my PCOS symptoms worse. I’ve been having some irregular bleeding. I’ve done some googling and while I dunno how accurate what I’ve read is it seems like it should be okay as long as this doesn’t persist more than a month. I’m still gonna talk to my doc about it of course. But if anyone else has been / is currently on this medication, what was your experience?

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    • SBelleC

      509d

      I've been researching effects of atomoxetine (just started it) and I do believe it said it can affect your period and give you heavier cramps. It's been a while since this was posted so not sure if you're still using it

    • SBelleC

      509d

      I've been researching effects of atomoxetine (just started it) and I do believe it said it can affect your period and give you heavier cramps. It's been a while since this was posted so not sure if you're still using it

    • MacAndCheese

      768d

      I’ve been on stratera for two years and never found it messed with my period at all. But I’ve also never been on birth control. I do know some ‘brain meds’ can’t be taken at the same time as some birth controls though. Did you make sure whoever prescribed the stratera knew about the birth control?

    • ___

      768d

      I took it for like a month. It worked really well for me and made me feel really normal and like I could actually do my schoolwork! But the last week I had really low energy and got kinda depressed. I hadn’t experienced that before so when I had my appointment I told my doctor about it and I switched to Adderall.

    • doobie

      768d

      Atomoxetine gave me sharp digestive pains every time I took it! I couldn't keep using it. I can understand how you might be experiencing similar irritative issues.

    • Tom1991

      769d

      Hi, My girlfriend was on it for a while and had no issues, but maybe you should look into the type of birth control with your ob-gyn and make some adjustments.

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