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KratomEater

1y ago

Struggling with Non-Stimulant ADHD Medication

Has anyone tried the non-Stimulant ADHD medication called Straterra (Atomoxetine)? It made me feel terrible, and It made me feel groggy and and lethargic. Made me in a bad mood, heart burn, and nausea🤷🏽‍♂️ this was within the first two days. I was asking some family what they thought, and they said well, sometimes it takes a week or two to start helping. I couldn’t imagine going through two weeks of those symptoms little lone one more day. I didn’t take it today and I feel soooo much better! I want to try to go back on Methylphenidate, ( I don’t recall any bad reactions and seemed to work well. but I’m skeptical of the potential long term effects. 😭 Someone told me they had no adverse symptoms to Vivance…🤷🏽‍♂️ I just can’t focus or finish anything in a timely manner😞

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Findingok

1y ago

I just started taking Vyvanse this year and it's helped me more than anything I've tried before. The only side effect I've noticed is a little bit of anxiousness but it helps me to calm my body and stay present in the moment. The 20 mg once a day works best for me and I don't seem to have to take it all the time. The 30 mg made me too anxious.
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KratomEater

1y ago

thank you for this I did some research and it sounds like it may be better fit for my adhd.
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SBelleC

1y ago

It's only for a few hours typically and it's been helping me sleep and with my anxiety so so far it's worth it lol. If it gets worse or doesn't get better after a while I will switch to something else but I hope this one works and I don't have to play medication popcorn lol
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KratomEater

1y ago

oh okay, my symptoms were all day. And they prescribed it for ADHD. You may be using it for something different🤔😅 it did make me pretty groggy which I dislike a lot. But I could see it helping some ppl sleep. It particularly made me feel nauseous at night. The other thing that bothered me was I had lucid death dreams. Not of me dying but an inner dialogue talking about death.
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SBelleC

1y ago

Just started atomoxetine and hoping issues will go away. I've seen a few people say they stop or at least slow down after a few weeks. But it does suck not being able to move without feeling like I just got punched
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KratomEater

1y ago

gosh I’m sorry you feel that way. I’m not so sure it’s worth feeling like that for 2 weeks until it kicks in. Specially not knowing if the symptoms will ever fully go away from atomoxetine. The symptoms I had may have been more extreme..but I don’t know. Did you talk to your doctor about how you feel? Something tells me that if a medication makes you feel that way it can’t be good for you😬
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NorthernIron

1y ago

I have to say, I am not sure if it will work for you but Concerta has helped me a ton with ADHD and I haven't had any problems with it. Maybe ask your doctor about it?
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KratomEater

1y ago

thank you I will ask!
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Imnumbertwo

1y ago

Strattera was Allright for me the only happen was my skin got hard I had bumps like goosebumps and it work but it wasn't as good as addreall but those where only symptoms I have if that happens nausea it helps to get hard candy suck it and it help me with nausea with some other meds
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KratomEater

1y ago

but very strange that you got hard skin. Can you explain in more detail?
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KratomEater

1y ago

that’s so weird..I got goosebumps all the time as soon as it hit my blood stream!
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brendaboppers

1y ago

I had the same results! I was vomiting and felt miserable. I kept at it for a few days but just couldn't take it. It was the worst!
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KratomEater

1y ago

ahh! Im so sorry that happened to you as well! I even had dark thoughts and lucid dreams about death on it.

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