Drug Ratings for STRATTERA

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 5  Add Slight manageable sexual side affects - blood pressure increases during dose titration- normal M 48 2 months
60 mg
9/9/2014

 1  ADD I've been taking strattera since I was in sixth grade. It's always given me side effects and always makes me feel really down. I have the most trouble with:Nausea, headaches, complete lack of energy, lack of sexual interest and ability, and hot flashes. At least once a month I have to leave school early because it makes me feel terribly sick. M 17 6 years
80 mg
8/29/2014

 1  adhd Scary to say the least. This was my first medication for adhd. I did not want to take a stim. The first week extreme nausa . My sleep was weird like i could hear the tv and comprehend everything. The 2nd and 3 rd week i would get angry at a drop of a hat. I literally wanted to unzip myself out my skin. The docotor pushed for me to stay on. The fourth week was the final straw. I was in a haze, almost like i wasent in body. I got in a minor tiff with my bf and went in my house and punched a plate. Thank god i didnt take ny dose that night...the next morning i was irratable but not in haze. I realized that this wasent me . Told the doxotor to take both bottles back. Thank god i quit . I honestly think i would have gone full blown psychotic... i kid you not the last week i took it i felt like i lost control of my body and thoughts. F 21 4 weeks
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8/21/2014
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 1  for ADD I can't even get out of bed and I'm very nauseated and my neck feels weird and tight and I feel sleepy and just can't get up and do for myself like I could on aderall.i was taking 2 adderal 10mg one in morning and one in evening. Real bad headaches just pounding where I can't take it. It's not for me. I feel confused like I can't think anymore. F 53 5 days
2 x'40mg
8/4/2014
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 5  ADHD Decrease in appetite and some tiredness I started with Strattera as the first ADHD medication I have taken because I could not take stimulants due to side effects. I was VERY worried about the side effects of the drug as I had a bad reaction to an antidepressant a few years ago. So far I have had no major side effects, no nausea, no stomach pain, nothing except some appetite loss and tiredness. I can think, concentrate, and get work done though. F 27 2 days
40 MG 1X D
6/29/2014

 1  anxiety, add, depression ED, pain after/during ejaculation, shrinkage of penis, difficulty achieving orgasm, release of semen before orgasm, difficulty achieving an erection Honestly not worth it considering it disabled any normal usage of my male organ M 18 1 weeks
20mg 1X D
6/18/2014

 5  ADHD for first month or so mostly sleep issues, trouble getting to sleep, increased heart rate, dizzyness. Strattera has changed my life, I struggled all my life through school. This drug has allowed me to be able to get to sleep at night instead of having my mind race. Be able to read more than a page in a book without starting to daydream and forget what im reading. People say that I'm more organized with my storys instead of going off in tangents. I don't like the feeling of being on drugs and with Adderall and Ridilin you feel like a drug is forcing you to concentrate. Strattera isnt going to make you do anything, it just seems to allow you to focus more and have more clarity. F 31 9 years
80ml 1X D
5/17/2014

 2  ADHD Increased appetite!! Weight gain! Extremely moody, easily angered, easily irritated, & acts like he doesn't have a care in this world. Acts very irrational & sometimes psychotic. He doesn't seem to have a grip on reality. My son was on Concerta for 3 years & done great. He was maxed out with his growth spurts & dosage & it stopped working as well. Adderall made him very violent & now strattera seems to be doing that as well. We were trying to do non-stimulants but it just isn't working. I'm torn & not sure what to do. My son used to be very compassionate & loving. He liked to be funny, he loved to laugh & had a big personality but was unable to focus & finish tasks even in structured environments. Now my son is not himself & no one can handle him the way he currently is. He started on 20mg of straterra & has increased each month by 20 mg. each month the side effects become worse. His dr says we must give it time & refuses to take him off. I'm in search of a new dr. Please beware. I thought the monthly increase was going to help him & he is worse than ever. M 12 3 months
80mg 1X D
12/25/2013

 1  ADD, anxiety and mild depression my feet and body are so ice cold; flu like symptoms; dialated pupils, tired and groggy; sleeping too much; feel calm but not sure what to say (mental confusion) Only plus, I can read better ... but I can't think very clearly or process thing very well so what is the point? F 42 4 times
25mg 1X D
12/22/2013
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 4  ADHD Dry mouth. Ejaculation before orgasm. Orgasm felt weird. Amazing. Although it is not surprised to work for ages, with me I felt an instant change after the first day. It was my focus and anxiety I needed to help and it seems that this is working. I can stay on track to complete tasks at work. Don't like sexual side effect so they need to work on this. M 44 5 days
18 1X D
12/2/2013
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 3  ADHD It was OK for the med.But you better eat a good meal before it,Or you will burp and taste nasty acid reflex. If the medication is so good for why do you have to loose a liver for your boss? M 43 6 months
100 mg
11/9/2013
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 4  ADD i've experienced cold sweats at night and my body temp is never consistent on strattera which is VERY annoying, loss of appetite i have to force myself to eat. Other than the bad side effects I feel like this medication has really helped me focus at work and my boss says she can see a huge difference in my work. Cold sweats are the other thing that drive me NUTS. its worth trying it, everyones body is different. ( I personally cant handle stimulants) so this is the only one thats not. Good luck F 25 7 months
25 MG 1X D
11/7/2013
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 1  Adult ADD First dose was late afternoon. Couldn't get to sleep that night and my penis shrank and I became completely impotent. This was at starter pack low dose, I guess 25mg. Nose ran for the first week and every time the dosage increased. Felt like a light acid trip. Dry mouth, constipation, hot flashes, sweating, fatigue the first week. Increased to 45mg, 60, then 80 and symptoms increased each time but leveled off after a week. Follow up with Dr. after 30 days after my last pill, advised side effects and she apolgized for prescribing this to me and put me on stimulant. This worked right away as far as improving my ability to focus. I could absolutely PLOW through work. Everything I procrastinated over in the past I accomplished. However, it changes your personality. I was very melancoly the first week, mostly lost interest in sex because of impotence, ejaculating while flacid, ejaculate discharging before climax, then nothing coming out, lost my breath quite a bit, but also had occasional feelings of satisfaction. By the time I hit 80mg my default mood was sour. I had a frown that I could feel all the time. I wasn't pissed, and didn't lose my temper, but I could just tell I wasn't happy and this was my new base. Dr. switched me to somethign else and I'm tapering off. First day down to 40mg and when stimulant wears off I'm basically a vegetable and cannot think at all. I think they're on the right path with this medicine but they need better execution. This is seriously strong stuff, similiar to controlled LSD to me. It may have wrecked my marriage. Oh, and don't drink on it. One or two is fine, but if you have 5 or 6 you'll be destroyed. Nice thing is it controls your appetite. I wound up with anxiety I guess as I started picking at my nails all the time. I realized it and couldn't stop. First day on reduced dose that stopped. The side effects for me were just way too much. Can't believe I made it a month. M 43 30 days
80 1X D
9/18/2013
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 4  Quite severe difficulty focusing horrible dry mouth massive weight loss (55 lbs while also doing Jazzercise 5-7 days a week) diminished libido Female 50 yrs old. Started ST Sept 2012. Reduced appetite; 5'5", went from 180 lbs to 125 lbs in 7 months. However, I was also busting my butt at Jazzercise 5-7 days a week. Focus was better for several months. Lost now. Foggy thinking and horrible hot flashes were attributed to perimenipause; might it be the Strattera? Night sweats began three months ago; cannot live this way. Sample source of ST is gone, and I'm terrified I'll gain back all that weight. Looks like I'll have to wean off, but not happy about possible results. F 50 1 days
80 1X D
9/4/2013
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 2  Add I started on low dose, and am 25mg right now. My dr wanted to try this first before focalin or adderal. Lets just say I want to scream, punch the walls, have horrible heartburn, haven't slept in 3 days (not exaggerating. I can sleep and nap like its my JOB!), and feel so out of my skin and body that I feel like I could lose my mind. I started out on the dosage pack, where it works up to 40mg. Took the first of the 25 mg Sunday, and today...today will be my last. F 40 3 weeks
1X D
6/24/2013
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 3  ADD Titrating up and the first 6 weeks was god-awful, side-effect wise, and I reacted very badly to 80 MG. Taking it in the morning made me exhausted all day, taking it at night made me wake up with weird hot flashes (or made me unable to sleep at all). Over 5 months in, I'm still feeling exhausted on a regular basis, and my stamina for any kind of physical movement has decreased *very* dramatically. Climbing stairs is hard now! My motivation levels have dropped in tandem with my physical energy. Am planning to lower my dosage and consider going off the medication in the next 2 weeks. From week 6 to about the mid-3rd month I really liked the med--I could focus whenever I wanted during the day, without having to plan to take an adderall, etc, at the right time. Since then the side effects have slowly increased and the positive effects have faded. F 29 5 months
60 MG 1X D
4/30/2013

 3  Adult ADD/ADHD Calmness; decrease in anxiety; some hot flashes/sweating; some irritability (almost anger at times), some dizziness, SCALP HAIR LOSS!! I started taking Strattera as an add on to 40 MG/day of Vyvanse (started Vyvance 4/2012) and it really helped with anxiety, attention and some of the hyperactivity. The first few days were GREAT. I've loved how it calms my excessive thoughts, thus improving my attention. However, this past week I noticed some irritability, a bit of anxiety returning, but the worse part is I started getting a LOT of scalp hair coming out in the shower (not breakage, but with the follicle attached)! Does this side effect go away?? I hate to stop taking it, but I CANNOT lose my hair! :-( I have had this side effect with a couple of other medications (rare side effect) and have no idea what causes it. It makes me sad to think I will have to quit taking it as it has really helped me. I am not taking any other meds and have had my thyroid checked. Any suggestions on the hair loss or another med would be so helpful. F 43 2 weeks
40MG 1X D
4/25/2013
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 5  ADHD None besides headache if I forget to take it one day. Strattera is wonderful. It won't help anyone who doesn't have ADHD or ADD. Both of these are the most misdiagnosed conditions. Oh you can't concentrate? You have ADHD.....How about cutting dyes and sugar out of your diet first before going down the ADD route. I have a very strict diet for my ADHD, but I also need this medication or I'm super hyper. If you give me red dyes or sugar you better get out of the room. With Strattera I don't have to worry about manic swings like you get with Adderall. I am not bi-polar but when I tried Adderall you couldn't tell. I've tried many drugs and this is the only effective one that doesn't have serious side effects. F 23 9 years
25 MG 1X D
4/2/2013
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 2  ADHD On day 1 and 3 I had sex with my partner. I experienced strange orgasms: Ejaculation without orgasm. The orgasm came right after the ejaculation, and was prolonged for a minute or so. Almost painful. On day 4, I realised I'd become 100% impotent! To check whether it was just a one-time problem, my partner gave me a blowjob later that day. Still zero (!) erection. 100% dead penis. That obviously makes Strattera a no-go for me. And then I checked my blood pressure!!! 165/105 - with a pulse of 93!!! Not acceptable. I'm usually at 134/85 with a pulse of 65. I had no other side effects apart from tiredness the first two days. I know effects of Strattera will only be seen after a few weeks, but judging by the first four days, especially the fourth, I'd assume Strattera would make me lethargic in the long run. I could sense an "I don't give a crap" atttitude arising in me. As if I didn't really bother working. I could, yes, but didn't feel motivated. M 33 4 days
25 MG 1X D
3/7/2013
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 1  Adult ADD Grand Mal seizure Took for 2 weeks, dose increased, 2 more weeks, dose increased. After 6 weeks, due to return to psychiatrist for checkup, never made it. Collapsed with Grand Mal epilectic seizure (have never had one before or since). EMTs found me nonresponsive, took to ER, recovered. Lucky to be alive. F 50 6 weeks
1X D
3/7/2013

 2  Add I didnt experience many side effects while working up to my target dose (in the first month). I had a little insomnia and noticed that i ate less (which was a bonus!). The therapeutic effect was noticeable within the first 2 weeks. My mind was quieted enough to where i could complete a task without leaving it to start another (which was a new concept for me). I wondered how i had actually gotten anything done before. Then, about 2 months in, i noticed that i had very little to say to my friends and family, which is very uncharacteristic of the person i am. I noticed that i had less motivation and less pleasure. I decided to keep an eye on it. About 3 1/2 months in, i had crying outbursts, felt hopeless and negative about the future, was completely disinterested in sex and actually contemplated suicide. This is not normal for me. I decided to abruptly stop taking Strattera after thinking about it for weeks. It is the third day without the med and already i feel like i am returning to my self. I'm enjoying music again, feeling more talkative and more positive and hopeful. Withdrawal symptoms are bareable: fogginess, mild headache and a little lethargy. I am really glad i decided to take the plunge and stop this medication. I am scared to think of what might have happened if i didnt. F 34 4 months
80 mg
2/25/2013

 2  add Exreme tiredness irraibility stomach pains dream like state emotionless disconnected no motivation whatsover. The doctor tried to peg me as a drug seeker because my estranged father was an alcoholic. So I'm put on this crap? I seeked out help for that HELP not this crap. I'm more down now then I've ever been. This stuff is crap. F 28 6 days
18mg 2D
11/11/2012

 3  I have ADHA Trouble sleeping, tired sometimes, mild headaches, I was diagnosed as a child but my mother put me on a diet meant for ADHD, it really did help at the time. Doctor's didn't know much back then so they thought I would grow out of it. I did poor in school and am now returning for the first time in 22+ years to college. When I started taking Strattera it made me feel like i wasn't there, The next day I took it anyway and found the results were very different. I could think and felt great but I noticed I had trouble sleeping. Almost like you are half awake the whole night, any noise will wake you easily. I have noticed a few headaches and can't retain information given for long. They want me to up my dose to 80mg and I am afraid to if this is what the side effects are right now. Will they get worse? If so I will not risk school for my medication. Not sure what to do about anything, I know I did better at school before I took the medication. I learned to adapt to my ADHD to some point. I still have shinny thing issues( I am sure you know what I mean). This drug may be good for some but I am not sure if it's the right one for me. I don't like taking medication anyway. I also recommend eating before medication and eat at least 5x a day. I did find my headaches were less if I ate more and drank plenty of fluids. F 41
40mg 1X D
9/12/2012
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 1  Trying a new ADHD medication Well this *safe* *non-addicting* medication seemed like a good idea at the time, finally a *new* ADHD med that builds up in your system, similar to the way SSRI's do before you can see they're true efficacy.. Well, I tried to follow the starter pack I received from my psychiatrist, but the psychological side-effects were too overwhelming! This drug made my anxiety, irritably level, and anger go thru the roof! It's like EVERYTHING even the smallest of things pissed me off to no end, and it was like I was on a short fuse ready to blow at any minute! I didn't even get to see if this medicine helped with my focus or motivation, I was too busy trying to calm my ridiculous rage! So my recommendation is that unless you absolutely CANNOT tolerate any first line treatment stimulant drug (IR or XR) that doctors almost always prescribe first, just be careful and VERY aware of the side effects of Strattera. Remember it's not a SSRI (think Prozac) it's not a NDRI or DRI (think Ritalin/Focalin) and it's definitely not a NDRA or DRA like amphetamines of all types (think adderall, vyvanse, dextrostat, even methamphetamine) it's a NRI so it only, in theory, works on norepinepherine & thus adrenaline.. Good luck! M 23 6 days
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9/3/2012
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 1  ADHD Sadness, tiredness, loss of appetite, irritability, neck pain I have had ADHD for as long as I can remember, but I was just diagnosed a week ago. My doctor gave me the option between adderall or Strattera and helped me weigh the pros and cons of each. After considering the negative effects of adderall, I decided to go with Strattera. I am generally a very happy, calm, patient person and after taking only 2 pills of the 18 MG (my doctor wanted me to slowly increase my dose to 60MG) I started feeling irritable and tired. After I took a nap I woke up only to feel worse and sad, for no reason what-so-ever. I cried and could not even think of a reason for why I was crying. I called my doctor and he told me to immediately stop taking the medication and to come in during the morning to get a new prescription. F 18 2 days
18MG 1X D
8/29/2012

 3  HDHD Tired more often. breathing issues and thoughts of suicide at one point. If you have sugar it is like you never took the pill you have to take it after you eat. Or your stomache will hurt. F 15 6 years
40 MG 1X D
7/21/2012
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 2  Adhd Extreme drowsiness. Erratic sleeping patterns. Trouble concentrating (ironic). Feeling of overwhelming exhaustion and trouble catching breath while exercising. Very disappointed by this medication. The sedation was insane. M 27 1.5 months
20mg 1X D
7/20/2012
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 1  ADD Besides the mood swings, depression and anxiety, I began having seizures. I am now diagnosed with Petit Mal Seizures, only something usually children have, and I am 20 years old. This is a horrible drug...and the side effect may have altered my life for some time...DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG! We are contacting the FDA to find out if this company hid the effects of seizures. M 20 90 days
30 mg 1X D
7/6/2012
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 1   DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG! It has the highest black box warning!! Since taking this drug, I have suffered awful low moods. The effects it has on the brain can be long lasting. It has altered my mood levels and my psych has attributed it to Straterra. This is Not a Drug to be played with!!!!!!!! THINK VERY CAREFULLY before taking this drug. M 33 2 months
25 1X D
5/31/2012

 1  ADHD Anxiety, severe mood swings, severe hallucinations, depression, suicidal thoughts.. This medication is horrible. My son started to taking Strattera six months ago. At first, there were very limited side effects with this drug. As the months went by, I started to notice some pronounced changes in my sons behaviour. This boy went from being someone who would not hurt a fly, to getting into altercations at school. His grades started to slip, and his mood drastically changed. He finally opened up up to his dad the other day that he was seeing things and having bad thoughts of hurting people and himself. I immediately took him off of the drug. It has been three days since he has taken Strattera. He has calmed down and is feeling a little better. This drug is pure poison. His paediatrician said that it was safe and that there were minor side effects...that is bull. He has since retired and my son is due to see his new doctor shortly. Please be careful and do your research before considering Strattera. M 14 6 months
60 1X D
5/22/2012
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 1  add, depression memory loss, loss of conceptual ability, disinterest in work and lack of focus, insomnia alternating with extreme fatigue I descended almost immediately into a fog upon taking the first dose of this medication. I lost the ability to conceptualize, pretty much all of my short term memory, and motivation to complete work. My brain turned in to swiss cheese. Now, 15 days after my second dose ( I lasted two days before I quit) my mind is more like cheesecloth, I am retaining some info but without the ability to retain everything. School has become a nightmare where I am a 4.0 student and I live in terror of not being able to complete the semester successfully. Switched from Adderall IR to Strattera in an effort to eliminate the stimulants, but to no avail. Intellectual abilities are slowly coming back but may not return in time to save me this year, I would liken it to early onset of Alzheimer's disease - I have never been this detached from my intellect in my life, and it is terrifying. I m notoriously sensitive to medication and intolerant of anti-depressants, and I would counsel anyone who falls into this category to only attempt a trial of this medication when you have the freedom and time to recover if the trial goes awry in the manner described above. I have known another person who has been on this med for years with very good results, so it's a roll of the dice as far as each person's individual experience, but given my own, allow yourself a buffer of a few weeks to recover if it does not go well. 15 days and counting, and literally sobbing in my office while trying to write a conce F 40 2 days
30mg 1X D
5/21/2012

 1  ADD The drug is horrible made me have panic attacks worsened my anxiety makes me angry manicky doesn't help my add at all made it worse in fact I can't event get it up with a forklift if you know what I mean I quit the drug after 3 weeks M 19 1 days
40MG
4/19/2012

 2  adhd Couldnt tell if it helped. Got bad swelling joints in fingers. Red too. M 19 3 years
75
2/22/2012

 2  ADD fatigue, anxiety, brief panic episode, premature ejaculations/emissions, fecal incontinence Had no real reason to be on Strattera, as I was on Concerta before. But after it was switched out with a generic (which I later learned is the exact same drug), I decided to try Strattera, lured in with the promise of 24 hour ADD coverage, and a potential reduction in my tics. I knew obviously it would take a few weeks to come into effect, yet on the very first day I began experiencing the side effects, virtually all the ones described all in one day. I thought nothing of the fatigue at first, and napped after four hours of being awake from a full night's sleep. Then I realized I was still fatigued later that day. Sex drive was also negatively impacted, and fluids ran liberally with very little stimulation. Urethra tended to burn during orgasm, only slightly unpleasant. Also realized on second day that it had been 3 days since last I went to the bathroom and still I felt no need to. On third day (today) I felt no need and it is now late at night, 4 days without going to the bathroom once, where previously my schedule was once every 1-2 days. On second day almost had an anxiety/panic attack or episode of some kind, nothing major but definitely out of the ordinary. It's only been three days, and i'm sure the medicine would work for most people, but I don't really have any reason to be on it (Concerta worked fine for me with virtually no side effects). Given that I'd have to be on this for more than a month to get the full experience, i don't think t 23 3 days
1X D
12/31/2011
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 4   Weight loss/ appetite loss My daughter started on Strattera in the second grade. She has ADHD. It has helped her focus in school and in extra curricular activities. We tried Concerta but it made her "weepy" and very sensitive. Strattera has thankfully worked in our case.She takes 25mg because of her weight. She is off for the summer and gains weight right back. F 9 1 years
25mg 1X D
12/9/2011
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 3   Small pee pee too. Tingly head. A little anxiety. A little pee pee. M 28 1 days
20 2X D
11/3/2011

 1  ADHD insomnia, manic, irritable, delusional, completely changed my personality. I was diagnosed with ADHD in college and was first placed on this medicine. It seemed to work well in the beginning. After 6 months of taking it the side effects changed completely. I could not sleep or eat and went into a manic state. I was placed in the hospital and under psychiatric evaluation for more than a week. I DO NOT recommend this to anyone. I went from being perfectly normal to a psychiatric ward on suicide watch. Please be very cautious if you decide to take this medicine and make sure you are closely monitored. F 26 8 months
80 MG 1X D
10/23/2011
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 3  ADHD/ADD Constipation, loss of libido and pleasure of orgasm I am able to focus but I am having to take laxatives on a regular basis. Having an orgasm is like smashing a pimple. I am not sure if I want to continue taking this drug. I am going to consult my doctor before I quit taking it. I just cannot make up my mind about it. I hope they will come up with something better. My general opinion of the drug is that it SUCKS! After 38 years of normal functioning - is a normal mind with out any adult pleasure worth it? I do not think so. Whoever invented the stuff needs to go back to work on it. M 38 10 months
40 mg 1X D
10/11/2011

 5  ADHD slight random sniffing. (kinda like a dog for a second or two) I used to have many nervous ticks. This drug has made my life actually seem normal: no longer do I have to stare at someone and wait to talk... quote from my older sister "Hey, Mike... I have never been able to sit down with you and talk; and know you are actually listening to me, instead of waiting to respond to any word that I said."they went away as an adult, one came back that I had never had, sniffing. M 28 10 months
100 1X D
9/29/2011
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 2  add and anxiety acid reflux, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, weird sleep patterns At 80 mg I felt much more focused and better concentration. I would have been happy with the effects were it not for the horrible side effects. As far as I am concerned, being constipated and having reflux that induces vomiting is not OK. The dr reduced my dosage, and the side effects got less, but not enough, and the effects also went away to the point the drug is pointless. F 30 45 days
60 1X D
9/18/2011

 4  adhd constipation I am just starting to feel the effects and I love it!!! I might actually be able to get through college now!!!!!!! F 19 7 days
25 mg 1X D
9/15/2011

 5  Severe ADHD I have one nervous tic now, I have not had a nervous tic since puberty. I am so incredibly happy with strattera because what I call the television (my mind working so fast it is like someone changing a channel every second i.e. another thought) has slowed down to a normal rate, my sister was so impressed she said "wow this is the first time i have had a conversation with you that you weren't gunning to say something or answer a question. my only side effect is a tic which i have not had one since puberty it is sniffing quickly kinda like a dog once every six to twelve hours it varies though not stress induced or anything i can think of but ya know what i would rather deal with a lil sniffing than trying to deal with the world when i am running a thousand miles an hour. M 28 7 months
100mg 1X D
9/4/2011
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 5  adult ADD Heavy menstrual periods, increased blood pressure, slight insomnia. Five stars for helping control my ADHD symptoms from the first day of taking it. I notice a difference within an hour of taking it in the morning. I also take 7 mg of dextroamphetamine at the same time. Adding the Strattera has been very beneficial for increasing my focus, motivation, and staying on task. F 47 6 weeks
25 mg/day 1X D
8/17/2011
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 1  ADD Fatigue - cant stay awake more than a few hours at a time and then just need a short nap. Also - very upset stomach. Weight loss would be great but not like this! F 38 5 days
40 MG 1X D
8/16/2011

 3  adult adhd it makes my pee pee small small pee pee M 28 2 days
80 1X D
8/4/2011
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 1  AD/HD Anxiety stomach pain, massive anxiety attacks,insomnia, discomfort, loss of apetite, weight loss I was actually looking forward to trying a new kind of AD/HD medicine but within the first day of taking of strattera i became very panicky and uncomfortable. On my fifth day of taking strattera i had 2 emotional break downs and i cried for mabye 10 mins each time. I stopped taking it then and I am still waiting for the side effects to wear off that was a day ago. If anyone could send me an email or write a response on how long it took the side effects of strattera to wear off for them, that would be great M 13 5 days
10 1X D
7/22/2011
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 3  ADD Sexual disfunction, difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, possibly nausea but I am taking Venlafaxine (generic form of effexor for depression) which also makes me nauseous. One individual described the benefits as noticeable but not “wow, this is great!” kind of noticeable. That’s says it all for me. One thing that is very noticeable is my incredible inability to sleep. I work an 8-5, M-F and I exercise on a daily basis and from 9pm when I hit the sheets, I toss and turn until well after midnight. What sleep I do get isn't quality sleep. I take Venlafaxine, which like I mentioned, is a generic form of Effexor used to treat depression. Both Strattera and Venlafaxine are SSRI's, and both have similar side effects. I am thinking about titrating off of Venlafaxine (the withdrawal symptoms are horrendous!) in favor of Strattera since they are both known to treat mild depression. Perhaps eliminating one might alleviate the side effects I am experiencing. If the sleepless nights continue, I am likely to drop Straterra since the benefits are mild compared to the very apparent side effects I am experiencing. I am interested in hearing from folks who take both Venlafaxine or Effexor along with Strattera or any other ADD medication. M 39 19 days
80 1X D
7/20/2011
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 1  ADHD Nausea, dizziness, dry eyes, dry mouth, tiredness all day, problems sleeping at night, waking up every hour or so, irregular, painful, and heavy periods, some thoughts of suicide, eyes blacking out and having a dizzy feeling when standing up. I hate this drug. I started taking it and immediately felt terrible side effects, it helped my concentration but I feel less motivated to do things, my period also started getting really heavy and painful on straterra, whenever I stood up my eyes blacked out and I couldn't see anything and I had a really bad headache and I felt like I was going to faint, about an hour after taking the medicine I would have a random flushing sensation where I would get really warm and sweaty and then get chills. I noticed a decrease in athletic ability, and sudden paranoia about things. I definitely would not recommend this drug. After having some initial problem my doctor told me to take the pill at night, which made my sleeping problems even worse. And to top it all of I had a mental breakdown in front of my class because I just couldn't handle all of the stress that strattera was putting me under. F 14 9 months
80 1X D
7/16/2011

 3  Adult ADD Dry Mouth; Occasional Constipation; heartburn/lump in my throat if I took medicine without food - VERY uncomfortable feeling... Almost like my blood pressure is rising in my esophagus; headache, but only when I get the heartburn; very strange "motion" dreams if I miss a dose. I basically can't sleep if I miss a dose due to these weird dreams that keep waking me up every few minutes. I think the medicine has helped. Not a major WOW kind of help, rather a more subdued, "oh... Hey, this seems to have worked" kind of help. I hope this makes sense. M 43 6 months
100mg 1X D
7/5/2011
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 3  Adult ADD The first four days were like being amped up and on the verge of a headache, after that no real difference except that I can exercise longer than before I took the medication M 53 7 days
40 mg 1X D
5/13/2011
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 3  Possible Adult ADD 1st day-Slept all day, very drowsy, dry mouth. 2nd day-could not sleep that night, heart was racing and lots of thinking going on while I was trying to sleep. After 3rd day, side effects seemed to diminish. Mild side effects persistent include: dizziness when standing up too quickly, irritability and restless thoughts if I do not take dosage within 24 hours of last dosage, "plasticky" smell to urine, dry mouth with bitter taste. I had been previously thought to have bipolar disorders, due to impulsiveness and "racing thoughts". I mentioned to my doctor that I was reading about bipolar disorders and did not exhibit the Delusional "racing thoughts" but more I could not keep thoughts in order, and lacked concentration. Not to mention, none of the bipolar meds ever worked. We tried this as a experimental to determine possibility for adult ADD. Honestly besides the first few days it seems to be working. I am still taking it and only experience the mildest side effects mentioned before. Don't know if those will change in the future hope not. Hopefully on the right track. Am able to focus better and keep one thought at a time in my head. Wish I had the weight loss side effect, could stand to drop a few pounds. Overall so far so good. F 30 21 days
60mg 1X D
5/12/2011
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 1  add HEADACHE, dizzy, rapid heart rate, panic, drowsy, detached from reality,nausea I have taken alot of medication for add and depression. I am not bi-polar, but am diagnosed with add and minor depression. This drug was by far the very worst thing I have ever taken. I actually was on the floor in my bathroom sweating and vomiting. I was so out of it after three hours that I had to stay home from work and go to bed to relieve my symptoms. The next day, the headache still lingers and it is not just a small headache-it is a pounding headache behind one eye---run, dont walk away from this med. Horrible. I have taken ritalin and adderrall--these are much more effective-and if you panic easily on drugs like adderall or wellbutrin-this is sooo much worse-just my experience.... F 45 1 days
25mg 1X D
4/27/2011
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 1  ADHD This drug made my stomach ache horribly, so much that eating was almost impossible. It also elevated my heart rate and bp to dangerous levels. I lost 10 pounds in the week I was on it. It also made me very weak - just the week before I was on this drug I was able to run 6 laps around my park, the week I was on this drug I was barely able to run 2 before I felt like I was going to pass out from extreme exhaustion. F 21 1 weeks
60 mg 1X D
4/22/2011
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 1  ADD memory loss, always tired, urinary and sexual side effects It was very helpful in making me calm and docile, however it was to the point where I wasn't myself and was getting comments from friends about how boring I had become. I found that it didn't help me concentrate, rather it made me tired and dazed most of the time combined with the fact that my short-term memory seemed to stop working. I also started having noticeable sexual and urinary side-effects within a few weeks of taking it. Trouble urinating, burning sensation, ejaculating before an orgasm, major loss of sex drive, you name the symptom I had it... I got tested for std's about 3 times during the 9 month span because I kept having so many issues, fortunately (knock on wood) I still have never had an std. I went to quite a few doctors and urologists and nobody was able to make the connect between my issues and the strattera. This site provided the connection that nobody could make and I stopped taking strattera. Since then everything has gotten back to normal, unfortunately this includes my terrible ADD which has come back stronger than ever. M 25 9 months
60 mg 1X D
4/7/2011
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 3  ADD Depressed and weight loss I was 12 when I took this medication and I was at an average weight for my height (85lbs, was quite short) and went to 67lbs very quickly. I had no appetite, but my grades did improve quickly. I had to stop the medication because of the weight loss and appetite loss. F 19 6 months
unsure 1X D
4/6/2011
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 1  ADHD Drowsiness shortly after taking, then severe headache, dilated pupils, fast heartrate and elevated BP , insomnia I gave my child his first dose around 7 pm last night as the doctor instructed. About 1 1/2 later the side effects began. His HR was 110 and Bp was 140/90. Last night was the 1st and last dose I will give him. M 11 1 days
40 MG 1X D
3/31/2011

 5  ADD Hugely dialeted pupials, Dizzyness, Stomach hurting, Loose about 40 pounds I love it. F 12 1 days
80 MG 1X D
3/27/2011
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 2  Adult ADD MAJOR SIDE EFFECT: Intense headache (worst I ever had) during sex then mild headache rest of the day. Other: loss of lebido, trouble urinating, urinary tract pain after sex, occasional chills, occasional runny nose, occasional dry mouth It definitely worked for ADD. My case is mild though so in no way worth continuing use of Strattera with any of the side effects that I had but the Major headaches during sex sealed the deal. Getting MRI and MRA to make sure there's not more to it. Just stopped taking it four days ago and still have mild headaches. M 42 21 days
25 to 80 1X D
3/15/2011

 5  Adult Inattentive ADHD, OCD Stomach upset, difficulty sleeping through the night, always hungry. I've been through quite a few stimulant medications and finally told my doctor I was through with them. Was prescribed Strattera (by my own request; I do a lot of research) and have been feeling really, well.. good! Today for the first time since stopping stimulants I managed to finish everything in my work day and even started on some of the next shift's work. I honestly got bored with surfing the internet, something that I usually get stuck doing for hours, and got up to tidy my apartment instead. It's certainly a different feeling from stimulants, more of a self-directed feeling of goodness and wanting to get things done rather than the panicked overenergized nature of adderall/ritalin. The side effects haven't bothered me too much. In fact the feeling of always being hungry has *helped* because I had lost so much weight on adderall I was basically a twig with limbs. Gained over 5 pounds since starting Strattera and steadily approaching healthy weight. Best of all I don't have to force myself to eat! I would definitely recommend this drug if you can stomach it, but don't be afraid to try out alternatives if the side effects get to you. F 21 8 days
80mg 1X D
3/11/2011

 2  inattentive ADHD Dry mouth; insomnia - would wake up for extended periods during the night; urinary problems - never quite felt finished when I peed; loss of libido; inability to ejaculate; ejaculation without orgasm; sharp pain immediately after ejaculating (with orgasm). The sexual problems did not all happen at the same time; in the two and a half weeks that I took the meds I went through a variety of sexual side affects. The insomnia was worst when I started Strattera, and lessened as my body adjusted. I was prescribed Strattera for my ADD because I had anxiety and depression issues, and my doctor didn't want to give me a stimulant. He also wanted to start me off with a low (for an adult) dose. The side effects however, proved too great to justify continued use of this medication (I want my love life back!) and at my request I ceased taking Strattera and started on Concerta. We'll see how that goes! M 44 19 days
25mg 1X D
3/6/2011

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