My therapist and I think I have Add. My family doctor feels because I have had anxiety in the past have some bi polar. I am not sure I agree. Also he has put me on strattera. I do not have add with the h. He has been my doctor for twenty years. I am nervous about disagreeing with him. I am nervous this may not be the right medicine? Thoughts on people with add who have used this?
You may find this link of reviews from patients who have tried Stattera of interest:
All the best.
Dear paddle, try not to paddle in sth that your family doc or,I don't know someone your 'therapist' wants you to be entangled with!First,all I know about family doc,with most respect,
is that they know little of everything.I mean when their patient complains about sth serious,they direct them to specialits.There's no such thing " think" in medicine.This term is an"F".Second,please go and see a psychiatrist since you have bipolar disorder.Strattera,atomoxetine is in the stimulants category.It's selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor,which works without serotonin involvement in the process,and that is why the controversy whether it's an antidepressant or not.While it is not a controlled substance,it is still used very cautiously with those who have obsessive behaviour abnormality or depression,abnormal thoughts,and mood disorder because it could aggravate these symptoms;and also can be abused.ADD or ADHD can be diagnosed at specialized clinics,and it isn't a mysterious thing.So, help yourself and go to these clinics.Good luck.ace_rick
i am a 54 yr.old man who has dealt with adhd for my whole life i starting taking 40 mg of Strattera 2 weeks ago the first day i felt normal for the first time in my whole life organized my drawers closet cleaned the house no anxiety no racing thoughts in my head no procrastination doing my chores doing better at work can focus on one thing at a time i cried because this is the first time i felt normal and not cutting people off during conversations sitting and watching a movie talking to my wife without arguing amazing do not know if it will work for you but it works phenonmenally for me good luck took DSN 5 ADHD test had 15 of the 19 adhd symptoms thank you Strattera for making my life wonderful again and no side effects little dry mouth little insomnia that is it night all
- Strattera Information for Consumers
- Strattera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Strattera (detailed)
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