I am on 80 mg I don't like it
How do I wean myself off of straterra?
Question posted by berghild on 13 Feb 2013
Last updated on 4 April 2019 by Vanillavirtue
You don’t have to wean off Strattera. I take it every other day and that way you won’t build a tolerance to it. I’ve done all ADHD drugs like that, taking them every other day. That’s one thing I like about Strattera you don’t have to wean off of it.
Look into the GAPS diet. "Gut And Psychology Syndrome".
I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "you are what you eat"
This diet focuses on totally replenishing your stomach. Most psychological disorders can be related to the condition of your gut. We aren't very nourished with all the GMOs and such. I tried the GAPS diet with AMAZING results. I stopped now that I'm a full time student with a meal plan of cafeteria food. So my symptoms came back. So now I'm on Strattera 80 mg and hate it too. I'm going back to GAPS!! Good luck
Are they sure that you have ADD/ADHD? Sometimes other problems may manifest like ADD/ADHD but if it is not ADD/ADHD, it will not respond to the medications. What kind of side effects are you having? What all have you tried?
You should ask your doctor how much you should cut down weekly until you are completely off. I know how you feel my son was on Strattera for Adhd and he told me he felt like punching someone in the face. He felt really angry and agitated. He wasn't on it more then 3 weeks. He tried Vyvanse that worked well but it took all his appetite away so he is now on Concerta. That works well for him. The Pediatrician gave him cyproheptadine for appetite. The two together work great for him. He eats normally now and can concentrate and behave without beeing hyper all the time. Hopefully you will try another med for your Add it would be uncomfortable for you to live with it without treatment.
What kind of discomfort have you had that you have made this big decision?
I know you're upset but try to tell us a little more... we will try to help.
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Hello berghild. Not certain how long you have being taking the Strattera. Your doctor should beable to best assist you in this area as well as a possible replacement for the drug. Regards pledge
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