Headaches

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Registered: 04-04-2003
Headaches
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Tue, 06-03-2003 - 4:47pm
My son is on Straterra and has been for about 3 months now with wonderful results. My question is have any of your kids had headaches as a result of Straterra? Quentin is 6 and has just started having headaches the passt few days, last night it was really bad.

I have a family history of hereditary miagraines and started getting them at 7 yearsold so it could be that he has gotten them from me. I just thought that I would ask you guys. We will likely take him to the Dr. tomarrow if he has anymore todayor tonight.

Thanks,

Shaun

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: snicky1997
Tue, 06-03-2003 - 6:19pm
My nearly 7 YO ds has been taking Strattera since the end of March, and he hasn't had any trouble with headaches. We just increased his dose (from 25 mg per day to 18 mg twice a day) over the weekend, so I'll let you know if that has any adverse effects. But so far (knock on wood!) nothing to report, including headaches.

If you are prone to migraines, I would think that there is a good chance that is where your ds' propensity is rooted. Also, I'm not sure where you live, but I know that the weather here on the East coast has been really awful (*very* rainy and damp) for the past couple of weeks, so I wouldn't be surprised if there has been an increase in headaches and other sinus-related stuff around here lately. (I have a tendency to attribute *everything* to ds' meds and/or ADD/ODD, but sometimes "a cigar is just a cigar", ya know?!) But, you might want to check in with your PED, just to make sure and to give you some peace of mind.

Good luck, and I hope you BOTH get and STAY headache-free! {{hugs}} ~ ruth

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Registered: 04-04-2003
In reply to: snicky1997
Wed, 06-04-2003 - 7:37pm
Thanks Ruth, I agree I also tend to relate everything that goes wring with meds. We do live of the East coast too, and it has rained nonstop it seems for the past 6 weeks, not to mention only being about 65-70 degrees out, we live in Louisville Kentucky. We live in what they call the Ohio Valley--or as we like to jokingly call it the allergy armpit of Kentucky. The pollens and molds here are worse than in any other part of the state ( or country for that matter) We are in a valley so everything tends to hang in the air. The bluegress and goldenrod will kill you in the summer.

I tend to agree that his headaches are prob. inherited from me. There is a 70% chance of children getting migrains if they have a parent who has them. I would get them about once a week until they finally were controlled about 9th grade. I just dont want him to go through all lf the stuff that I did with the EEGs, CAT scans etc. however it looks like we may be heading in that direction. I took him to the Dr. and they said that if he has two more in the next week that are like the one the other night then they want to send him to a neurologist.

Thanks for the feed back!

Shaun

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: snicky1997
Wed, 06-04-2003 - 7:56pm
You mean that the Middle East crisis and global warming are not connected, somehow, to my ds' meds?? Go figure - LOLOLOL!

I wish you the best of luck with regard to getting a handle on the headaches - I get them only occasionally and feel like cutting my head off when they hit; I can't imagine dealing with pain of that intensity on a regular basis. ~ ruth