Lets talk about *^$ and strattera

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Lets talk about *^$ and strattera
Thu, 09-04-2003 - 11:51am
A while back I was on prozac which is very closely related to srattera. It so very much improved my life. Except....I lost my drive, if you catch my drift. I have my son on strattera, and I love what it has done for him. OK, he is only 6, but I am worried that there my be some future issues. I mean, in 20 years or so I'd like grandchildren. Also, I want him to have a happy life, and that drive is part of a happy life!

Am I worrying about nothing? Do any of you worry about this? I know it is a crap shoot, with the ritilin, I could have worried about him being short.


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Registered: 07-03-2003
Thu, 09-04-2003 - 4:39pm
Whoa, Nelly! OK, I am guilty of the same thing - skipping forward 20 years and worrying about my DS age 7 - projecting his behavior then on how he is now...it will just make us crazy!

I'll give you the same advice people give me - take a deep breath and take one day at a time. If this medicine helps him, then go for it. And, as far as Ritalin making kids short, I think they've pretty much dispelled that myth.

Do what is best for your child and try not to borrow trouble. :-)