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|Thu, 07-03-2003 - 1:35am|
The only side effect that we have seen was some sleepiness during the first couple of weeks. Rebounding is gone. The effects are gentle and consistent. No sleep issues whatsoever.
I know that everyone is different. Since this is a relatively new drug, I thought I would provide my input in case anyone is considering this for their child(ren). One thing that I think is interesting is that my children have different types of AD/HD and it is working great for both of them. My daughter usually has anger outbursts that are pretty amazing to behold; since going on the Strattera they are much more scarce and when they do happen, she regains control much more quickly and apologizes for her actions.
My daughter has gone off of Prozac, which she was on with the Adderall XR for depression. Strattera also has a mild antidepressant quality because of the family of meds that it's from. She also doesn't need the sleep med anymore because the Strattera doesn't keep her up. So we've gone from three meds for her to one.
My son's Scout leader is a schoolteacher, and when we told him our son was on a new med (needed the info for camp), he asked if it was the new one and said that he has seen a huge positive difference in school with the kids that have switched to it.
I am delighted with the results I'm seeing!