Well, we are trying straterra...(M)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Well, we are trying straterra...(M)
Wed, 08-20-2003 - 10:59am
We went to the dr and he didn't suggest the adderal. He did suggest the straterra and I was happy about that. We are doing 18 mg for 4 days and then 25 mg for 28. We go back in 4 weeks to see how things are and determine what we do with the metadate.

I made a mistake in my first post, saying the first thing we tried was clonodine. It 18 mg of concerta. I don't know what I was thinking, but i am guessing most of you figured that out.

I was wondering of those that are on it and off the stimulant have seen an increase in appetite? I am really hoping for this. My ds will be 10 in dec and is 62 lbs. He is down to the 25% and if he doesn't gain any weight in the next 3 months will be below that when he turns 10. I hate to look at that. He was at the 50% when he was 8 and down to the 37% when he was 9. He has gained no weight virtually since he was 8 and started the meds. He was 62 when he started meds in Sept before he turned 8. He went down to 56 within 3 months. And has slowly came back up to the 62 since about Dec of 2001. I hate to see him not getting anywhere. I know he was 60 when he was 9 so he has gained 2 lbs in the last 9 months. He has gained nothing since June. I was thinking of seeing if he liked ensure to maybe help him along. Anyone else tried this and had it work?



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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 08-20-2003 - 1:35pm
Jen, I think you'll like what you see. My SD is on Strattera. If the 18 and 25 mg's don't work there is a 10mg pill that your Dr can prescribe. My SD is on the 10mg. She's doing ok as long as she remembers to take it. The problem we are having with the Strattera is mainly with BM and her wanting her way with things. Other than that SD is doing great with it.

Good luck and let keep us posted on how things are going.





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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 08-21-2003 - 9:08pm
Let us know how he does on it. My 4 yr old son will probably start taking Straterra soon. I hope it helps your son!