Will a higher dose of strattera help?

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Will a higher dose of strattera help?
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Fri, 08-22-2003 - 9:15pm
My son has been on strattera for almost 6 weeks. I can tell it has done a lot for his anxiety. He is now settling down and concentrating better, but not nearly as well as he does on a stimulant. But the mere fact that he is so much happier makes me want to keep him on the strattera and off the stimulint. For him it is one or the other. We tried strattera with a stimulant last year and had down right scary results. My question is, will a higher dose of strattera help more with the concentration? He is at the recommended dose for his weight.

Thanks!

Sio

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 08-22-2003 - 10:19pm
That is one interesting thing about Strattera, no other psychosomatic drugs have weight/dosage correlations. So it's hard to say, with the stimulants the answer may be yes, for my son on Concerta uping the does made him over focused and up till 3am, not happy with that trust me! Not sure with Strattera, Good Luck!

~Jenell

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 08-25-2003 - 10:21am
SIO-

What does is your DS on now? You might want to stay on that does for another 2 weeks and see if it helps. You DS should see no changes in his system but you will. They should feel no different at all. My SD is currently on 10mg and we will re-evaluate the dosage soon and see if we should switch her to 25mg. SD see's no difference in how she feels. We'll see how she does come the start of school.

Roxie

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Mon, 08-25-2003 - 9:07pm
Will, we've been on the strattera for almost 6 weeks now. I am totally divided on what to do! On the one hand, he is focusing better then he does on nothing, but not nearly as well as he does on a stimulint. but he has zip, zilch, zero impulse control. I mean not a bit! At the same time, he is just so happy and in a good mood. He laughs, plays, and is such a joy to watch. On the stimulint he was quite flat. What should I do?

I'm almost thinking of just keeping him on the strattera and ditching the stimulint. We tried both last year and his body just can't handle it. He becomes a zombie. If he doesn't pass this year, so what. We are talking 1st grade here! Then maybe he will calm down enough to get his ducks in a row by next year. Is that awful? I mean I hate to set him up for failure, and it means a lot more work for me (I asked them to send home all undone work to finish at home, and they are). But I'd like him to stay happy and to be comfortable in his own skin!

Feedback please!!!!

Thank You

Sio