Originally Posted by Jodi
What are some of the side affects that you had? Does the medication make you feel calmer and mare tolerant? I dont know if I'm convienced that my husband has add. He seems to have all the symptoms that I've read except he is very organized, almost to the point of being a clean freak.
Jodi, I'm both OCD (Obsessive Compulsive), which it sounds like your husband may also be, and I was also recently diagnosed with ADD (which answered so many questions about behavior I was unable to change despite valiant efforts). Lower doses of medication were better for me than higher doses, because increasing the Strattera for more focus was channeled into my long-ingrained (I'm a post-menapausal woman) obsessional habits. Also, increasing the Zoloft for my OCD (and Depression and Anxiety) was instead utilized by my mature, stuck-in-its-ways brain as a signal to flit from project to project. For example, while on the higher doses, I was ready to go to the post office at 2:30, but got so distracted with "necessary" things to do, that at 5pm when the PO closed, I was still at home, inspite of trying for the previous 2 hours to get myself to just go. So I'm back to lower doses now, and may be switched to Aderall (I think?) instead of Strattera.
As far as general side effects, the sexual effects did not pertain to my life style, but I am almost constantly "jiggling" my foot when I am seated (something I only did occasionally before), and my hands were shaking so badly, that I could barely type at work. So I'm taking Mirapex for those effects--but with minimal positive results. Also, I've had a noticeable decrease in appetite.