Is there anyone out there who has a child with Aspergers and who is currently on Stratera? My son is 12 and was diagnosed with Aspergers when he was in the 1st grade. Up until last year, he had an inclusion aide, which helped him to focus, etc. This year, since he is in middle school, he does not have an inclusion aide. He received all As and Bs this quarter, but his teacher complains that he has a hard time paying attention in class, remembering to write down his assignments in his notebook without having to be reminded by someone and forgetting some items at school that he needs for home. He also exhibits some issues with anxiety and perseverates (keeps thinking about it and will not let it go even after someone has tried to reason with him). Because of all of this, his pediatrician has recommended that we consider putting him on Stratera. I searched on the web for info, but I cannot find anything relating to anyone with Aspergers. The only thing that pops up is ADD/ADHD. The doctor does not think that he has ADD or ADHD, but he just needs a little help with focusing and his anxiety issues. Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there anyone out there who has a child with Aspergers on Stratera. I am looking for any info that you can give. What are the side effects? How is it working? Sorry this is so long!!!
Last edited by 4mykids123; 11-07-2007 at 10:29 PM.
Sorry can't help you, but...I think you are right in finding our first, I personally wouldn't rush into giving him something that might ( and we don't know) have long lasting damaging effects.
Good luck and keep posting - someone will surely come along who has some insight.
My Son is ten, dx with Aspergers last summer. Reading your post your son sounds alot like my son in school. He is a good student, but was having a hard time focusing and had alot of anxiety. He has been on Stratera now for almost a year. I find it to be working quite well for him. He say's its easier for him to focus on what needs to be done. Also, for his anxiety he was rx a antidepressant mirtazapine ( brand name remeron ) is also helps with appetite and sleeping. This combo has really, really helped him just be a much happier little boy. I did take him to a Psychiatrist who specializes in aspergers. He also see's a psychologist who is wonderful and knowlegeble in aspergers also. This school year so far was been great! he is so much happier than last year! His teacher say's he is a pleasure to have in class, he likes to go to school now! He joined 5 clubs, and got all A's this quarter. I am so happy for him. Do talk to your doctor's and read as much as you can, there are people & info out there that can help you. I wish you and your son the very best!