Re: strattera for Autistic Children
Well, ever child is different and responds differently to each med, but we gave our son Strattera when the school felt that concerta wasn't helping with his hyperactivity. He was very hyper, but sweet and his behavior was managable. After about a week on this medication, he being violent and aggresive. We were called into the school because he was slamming his head into a wall so many times he was bleeding, he had never done anything like this before. The days following, he was like a crazed person, he was completely unreachable and had stopped eating all together. He constantly hurt himself. His doctor wanted us to keep him on this med for at least 2 weeks to make sure. It was 2 weeks of pure hell. Even though he was only on it for a couple of weeks I felt like it wsn't completely out of his system for at least about 5 months. Like I said, though, every kid is different and just because we had a horrible experience, doesn't mean you will. I'm curious to see if anyone else has had a bad experience with it.