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Old 01-19-2017, 06:46 AM   #1
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Strattera and Medication questions

Hello,

I have been on strattera since at least 2009, taking it at night before bed the entire time. I was previously on concerta for 3 or 4 years prior to that but experienced some negative side effects with weight loss, lack of appetite, etc.. that just wasn't working for me. My question is with the strattera. Now as an adult it is getting tiring taking a pill every day and I have entertained the thought of going off of it but am afraid of the consequences primarily around work if I lose more focus than normal. The reason I am considering this is because I still struggle to stay on task, avoid distraction, and still am very impulsive. Maybe these are all behavioral training related items and not due to the medication but I certainly don't want them to become worse. Is it common or done where people decide they no longer need the meds?

Last bit about strattera is that supposedly has no dependency side effects but if I don't take it at night when I wake up in the morning I am a mess. I am almost unable to wake up and when I do am extremely groggy and feel like I am in a constant haze. Clarity will improve after a few hours of being awake but I will be a mess until I take the strattera with seemingly amplified hyperactivity once I "wake up" from my daze. Has anyone heard of these effects before? also reason why I am concerned that maybe I need to stay on the medication.

 
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