Any experience with strattera? Or similar?
March 9, 2010 2:07 PM Subscribe
I've been more-or-less diagnosed with adult ADHD at 33. My psychiatrist said that, if I weren't "too smart," it would be an easy to say I've got ADHD. My psychiatrist wants to medicate and my therapist won't comment.
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I'm already on 450mg of generic wellbutrin and 50 mg of generic zoloft for depression and that's working quite well. My diet is good and I get plenty of exercise. What my psychiatrist has told me is that there are pretty much three levels of treating ADHD. 1) Take wellbutrin, it's a mild stimulant that helps sometimes. I'm already doing this. 2) Take strattera, a drug that I've never heard of. or 3) Ritalin, Adderal, or similar. I'm extremely averse to Adderall and other stimulants because, dang, that's a drug I want to take! My situation doesn't, by my reckoning, require a drug of that nature and I'm inclined to form a habit for such drugs. My medical professionals, bless them, are providing me with lots of information to make my own decisions about my health care. What a pain!
So I've got a Dr. willing to write me a prescription for any stimulant as hardcore as Adderall or less who suggests strattera as a starting point and an excellent therapist who (properly) isn't willing to dispense advice about medication but who advises against adderall and similarl as too dang swell of a drug for a marginal case like me.
What I'm hoping for are primarily anecdotal experiences with Strattera and anecdotal experiences with stimulants for the treatment of adult ADHD. I will no way, no how, treat any of this as medical advice, merely as possible avenues of research and questions for my physicians.
Thanks for your help.