Another ADHD meds question
July 28, 2011 10:58 AM Subscribe
I was prescribed Strattera for my adult ADHD, but after reading up on this drug I'm not so sure I want to take it. I'm looking for any Strattera experiences you may have, as well as general advice on the whole tweaking psych meds thing.
posted by indognito to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've finally decided to try medicating my ADHD for the first time (I'm 35). I also have major anxiety problems. The psychiatrist I saw prescribed Strattera to start with, because it tends to help with the anxiety part rather than exacerbating it (as opposed to stimulant meds, I suppose).
Naturally, as soon as I got home I began "researching" this drug online, and wasn't crazy about what I saw. It seems that some people have mildly positive outcomes on it, but it can also have weird side effects, including a small chance of liver damage. Even if it did work perfectly for me, I'm not sure I want to take the risk of permanent damage to my internal organs, however minute it is.
Have you had experiences with Strattera, either positive or negative? Is it worth it to muscle through a month of taking a drug that I probably don't want to stick with anyway? I'll probably call up my psychiatrist and voice my concerns, but would like to hear others' experiences with this type of thing.