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After years of being treated unsuccessfully for depression, my family doctor diagnosed me with ADD. I have only been on this medication for 1 month, but I want to know - is this what life is like for other people? Can life truly be this effortless? Gone are the constant extraneous thoughts. I can listen to people all the way through a whole sentence, and feel much more connected to the world....

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I am a 45 year old female, recently diagnosed with ADHD, which I knew I had my whole life. I have often felt paralyzed and overwhelmed with so many things to do and can't stay on one task. I am opening a photography studio soon and am fearing failure due to my lack of organization. Strattera is the third med I have tried. Although it has calmed we way down, I feel I am too tired and not ambito...

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ADHDMike | 25-34 | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
2/24/2020
Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Overall rating 5.0
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The first few weeks I had the same side effects as most people seem to on this. Especially getting dizzy very easily. Certain things would make me super sleepy like watching videos while taking this. It was hard to pee and I would get hot flashes. I also had some sexual side effects like ejaculation before orgasm and painful orgasm. BUT!! each week the side eeffects decreased a little bit and the helpful effects have increased. I also realized that having caffeine while taking this made the side effects much much worse so I stopped having caffeine and now the side effects are just that I get dizzy if I go up spiral stairs and oddly enough orgasms are more intense which is actually a good thing. Being used to stimulants I didn't think it was working at first since I didn't "feel" anything really other than maybe some slight difference in cognition. Then I realized I wasn't mentally exhausted all the time and I could keep up with cleaning and work. It made it easier to just do the work and not keep forgetting what I was doing or getting distracted. It's also helping my ability to socialize tremendously since my thoughts don't jump around as much maybe. It's effects are subtle and hard to tell exactly what or how it's improving my ADHD but it has changed my life! I'm primarily ADHD inattentive type.

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Anonymous | 25-34 | Female | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
1/28/2020
Condition: Other
Overall rating 3.3
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CAUSED SEVERE, CHRONIC CONSTIPATION I was diagnosed with primarily inattentive adult ADD almost two years ago and was prescribed Strattera. I started at 25mg twice a day and increased to 40mg twice a day after 3 months. PROS:I was pleased that it is a non-stimulant medication for ADD and for the almost two years I have taken it, it has worked extremely well in treating my ADD. I liked the fact that it didn't have a "crash" though the half-life is very short and I could tell it would start wearing off after about 4 hours simply because it's effectiveness diminished. CONS: While Strattera handled my ADD symptoms effectively, I have recently discovered it has been the cause of the GI issues I have struggled with for well over a year now. Moderate constipation I began noticing about 4 months after beginning Stattera (1 month after dosage increase). The chronic constipation caused a an intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO) which caused extreme bloating and distention on a daily basis. The SIBO symptoms were my primary concern when I started seeing a GI specialist and since they were not directly caused by the medication, a trial off of the medication did not seem to make a difference. Fast-forward a year and after dozens of tests the SIBO was diagnosed and resolved but the constipation had progressed to 14+ days between bowel movements without extreme measures being taken to prompt it. Went off the medication again and GI system returned to normal within a couple days. Stayed off the medication for several more weeks and things remained consistently normal. Began taking the medication again at the 25mg 2x/day for a week but constipation resumed. Reduced to 1x/day but GI not totally normal nor were ADD symptoms satisfied. My Dr is now having me try Concerta to see if it will effectively handle my ADD symptoms without causing GI issues or other side-effects.

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Anonymous | 25-34 | Male | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years |
1/26/2020
Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Overall rating 2.7
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It helped along with stimulants; unto itself, ineffective largely. Ejaculation was abormally painful.

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PeterBert | 45-54 | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
9/10/2019
Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Overall rating 3.0
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Although I know it is mush to early to really give this a review. I want Express myself on my experience, I was is using concerta for about 6 months and it has gotten terrible for me. Constantly nervous inside, anxiety or depressive, nervous tics, jittery to the point that had trouble talking. I'm actually just started strattera 40mg only my 4th day, still in the crossover process with still taking concerta for 10 days and diminishing gradually dose to a stop. So far already feel much less nervous and anxiety, more focused. No side effects so far other than a bit hot and sweaty the first day about 1h30min after taking pill, but didn't last long. Just hope this keeps up because some side effects dont soind to fun by reading comments. Always possibility to reintroduce a stimulant in small dose to complete if needed I was told, but trying it alone at first. Stimulants like concerta dont seem to work with comorbid anxiety symptoms, they are amplified like crazy for me...

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Tom | 45-54 | Male | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
4/3/2019
Condition: Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Overall rating 2.0
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The results were noticeable but the side affects were too much to live with. Being unable to urinate and losing all of my sex drive was just too much.

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