Parents of ADHD Children
Should we continue with Strattera?
Hi everyone. I am new to this group. Not sure why I waited so long. My 10 year old has been diagnosed by seven different professionals as having ADHD. I see less of ADHD symptoms than I see impulsiveness, quick to anger, extremely emotive (cries at the drop of a hat especially when frustrated or being disciplined.) Our house has been a war zone basically (we have used all kinds of behavioral methods, none have really worked). He has taken focalin, adderal, intunive and none of them worked—-ticks, being sedated etc.
My question is that he has been on 10 mg of Strattera for a week, 20 mg for a week and now 30 mg for five days and he seems very much more aggressive, angry, talking very loudly, impatient, and impulsive. My psychiatrist who I really trust and who took my son off the other medications at the first sign of trouble, said that sometimes with Strattera there is a worsening of symptoms before they get better, usually in the first 10 days on a therapeutic dose. And that he advises us waiting it out for another week or two. Has anyone hear this too? That they symptoms can get worse before they get better? Has anyone stuck through the worsening of symptoms and seen them subside? Or am I just kidding myself. If you have a moment, I would be really, really grateful for your input
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