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Side Effects With Strattera

Side Effects With Strattera

My son was on intuniv for year and we had to increase 3 times so the dr decided to try to try strattera and he has been on it for month and I have seen improvement but his sensory issues seem to be worse at school with the med change I know strattera is a gradual change just wondering if anyone had same issues?

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

might need to build in more semi-structured breaks, to give him some more processing time.. If you are seeing benefits at home .. I know it is tough, but working to find solutions with the school is good move so early in the trial… My boy's teacher a few years ago said a similiary thing when he was on adderall come to find out his "hard times" were because they let him pay for 20+ minutes as a "sensory break" and couldn't get him out of his world which he had focused on, when his therapist and tutored worked with hi at home they saw the improved attention and no additional behaviors...

posted over 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

sometimes adhd medicine does work it increases the ability to focus…I am guessing what they are saying is "sensory issues" is your son dealing with his new ability to focus, he hasn't quite learned yet WHAT to attend to…if you aren't seeing any other side effects I would say wait it out and keep talking to your doctor...

posted over 6 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thanks for the info, were going to wait it out although he's really having rough time at school.

posted over 6 years ago
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