Ever since I stopped this medication I have acquired extreme crippling anxiety and depression to the point where I have up to 5 panic attacks a day. It has completely disabled me and I have had to drop out of school. I hope my life isn't completely ruined. I had amazing test scores, was very popular in school, and an overall happy person before this stuff ruined my life. Now I cannot even leave the house and I am completely crippled. There is a constant feeling of adrenaline filling my body and I am unable to sleep no matter what. If I fall asleep it's for a very short time and I get sleep paralysis. Why would people let this happen to me
I was taken this medicine for about 7.5 in a half years. My mom stop giving me the medicine I believe 2012 or 2013. Since then I've had short term loss of memory and Derealization. Im wondering since this stupid medicine changes gene dna. Would this effect my future children
I think your video is based on this research https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3857115/. However, this article is likely more focus on the "benefits" of this effect to treat adhd, but not 'permanent brain damage'. It is also hard to say the cause of side effects of this medicine is related to NMDA receptor rather than the volume change of Norepinephrine or other neurotransmitters in brain. And, in the use of human being, it is also very rare to find continuous long-term effects after interrupting the use of Strattera.
I wonder if taking a magnesium glutamate supplement will help the brain recover from Strattera. As this video says the key is the NMDA receptor damage. In another video on youtube the guy says that magnesium helps protect those receptors. Here is the link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkK37RGlq0c&t=18s What do you think, Sons of Apollo?
I think this guy is a little bit alarmist, not only in this video, but also others. Actually, the Strattera's potential effect to NMDA receptor may also be referred as a benefit to treat symptoms of ADHD. For his conclusion, I need more original information about that research, not just a ’Paraphrasing‘.
Thank you for your video on Strattera. I took it 5 years ago and I got insomnia so bad I had to stop a month later. I am still having sleep issues and your video scared me about the permanent effects this drug can have after only a short trial. Do you know of any ways to return my brain to pre-Strattera? I do find the insomnia hard to kick, thinking it was mainly psychological. If it is more genetic at this point, I would like to know what if anything can be done. Thanks!
Tried Vyvanse, worked great for a week until the agitation and aggression became too intense, making me snap at everybody and eager to fight. Now my doc has prescribed me this. I haven't taken any yet as I didn't have enough money to fill the script and wanted to do some research first. SO GLAD I came to this video first. I'm gonna tell my doc I just want good ol' amphetamine salts (adderall) and to miss me with this bullshit. THANK YOU.
And I have searched through papers on PubMed(keyword: atomoxetine), from latest studies. They overall claims this drug is net positive in mechanisms and in terms. I think you should upload follow-ups to reorganize your claims. This is not clinical based, mice.
I find your statements are well-organized and helpful for me who is taking 40mg Strattera often. Sir, however I think your remarks are quite radical or new in that they reverse general findings about Strattera still found. I ask you to substantiate a lot on this topic and it could be better.
Can you provide more information about how Strattera works, the risks and what to watch out for? I'm fine on Straterra for 6 weeks but scared it could hurt me in de long run. It's difficult to interpreted papers.
Thank you for this video, I was considering trying this medication for adhd because vyvanse is too stimulating. Would you say that this drug is not safe enough to try compared to something like intuniv?
I took strattera for one week for some focus/ concentration issues. I was moderately depressed before. taking it, but had been using 5 htp to cope. Started taking it noticed aggression, increase anxiety and testicular swelling. stopped med after only one week. over the weekend I grew into an increased flight or fight panic. I could not sleep for 4 days straight, went to er 3 times. I had massive body tremors and shakes at er. Given adivan to help with anxiety and panic attacks until I see psychiatrist. still having mild tremors but getting better. And I'm frequently crying. Its hard for me to find more info on strattera, it seems I experienced all the severe side effects except for a seizure. With only being on this 7/8 days. How long do you think with drawl could bw? I've been off of it 9 days now. I appreciate any advice you can give me.
I can relate to your story SuperJakey92. I guess I am getting slowly better after the Stattera I took 5 years ago. Had panic attacks at night due to my insomnia which happened after taking it for one month. I did have the crying spells, too and was quite inconsolable. I do not know how it affected my brain, but I still do not sleep as soundly as before. It think it was like an earthquake and I am still recovering 5 years later, like Fukushima Japan!
I asked because I was being put on it. My concerns were justified. An hour after my first pill and I was dry heaving. It lasted two hours. I called the doc and told her I was flushing it down the toilet. She put me on another one which made me have a bad temper. I quit it after one week. Now I'm on Ritalin and the change is quite remarkable. I seem to tolerate it quite well. We'll see how it goes.
I have ADD and Im getting 100 mg atomoxetine a day, but let me see If I get this video right, what you are basically saying is that it will work in my prefrontal cortex as a noradrenaline reuptake inhubator? Just as It should..... But it will make my nmda receptors not functioning? And the side effects will be what? I have been on this med. For a year now and Im having no sideeffects from it, and it really helps me a lot, isn't that the whole idea? Excuse me If I havn't understood it correctly, but im from Denmark.
Sounds like you've got it right to me. I was just put on it and have been reading about the side effects. Some people appear to do just fine on it and for others it is intolerable. I'm hoping it works as well for me. I'm about to find out. ;)
Sons of Apollo oh shit... so how long will I regain my former self back? 5 months? a year?? I take wellbutrin, straterra and buspar because I thought they were safer than Adderall and Vyvanse. is Vyvanse and Adderall safer?
I have a question! Well I have ADD since I can remember but started taking treatment last year.. Last year I took Methlph.... (I think you know that med) I went up to 25 but I noticed I had anger issues the more I increased and I also had less of an apitite and lost 10. (I was 15) so I stopped taking it and got strattera (and right now I'm 16) and I am at a 50 but what's the difference in these meds? In meth I felt I was more focused but had lots of energy but was mad and strattera I'm calm sad less apitite in the morning but I get REALLY hungry at night and I am more sleepy! I feel like my ADD got worse after meds cuz I've noticed If I don't take them for two weeks I feel like I have a harder time concentrating.. Also what are the bad side effects of these meds to me when u grow up?? Is it bad if I stoped taking them for two -3 months ? And is this the cause why I'm anemic?
+Magi Cruz Methylphenidate is guessing, also known as Ritalin or Concerta. Those effects are very common most people will experience them to some degree, how strongly varies by individual. The difference is in how they work. Methylphenidate increases focus by acting on the central nervous system by increasing the neurotransmitters that activate it. Strattera works in a two ways. In increases attention by using the peripheral nervous system, which is everything outside the brain more or less, by increasing the neurotransmitters that activate that. (If you learned about the fight or flight response in biology its sort of like that) and by making genetic changes which I explained in the video.I made a video about Strattera vs Vyvanse (which is very similar to Adderall). While its not quite the same as methylphenidate, they try to do the same thing in but in different ways and may help you to understand the differences in effects. Methylphenidate vs Strattera would be very similar.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmSZJ1YTaGMYes attention problems do seem to get worse long term with medication while people are not on it. How this happens is different by drug. I did one for methylphenidate, which should give you a basic idea of how it works.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwNMMR2Ji6cWhat the effects are on developing brains are very different from a fully developed on. They certainly have an impact and there are many studies on the subject. Maybe I'll make a video on it sometime, because it would be quite a long discussion and I don't have all the data in front of me.Bad is a relative term. None of these drugs are good or bad they are tools. You just need to determine weather you need them or not. Think of amputating someone's arm. Is it bad or good? If they have gangrene and the arm can't be saved its a good thing, because otherwise its going to kill them. If they don't have a problem like that, ..well its probably best not to do that.Neither of those should make people anemic, did you mean something else? Sorry this was so long, I just haven't made any videos on those subjects (which are very important considerations). If you don't understand something let me know and I can try to explain it in a more simple way.
Depends on what is causing the person's issue. If over reactivity of a certain receptor is the cause, then making those receptors less effective will be helpful. If something else were the cause, say depression or a viral infection, then its likely to do more harm than good.
Thank you for explaining this study, I'm curious what prompted your interest in this study? When I first watched the video I thought when I looked at the study it would be very recent, but I was surprised it was from 2013. How did this come to your attention... can you point us to more info on this?
+tandlast I'm just a prolific reader; I saw the study and remember what many people had said about the effects seeming to last beyond the treatment period and decided to read it. I don't know of any other similar studies, there may be, but it would not at all surprise me if that study is unique.
I fight now with appetite. My dosage was reduced 2 weeks ago (60->40) and I feel like I am gonna eat each every cow I meet (@60mg i ate quite low). Do you think it's gonna stop after period of time? I used side effects loss weight and appetite as wished effect.
+Vít Vanžura Its hard to say, everyone's genes are different. Some of the effects of Strattera are due to the more immediate blocking of the NET and the rest to the genetic changes. Only time will tell.
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