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did anyone of you used more than 100 mg?

I was taking 80 mg strattera for a few months but because of it's side effects (sleepy, dizzy) i had to give up. I wonder if there's anyone here who used more than 100 mg and how is it's effect.
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Re: did anyone of you used more than 100 mg?

I'm pretty sure I took (at least?) 100mg for a while.

Strattera didn't have much effect for me at lower doses.

It worked reasonably well for me in terms of helping with motivation for self-care (getting myself to the gym, showering regularly, etc.), but less well for concentration and focus (completing work). The combination of Strattera + a stimulant worked very well for a while.

However, Strattera (way more so than stimulants) increased my blood pressure. I think it may also have exacerbated some compulsive/tic-like behaviors.

For these reasons, I ended up discontinuing it.
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Re: did anyone of you used more than 100 mg?

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I'm pretty sure I took (at least?) 100mg for a while.

Strattera didn't have much effect for me at lower doses.

It worked reasonably well for me in terms of helping with motivation for self-care (getting myself to the gym, showering regularly, etc.), but less well for concentration and focus (completing work). The combination of Strattera + a stimulant worked very well for a while.

However, Strattera (way more so than stimulants) increased my blood pressure. I think it may also have exacerbated some compulsive/tic-like behaviors.

For these reasons, I ended up discontinuing it.
Thanks. Interesting! We are very different.
It never caused heart problems at me. It didn't help me about motivation but it helped me to 'focus'. Only my eyes was focusing, not my brain. I don't know what's the right expression for this. I was staring at too much.
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