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Generally the best foods to avoid are foods that are very dense in calories (fast food, candy, etc.), foods that have the bad kind of carbohydrates that your body absorbs very quickly (candy, bread, etc.), and processed foods. All of these are very bad with their nutritional values and should be avoided during dieting. These should be replaced with healthier options that have a low weight to calorie ratio, slowly absorbing carbohydrates and are unprocessed.
I am on my second day dose of 40 mg. and it appears to be making my FM symptoms worse. I also notice a sore throat after taking it, and a heart rate of about 100 bpm.
My muscles are sore and the top of my head feels tingley. I also seem to be experiencing the sweating that other on this page have spoken about....I'm going to try it for another week or two...but I'll let you know.
Firstly; I don't want to be bombarded by e-mail, so please refrain.
I am an Internal Medicine Doc in rural Northern California. While I have not yet used Strattera in FM/CF, I am seriously considering it.
The neurochemicals it modulates Norepinephrine, and to some extent Dopamine, are important in chronic pain, depression and fatigue. In addition, in many folks, Strattera causes drowsiness which could help restore sleep patterns that are fragmented in all of these conditions.
I am going to try it in a limited number of patients in the next 6 months and will get back to you when I have the (admittedly anecdotal) experience.
This is day four of taking straterra, since the first day I noticed that I had no pain in my usual chronically painful areas for the first time in years! I certainly hope this continues. I am very happy with this med so far.