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ReneeReader
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Several articles on this site refer to people – often women – who don’t respond to stimulants. I don’t respond to stimulant medications either; at least, if it’s working, it’s not doing much for me besides maybe a slight increase in focus. The doctor says I’m at a high dose. It’s not doing anything much for me.

Can you keep taking the Strattera? What does Strattera seem to help with?

You might want to get a true MD/Psychiatrist doctor who specializes in ADHD – at least until you know what works.

Unfortunately, it takes more than medication to resolve the issues related to ADHD. I’m trying to line up an executive function coach so I know how to actually break up tasks and get work done. I want a coach who will let me meet with her on-call at least a few times in the beginning.