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Well first I would determine if these diagnosis are harming your life in any way and if so how, because if they aren't a nuisance that I would not recommend any medication. However, the chronic fatigue is a problem which can lead to other issues such as anxiety and depression.
So what you need to do is determine what the problem is and go from there- if the medications and symptoms affected you 8 years ago they may not be relevant now. Best of luck- Muse
May I begin with I am not a doctor by a clinician and college professor, just so you are not confused by my roll.
First I do not fully understand why your doctor "refuses" any other medication other than Strattera, that seems very unconventional. Most psychiatrists are more willing to work with their patient, but your doctor may have a reason for his choice, however, you do too. There is no reason you can not get a second opinion fro another doctor, it can't hurt right?
Also I have never heard of children loosing their teeth or Vietnam references regarding Ritilan so I would look into this theories further. What I do know is Ritalin is dangerous for children but you sir are no child and should not be compared to one esp one from a 3rd world country.
Finally, there are other options such as Concertta. Don't take any medication you do not have all possible information on and that you are not comfortable taking. Once you do find the right medication for you give it a trial before deciding if it is right for you and always contact your doctor immediately if any side effects or discomfort occur. This is your life and you deserve to be comfortable with what you chose to put in your body. Good luck. -Muse
Excellent, I hope your MD can help to find you a doctor or clinic that has less personal reservation and is better equip to handle your needs.
A nurse practitioner is an excellent source for medication management and are much more affordable. (or possibly a different doctor at the clinic).
I hope this helped - Muse