Vyvanse and anger

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He was on the the Daytrona patch but it was burning his back and he was able to take it off. The doctor switched him to Vyvanse and he started taking it four days ago. The last four days have been extremely difficult for us and him. He doesn't understand the moods and he is very upset. He can not focus or sit still. He was doing so well with finally talking and socializing and now he can not even think straight.
He lives with me and has been on Vyvanse for about 3 years. He is beginning to have anger issues and he blames the Vyvanse. Is this possible. He has never liked taking medication for ADHD. I have him set up for counseling. He is off his medication for the summer, but when school starts I put him back on it.
My 13 yr old son recently (20 days ago) started taking vyvanse 30 mg for ADD and Prozac 30mg for anxiety over learning disability in math. We have tried Adderal and Strattera but with little effect. These first weeks of school have been much much better than we could have hoped for. He gets up on his own, wants to get to school early, remembers what his homework assignments are, and is eager to get his homework finished.
He has now just started kindergarten but is very hyper active and suffers from some anger problems. He has been seeing a Dr. for the last 3 months who now says he is ADHD and the want to put him on Vyvanse. I just want to hear what anyone has to say about it and if they have a child with ADHD or similar behaviors please share. I have not started the meds but suppose to start tomorrow. The behavior at school has to stop he is getting behavioral forms sent home everyday.
After that there was no effect. Vyvanse has caused none of the ups and downs that bothered me the most with Adderall and other meds. Obviously the medication will effect a 5-6 differently, but at the right dose we should all respond fairly similarly to the medication. A couple questions if I may.... Can I ask you what Vyvanse side effects you are frightful of? Also, who it was that diagnosed your son as ADHD? A psychiatrist/psychologist or a pediatrician?
I have an eight year old son, Trace, he is currently on ADHD and Anti-Depressant meds (Vyvanse& Lexapro). My problem and concern is this, he has an anger management problem. It is a constant problem at home and at school. I have concerns for his safety and other children's safety. He sees a psychologist and a therapist on a regular basis however; we still have not come to a workable solution.
I have been on the the ADHD forum for over 3 years and have seen very few cases of meds causing the anger. The anger was usually there before the meds started. In, "The ADD/ ADhD Answer book." , by Susan Ashley - she says that, "They negotiate, argue, and throw tantrums to get what they want and have stamina that wears most parents out." Essentially, anger is quite common. Couple of things.
he used to come to me and we talked and he loved me. But now he is full of anger he has no respect for authority, he is not having problems at school but I worry that will come if we don't get control of the issues. He is now on a trial prescription of 10mg Focalin XR but that has turned into a fight cause he doesn't want to take it anymore...although he says it does help him at school, he disobeys me, disrespects me, hits his sister, hates everyone.
My son is six and generally pretty easy going, he does have ADHD and takes vyvanse for it. He is pretty shy at school and tends to be extremely literal. He can be somewhat rigid about when you say certain things are going to happen. Ut the biggest problem I have is that he will have very loud angry outbursts and usually there is a perceived event to cause the outburst but not always. He screeches at the top of his lungs, hits me, kicks me and throws things.
He doesn't lash out at people (he has 2 little sisters ages 5 and 3) but he pulls his hair and bangs his fists on the doors and walls and kicks his legs ~ it's like this anger sets in and just HAS to get out of him somehow . . . . when it is all over and he is calm he cries and says he is sorry and that he doesn't know why he gets like that ....and "why can't i just be normal, Mom?" . . . . . he breaks my heart.
He has been diagnosed with ADHD (sometime about 3/4 of a way through 1st grade) and after trying many different meds he is currently taking Vyvanse 30 mg once a day and has been taking it for a while. He is in 3rd grade and making good grades. He was adopted at 19 months old. His bio mother did drugs while she was pregnant with him and pretty much abandoned him immediately after she had him by leaving him with his 8 year old sister for long periods of time with no food.
Right now taking lithium, vyvanse, buproprion(sp?) clonazepam, tenex (for tics) , his tics seem to be getting worse again and his anger is just out of control. We have tried so many adhd meds (dr.s said vyvanse was the last one they could offer to him) cuz he just can't stop he goes and goes and goes, tried a few different meds for his mood, and some depression meds.
Finally after terrible problems at school, (failing, total disrespect for any authority, and severe anger management tantrums at home) I got him on vyvanse. It immediately helped with his grades, but now after a year and on 50mg, behaviors are starting more frequent again. He also has teachers this semester that have no patience for him. My next psychiastrist appt isn't until next month.
com and The Vyvanse says it can effect it. Also his Depakote may need a tweek. The anger issue may just be a break thru of the manic. Talk with his Pdoc about it. Quote from Drugs.com: "Before using Vyvanse, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have - a personal or family history of mental illness, psychotic disorder, bipolar illness, depression, or suicide attempt" There are other things listed but that one stood out to me.
This all started with the Vyvanse. And of course the eating problems. Its so hard to remember to eat, and then when you do remember your already full with just a bite or two. Im starting to think I have a eating disorder because of how little I eat, or the only time I do really eat it after 10 pm when the meds start to wear off and I start to crave things... also found that ive been sleep eating..
Dextrosmphetamine 10mg, Vyvanse 70mg, and Zoloft 50mg in the AM and then Abilify 5mg at night. He is a very quiet child and I worry with taking all these meds he's anger issues will get worse. The doctor says he has both long term and short term memory loss and anxiety. I don't believe either. He can recall things both old and new just fine.
I also share that I take Vyvanse prescribed by my family dr. Well, the cardiologist actually exhibited anger towards me. My pb spikes in a doctor's office. He angrily snapped at me and said will check with my family dr about the Vyvanse - insinuating it was prescribed maybe? He had known all along and in my chart that I take Vyvanse. I just feel like this doctor was mad at me and angry - instead of helping me. For the life of me I can't understand why except that I forgot my bp data sheet.
i take prozac, abilify, xanax, and vyvanse (for adhd). just keep trying and pray if you believe in god, it helps me and couldn't hurt anyway.
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if medication seems to be the way you want to go for now, that's fine, but the minute you brought up his anger issues, a red flag went up for me. any sort of change in his behavior that involves anger is the vyvanse, and I reccommend you talk to your doctor immediately. As for the touching of the face and the swallowing (that one made me laugh because I did that) it can be related to tics, or a form of muscular turrets, but it could also be an issue with OCD.
However, we are noticing increasingly worse behavior right away in the mornings and at bedtime. We just saw our family physician and we increased his dose of Vyvanse, started on a low dose of Ritalin to get us through the morning bus ride, and we are going to start seeing a psycologist for behavior modification. The doctor drew some lab work while we were in, and the results were normal except his BG.
He is disrespectful at times and has sudden bursts of anger at times. My question is can a child become immune to a medication and how else can I handle his hyperactivity?
you may have to establish a family doc to get a referral but talk to your insurance people. anxiety and adhd can cause irritability and anger outbursts so you need to see a shrink.
During that time I discovered neurotherapy and he started sessions 3 times a week. He improved markedly in his, concentration and focus in class and behaviour and meds were stopped. Since then his hyperactivity anger tantrums and impulsiveness has returned after 4 months but his schoolwork seems the same and is doing well at school, he is now 7yrs old. I have planned another assessment in the hope that ADHD has improved. Has anyone been through anything similar with neurotherapy I ask?
About 4 years ago I went on Vyvanse (to treat the ADD, this was before I was dianosed with OCD), and it was an entirely different world. It made me alert and focused, but most of all, it worked way better than Lexapro or Xanax ever did for depression. The Lexapro/Vyvanse combo put me in an extremely happy, positive mood, to the point where I would occasionally find myself being a chatterbox when talking to people. However, I wasn't "amped up" or jittery.
Give him a healthy outlet for his energy and anger. That is productive; sitting him down and yelling at him is counterproductive. Try to define his interests and build from there. And as for taking away his birthday? I would get rid of any "expert" who suggested such a cruelty. This is a child. Apparently a damaged child. You took him on to rear, and for that you get plaudits. But you have to bring wisdom and compassion to your task.
my parents and i fight all the time about everything just like you and your family. What i do is i go into my room and i just listen to music and just take some deep breaths. You should just try to calm down. You know you are only thirteen and its a really hard time, your growing and you probly have a alot of pressure from friends and family and school, so you are probly going to feel like this for a while.
Later that night she had like anger problems and went to bed and slept for another 13 hours. Waking up that morning she felt so fatigue and depressed still and couldnt take it anymore. So depressed to the point of commiting suicide. so she took her ADD pill and she feels a little jittery and heart is still racing. She says she feels okay now and happier. But she has an appt. with her physciatrist today and I am afraid of her getting a higher dose. What do I do?!
He went off the Zoloft 1 year after being on it and the tics stopped completely, but still had trouble with the outbursts and anger. My son was exactly like your son and I did not know what to do and was becoming extremely frusterated since I also have ADD. The Vyvanse ( he has been on this for 1 1/2 years) is way more consistent than any of the other drugs we have experienced. He behavior has changed and he is doing much much better in school.
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