Vyvanse duration

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//www.corepsych.com/2009/06/adhd-vyvanse-and-duration-doe-simplified/ Hope these help. I am also the CL on the ADHD forum if you have any other questions.
I've been on Vyvanse for about two weeks now and only recently have discovered my dosage (70mg). I have been experiencing a few side effects (dry mouth, loss of appetite, excessive sweating, loss of libido) and I was curious if these will even themselves out and become less prominent as my body adjusts to the drug? Or am I going to just have to deal with the side effects?
I have a question about Vyvanse. Currently, I am on 70mg. The problem is it wears off after 4-5 hours and I experience the worst crash and depression! I have experimented and taken 2 Vyvanse 70mg in one day.. one at 7am & the other at 1pm. That dosage lasted me until 9pm that night. I have read tons of articles about this wearing off on ADHD websites & forums.I also read where doctors are prescribing up to 210mg of Vyvanse. The most common high dose is 140mg.
Whether I am imagining it our not, almost every medicine I have taken for anything in my life has bothered me in someway. But not the Vyvanse... The onset is very smooth and comfortable. The duration is very level, no ups and downs. After a week of mild insomnia and loss of some appitite, my normal sleeping pattern has returned and I eat like I would if I wasn't taking any medicine.
Hey I am worried about my sister! She is on Vyvanse right now at thiry mgs but does NOT take it daily. Her husband takes twenty mgs of Adderall daily, and sometimes she will take an adderall instead of a vyvanse. Is this safe?? I don't think she is taking them at the same time but, is it safe for her to take an adderall on occasion? She claims the adderall gives her more energy than the vyvanse so she takes it when she has a night that she is working late and so on.
I have been recently diagnosed with add and my dr proscribed me Vyvanse 30mgs twice daily. My dr also told me that if i didn't wake up in time for the first dose to just skip it and only take my second dose.
In September of last year I was admitted for my depression, I was diagnosed with major depression disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and ADD, I was put on Vyvanse 30 mg, Zoloft 50mg later upped to 100, Abilify 5mg, I was doing good when I got out, vyvanse has helped my concentration steady, I stopped Zoloft and Abilify months ago because they were no help but my vyvanse has been causing troubles, I feel more depressed, and depression runs on both sides of the family, I rarely sleep, I sometimes g
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Reduced me back to 40mg Vyvanse in the am and because I said the 100% d-amp (realizing that is in effect what Vyvanse is after it cleaves) was making me too jittery switched me to a new drug - Evekeo. Which is 50% d-amp and 50% l-amp... From what I can research (bad habit on my part) the l-amp is what causes all the side effects people don't like in Adderall? The 50/50 split of D/L amps is, from what I can tell, the exact formulation of Benzedrine - which was removed from the market?
But, there is a lot of bad press as they don't seem to understand the difference between the brain differences (and thus the need) for them. Your Adderall dose is not that high. But taking two xr is weird. The duration of xr should be about 8 hours. If it is much less then that, then its a good sign that you are underdosed. If if is lasting that long, then a normal adderall with a duration of 4 to 6 hours should be fine. Kind of doubt that you need 16 hours of coverage.
I currently take Prozac, Lithium (ER), and Vyvanse each 1x a day. I also get an injection of Depo-Provera once every 3 months. I also have an Rx for Xanex, which is to be taken as needed, but I have not taken it in months. I also often self-medicate with caffine pills - I took two 200mg caffine pills yesterday around 5pm. I also took some Aleve at that time, as I have been having eye pain and headaches for the last two weeks and I was hoping to aleviate that pain.
Wow, Jenny, you need to give your doctor a call and tell him what is going on and double check the dosing instructions. Vyvanse typically has a duration of 8 to 12 hours! And usually you take one pill a day. It may be that you are over dosing yourself (tiredness is a symptom of that). Call your doctor immediately.
That time frame can be from 3 to as long as 12 or more hours for a med like Vyvanse. So when you say the medicine is not working, I don't know if you mean at all or just that it is not working as long. If he is in school, have they reported any difference in him? If its just that the meds are not acting long enough, that can be a fairly easy fix by his doctor. In terms of being disrespectful, that kinda of comes with the age and exposure to other kids (if he is at school).
I am currently taking Vyvanse 70mg in the morning, 10mg of Adderall (short acting) in the evening, and trying to implement a daily nap schedule. Over the last year the cataplexy I experience has increased and my muscle tone has decreased. I lost my job in September of 2011, because I was having such difficulty getting up to go to work and staying awake at work. I have tried taking Wellbutrin XL for the cataplexy but I don't think it has really done much.
In terms of another med. You didn't say if you were on regular Adderall or Adderall XR. But Vyvanse has the longest time of duration. It would be worth trying. Hope this helps.
I'm 31 and almost 12 weeks pregnant. I stopped taking my ADHD medication (Vyvanse) 2 months before becoming pregnant and I was able to control it until I got pregnant. I am also a low risk pregnancy. This is also my 3rd pregnancy. I'm not taking any other medications. Question: Are there any ADHD medications that are safe during pregnancy? I feel like I can't accomplish anything at work because pregnancy makes me even more scatterbrained.
The main problem I have had with it is that tolerance DOES develop, so it works great for the first couple months, then the sleepiness returns, at least partially. I find Vyvanse to be much more useful; it is a schedule II, not a schedule IV like Provigil or schedule III like phentermine (which also has significant tolerance).

One type are the methylphenidates such as Ritalin.  These are shorter acting duration - up to 4 hours and many times are used on an as needed basis by adults.  There are also the longer acting versions such as Ritalin LA or Concerta which can last 8 to 10 hours.  Many times these are used by people with ADD because they don’t need the stronger stim meds that people with ADHD might require.
No, I was not on any acid reducers then. In fact, I was on adderall xr for 4 months and then vyvanse for over a year. A couple months before I quit vyvanse was when I randomly started having this reaction. Strange, but something chemically must be going on with me. My tolerance for both caffeine and alcohol has also decreased pretty dramatically since I quit vyvanse. I think it's really weird that I react to strattera like this since 10mg is typically the dose given to little kids.
epilepsy recurred 3 to four times during the course in b/w 6 months duration and each episode lasted only for 2minutes with a slight eye and facial deviations to right. Now it is identified that he has developed ADHD with an eeg report showing epilogenetic dysfunction bilateraly. doctor has prescribed for 10mg attentrol with a sustain relief drug for seizure. he is found inattentive(prob in reading, writing and math) with slight hyperactivity at times. he is now 5yrs plus and into 1st std.
- Vyvanse (ADHD medication for concentration and forgetfulness, started about 6 months ago) - Cryselle Birth control (been on some form of BC for about 9 years) - Sertraline (for anxiety) - Zyrtec (for allergies, recommended by gastroenterologist) - B12 for energy in the morning After many many many tests, here are the pertinent details: 1. I have a 2 mm pituitary adenoma (shown on a head MRI) 2. Nothing shown on adrenal gland/abdominal CT. 3.
Now she is taking 40mg of Vyvanse. It seems to work as well as Adderall and has no GI side effects however, she now does this hand movement thing....its not a tick, and seems to be both voluntary and involuntary. Like sometimes she is aware of it but is drivin to do it subconsiously. She places her hands(both of them), palm facing outwards, to her mouth and wiggles all ten of her fingers rapidly into the air.
- Diagnosed with adult adhd 3 years ago and on vyvanse since then. Currently I'm on a 80 dosage. - Went through an extremely stressful period because of work prior to this year and was also having marriage problems. Unsurprisingly got severely depressed and have seen both doctors and counsellors. I started out with an SSRI antidepressant which I took for three months then switched to Wellbutrin due to the undesirable side effects. The withdrawal period and adjusment period were hell.
Glad to hear that things are looking up! Sleep life - Vyvanse has a real long duration (one of its advantageous), but it may be why she is having trouble going to sleep. Make sure she is taking it as early in the day as possible. Did she start having problems after the doctor upped the dose?
The longer I walk, the more often they occur and they are stronger and las longer in duration. I have terrible exceessive daytime sleepiness that 150mg of Vyvanse cannot help. I am currently on two medications for depression, cymbalta and wellbutrin. I also have central and obstructive sleep apnea and chronic neck pain. I spoke to my psychiatrist about possible drug side effects and she stated that it was not the anti-depressants. She also has no idea what could be the cause.
I suppose I was also wondering if my psych MEDS will help with the PAWS. Also during PAWS, would Vyvanse or adderal help? I'm feeling confident that I'll survive this. I've been simply avoiding withdrawals for years though, so it is a bit scary for me.
Only thing I don't like about it is it metabolizes about 8 different times and has a 36 hour base duration, so its never the same. One evening you find yourself still sitting up at midnight all engrossed in some movie, full of energy and focus. Next night your passed out on the floor at 6 pm.
CPT through NSCA) by hobby. ADHD on Vyvanse 50 mg. 11/20 - Met a guy. 11/21 - (Day 1) Possible exposure. 20 minutes of insertive and receptive unprotected oral sex without ejaculation - I don't recall any pre-***. I stopped after discovering I had a canker sore on my lower gum line that I hadn't noticed prior - especially when I was brushing my teeth getting ready to meet him.
If it was prescribed after the stim meds, that would be a sign that the stim dose was too high. All stim meds have a duration. If the med does not last as long as it should, then the child is typically underdosed. And the opposite if it lasts too long. Concerta should last 8 to 9 hours. If it lasting over 8 or so hours and preventing her from sleeping, that would be a definite sign of an overdose. Its pretty easy to find out what is happening.
Keep in mind that adderall IR has a duration of 4 to 8 hours, so it won't last the day like the XR version will. Actually beginning to wonder if you should try the 5 or 7 mg first, before you go up. Also Adderall hits you pretty fast. Vyvannse is a smoother, much longer lasting med - you might want to keep in that in mind. Thinking about it, Ritalin is usually prescribed for ADD. Its not quite as strong as adderall and has several extended and generic versions.