Vyvanse time release

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Hi, we tried my step-son on Vyvanse 30 mg for about a month -- he didn't do so good on it. Since it is supposed to last all day it is more of a time release and in between the "time releases" he was really quite moody. It was like a roller coaster day after day. We had to go back to Adderall 20 mg in the morning and 5mg in the afternoon. Although our doctor said each person reacts different to each medication. Hope it works out better for your son!
which I need b/c I am a full-time Mommy to a child who stays up until 11pm! Vyvanse is awesome, best ADHD drug I've tried so far.
That fact its working for you in the morning means that the time release part is fading. Granted it should be good for about 8 hours, but we all are different. Talk to your shrink. I would imagine he will just up the dose - as you can go up to 70 mgs. You also might want to experiment with taking it later in the day. Best wishes.
Vyvanse is an extended release form of dextroamphetamine, also known as dexedrine. (I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty confident that my info is correct.) Dextroamphetamine is an amphetamine, which is what most people mean when they call something "speed." There are several well-known, widely used amphetamines (by "used" I mean both used legally, as prescribed by physicians, and used illegally, also known as abused).
old ffemale who was put on Vyanse to help with my focus and concentration.I have been on Vyvanse for 1 1/2 months. The original dose wa 30mg. but I didn't see a difference so I was upped to 70mg. 2 weeks ago. The past week I have felt very unmotivated to do anything. I don't even want to talk to my friends, I just feel like being alone all the time. This is partially what I went on the drug to get rid of but it's making it worse.
Now around the same time I was prescribed Vyvanse. Now I didn't start it right away because of a mix-up with my insurance. Instead I started taking Adderall which was also prescribed by my Psychiatrist. This was to hold me over tell I could start treatment on Vyvanse. I've taken Adderall before with limited success. It worked for about 2 days like it did when I tried it around 19, I'm 30 now. Now, a few weeks ago I started taking Vyvanse and completely discontinued my Adderall.
There are various types of stimulants (time release, etc), but all work on the same principal. Vyvanse works slightly differently (but is still a stimulant) to provent abuse.
It may be habit-forming if used for a long period of time. Use Vyvanse only as prescribed. Do not share it with others. Abuse of Vyvanse may cause serious heart problems, blood vessel problems, or sudden death.
Since it was so expensive, I finally asked my PCP if I could try a shorter acting generic, both for the cost, and because I had to go on high dose prevacid, 30mgs 2x daily. I had read that the time release generics would not work while taking prevacid. I know that vyvanse is not affected by taking prevacid.
Exercise seems to be a big help. Check out these articles. http://articles.philly.com/2011-05-05/sports/29513112_1_ritalin-medicating-high-school-level http://well.blogs.nytimes.
They are still evaluating him for PDD and also they will be evaluating him for sensory issues. He was originally on Vyvanse, which worked for a time and then it gradually stopped working. Any information on the medication above - I would appreciate it.
com/2007/02/power-breakfast-recipe-1-eat-protein/ The second link is by the same doctor. Its about finding the safe top of the window for vyvanse, but covers other meds and I think fits your case. It is - http://www.corepsych.com/2009/06/vyvanse-dosage-for-adhd-finding-the-safe-top-of-the-window/ And actually, check out his other links that might seem helpful. Also, look at his stuff on the "sides of the window".
not sure you saw my reply to your post the other day regarding wellbutrin. it was not prohibited for me on the vx trial. i had been taking it before tx & increased from 150 to 300 mg per day (the sustained release) about 2 monthdinto tx. it seems to help with the fatigue. your doc may have something else like provigil in mind.
My son is 10 yrs old & has been diagnosed with ADHD since he was 6. He has been on Focalin, Adderall, Ritalin, Metadate & currently is taking Vyvanse. He takes 70 mg in am with 10 mg of Prozac & @ 3pm he takes 20 mg of Ritalin mainly so he can focus & concentrate on his homework because the Vyvanse wears off about that time. Then, about an hour before bedtime he takes 0.1 of Clonopine to help him sleep. If he doesn't take it then he is up all night.
It might be time to try another medication. Children can react differently to different formulations, as well as different medications. Concerta is supposed to last all day, and if its not, and she is already displaying side effects--- then I could see where you would not want to up the dose. Also, sometimes tics can develop after a long time on the meds-- its not always right away. I have heard some positive stories about Vyvanse, which is a long-acting version of Adderal.
My doctor explained to me that because Vyvanse has a very good time release the boost is similar however not as overbearing and much easier as it wears off than Adderall because the "come down" or "crash" does not cause such a severe low. All ADD meds have their down side and generally the anti depressant is the counteract to this.
My son is 11, I knew from the time he was 6 months he had issues. After years of wondering, when school time came, he was finally diagnosed with ADHD. We waited, researched and decided to try Strattera. This was horrible! My son was in a "zombie" like state for weeks, had stomach aches, and withdrew himself completely from society. I said forget this and pulled him off. I tried to go without meds, but unfortunately his behavior in school and home had everyone going crazy.
I started out on a 30day trial of Vyvanse but at that time last yr, Vyvanse hadn't been approved in my state for adults so I was only ab le to get the 30day trial. It has since been approved for adult use. So then I started on Adderall XR and was fine for awhile. Although I do like Vyvanse better and next month will be switching back to it. But the thing of it is, we all know med's that treat ADHD are stimulants.
my son took concerta until we found out he was having seizures at night time and didn't even know it until the doctor finally sent him for an egg and thou it would come back, and his seizures have gotten worse and the medicines we tried are npt working and had to have surgery on the 24th of june the VNS and wont know if that is working for awhile.
You have had a lot of hormonal changes, which does change how your body is affected. You might just want to give it some more time - but I don't know how long you have been on it since restarting. In terms of other meds Vyvansse is probably the longest acting one out there. It is much smoother as you are not getting the initial rush 3 times a day.
I have been on so many different antidepressents because of them working for a short time then not being so effective. Has anyone else experienced this before? I was taking 20 mg of adderall before but I was drinking to much caffeine in order to get more stimulation like I have with the 25 mg of adderall so my psychologist upped the dose of adderall to 25 mg so I would not drink so much caffeine.
com/2009/06/vyvanse-dosage-for-adhd-finding-the-safe-top-of-the-window/#ixzz32rSz4B8n His point being that the top dose is what works for you. There are many reasons why a normal dose does not work. You may be an ultrarapid metabolizer, or you may have a very slow "transit time". - http://www.corepsych.com/2014/02/transit-time-explained/?inf_contact_key=59088746d0baae05279ff1ca1ebecd103b43da470d9b2c75e3ea2887e4ec2b84 Or, as he explains in Chapt.
My son was just diagnosed with ADD a couple of months ago. He was put on Vyvanse, however, I don't know much about what other medications could be better for him. I do not like, and am getting very frustrated with his behavior, his mood swings and not getting any sleep. The Dr. told us because he is a sensitive person normally that there were only two medications he could be on, one is Vyvanse, the other is the patch. However, I am not liking what I am reading from postings about the patch.
The dex has been great for Improving my focus, has stopped my excessive day dreaming ( I used to walk around with my head phones in and dance and day dream for hours and hours) has improved my work life and I am actually organised for the first time in my life.
Is she now on extended release meds and if so at about what time do they quit working? Did the stimulants not help at all ( didn't slow down hyperactivity) or just didn't help with the reading problem? What other meds did you try?
I am to the point where I take the ADHD stimulants, (VYVANSE - 70 mgX1 or 2, or 3 during the day) and/or Amphetamine salts 30mg. This is obvious signs of drug addiction/dependency/abuse. I know. Again - Without ADHD medications or antidepressants I still feel as terrible as I do while taking the ADHD medications. I understand this seems like I am being impossible, but I really cannot help but express what I have been feeling and thinking for the past who knows how long.
I've have been on adderall in the past and didnt notice any changes in my sex drive, but anti-depressents like SSRI's(prozac, which I also take), have been known to decrease your sex drive. You said you were getting off the prozac, a little piece of advice, I stopped taking the prozac so I could see the difference with my sex drive, and there was a drastic change.
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.
When I'm practicing I need to have 100% of my focus on what I'm practicing or my practice time is just not productive at all. If I'm anything but feeling well rested and focused practicing just doesn't really work for me... nothings sticks, I don't really make any progress. It's pretty much impossible for me to practice after 8:00pm because I'm just feeling a little tired and can't focus the way I need to. But at this same time I would be fine writing an essay or filling out a worksheet.
We have been through the ringer as far as different medications and strengths go. Right now he is on extended release Vyvanse and Seroquil. The problem that I have been persistently having is the rage and anger my son seems to demonstrate. His main problem is yelling. He begins to yell and when you tell him to stop he insists that he is not yelling and it escalates from there.
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