Vyvanse and caffeine

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Avatar m tn Hello my name is John and was wondering if anyone can share experiences with Vyvanse. I started Vyvanse 3 months ago and my Doctor started me on a low dose and slowly upped the dose to 50 mg which worked great for me, but I wanted to see if 60 mg would benefit me more. I tried it for 2 weeks and it was definitely too much, it made me very up tight and not myself. So I went back down to 50 mg and now it seems if the 50 mg doesn't work as good as before. Has anyone experienced this?
Avatar n tn gave me Wellbutrin and it produced none of the side effects you mention except decreased cravings for caffeine and sweets. Our pharmacist said vyvanse is a lot like adderall; he said everyone seems to be using it who would have previously been on adderall. It is very trendy right now. But I do not think it would help with anxiety at all, and I would guess anxiety might be causing your heart rate to be rapid. The Wellbutrin is a stimulating anti-depressant.
Avatar f tn He takes 50 mg of Vyvanse daily and was wondering if anyone has experienced this side effect with Vyvanse. Thank you.
Avatar f tn At noon, after taking forever to get up and eat breakfast, I took the Vyvanse again. I could be exaggerating, but I felt, almost immediately, the surge of energy come back again. My eyes (especially my left) were left dilated. I was very childishly irritable with my father, and became hyperactive. It lasted for a while, and, just as quickly as it started, disappeared. While I was writing all of this, things got worse.
Avatar f tn Yes he is actually a great doctor, he has actually had adhd for 11 years and uses vyvanse as well and he knows from experience what could happen i am charting all my sxs as they happen and me and my husband will go over all of it when we go in.......the sxs last time started after lunch which was weird so I will keeep you posted on what he says.
Avatar m tn -Concerta completely tweaked me out and I got nothing accomplished. It felt like I was on speed and could not think clear, and I got an extremely cold feeling and experienced anxiety.. so a definite no go there - Adderall was an improvement over Concerta but still left me with too much stimulant and less clear thinking. I proceeded to use Adderall for over a year until I had a friend told me about Vyvanse.
Avatar n tn I try and Avoid Sugar, VitaminC and anything Acidic(other than my one mug of black coffee) as I have read that these reduce the half life and effect of Vyvanse. I am a 56 yr old female RN. I was Just Diagnosed with ADHD June of 2013. I have struggled for years with this problem & used to self-medicate with caffeine all day long (black coffee) I work 13-15 hrs a day 3 days a week. I have Arthritis pretty bad in my hips, knees, wrist & hands that cause me constant pain. I take 600mg.
Avatar f tn Is there any info on fish oil supplements and AVNRT? 2. Any info on Vyvanse and AVNRT? 3. Any info on best meds to take orally if tachycardia doesn't stop on own to avoid trip to ER?
Avatar f tn How are you now? Tremors and shakiness are the side effects of both lithium and Prozac. Excess of caffeine too causes muscle twitching. In your case that could be the cause. No it is not related to Lyme’s disease. Self medication should not be done. Especially in your case when you are on a combination of medication. Hope it helps! Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn i used to sew and can and garden and cook and crochet---and i loved mowing the lawn. now i hardly do much of anything but sit in my rocking chair with long johns under my pants to keep my legs from being cold and i usually wear a sweater and quite often have a heating pad behind my neck. my oldest daughter at home--on a college break does most of the cooking--but i still vaccum! i feel so useless and lazy. there has got to be a way to feel better than this.
Avatar n tn does she drink a lot of caffeine? Too much caffeine and calcium cause kidney problems. Check with the doctor to see how much calcium she should be getting each day. She may be getting too much thru certain foods. Cut the caffeine, switch to caffeine free soda if she can't quit soda altogether. Also increase the amount of water intake as water will cleanse the kidneys.
Avatar n tn Vyvanse and Tenex for the ADHD and Risperdal and Lamictal for Bipolar. He also takes Melentonin to help him sleep. This combination of drugs to help him has been wonderful. They all seem to compliment each other.
Avatar f tn The only thing I really do to help me with fatigue is some green tea in the morning, which does give me a definite boost (does have a little caffeine) and I find if I eat a giant veggie salad I get a little boost from all the vitamins and minerals. Speaking of which, my supplementation regimen does give me added energy against the fatigue as well. Course naps are a good way to relieve it too. Hope this helps you.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
Avatar m tn I don't know what the difference between Provigil and Vyvanse is. I do have a sample box of Provigil so know that I was on that and can't remember why we went with Vyv??? I do know that with Vyvanse I don't have any crash at all. I am very lucky, maybe. I do know that stress spikes the fatigue and even with the Vyvanse I get messed up and need to rest and am able to nap when I need to. It isn't like speed or amphetamine for me.
Avatar f tn 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..
Avatar m tn I found that I need less caffeine than before I started taking Vyvanse. Vyvanse does a much better job than caffeine, so I drink less coffee, espresso, etc and rely on the medication. I feel better, too. I don't suggest dropping caffeine all at once...the withdrawal is a drag.
Avatar m tn The precursors that go into the methylation cycle for SAMe, neurotransmitters, dopamine, serotonin are methionine, folate, B12, B6, TMG (trimethylglycine) and zinc, and maybe calcium and magnesium. This isn't a lot of info online about norepinephrine but Nutritional Healing has this on dopamine deficiency...
Avatar m tn I'm sure they wouldnt vaccinate their children either. Anyway, I'm a graduate student at Harvard, and I as well have ADHD. I'm on Vyvanse and it COMPLETELY changed my life. It's the least addictive of all the stimulants and proves the have the least side effects. I'm a happier, more organized, productive, focused, and calm person. I wouldn't even ever think about going back to my old way of life. I definitely won't be changing my medication.
Avatar f tn I have ADHD and I'm taking 60mg of Vyvanse every day. My doctor won't give me a higher dose because she says I'll start feeling the side effects if she does. Despite this, it doesn't seem to be helping much. I'm still talking extremely fast, and I can't tell you how many times I've been asked to slow down. I can't sit still a whole lot unless I'm doing something--for example, if I'm knitting, I can sit down for several hours and be fine, but if I have nothing to do I can't sit still.
Avatar m tn my son takes vyvanse, and has the complete opposite effect...He is so focused and layed back...How long have you been on it?? 30mg i think is a low dose, but i am not sure if you are suppose to feel that way...Maybe let your doctor know and she what they think?
Avatar n tn i have been suffering from debilatating allergies/sinus probs, fatigue, and dizziness for about a year now. i do have allergies to mold, dust, milk products, and corn products. my allergy doc says my symptoms are all from allergies, but i have been trying everything 2 avoid the allergens, been getting allergy shots, tried numerous allergy medications, with no help from anything! does anyone else experience this type of thing? i seriously feel like i am getting so depressed.
Avatar f tn Quit drugging your children and find a way to work his problems without using meds. When he grows up he can decide on his own if he wants to jeopardize his mental and physical health using all those drugs you are giving him. I had severe ADHD when I was your son's age but I managed to get good grades once in High School. Consider getting your children off those drugs and a good diet before you make his symptoms permanent.
Avatar m tn The use of your medications, as prescribed, has relatively predictable side effects, the use of more than directed is never to be done. In addition, combining Adderall and/or Vyvanse with caffeine and/or energy drinks should not be done. (I'm not talking about a cup of regular coffee every day, I'm talking about hi-test coffee [high caffeine] or multiple cups of regular coffee).
Avatar n tn sometimes diarrehea and other times im just having to pee a lot. I dont drink to much caffeine and i drink a reasonable amount of water each day. im about 5'9'' and i weight roughly 186 pounds. Im not sure if thats overweight or not, and if its a contributing factor. Im so tired all the time, sometimes im afraid to even drive to work for fear of falling asleep. Its not narcalepsie either, its not that serious, but its definitely something.
Avatar n tn The XR did not work for me because if did not seem to last very long and I also need lots of caffeine to keep me moving and awake. I then switched to the short acting adderall which I take 10 mg 4 times a day and it really helps. My son is on Vyvanse and it really works great. Talk to your pschiatrist about this and see if they can explain why they have you on the depression meds.
Avatar f tn I work full time plus mandatory overtime at a computer all day and have an hour commute each way. I take vyvanse. 213 lbs. 5ft 5in. The amphetamine in the vyvanse makes me crave nicotine. So, unfortunately smoke about a pack every 3 days. For the last couple of years I've been experiencing these symptoms. In fact, went to the er in 2012 because I thought I was having a heart attack. Ct scan okay. Echo - okay but tachycardia.
Avatar f tn 50- 100mg Trazodone daily PRN for sleep/ anxiety (taken at bedtime usually for recent onset insomnia) 35 mg Seroquel daily PRN for sleep/anxiety (also taken at night for sleep new onset insomnia) 100 mg Pristiq daily (depression) 30 mg Pantoloc daily (acid reflux and nausea) 30-60 mg Vyvanse daily PRN (ADHD; not taken every day, always taken in divided dose) (JUST STARTED this MARCH 2017) Other info: Little to no caffeine intake daily Pertinent Medical hx: * since 12 years of age have
Avatar f tn Ryannn94, First of all, I am very sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time; not only medically but with your friends, school, and stresses of everything else. I can surely sympathize with you and remember the confusion, frustration, and anger of emotions I felt trying to sort through everything. PLEASE HANG IN THERE!!!! First, some kinda good news: I have experience with the medications you are taking. I take them both now and have for a long time.