Vyvanse better than adderall

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Avatar m tn I started Vyvanse back in August 2010, and it was the miracle that I've been searching for. Over a span of 4 years, I've taken stimulants including: Concerta, 30mg Adderall IR, and 30mg Adderall XR. Concerta gave me migraines. Adderall XR completely sucked. Adderall IR was the best medication that I found until Vyvanse. Now I think Adderall is horrible in comparison. I've been taking 30mg of Vyvanse for a few months now. This has been my adjusted dose from trying 20mg, 30mg, and 50mg.
Avatar f tn I was on adderall and switched to Vyvanse because my doctor wanted to see how it worked. I didn't even last a month and had to go back to adderall. It just didn't have the same effectiveness for me.
Avatar m tn what are your thoughts on Adderall ir how many mg should a person adult I must say take per day is 90 mg a solid dose for a heavy person?
Avatar n tn First of all I do not drink alcohol ever, I mean never in the last three years and never while on this medication in any event. I do not smoke or drink coffee or use any stimulant at all besides Adderall. So here it is: 6-7 A.M.: 1 capsule 30 m.g. RX 1-2 P.M.: 1 capsule 30 m.g. RX THATS IT!- Note that this is already more than the recommended dose, but my doctor seems to feel that my extraordinary problem with hyperactivity justifies the increase.
Avatar f tn I recently had to switch my add meds from adderall xr to vyvanse and I am on day 2 and I feel like I havnt taken anything. I am extremely tired, have anxiety with everything going on around me at once, and I cant concentrate at all, I walked around my kitchen for 15 minutes not knowing why i wass but knew there was a reason then finally got my car keys that i was needing to get in the first place. Is this normal?
Avatar f tn Adderall 10 mg = Vyvanse 30 mg, Adderall 20 mg = Vyvanse 50 mg, Adderall 30 mg = Vyvanse 70 mg. I always start lower than expected with a change to Vyvanse, as for about 10-15% that anticipated dose of Vyvanse proves too much. I don’t want folks on my watch to experience 10% problems." I would also check the comments in the above link and some of them might apply to you. the link is - http://www.corepsych.
Avatar m tn i have taken vyvanse, and adderall (unprescribed) on a couple of occasions to help me with my school work, but this afternoon i had one of the worst experiences of my life. i had purchased a 70 mg vyvanse pill, took 1/4 of it yesterday and the other 3/4 this morning, so today i was on about 50 mg.
Avatar m tn I just don't think you will be able to find a doctor to proscribe you any more Adderall than you already get. I would recommend taking days off Adderall to try and lower your tolerance.
Avatar f tn I highly prefer Vyvanse over adderall because I do not suffer from side effects w/Vyvanse as with the adderall. The Vyvanse is much smoother than most all other adhd drugs. I have never experienced shortness of breath while taking Vyvanse, however, I am 25 years old and 180lbs. I am also a Registered Nurse. I would imagine that these annoying side effects will eventually subside with continued therapy w/Vyvanse. Give it 2-3 weeks becaue his tolerance needs to build up first.
Avatar f tn 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).
Avatar f tn Next, I called my insurance company to make sure they would pay on more than 70mg. The rep told me they would pay for Vyvanse 70mg twice a day. So, I got lucky with that! Now, I have to convince my doctor to write for more than 70mg. I am going to take some info that I found on the internet and show him. Hopefully, he'll write for 140mg. I guess we'll see...
Avatar n tn i hope you have a better night than last, and i hope your next few day are better. You know the pendulum swings both way s, sometimes things are great ,then you have to prepare for the swing twards the negitive. your last post seems to be a swing in the positive. I to have had a rough 24 hours., so i just say to my self so what ,ive been through hell and back at different times during my life. so to put it in perspective things are not so bad right now. so im suffering a little, it will pass.
447130 tn?1225474466 I'm a 48-yr old female trying to find the correct treatment for ADD. Vyvanase was prescribed for me as an alternative to Adderall XR, because when that was first prescribed, it didn't last long enough (20 mg) and Vyvanase is supposed to have a much longer, smoother effect. Vyvanasee is supposed to be "exactly the same molecule" as Adderall - after it is ingested and goes through your system (and therefore less likely to be abused). To me, it felt like a completely different drug.
Avatar f tn My son has been on vyvanse for 4 months now, he is having horrible side effects, to the point where you can't reason with him. We need to get him off this terrible drug before it kills him. You can't just stop taking it because, so how do we get him off this drug?
1666464 tn?1303228958 In fact I waited a whole 24 hours until my last Adderall pill to take Vyvanse just to make sure I was safe. When I began Vyvanse treatment it really worked. It kept me focused I was pretty much where I wanted to be. I had some tension and anxiety but I could cope with it. Vyvanse was giving me the clarity that I was looking for with some side-effects that I could manage, at the time.
Avatar f tn I am an adult taking Vyvanse and have had experience with all other ADHD meds. Vyvanse, though stronger than some meds, seems to step up to the plate where all the others fall short in some way. Focalin/Concerta/Ritalin all helped calmed me down, however did not help with focus and concentration as much. They also created some problems with appetite loss, and insomnia, also the ups and downs of the meds coming on and wearing off everyday was tough at times.
990354 tn?1307136486 I started out on Vyvanse, then due to insurance went to generic Adderall. I found Vyvanse to work much better, so I think I solved the insurance problem and I'm going to go back on Vyvance soon after I finish my Adderall generic. I found no transition problem between the two medicines. All these meds are really the same sort of thing. But it isn't wise to mix medicines. I know doctors would not like this. It doesn't even sound like it is her medicine, she needs her own prescription.
Avatar f tn Different meds work better on one subtype than another. You need to find out which on they have to start. Low dose Dexidrine I think works better on inattentive type ADD and SCT, where as Rittalin will drive them up the wall, overloading them causing mood swings mania etc. I have heard that Rittalin works best for ADHD. You will notice the effect within min of taking the meds if they are the right one for the individual.
Avatar n tn We are upping the dose next week but I have read many places with symptoms like mine that are very similar or same to narcolepsy that adderall is better than Ritalin. May give the new dose a chance and if nothing changes... Ask about adderall again since its been years since my last seizure? I hope some of this has helped someone... But I also take nuedexta for my emotional mood swings and it seems to help just.... I've noticed with it my pain level is higher or my tolerance is lower?
Avatar f tn Problem is im scared she dunno whats best to switch me to or if she should switch me to something and then still provide me with a single dose of adderall? What works best for y'all if you've grown tolerant to adderall? Also ive taken the adderall XR 30 mg and didnt really benefit from that alone. Suggestions please?
Avatar f tn Start low and if you find that you are having to move up to fast in your dose, it may be time to take a few days off. I personally do not want to be taking more than 30 mg per day. Adderall it isn't for everyone but it works for me. I went from being a C student that had to go to summer school every single school year to being a straight A student even with a very hard major.
Avatar f tn Taking amphetamine (i.e. Adderall, Dexedrine, Vyvanse), bupropion (WellButrin), dexfenfluramine, fenfluramine, furazolidone, guanadrel, guanethidine, or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (e.g., phenelzine) in the last 14 days" This quote is from - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phentermine You probably should read the link. I kind of get the feeling that the two meds should not be combined. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I want to thank everyone for their messages, hope, inspiration, experiences, relating to getting off meds. I am currently in the process of getting off my adderall (Vyvanse). I've been prescribed 140 mg daily for the past 5 years and have been taking ADD medication for 10 years. I've never doubted whether or not I had ADD. The moment I was diagnosed and found some books and began to read about it, I felt like FINALLY!!! I knew I wasn't from another planet.
Avatar f tn Is she taking Adderall XR or the intstant release? Extended release is better than the IR. Regular Adderall poops out With in 4 hours and makes for a hard crash and mood swings. 18mgs is acually a pretty low dosage for her to act that way. Any amphetamine can cause "bad behavior" its one of the side effects. But usually you see that with much higher dosages and with people abusing the drug for a period of time.
Avatar f tn In this case, it seems like the medical professional is trying to ween your friend of of cocaine/methamphetamine by having them take adderall. This sounds kind of like what methadone (also addictive, although less than heroin) is supposed to do for heroin addicts. What I can tell you is that adderall is basically a less powerful form of cocaine/methamphetamine, and in my opinion is just as addictive.
Avatar f tn About 6 months later I found out that Shire Pharm's offers a perscription assistance program for Adderall XR. My Dr. feels that my level of ADD is on the severe side, so I require a higher than normal dosage, 40 mg/day. I responded somewhat better. I didn't have the huge bursts of energy; I was more level. But over the past 2 months, I feel as if I am no longer responding to Adderall XR. It feels like my symptoms of ADD are accelerating. I am not quite sure what the cause is.
11323603 tn?1417237392 once I took adderall at 10 pm by accident when I wanted to take melatonin since my adderall causes insomnia... If I do it again, should I try to puke it back out or what should I do? Stay awake all night long?
Avatar m tn Vyvanse is a newer ADD med and I specifically requested something other than Adderall due to side affects. 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.
Avatar n tn ... Adderall will make anyone do better on a test, get more work done in the office, keep you more awake during the day, make you enjoy organizing... but honestly it is over prescribed. People who truly have adhd and add will feel centered and have control of there life when they take adderall. anyone can claim they can not concentrate in school, but that is not add or adhd that is life.
800339 tn?1270437086 That would require me to take more than three pills twice a day, seven days a week to use up that many. I want my Vyvanse back! (Unfortunately, my new insurance does not cover Vyvnase, nor Geodon [which my Psychiatrist wanted me to re-try before Abilify].) Freaking out is fruitless, but I'm use to taking only 10 mg two to three times a day. Add an extra pill or two to it, and it's a lot for a person who doesn't like taking medication.