Vyvanse for studying

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Avatar f tn Started taking it to help me focus on tests and studying at home (yes I know, it's not a good idea to abuse Vyvance for school because you will start to rely on it etc,). I started taking 40 mg every other day and then I would quit for about 2-3 weeks once the euphoria went away. That's the best way to keep the euphoria when taking Vyvance. One thing I wouldn't recommend for people experimenting with Vyvance is increasing your dose.
Avatar m tn First off, Vyvanse is not just prescribed to "children"... it is a medication for young people AND ADULTS who have been diagnosed (typically) with ADD, ADHD or a Learning Disability that significantly impairs Executive Functioning or Processing Speed. Do not delegitimize the treatment of a health issue for all those who NEED and take their meds as prescribed, just because others might abuse them.
1934417 tn?1323434881 The only thing I am lacking is motivation and memory when it comes to studying for exams. I have taken a few 30 and 40 mg vyvanse pills just several times over the past couple of weeks and have experienced tremendous effects on my studying and concentration abilities. I have recently gotten ahold of a 60 mg pill and am wondering if that dosage is too strong for me since I do not have a disorder and have not been taking vyvanse religiously. If anyone has some sort of input, please reply.
Avatar f tn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Though all of this has happened, we have only just begun to test if Vyvanse is right for me and can help me concentrate. And it does, for a short while. But for me, it's already starting to look like a terrifying roller coster of tall, steep ups and plummeting, spiraling downs. That definitely doesn't sound like the "twelve-hour consistency" slogan that they advertise. Even so, I do not know how this medication will end up working as time progresses.
Avatar m tn This is a really old post but I stopped taking vyvanse for a few yes due to the antidepressant I was on. I stopped taking the antidepressant 3-6 mths ago and my life is falling apart.I can't concentrate,can't geyt a job,can't think.my mind is foggy and I can't concentrate to find a solution. I am a basically middle aged adult but the antidepressant was helping my add and depression. I took my old doseof vyvanse today to try to think clearly.I have been super sick ever since I took it.
990354 tn?1307136486 My son has a px for 40mg Vyvanse in the am, with a 10mg Adderall boost for afternoon/evening work as needed. This morning, before I found an answer to whether or not it is safe, he took the two pills simultaneously - he has 2 final exams today and thought this would help. I'm quite worried - he left the house 35 minutes ago and I haven't found an answer yet. He has tolerated both medicines well, and at one time had a px has high as 70mg for Vyvanse.
Avatar f tn 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. They differ slightly depending on the brand, but all in all they are usually stimulants. These stimulants, which ever they may be, are used to treat ADHD for the purpose that someone who has ADHD has imbalanced dopamine levels.
Avatar m tn Hi there, looking for insight on lifestyle habits to better manage bipolar and ADHD disorder. Taking 600mg of lithium and 30mg of vyvanse. Wondering what nutrition choices, sleep patterns and work loads people adopt to better manage there experences with or without the medication. Also looking for information on dealing with anxiety as a result of school stress and side effects from medication.
Avatar m tn I'm 24 years old and studying in bba. I've been suffering from depression, frustration, sleep problem, poor concentration, delayed decission, negetive thought, hopelessness,avoid friends, fear about sex and serious memory problems. Poor memory hamper my daily life. I cant remember what i talked, what i did, what i ate in the morning. Sometimes i forget friends name or other normal things. I cant describe what happened infront of me or cant say what other say to me.
Avatar f tn All of these tasks in my mind made me feel very scatterbrained, which I incorrectly thought was caused by the Vyvanse. After being on Vyvanse for about 8-9 months, I decided to stop (still continued on the Lexapro). After a few months, I noticed that I would still occasionally get scatterbrained in the same types of situations, which proved that it was not caused by the Vyvanse.
Avatar n tn I began taking adderall for studying my freshman year at college. Then I got a pretty nice prescription for them in October 2008 but did not take nearly as much as I was prescribed. But now I have built up quite a dependency on them. Before I would take 20mg XR a day early in the morning to study alll day then 30 now 40mg XR which is also beginning to lose its effects. I am currently an undergraduate and will be taking the MCAT on September 4th.
Avatar f tn I don't really want to take another medication as we'll, however I do not want to stop taking the dex because for the first time ever I'm able to function and accomplish things. For example I've always started studying things and never finished them, last week I received my first qualification! I've read about a lot of people getting addicted to it, and to be honest it does frighten me, so the last week I've cut back to half my dose which is 15mg daily.
Avatar m tn After 7-10 10 milligram Adderall tablets(taken two or three at a time with at least 4-6 hour interval in between) and day and a half of studying without sleep, I started feeling quite weird; my heart began beating very fast(~130 BPM), and my extremities began to tingle. My dad drove me to the hospital where, after lying on a hospital bed for a couple hours, they told me that I would be fine.
Avatar f tn If it is not lasting that long, then you are underdosed. But, Vyvanse is good for 10 to 12+ hours. It basically is the same med as Adderall, but in a different format. Yes, you definitely need to talk with your doc. With your doc you need to be more specific about when you need to focus. Let the doc know when your lack of concentration is hitting. Also experiment a bit.
Avatar f tn I have two questions that might be related or overlapping.. 1) I'm 21 and since year 1 in primary school, I've been struggling to stay focused.. My teachers have always went mad because "I don't focus".. It has always been hard for me to finish my homework, or my studying without my mothers help; she has always set the plans and helped me arrange my time.. She has usually sat next to me and read my studies with me..
Avatar m tn But I feel terrible almost all the time -- severe fatigue, tremendous difficulty concentrating and focusing (and, of course, getting my work done), body aches (especially in the left shoulder), etc. My doctor last week prescribed Vyvanse to help boost energy levels and focus, and that seems to help a little bit, but only a little bit. I'm doing my very best to keep it all together for my sons, who have no idea I'm feeling this way. I am absolutely determined to feel better.
Avatar f tn My sons med cost him $120 every 3 months and he takes Vyvanse, which works for him. We all need to give support to each other as well.
Avatar f tn (If you read my prev post, youll know that i was almost at 200lbs at one point and i'm now down to 148, but mainly because of vyvanse for my adhd which suppresses my appetite....and as far as proportions, almost ALL my weight is carrie in my upper back. i don't have the fatty hump on the neck for cushings, but the fact that i carry it in my face and my back drives me crazy because no one in my family carries weight like that but me.
1460021 tn?1445739558 My doctor put me on 50mg's per day, 15mg's on waking 15mg around lunch time 10mg's late afternoon 10mg's before bed My first day was good i was quite happy and energized for once and besides a funny tummy, bit of dizzyness and no appetite. but only slept for 3 hours :\ is that quite common when initially starting dexamphetamine? Today i'm feeling pretty crappy.
Avatar m tn It is basically a leagal speed that doc's are handing out way to freely. I went to my regular doc and asked for it, she asked me a couple of questions and then just gave me the prescription. I was WAY too EASY! I became addicted and the ONLY reason I was able to stop is because I found out I was pregnant. Stopping the pain medication wasn't as easy because it's supposedly not bad for the baby. But the adderall has to be bad I'm sure. If you can stop now go ahead and stop.
Avatar m tn can I try using them already for studying? or they can mess with the medication onset? I really need them to study and right now i'm struggling to study without them, which is almost impossible (too lazy, brain fogged etc...). (I know the risk of becoming again more obsessive from amphetamines, actually that's the main reason I wanted to start a long-term medication. I hoped that Clomipramine will prevent amphetamines from making me more obsessed and will work well together.
Avatar n tn I know someone that I care about dearly who takes 25 mg of Adderall a day for ADD. The other night she was taking pills like candy and going insane with them and just swallowing them. She took about 280 -300 mg of adderall all in less than a couple of hours was basically like on speed. She is 120 pounds, 16 years old and is about 5'4''. She couldnt eat and was having panic attacks, and puked, but refused to get help. She wouldnt let me help her and i was afraid of her.
Avatar n tn I know rock bottom is different for everyone, but the real rock bottom for me was losing a girl i deeply loved. At first, I though "How could she be doing this to me?! She knows I need help. w/this stuff and shes just going to throw me out to the dogs? I thought every thing we did was as a team. My solution was to leave the country.
Avatar f tn he is brilliant but he does not concentrate unless he loves the subject so much even then he does not make any effort in anything he does not listen to anything or anybody even if we are tooooooooooooooo kind with him he is doing really bad at school,he may bot pass this year reading and writing are great problems to him we tried to make him join a sport but he never stay in any long enough,,swimming,karate,,basketball,,volleyball,,horse riding,,,,,,,,,,he gets interested and when he finds th
Avatar f tn tried a few things suggested by various docs and my psych has been most helpful. Currently he has me on VYVANSE (currently 70mg). I think it is for kids with ADD or something like that but for adults without ADD it works as a stimulant. It seems to be effective once it gets me out of bed and into my first espresso... Coming off it is another story and takes a boatload of pills to try to get my into sleep mode and it starts all over again.
885719 tn?1240857194 My 15 year old daughter was prescribed Adderall 20 mg for her ADD. She had taken it for 6 months when she began to hyperventilate for no reason. Her pulse got to 180 and she was unresponsive. Her fingers and toes were rigid. Eyes pulsating. Chest pain. Ambulance. 8 hours in the ER with 2 more episodes. In hospital for two days with vague memory. Took many medical screening tests and they all turned up normal.
Avatar m tn I came to this forum in search of hope ---- I am only 56 years old but feel 80 I spent 20 years in military flying for the USAF ----- no drugs - drank, but my liver was in perfect condition Got Hep C 85/90 from a Gamma Globulin shot (whole blood plasma) and went 12 years without it being detected and quit drinking day I was diagnosed I can remember the day I took my first shot of Interferon and took the Ribo I can also remember having more energy than I could burn off (If I didn't wear myself o
1393879 tn?1288729049 Also, that in agreement with your doctor, you try some nutritional products, especially the magnesium I mentioned. I'm on Vyvanse for ADHD, and it does help, but it doesn't solve everything, I still have attentional problems; so, looking deeper into nutrition is a wise idea. I'm still learning about supplements and planning to try things.
Avatar f tn I've been clean from heroin/coke for a little over a year; and I didn't know I was bipolar until last summer!
Avatar n tn You have to remember that each person is different and therefore each dose is different (for every person). This could be the correct dose for you because like you said, you were really hyperactive. Hope that helps you! good luck with everything!