Vyvanse long term side effects

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Avatar f tn Consider this - Since Vyvanse is a stimulant/amphetamine long term use (especially for someone not prescribed) can lead to personality changes, aggressive behavior, homicidal/suicidal thoughts. Chronic users can experience Amphetamine Psychosis - resembles paranoid schizophrenia, delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia. I second M4's suggestion - good advice.
Avatar f tn Is there published research on long term effects of vyvanse on memory? 1200mg of vyvanse per day is the helpful dose. Does this increase probability of memory loss? If so, what kind of memory loss? How serious or debilitating?
Avatar f tn What are the long term effects of vyvanse on one's memory and other brain functions? (And have there been any well constructed studies done on this subject?) This is an attempt to "Ask an Expert".
Avatar m tn Idk if any of this is weird or un-natural but that's just my experience, and it seems odd that I am doing just fine with these 250mg doses and all the other complaints that I've seen on the Internet were only using up to like 80mg and they experienced the side effects in a lil bit stronger sense. My side effects seem to have been only a minor version of itself and not the whole side effect... And if I may add.
Avatar n tn Hey, I agree with Trish and Eureka....Interferon may be a gamble, as far as side effects, and long term issues, but right now its the mainstay of tx, even with the newer agents, to get rid of the virus. And though interferon may end up being "the devil" for a group of us, if it gets rid of the virus then it has potentially saved lives, and changed the game for us. I went through it TWICE to get rid of the virus...and I knew it was no walk in the park, going into round two.
Avatar n tn According to my new and now old psychiatrist they do not know the long term effects of altering YOUR body's way of naturally producing its neurotransmitters. Who's to say that the imbalance is a result of your brain trying to balance or being effected by something else in your body that currently needs more attention. There are cases when prescriptions are appropriate, sometimes the only way, I get & support that. Please take them.
Avatar n tn Hello Between ages 8 and about 28 I took, daily, a prescribed dose of Ritalin (between 20 mg and 40/mg per day) to treat a learning deficit that has always clearly expressed itself. Ritalin was very effective and the noticeable side effects were minimal. However, around age 20 I began to notice erectile sustainability issues which became increasingly prevalent heading into my mid and late twenties.
Avatar n tn I do smoke cigarettes and have coffee every day, which may also increase these side effects. I am nervous for my health, but do realize that for the most part I never get these tics or nervousness in my heart. My heart rate usually does not increase and I do not have shortness of breath.
Avatar n tn What did the savella side effects do to some people i hear they are horrible?
1666464 tn?1303228958 After I've done all of that, and after I'm about to just lay down and try and try ride it out I take a small swig of 'Pepto-Bismul' and for some reason it seems to neutralize the Vyvanse. The side-effects go away but so does the psychological stimulating feelings of Vyvanse. It's as if it snuffs it out almost completely. I don't know if it's a drug interaction that nobody knows about or if it thins my blood out so that I don't notice any of the effects of Vyvanse, I don't know.
1447814 tn?1284739057 Some of the more serious side effects of drugs heart attacks, growth problems blood disorders, and psychosis.Travis Thompson, Ph.D, from the University of Minnesota and Klaus R. Unna, M.D., from the University of Illinois reported that “perhaps the best-known effect of chronic stimulant administration is psychosis. Psychosis has been associated with chronic use of several stimulants: e.g., amphetamines, methylphenidate, phenmetrazine, and cocaine.
Avatar f tn I had side effects with adderall in the beginning but they were not as intense and long term as vyvanse. Right now I don't have any side effects except if I get less than 7 hrs of sleep then I do get tired even on the adderall xr. The side effects went away about a month after I started on the 25mg. I'm going to see a psychiatrist soon and have been trying to decide which one to go with now that I can afford it.
702513 tn?1228516297 In fact, one article was about a doctor that runs a sleep study lab and how they noticed the increase in sleep studies and patients suffering from sleep apnea. Many of these patients were on some sort of opioid pain medication (long term) for chronic pain. Here is the link to the article: http://www.lifetreeresearch.com/images/methadonesleep_clinpsychnews%20jan%202007.pdf My husband is going to gradually decrease the amount of methadone he takes to see if his apneas improve.
Avatar n tn hello and welcome.In my opinion you are going to get off easy .If you ween off that amount you should suffer minimal w/d symptoms.There are alot of peeps who will tell you how.Me personally do it every time cold turkey and hate life all at once.Kinda like cuting your hand off once opposed to cutting one finger off once a week and suffering a whole lot longer.but that is just me.There aer peeps who are more experienced in other factors than i.Good luck .
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Avatar f tn Certain medications can cause side effects in many of us that take it. Vyvanse is a stimulant, which in my experience actually helped me focus in the long term (I took another type in the same class) Initially, I was nervous about taking it because I thought it would make my anxiety worse, but these types of medications can "calm the mind" with those with ADD or ADHD in my experience with them. Have you talked to your doctor about it?
Avatar f tn I'm worried about long term side effects of both. This is needed info to make an educated decision. Can you help me?
Avatar m tn Sleep deprivation throws off the body's normal rhythms and normal regulations and can cause or aggravate other health problems, including, if I'm not mistaken, high blood pressure. Unfortunately, sleep medications can have side effects of their own. Have you tried taking melatonin under your doctor's supervision? Does high blood pressure run in your family? I would try not to worry about your blood pressure, but it is high and in the long-term, you'll want to get it down.
Avatar n tn 5 x2 a day- works well, no bad side effects, I really want to use it long term, any advice or opinions appreciated lexapro 10- the last SSRI I have tried, I have tried them all and none have helped with anxiety.panic only in my opinion worsened my symptoms, this one will have to be tapered and I will not start that until I fully taper/replace the vyvanse if necessary Trazodone- 100 mg at night for sleep and doc said it may help with anxiety and depression (fine so far, less than a week on it.
Avatar f tn The doctor says he has both long term and short term memory loss and anxiety. I don't believe either. He can recall things both old and new just fine. I know there is no cure for Aspergers but I firmly believe that he needs occupational therapy because he is severly lacking in social skills and has no friends. Please advise.
Avatar f tn He had been on it a little over a year and had some of the poss. side effects noted. He discussed this with his prescribing dr. and the dr. felt it was prob not the med but, stress. Occas. tightening in chest, clenching his jaws, new OCD symptoms. He is taking depacote and percocet for headache he's had from the beginning, Tegratol and then ativan as needed for the attacks.
1401877 tn?1288111239 Our bodies acclimate to benzos, especially with long-term use. (I take a low dose of lorazepam myself.) Sorry I can't give you more input. One of the issues is that a fair number of dysauto patients have drug sensitivities and they aren't always consistent from patient to patient. We're like unique little snowflakes that way.
Avatar f tn k here is a list of the meds and also a list of side effects from any stimulant meds. side effects of stimulants for ADD & ADHD: Feeling restless and jittery Difficulty sleeping Loss of appetite Headaches Upset stomach Irritability, mood swings Depression Dizziness Racing heartbeat Tics Stimulant medications may also cause personality changes. Some people become withdrawn, listless, rigid, or less spontaneous and talkative. Others develop obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Avatar m tn Regardless of why the ******* may try to refute with, real ADHD sufferers who take stimulants have proven to have no real long term side effects. There is some debate to the effects of growth it causes to children, but obviously not grown adults. Usually it doesn't lead to addiction in people who really need it.
Avatar n tn Any information is appreciated, like i said i have long term goals and short term goals but without a form of ADD medication i have found from the time i went off the focalin to the Citalopram that it is nearly impossible to focus short term with out it, but i really dont like the anxiety attacks the meds give me. Thanks!
Avatar f tn It was thought initially that the muscle spasms might be caused by the Risperdal. The doctor added cogentin to combat these side effects. It did not help much, if at all. The neurologist decided to do yet another MRI (again, under general anesthesia) to make sure the syrinx was still unchanging. It has not changed. Eventually we decided he needed to come off the Risperdal.
Avatar m tn Also, if anyone can please enlighten me on how they plan on fixing this Chiari malformation, will I have to stay in the hospital, how long is Receovery (long or short term? Any info will be so appreciated.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed Lamictal and have been taking it for the past two years. It has worked fairly well. No physical side effects. I also went through some counseling sessions to get a grip on my life. But in August of 2007, (guess August is my month), I made an earlier than usual appt to see my psychiatrist. Something else started to come straight to the surface. I chalked that something up to being symptoms of mania but eventually got to the point where I decided it was necessary to see my Dr.
Avatar f tn The insomnia is one of those side effects you’ll know is temporary as soon as it stops. This is from a good site (you might want to check it out). The site is - http://www.crazymeds.us/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Meds/Lamictal?from=Lamictal.Lamictal#.T-YbsnDV3Nq Click on the link to taking folic acid. It sounds like it might help. By the way this is a med that if you go off it - you definitely want to taper off of it slowly. I would call your doc.
Avatar n tn I am glad you wrote about the side effects after treatment! I am 2 months out of treatment and am still having side effects. Stiff and painful joints that ache all night making it where I get very little sleep. Am having trouble with rashes still that move around to different locations. Red swollen eye lids that get sore and chapped. My white blood cell count dropped to 1039 during treatment causing extreme fatigue, but that has risen back close to the normal range since I got off treatment.