Vyvanse medication for adhd

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Avatar n tn Furtheremore, if she has ADHD, the medication should not affect her the way it would someone without ADHD. So there is something weird going on here.
Avatar f tn My son has been taking 40 mg of vyvanse for a couple of years. It has been a week since he started 50 mg. He seems alot more agitated and annoyed with everybody and his impulse behavior is alot worse,very mouthy and disrespectful. is this a side effect of the vyvanse?
Avatar m tn Has anyone experienced this? I also noticed that Vyvanse lasts about 6 hours for me so my Doctor gave me 20 mg Adderral to take in the morning and then I take the Vyvanse in the afternoon. I am also trying to quit chewing and was wondering if nicotine has an effect when taking these medications? It seems when I take Adderral or Vyvanse the cravings increase! If anyone has any thoughts let me know, thank you.
Avatar f tn I've been on vyvanse only for a couple of years. I oh ave adult add not adhd and it is a great drug but now it's starting to turn on me. I have a horrible headache after a few hours and its hard to get up and do anything and change your mode. Also, you have to force yourself to drink water or you will become dehydrated because your so distracted by the drug you have to force yourself to drink fluids.
1549092 tn?1297049911 I think you will find the information useful as it compares Vyvanse vs Adderall XR. Do make sure you also click on their ADHD link at the top of the page once you have finished reading. The site is - http://healthlifeandstuff.com/2009/07/vyvanse-vs-adderall-simple-vs-complex. You also might want to check out another very good site for adult ADD. Its has a different approach to the matter as it is all done with videos and was recently featured in a special on PBS.
Avatar f tn Stimulant safety concerns Beyond the potential side effects, there are a number of safety concerns associated with the stimulant medications for ADD / ADHD. Effect on the developing brain — The long-term impact of ADD / ADHD medication on the youthful, developing brain is not yet known. Some researchers are concerned that the use of drugs such as Ritalin in children and teens might interfere with normal brain development.
5066424 tn?1363139169 My son is 12 now and has been medicated for ADD since he was 7. The best medication he has been on is Vyvanse & Clonodine. Teachers are not required to nor do they take the time to learn how to teach or deal with an ADD/ADHD/ODD child. It is really quit upsetting as a parent to know that we send our child with a mental problem to school who are taught by teachers who are not skilled to teach said child.
Avatar n tn well i deffinitly have something to say about all of this even though im only 16 i am a highschool student and i have ADHD i take 60mg of vyvance everyday even when im not in school (vyvanse- a type of ADHD medication) i would not use the term "drugged" because i deffinitly dont think im being drugged everyday . If it werent for this medication honestly i probably will NOT walk across the stage with my friends and classmates .
Avatar f tn I have been on ADHD medication for a long time. I take risperidone (1 before bed) [0.5 MG] Clonidine (2 before bed) [0.2 MG] vyvanse (1 in the morning) [70 MG] I currently weigh 81 pounds. My medication completely kills my appetite. I need help, how can I get my appetite back? I Am underweight, food makes me nauseous, and I naturally have a fast metabolism. I am about 5' 3' tall.
Avatar m tn Some people try one medication and it doesn't do a thing for them. If Vyvanse does nothing for you, except make you depressed, then perhaps another medication may be worth a try. If it does help you, maybe there is a similar alternative you can try. My first medication was Vyvanse and it happens to work well for me. I already take an antidepressant, so if it does make me depressed I'm already covered...lol. And the bad mood thing...
Avatar f tn I have a 6 year old daughter that is currently being medicated for ADHD. She has been given several different types of medication and I don't like the way any of them make her act. She was started on Ritalin at the age of 4... yes 4 years old!! She has a severe case! It seemed to make her VERY cranky so we had them change her medication. They then put her on Vyvanse which was hell on earth!! She was rocking back and forth, trembling and repeating herself. She now is back on Ritalin.
Avatar f tn Realizing that there are consequences for your actions is usually not a strong point for someone with ADHD, at least at his age. Maybe by late high school. There can be good reasons to hold a child back. Just don't make it that he will learn a lesson. If anything (assuming it happens), you DON'T want to treat it as a punishment, but as an opportunity to get ahead. If you take the negative route with being held back, I personally and professionally believe that you will regret it.
Avatar f tn My son is 11 and he takes the Vyvanse. It works great for him and he has been taking 30 mg for 1 year. We upped the dose once and it was too much. It is extremely consistent and does not give him the ups and downs like the other drugs. He also takes 3 mg of melatonin at night to help him sleep, this is a natural remedy that my psychiatrist recommends.
Avatar f tn If you have ADHD or ADD, then the feeling that you have should last for a very long time. If you don't have AD/HD then its a whole different story, and not one with a nice ending.
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.
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 you need to discuss this with your parents and the doctor who is prescribing the Vyvanse for you. The doc will probably want you to have an EKG (a very simple test) to make sure your heart is ok. You might also do well on an ADD med that's not a stimulant - talk to your doctor about it. It's great that you've had success with the medication, but some ADD meds can cause heart issues and you can't ignore the symptoms you're having.
Avatar f tn Vyvanse is used because it is harder for it to be abused. I would certainly give the medication more time - and make sure that communication with the doctor is prompt. Definitely appeal his expulsion. It doesn't hurt to try. He might have to go to a junior college first to bring his grades back up. If he was in special ed or had a 504 in high school, that will be helpful. If not, the first thing you want to do when he gets back in college (or a JC) is to get a 504 as that will help him.
Avatar m tn Ok, I have vyvanse 70 mg tablets. Currently I have been on them for 3 days alotogether. I take the pill when i want to, I've takin 3 pills in one week. My first quesiton (1. Is it safe to take vyvanse when needed? If not what are the harms of it and is it very severe or no?. (2. MY BIG CONCERN. Its a love hate situation for me so far, i love what it does, the concentrating, the happy mood, love it! But I'm having awful side effects. The first day i had none.
Avatar f tn I've always tested betweeen 70 and 80 while fasting,and now that I started taking these meds for adhd I tested at 107.Which really freaked me out.I also tested my glucose yesterday morning and I was at 99.I had breakfast and tested myself again at 10:40 which was 2 hours after having breakfast and my numbers were 121.Well today I tested again and was at 105.What the heck is going on should I get an FPG test?
Avatar f tn My husband has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Our Dr says he is the poster child for Adult ADD/ADHD. He has also been diagnosed with a leaking Mitral valve prolapse. And was placed on Pinodol. He is also on Suboxone for loratab addiction. He has been put on adderall then taken off due to it not helping him. Was put on Vyvanse and was having severe side effects from that. So he was placed on the same dosage of Adderall that he was on previously. 20 mg 2 times a day, and was also put on Zoloft.
Avatar m tn Diagnosed with adhd and prescribed Vyvanse ~2 months ago, gradually increased dose from 30mg to 60mg. 60mg worked well for about 1.5 weeks and now I don't feel like it does anything. I know that the upper dosing limit is recommended to be 70mg, but with how ineffective 60mg feels, I worry even the upper limit won't help. Why have I built up a tolerance so fast? What other medications should I ask my MD about that may offer me better symptom relief?
Avatar f tn I have been taking vyvanse for 3 days to treat ADHD. I was feeling pretty good until this morning I was walking up a hill and noticed some shortness of breath. Then later I was just walking across flat ground and noticed the same. I've also noticed some weird chest sensations and heart palpitations.
Avatar m tn The only people claiming it is not addictive are those prescribing it for children with ADD/ADHD. There are safer ways to treat this ailment.
1218579 tn?1267642416 Three days ago my doctor had me stop taking vyvanse for ADD. This was due to increases feeling of overwhelming feeling of need to be moving or going. I only took it for two weeks. Prior to taking vyvanse I took ritalin for a year and did just fine. Until I had my thyroid removed and I was having heart problems and was pulled off ritalin.
Avatar n tn Hi Tiger64 - I've been prescribed Vicodin (Hydrocodne 5/500) to deal with chronic pain and have ADD as well. Like you said, just 1/2 of it helps me to slow down, do paperwork, or pay the bills. It's weird how things work....I'm also on Vyvanse 20mg, no side effects from that one.
Avatar f tn //www.corepsychblog.com/2009/06/vyvanse-dosage-for-adhd-finding-the-safe-top-of-the-window/ Best wishes. Let us know what happens!
2106542 tn?1333931739 //www.corepsychblog.com/2009/06/vyvanse-dosage-for-adhd-finding-the-safe-top-of-the-window/ I think these two sites will answer a lot of your questions about dosing. Also there are two adult sites dedicated to ADD. They have a ton of info. Way more than I could ever type here. When you get bored or have a lot of time you might want to check them out. The site totallyadd.com has done a bunch of short videos that actually were a PBS special on ADD.
Business man3 I have been taking Vyvanse for the last 3 years - ADHD - prescribed by my psychiatrist of over 10 year. I live in SE Florida and have an office on the west coast of Florida. My psychiatrist is located on the west coast and I'm not about to change doctors given what he's done for me over the last decade. I am middle-aged, in high-level professional position and hold a post-graduate degree. I've used Walgreens to get my prescriptions filled for years.