Anyone have any comments on Vyvanse? Good or Bad? I never felt so calm, and collected. I don't cut people off when they are speaking and I can sleep and eat. Plus, no crazy increased libido (I know what you guys are thinking. NO it was increased to a point of distraction!) like adderall!
Adderall comes only in extended release or xr in Canada but in the states it comes also in instant release.
I tried the Adderall but honestly it felt like I was on crystal meth I was agitated I couldn't sleep for like six days and there was no point trying to focus because my mind was just going everywhere and Ritalin felt like cheap cocaine and wore off so quickly but this new one is amazing. Vyvan is a pro drug and it is not active per say it has less abuse potential so you can't snort it or inject it. You have to swallow a capsule and then it gets absorbed into the intestine and then the red blood cells convert it into dextroamphetamine so basically it's to deter snorting or shooting the pill up
It also seems to extend the Dextroamphetamine length of duration. I believe there is a lysine molecule attached to the actual dextroamphetamine molecule and that is what is responsible for the main difference but it is much calmer and in my opinion more effective than even Dexedrine.
My best quality of life has been with Nuvigil, which is not in the same category of Rx, but I still need to use a stimulant in the afternoon as well. It really is trial and error and each person will have some different experiences. The best thing is to find a doctor who will work with you as you figure it out.
He also jokes to me and says you women and your hormones, they change up so quickly, as what worked at one time will change, especially with women, as we have more hormonal changes which sends different messages to our brains than men.
The doctor that ordered the sleep and nap studies left the clinic shortly after my testing was done. Long complicated story...Basically the clinic made the doctor leave due to political issues within the clinic and not all of my test results were properly put in my file (a fact I didn't know until years later). I only met with the doctor once after testing which is when she informed me of my dx and set up another appt to get a treatment plan started.
When I got to the next appt I was informed that the doctor was no longer at the clinic. Nobody referred me to a different doctor or gave me any information as far as what to do. I went back to my general physician who put me on adderall. Through the years after I moved a few times and would have to find a new doctor. I jumped from doctor to doctor because some would just give me meds without really knowing what the heck they were doing and some would treat me horribly saying I was lying and just trying to get pills. All this time I'm telling doctors to look into my files, see my dx and help me... or send me to someone who could. All that time however I didn't know my test results weren't properly documented. I even had copies of the test result...I couldn't really understand any of it because it was a lot of graphs and words I had no understanding of. I would bring these papers to doctors and either they would say they don't specialize in that field so they don't know how to interpret them or once I was even accused of basically making them myself and trying to pass them off as real test results. I would sign release forms every time I would see a new doctor and not once did one of them say anything about my records seeming unusual due to the fact that there was some information supporting what I was saying but most of it was missing. I finally sort of gave up. I found a doctor that would prescribe me adderall with no problems, so I just stuck with that. At least it helped me get through for the most part. It had many ups and downs as far as side effects, but I didn't really have any other options.
My dose kept having to be raised and not knowing enough about my dx I started getting very depressed and was just ready to give up. I tried going to college and had to drop out. I couldn't seem to hold a job for very long. Being a single parent and not being able to deal with my health issues I finally moved back closer to my parents. I once again had to find a new doctor. This time however... things went a bit differently. He told me I needed to see a specialist and that he would make sure I got answers no matter how long it took or how many specialists I had to see. I was so relieved to finally have found a doctor that was going to help me.
into a substance that alters the metabolizing mechanism to have an extra step or two before allowing it to become an amphetamine molecule able to cross the blood-brain barrier and release dopamine in the neuron synapse and block it's reuptake so that more dopamine is available for the signal of that neuron to be received. I had headaches and lockjaw with it and it seemed to work a shorter and shorter amount of time the longer I took it, but others have great success with it as there's not so much a "rush and crash" and can last 10-14 hours. Conversely on the polar opposite of my problem, others have issues with it being too extended.