I was diagnosed with "general" anxiety by the age of 15, I am 22 years old and was put on klonopin by the age of 18 and have been taking it ever since. My dosage has been 1mg for almost 2 years now, but anyway for the past 6 years I've had a really hard time concentrating, finishing tasks, and a bad memory. Numerous doctors and psychiatrists recommended I get tested for adult add. I was just prescribed 50mg vyvanse once a day, just yesterday... it seems to help me focus but my anxiety has gotten worse. Ive already taken 2mg of klonopin and still feel on edge. I don't feel so bad until I start feeling the vyvanse wear off. If this drug vyvanse is affecting me this way does anyone think I really have ADD? Thanks
Been on klonopin for anxiety for 4 years now on vyvanse but do I really have ADD?
- 27 Aug 2013 by enjoilarry
- klonopin, vyvanse, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, dosage
Added 27 Aug 2013:
Also I know this should be a question for my doctor, but I would just like opinions from others, someone that can actually relate and have been through the same or similar situations.
11 Sep 2013
This is what my doctor told me: "Diagnoses [in mental health] are for insurance companies." He went on to say how symptoms were what he was trying to treat and how important it was not to get hung up on labels. I take Vyvanse too, I'm 25, and was never treated or suspected of ADD in childhood or adolescence. It's hard, for me at least, but I try not to take my diagnoses' too. . . literally, or too defining- if that makes sense.
As for your anxiety getting worse- all I can really tell you is my own experience. When I started Vyvanse I remember it made my heart race and it really added to my anxiety. I got used to it, though- after about three weeks I was back to my normal anxiety levels, after two weeks, it had lessened quite a bit. It was a rough start, though. I'm glad I made it through, though.
If it's been a while or the anxiety is too much, maybe you can talk to your doctor about trying a lower dose and staying there or gradually moving your way up to a higher dose. I had to move up gradually. I hope this helps and I hope you feel better.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
I am on effexor xr and vyvanse. I use to be on just the vyvanse but it was causing me more anxiety and mood changes. The effexor seems to be working ...
2 answers • 28 Jul 2010
I'm 27 years old and have been being treated for depression and anxiety with various SSRI and SNRIs i.e. zoloft, lexapro, now cymbalta and ...
1 answer • 17 Jan 2011
I take Klonopin, dosage 1mg 4x/day with Paxil, Ambien, and Hydricodone. Whats the best method for quitting klonopin and paxil?
5 answers • 16 Jan 2013
Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Hi. I'm new here. I have GAD and was taken off wellbutrin because it?
... was believed to be causing me more anxiety and panic attacks. I still take klonopin .5mg 4 times a day and the psychiatrist wants me to add ...
1 answer • 10 Jan 2016