... without hyperactivity. I have been on Adderall in the past. My other medications include Fluoxetine for depression and Etodolac for arthritis. My question is, why do I get sleepy after taking Vyvanse or Adderall? They are both amphetamines and should be doing the opposite. After taking either I am able to nap with no problems. My psychiatrist has no answer
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - I am currently on Vyvanse 60 Mg Cap for Adult ADHD
- 3 Mar 2015 by D3b
- 21 Apr 2015
- adderall, vyvanse, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), sleep disorders, fluoxetine, medication, adult adhd, disorder, sleep disorder
In people with ADHD these medications have the opposite effect than they would do if someone without ADHD took them. I don't exactly know why though? Ask your psychiatrist again, & if he still can't answer your questions, ask/demand that he refers your questions to someone who can tell you what's what
Adderall has the same effect on me as well where I fall asleep sometimes. I think it is from too low of a dose, and I in fact would rather take no medication at all instead of a low dose because of this effect. Also, when Adderall wears off, my anxiety sky rockets. Since you said you've been on Adderall in the past, I'm assuming that you're just metabolizing it quickly now since that is often the case with this drug. This may not necessarily be good advice, but it's what I do: I just don't take my adderall medication for a few days so that when I do retake it, it actually works instead of making me sleepy since my body was used to it. And I want to avoid getting higher and higher doses, so this is the best solution I have.
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