I've been taking Adderall XR for about a year and a half now and my Doctor just changed it to Vyvanse due to an insurance change. But I really don't want to change. Adderall has done me so well and I really don't want to change it if I don't have to.
What you can do is find out how much it is out of pocket, see if you can afford it. Go to the website that sells Adderall XR-they often have coupons, and I'd even try to call/email someone there. They'd rather keep people's business, so they might have a set-up in place for a lower payment plan if you qualify. I've done that to stay on one of my medicines before.
If you do have to make the switch to Vyvanse, you may not be as unhappy as you think. My experience is I started out on Adderall XR, and my doctor switched me to Vyvanse. I wasn't thrilled either, I felt that my Adderall XR worked just fine-good even-and didn't want to switch. Now though-I'm so glad I did. Vyvanse just worked better, I concentrated better than I thought I could, it lasted longer in the day than Adderall XR, and I didn't get used to it the way I did with Adderall XR so much. The switch was easy, there was no withdrawal at all, and I'd been on Adderall XR for years. So-if I were you, I'd look into whether I could stay on Adderall XR if I wanted, but give Vyvanse a shot, and if you don't like it, go back to Adderall XR if you can.
Hope that helped, good luck!
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