I suffer from fibromyalgia, CFS, and acute depression and anxiety. I have tried a few small doses of Vyvanse, and to me it's like a miracle drug. I am not depressed, I have enough energy to get through the day, and while the fibromyalgia pain is still ever-present, I am better able to deal with it. Should I ask my doctor for a trial of Vyvanse? I'm just concerned because she's been giving me Klonopin for panic attacks, and I'm afraid she will not believe that the Vyvanse does not exacerbate the anxiety and panic attacks, which it absolutely does not in my case.
Vyvanse acts like other amphetamines by affecting the brain chemicals norepinephrine and dopamine. Some antidepressants also act on these two brain chemicals in a similar fashion. Without going into a chemistry lesson, that is why you may feel better when you take the vyvanse.
While vyvanse is not recommended for people who suffer from severe anxiety or agitation, talk to your doctor about it. You have nothing to lose. All she can say is no.
Have you ever thought about an antidepressant like cymbalta which may help the anxiety, depression and pain, all in one medicine?
Hope this helps,
- Vyvanse Information for Consumers
- Vyvanse Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Vyvanse (detailed)
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