Hypothetically speaking... a student is diagnosed with ADHD and takes vyvanse as prescribed. However one of the side effects of the medication makes them anxious and makes it difficult for them to go to sleep. They tried a lower dose of vyvanse but they had trouble focusing on it. Is it dangerous to take marijuana to help themselves calm down and go to sleep if the vyvanse doesn’t ware off soon enough?
Aside from the obvious question of whether or not marijuana use is legal where you live, it seems rather counterintuitive to use a central nervous system depressant (a downer) to counteract the effects of a central nervous system stimulant (an upper). They cancel each other out.
While there are no interactions between the two drugs it might be wiser to talk to your health care professional about trying a different ADHD medication that isn't as stimulating as the amphetamine type drugs.
I also found these to be too stimulating and switched to Ritalin which works effectively for me.
IMHO, best to avoid marijuana (thc) if You wish to participate fully in life. Atomoxetine (Strattera) is another non amphetamine medication that many find helpful with focus.
Take care for now and best wishes for a life with no regrets.
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