I was taking 60 mg IR of Adderall per day, but that just wasn't cutting it. What needed to be done was upping my dose to 90 mg. My doctor doesn't like to go above 60 mg so we decided on something else. He started me on 80 mg Vyvanse per day with 20 mg IR Adderall as a PRN. I've never taken Vyvanse so here will come the onslaught of questions. What can I expect from the switch? Will there be a noticeable difference in effectiveness between the two? Is Vyvanse like Adderall where if you drink too much vitamin C or ascorbic acid it nullifies the effects? How long does Vyvanse usually last for? Is Vyvanse better than Adderall XR (I have tried Adderall XR, didn't last as long as I would have hoped it would). I guess I'm just looking for any answers to all the questions anyone could think of when switching from Adderall IR to Vyvanse. Thanks a bunch group and I hope all is well.
This question has also been asked and answered here: Adderall vs Vyvanse - What's the difference between them?
Vyvanse is also a CNS stimulant. The difference is, Adderall starts out as amphetamine when it is ingested. Vyvanse is a slightly different chemical. When Vyvanse is metabolizing, the compound afterward (metabolites) is the amphetamine. The theory is that by introducing it to your body as a more complex form, the effect of having the metabolized by product consist of the amphetamine will increase plasma levels and therefore the bioavailability of the drug. It's worth a shot. I say go for it.
I was wondering if someone could give me a little advice. I have just been prescribed Adderall and it kind of hypes me up/ gives me the jitters a bit. I just started taking 2x10mg a day. I know I probably should give it a couple of days to get use to it and maybe take a smaller dosage first starting off, but I was up until like 2am last night.
Is Vyvanse any different?
I have been on Adderall IR for over 10 years total now. While I have not tried Vyvanse, I was prescribed Ritalin IR for about 6 months several years ago and it made me feel incredibly calm from the first dose. I stopped taking it because the longer I was on it, the more my personality & creativity etc. felt flat. And that led to me feeling down of course etc... but my take on Methylphenidate (two ex-boyfriends of mine were on the longer-acting Concerta, and I have worked closely with children on various stimulant rxs) is that it seems to produce less of that jumpy sort of reaction than Adderall. And Vyvanse is closer in
structure to Adderall than Ritalin is, so I thought I would just mention my experience (also, both of my exes had tried Adderall and it made both anxious/shaky, but both also did really well on Concerta). I was initially put on Adderall XR and found it felt smoother (but bad crash at end of work day for me etc.) than the IR version initially. However, you are still adjusting to the Adderall, it is very new to your system. These side effects may dissipate after a little while. If you still feel shaky and cannot sleep (it is usually recommended not to take your last dose past a certain time, usually by late afternoon to help prevent insomnia with it) after a few days, please call your doctor. Best of luck to you!
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