I am diagnosed with ADHD & bipolar. back in March my case was closed at the clinic I was receiving services & ever since then I been having trouble establishing new services especially for my ADHD. I used to be on Adderall specifically 20mg 3 times a day. I have & was fortunate to find a psychiatrist to prescribe ADHD medication but its called Vyvanse. Should I be patient & see how Vyvanse works? He is starting me out on 20mg. For all I want is to get back on my regimen that I was on. Please advise.
Transitioning to new psychiatrist?
Question posted by AbeAlame on 24 April 2021
Last updated on 27 June 2021 by casperchyna
Vyvanse actually worked better for me than Adderall. Have you tried the Vyvanse yet? It does take a couple of hours to kick in. I noticed that Adderall started to work faster but Vyvanse worked better. I was taking ,70mg though. However I understand that once you find a medication that works for you that it may be best if you can continue taking it. I wish you luck. I've switched psychiatrists myself and I am going to the new Dr next month. I know how hard it is to get a psychiatrist that is willing to prescribe a stimulant. If your current Dr refuses to give you the Adderall that you need please find a new Dr before leaving the current one. I made that mistake and I have to go a month with no stimulants at all. Something is better than nothing. Even if Vyvanse doesn't do what Adderall does for you meanwhile.
Try telling your doctor, you do well communicating if you understood his rationale with treatment plans. Ask why is switching you when you know your Adderall was working.
Now you have to go through finding the right dose, side effects and not feeling as good as before until you have been on it awhile.
I suggest you give a go and see how it works out for you, give it some time for it to build up in your system, it is similar to Adderall.
Click on the link for a full comparison between both meds:
Take care, masso
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