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User Reviews for Vyvanse to treat Binge Eating Disorder

Vyvanse has an average rating of 7.9 out of 10 from a total of 99 ratings for the treatment of Binge Eating Disorder. 70% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 14% reported a negative effect.

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7.9/10 average rating

99 ratings from 100 user reviews.

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Reviews for Vyvanse

Lili February 4, 2021

“I recently stopped Adderal after attempting to quit for years. So I was skeptical about trying this.. because I did not want to be disappointed. I read through the reviews & was desperate for anything. I got prescribed 60mg bc that’s the dosage of adderal I took before. A week later, & I want to cry with joy. I feel NORMAL. I’m hungry when I should be & not when I shouldn’t. I don’t care for sweets AT ALL. I don’t feel anxiety or depressed anymore. I feel genuinely happy & focus on what’s really important, etc. I feel in control. My view on my body and what it does for me has completely changed (hence the ‘I feel pretty’ movie). I know everyone reacts differently to medications, but this saved my life. I hope it continues, because I have never felt so much gratitude, peace, happiness and in control as I do now. I hope everyone who is struggling out there can read this and know you are not alone... and that there is indeed hope.”

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Happgolucky · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 5, 2020

“I was 306lb in Aug. 2019 I started taking vyvanse to treat my ADD and binge eating....I had to start low 10mg. And increase every 2 weeks by 10mg, and now on 70 mg. This is a miracle drug. I can focus...have energy and completely have increased my energy. I usually eat just fruits and veggies small portions. Instantly just wanted healthy foods. This is not a weight loss pill and should only be used if you indeed have ADD or ADHD with BED. But for me I now way 220lb...so in about 6 and half months I'm 85lbs down! Its actually quite remarkable!”

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Kayla April 10, 2019

“VYVANSE HAS BEEN A GREAT FOR A NEAR LIFE LONG BINGE EATER . I had suffered from undiagnosed binge eating disorder (BED) as well as PTSD (stemming from sexual abuse) since I was a child. My psychiatrist suggested Vyvanse 40mg for the binge eating (also for mild adult ADHD). I figured that because this is a stimulant, I would have panic attacks; WRONG. I have energy and the desire to accomplish goals again. I no longer obsess over food. I no longer feel addicted to sweets/carbs/horrible foods I used to binge on. I no longer binge eat in general, which allows me to be in a calorie deficit and therefore LOSE WEIGHT. I have been taking this medication since 3/20 and am down 15lbs today on 4/10. TO NO LONGER BE A PRISONER TO FOOD IS AN AMAZING, FREEING FEELING. Side effects: FREEZING COLD HANDS. :) Wishing you all peace, wellness, and a good experience with Vyvanse like I have had so far.”

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Cybrbii December 3, 2020

“After taking adderall (which got rid of my appetite), I developed an awful binge/restrict eating cycle and had to stop taking it, but the BED stayed. I gained 100lb in a year and finally decided to try Vyvanse to curb the habit & I don’t think I’ll ever look back. I don’t get the jitters, nausea, and crashes that I did before, so don’t necessarily let negative experiences with stimulants deter you. I can still eat, but I can’t binge at ALL. Even if I am very stressed/bored and I emotionally feel like I want a binge, it’s almost like Vyvanse is blocking my consciousness from entering that state. With active habits and healthy eating, I have lost all that weight in just under half a year. I feel like I finally have control over my mind and my body, and nothing has felt so liberating! Note: if you have high BP or are very prone to anxiety, this may not be your fav. I am very anxious and find that at times it exacerbates my anxiety, but I stay at a low dose (20 mg) to mitigate that.”

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Dee dee · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 31, 2020

“Taking Vyvanse for Binge Eating Disorder. Struggled my entire life with food. Weight has gone up and down countless times depending on if I'm in my healthy mode or my bingeing mode. Started Vyvanse 6 months ago and didn't think it worked at first, so stopped. Tried it again and this time it clicked. I can feel when my body is satiated AND am able to stop eating. I can go an entire day and not think about food, which is a miracle. I think this must be how it feels for 'normal' people.”

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Gina · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 5, 2019

“I have suffered with BED as long as I can remember. At 43 years old, I had no faith what so ever that Vyvanse could help me. On day 1 my obsession with food just stopped! Food was ALWAYS on my mind. I ate until I couldn't breathe, and as I was eating, I was thinking about what I would eat next. I was amazed that this medication was able to change the thoughts in my head! I have only been using it for a little over a month, but so far I have not noticed any side effects and I feel like I have my life back.”

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ABBB · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 13, 2019

“Overall, I have only been on Vyvanse for about a month now but it is something sent from the heavens. Within the past year, I had gained close to 80 pounds with my diagnosed BED, and after starting Vyvanse, everything has changed. Not only am I not eating NEARLY as much as I use to, but I also don't snack, and I also eat small portions, I am so much happier, and the weight is just shedding off. I cannot stress enough that if you suffer from Binge Eating Disorder, whether it is severe or not, Vyvanse can definitely turn you in the right direction, and even prevent your BED from getting any worse than what it already is. 100% reccomend this!”

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DeeMama · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 6, 2020

“I take Vyvanse for ADHD and Binge Eating Disorder. I am a recovered drug/alcohol addict (3.5 years) and that ”urge” moved to food. I am SO happy with Vyvanse, and think I’m finally ready to get off my Suboxone soon. This is the closest to “normal” I have ever felt.”

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AFinMA January 17, 2020

“I'm in my early 50s & struggled with BE for years. During a divorce, I gained 50 lbs in a year. I was prescribed a dose of 20 mg Vyvanse which didn't help much, then 30 mg, ultimately 50mg. If I took it too early, it wore off. I'd crash or cravings came roaring back at night (my worst time). Take it too late, I'm wired and unable to sleep. It is trial and error to find the right dose AND right timing. For me, it's 9-10 AM at 40 mg. I don't take it every day. I go without it for weeks, and if I have a binge cycle - not one bad day, but a few in a row - I go back on for a few days until I get my eating under control. Side effects - moving my tongue at higher doses. I drink a lot of water, and it does "stimulate" my GI tract. My provider said drinking OJ or grapefruit juice will flush from your system more quickly if you can't sleep. It's a tool to help manage BE, but you still need to do the behavioral modifications. I hope this is helpful.”

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Ms.T · Taken for 6 months to 1 year July 30, 2019

“I started on Vyvanse for BED in Oct. 2018. It gave me lots of energy & loss of appetite & increased my sex drive like crazy! Started on 30 mg & now increased to 70 mg. It's now July 2019 & still on it & was weighing 177 before I started & now weigh 130. Went from size 10 to size 4. I know my dr. will be taking me off of it when I run out. Just hoping my appetite doesn't come back.”

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Tay73 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 7, 2017

“I have ADD and Binge eating disorder (BED). I have had both my entire life I just thought my BED was normal. However food is my drug, I'm addicted to it. So for years I went thru cycles of bingeing and restricting. I would seek out certain foods like a drug addict seeks drugs and not feel calm or normal until I ate that thing I was obsessing about. I've been on every diet, every single one, went to Overeaters Anonymous (OA), I've done it all. I took adderall for years for ADD but never experienced any weight loss and it never addressed my food issues. I have massive food issues. I started reading about food addiction and came across this drug. It has been a miracle for me. I feel like a normal person, I haven't obsessed about food or binged in over two months, it's saving my life.”

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DianaK · Taken for 5 to 10 years May 27, 2020

“I was bulimic for 5.5 years and after Vyvanse I was able to quit, I had a hard time eating healthy without constantly having cravings like crazy. I've taken Vyvanse since 2007 now, back then it was sold as ADHD drug only. My coworker used it and it curbed her appetite. So I got a prescription and it was a life changer!!! I still ate, but good food. It only curbed the bad cravings! As for side effects, dry mouth is really the only thing. I still need 2 alarms to wake up, when my doctor asked if I'd be able to sleep. No mood changes or anything else. Most mild drug other than what it's supposed to do! I love Vyvanse!”

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Cnc108 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 12, 2019

“I have been vyvanse for binge eating since April of 2018, I can’t tell you what a godsend it has become. I have completely stopped binge eating and have lost 70 lbs. I will say the first 3 weeks of being on the medication was tough as I was nauseous and couldn’t eat much except saltines, but push through it! Once it was in my system I was able to eat healthy portions. You have to get through the first 3 weeks and don’t come off it! I feel like I have my life back since taking vyvanse. I had gained a good 120 lbs over the course of two years going through a depression. I did not realize that binge eating is a medical condition until I broke down at my doctors last March. Vyvanse is the best thing to come out on the market!”

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Lisa · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 30, 2020

“I've been on Vyvanse for almost 2 years now for both binge eating & ADD. I started on 10mg and am now at 60mg. At first, the 10mg worked great. That lasted about 2 months before I saw both my BED and ADD symptoms coming back. Increased to 20mg which lasted about 2 months, the 30mg lasted about 3 months, 40mg worked for 4 months (you get the picture). This was very worrisome for me, because it felt like, at the maximum dosage, it might eventually not work at all. I'm on 60mg now, and have been for the past 5 months, and I finally feel that I'm at a dosage that makes binge eating truly manageable (I no longer have any issues with ADD while the medication is working). So if you're on 20-40mg of Vyvanse and it isn't working, increase the dosage. The 60mg somehow made a huge difference. My psych also added 100mg Wellbutrin SR and that has been a life changer. The two medicines together completely curb my appetite (and the bonus is the Wellbutrin covers both my depression & anxiety as well).”

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Koolbeen May 5, 2019

“I have been struggling with BED (binge eating disorder) for the past 5 years, I am 21. I have tried so many different things. I've tried therapy, diets, and self help books. Nothing had worked long term. Vyvanse has given me my life back. I went from sitting in front of the TV all night and devouring very large amounts of food after work, and all day weekends. To meditating, practicing yoga, going on runs, got back into bmx-ing, and I'm starting to bike to work. My whole life has completely turned 180 degrees. These pills have given me a chance to deal with my problems and make better choices. I do not plan on staying on the medication, because I don't want to be dependent. My doctor even said the prescription won't be permanent, and we'll slowly weaned off of them. I highly recommend Vyvanse for BED, but also strongly encourage to do therapy along with it. There are reasons people like us have this disorder. We need to address and learn to deal with those reasons.”

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Erika · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 27, 2019

“I have been on Vyvanse for over a month now for BEWD (binge eating disorders ). I am on 20 MG. The first two days of taking it I had a headache. That has been my only negative thing. I have noticed that it has helped with my binge eating habits due to my anxiety. Also my anxiety has decreased as well. I noticed that I am more focused on work and completing my tasks. I am having great conversations with people at work. I feel alert but not to the point where I feel like my heart is beating fast or anything like that. I feel normal, and sleeping good. I take it early in the morning and by the time I am home I feel relaxed. I really like this medication. I suffered from depression and anxiety, and tried so many different medications with so many other side effects. Vyvanse in a good way brought me back.”

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ashgato · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 20, 2016

“I was diagnosed early '16 with BED. I have a history of dieting and regaining wt. Sadly, I had gained > 80 lbs the past 8 years. I tried Weight Watchers, but I couldn't control my eating after 3 attempts. I sought help from a psych for the first time, because I knew it had to caused by my emotions. I was prescribed 70 mg Vyvanse and had no problems from day 1. No problems falling asleep. The first 3 months it greatly reduced my appetite, so my weight loss was dramatic. I lost approx 47 lbs. For the past 3.5 months, I have lost another 31 lbs. It controls my impulses to eat when I'm not hungry. I didn't need to follow a special diet to lose any weight. I can easily control my portion size and no longer like soda or snacking much.”

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SophieJ May 14, 2017

“I am on my 3rd week - first two at 20 mg and now upped to 40. Should be at 60 (max) after the next follow up with my doctor at the end of week 4. I'm 45 and have struggled since the age of 8 with weight and depression. I get by - it's like I'm a high functioning depressed person who works her ass off to try and be healthy and happy. I was tired and broken when my doctor suggested this drug. Her daughter has similar issues so obviously it's personal for her too to understand people with these issues. My experience has been great - I don't feel the urge to binge and my appetite is suppressed. I feel hungry when I should and don't overeat. I love the feeling of being alert. I work hard and these meds have helped me immensely.”

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BellaBill7 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 22, 2019

“I have been hiding a severe BED/Bulimia problem for 14 years. I would notice health problems (irregular heart beat, issues with my teeth, Etc), get scared and stop for a month or two, but would fall right back into it. It was consuming my life. On top of everything else, I was having major issues focusing, which was effecting my work, which causes me to stress, which lead to me eat/purge. I finally spoke to my doctor and she believed that I had ADHD and my BED was linked to this. I was given Vyvanse to try. The first day I took it, I felt like a new person. I had energy, drive, focus. I actually worked so hard that day on my laptop, that I almost forgot to eat! The obsession was gone. I was now feeding myself to nourish myself. I was so skeptical that anything could help me, but this has changed my life. I’m 8 months in now, and I feel the healthiest I have ever felt. If you suffer from BED or Bulimia and are feeling hopeless, I do believe Vyvanse may be worth trying for you.”

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Faragirl September 20, 2016

“This medication has changed my life. I began taking it shortly after it was FDA approved back in March of 2015. I have suffered from SEVERE BED since I was 15. My BED was stealing my life from me- every ounce of energy I had was spent searching out food and then eating until I couldnt eat another bite, my BED was getting worse, over 18 months I spent 10k on food and went from 135-205. When my doctor told me about this drug I was excited- however skeptical because it sounded too good to be true. I started feeling feeling its effects right away. 18 months later and I am 60 lbs lighter. My BED is still a part of my life, I still have strong cravings; however now i feel in control. This drug has changed my life and allowed me to live again.”

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Sundance · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 4, 2019

“I fought BED (binge eating disorder) and purging for 12 years before my PCP told me about Vyvanse. After a few days of taking the medication, all the obsession and thoughts were gone. Wow. Thank you Vyvanse”

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Lala · Taken for 5 to 10 years August 25, 2019

“Been taking Vyvanse for almost 8 years. In the first few months to a year, I was the happiest I had been in years (always have had problems w depression since I was a kid), I lost 15lbs w/o effort & was in the best shape I had ever been in, I had an abundance of energy, out-did myself in regards to hw/goals/lifestyle etc. and after a very productive day I slept great every night...I felt great all day long... never have been so content. this has slowly changed... my medication worked less and less each year... I’ve been taking it almost 8 years now and my productivity has diminished greatly... I have gained back all my weight + some (the heaviest I’ve ever been), my desire to complete tasks has decreased (on a good day I feel productive for maybe 2-3 hours), my depression is worse than ever and I have bad anxiety, I binge eat and drink, and I hate myself. IDK why things have changed so much...maybe the medication isn’t the same as it was.”

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Laura · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 4, 2020

“Been taking Vyvanse for Binge eating disorder on and off for 2 years. It is the only thing that's helped me stop bingeing, therapy has never worked. It lifts the mental fog that usually clouds my judgement and leads to a binge, helps me understand my body's "I'm full" cues, and reduces cravings. Now that I've fully committed to take it daily, its even helped me challenge my worst disordered food fears. In the past when I lost weight I only ate low calorie unhealthy foods, but now I have the ability to challenge myself to eat healthy too, without being scared.”

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Pool nut · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 4, 2017

“I started taking Vyvanse about 4 months ago and I have never felt better in my whole life. I have no interest in food when I have it in my system for about 7 hours, but what I do to keep myself healthy and not having my blood sugars go high and low, is to eat breakfast and then have some fruit in the afternoon. Then I make myself a regular dinner. It is healthy, good food in portions. I don't eat out anymore, which is a big help, since that is where you eat too much food that is too high in fats and sodium. Eat a lot food with protein, so you fill up. As a dessert at night, I eat an ice pop, so I get that sweet taste. Not only have I lost 30 lbs. but, I feel healthier and energized. Also my depression is gone.”

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KLW1975 · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 13, 2015

“Vyvanse has had such a positive effect for me in regards to binge eating. My binge eating started over 28 years ago. In recent years I was bingeing almost every day. Since starting Vyvanse 5 weeks ago I have not binged one single time! I admit there were a few times that I over ate but I have not binged. It is such a relief to not have to battle with food thoughts, cravings and compulsions! Food is no longer the first thing on my mind in the morning nor the last thing on my mind before I go to bed. I leave food on my plate. I eat a quarter to a third of what I ate before. When I grocery shop the foods that used to call my name almost make me gaggy now. There's such freedom in not being in bondage to food. Continued in next post...”

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