Re: daytrana vs vyvanse vs adderral ????? comments please.
okay. i'll give a tentative answer to my own question since i am currently trying the daytrana. the adderral time release (20mg x 2) was not as effective for my mood (depression), motivation, energy, and i found myself grinding my teeth more. it was better than nothing but not a great fit for me. the vyvanse (50mg x2 daily) is good for mood, energy, and motivation but made me hyper-focused and unable to concentrate with any sort of real comprehension. i found myself spending 40 minutes trying to figure out the best place and way to mount my car GPS system (which has a suction cup for the window by the way) but I was getting inventive. when i was reading i was really in to it but then i would notice that i was reading bottom to top and right to left (i know, weird). i dont have any learning disabilities so this was very strange. multi-tasking was out of the question most days. this wasn't the case in the beginning. it was great. the biggest reason i switched was that it effected my speech (stutter/stammer/pause) and the rebound effects made me SCATTER BRAINED ! don't get me wrong, i am not anti-vyvanse. believe it or not i would definitely go back if the daytrana doesn't cut it. what doesn't make sense is that vyvanse and adderall are basically the same from what i understand with the exception of how it is processed, it becomes d-amphetamine. the adderall does have "inactive" amounts of l-amphetamine so that is the only thing i can identify in the difference of effects for me. and finally, daytrana -- the methylphenidate (ritalin) patch. it stays stuck until i pull it off. energy is subtle but good (not speedy but awake). motivation is what i would call normal -- not hyper-focused but able to decide to do something productive and then do it. depression/mood is fine. and it seems to keep working until i pull it off ( most of my days are at least 16 hours). keep in mind that i have on the daytrana for two whole days so it is premature to make any decisive recommendations but we'll see and i'll post in the future with my experience as it relates to the comparison between the drugs. ..... good luck, ..... ms1