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Old 04-04-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Question From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

I was taking Vyvance @ 30mgs for Adhd, I am a 44 year old female other wise healthy..LOL.........

I was taken off Vyvanse for I don't have heath insurance and the dr said we will "TRY" Ritalin XR for it comes in a generic and that will help with the cost.

My concern is I will taking 20mgs. in the AM and wondered will this work as good or if not better then Vyvanse? For anyone that has taken this as a adult, could you fill me in? Please.......

Vyvanse was good, but very $$$$ when you do not have health insurance @ this moment.

Please advise on your experience, I would greatly appreciate it.........

Thank you all, KINDLY...........

 
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

You know how I feel about the Vynanse but I was on Ritalin in my youth and I am 57 now. If you are just being diagnosed, it may be of some help to you. Cost of meds is a major factor.

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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

CharBerry, I forget...........you did not like the Vyvanse? OR did you have a bad reaction to it?

And did Ritalin work OK For you? I have not got my RX filled they are OUT of the Ritalin XR?

 
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

I took Ritalin in my youth and guess it was alright. I didn't know any better back then. LOL. I'm not happy with 70 mg. of Vyvanse. I'd be fine if I could take 2. LOL. It doesn't seem to last long enough and I'm tired by mid afternoon. I was used to taking Dex Spans thru out the day and that worked much better for me. This seems to make me sort of shaky and by the time I can really start to focus and do things in order...it's wearing off. I'm hoping my body will adjust. It's the pits not to be able to feel "normal."

 
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

Yes it does.................

 
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

I presently am on a generic Ritalin called Methilin. It is not the extended version but cost wise is about a penny on a dollar. Works well for me.

 
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

I found that also. It is interesting how pharmacies can just run out of a medication like that.

 
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

Thank you. No side effects like weight gain or aggregation? I will be starting mine today.....
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

Ritalin wich I presently am on has been around for about a 1/2 century. Originally it was prescribed for weight loss. The housewives really liked it because not only did they loose weight, but the house work became effortless. So says mom @ 85 years.

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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

Very interesting............

 
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

That is true and one of the reasons I found that I still needed ADD meds. I took "diet pills" in high school to lose wt and noticed that I wrote better papers, studied more and my grades went up!

 
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

Donna,

Just want you to know that I read all of your posts and am so frustrated because I am powerless to help you.

It is unconsciousable that we have to put up with 4th world medical help -- or less.

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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

Bob,

Don't you feel that way. You have always been good to me and have the best advise..........keep going forward, all we can doooo, right?

Thank you for just being a friend......

 
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

Bob, you have been a good friend to all of us! Don't stop now, please. We all learn from each other every day!

 
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Re: From Vyvance to Ritalin XR??????

I will tell you this Bob..........you have given me so much knowledge and words of wisdom I don't frankly know what I would of done without you, and everyone on this board. WE ALL need someone to lean on.........goodness know's I DO!

Some people you feel like you have know forever, and Bob you are one of them and I am grateful ...........

One day I will get to flying right.............maybe..........LOL.... ...

 
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