Vyvanse and Adderall Dilemma
I have been taking ADD medication for about 3 years. I moved a couple months ago and had to find a new pdoc. Before I moved, I was taking Adderall 25XR in the morning and 10mg of Adderall IR in the afternoon.
When I was at my first appt. in October with my new pdoc, she started me back on a very low dose of Adderall (10mg of XR) because I told her that I had not taken the medication for a month because I had a difficult time finding a new doctor.
After one month, I told her that I needed a higher dose because the 10mg of XR wasn't lasting very long. She upped my dose by only 5mg. I was then taking 10 mg of Adderall XR in the morning and 5mg of IR in the afternoon.
After 3 weeks of this regimen, I told her that this still wasn't lasting me all day. I don't know if she had forgotten about my dose before I moved or what. Instead of upping my Adderall dose, she started me on Vyvanse 20mg this past month.
I like the way Vyvanse feels over Adderall XR, but it only lasts about 4 hours. I would like to stay on Vyvanse, but I would also like to have some kind of booster in the afternoon like my previous doctor had me on. I like having a dose in the morning and a dose in the afternoon.
I don't know how to tell my new pdoc this. I feel like she will just up my Vyvanse dose to 30mg and it won't be very effective. I think she prefers prescribing Vyvanse over Adderall. Is it common to have an Adderall booster in the afternoon with Vyvanse? I feel like the Vyvanse would be a good substitute for the Adderall XR, but I really miss the Adderall IR. Should I just tell her I want to go back to the Adderall?
Any thoughts/opinions/experiences on how to approach this at my appointment this week? Thanks.
Last edited by LazyPomato; 02-17-2013 at 12:39 PM.