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Yes, started it about two weeks ago. Currently on effexor XR 150 in AM and 150 in PM. Tryed Straterra, bad, bad response to that one. Daytrana next, too jitterry. Last Vyvanse. Hit the jackpot with this one. I am working again like 20 years ago, able to focus on ten things at one time where I had gotten to where I could not focus at all. So far so good.
[QUOTE=hfojr;3132117]Yes, started it about two weeks ago. Currently on effexor XR 150 in AM and 150 in PM. Tryed Straterra, bad, bad response to that one. Daytrana next, too jitterry. Last Vyvanse. Hit the jackpot with this one. I am working again like 20 years ago, able to focus on ten things at one time where I had gotten to where I could not focus at all. So far so good.

Daytrana affected me the same way, too. It also made me really irritable. I frequently had to take the patch off after a couple hours. It was like I was getting too much medicine too quickly. (I also think methylphenidate and me didn't mix well.)

This is just like Adderall XR to me so far.
I joined this site because I was looking for people on vyvanse . I was on aderall xr , dr. said this would be much smoother . He started me off on 70mg and I am freaking out , terrible panic , did'nt want to leave my house yesterday , and today the same . I started crying , addreall did NOT make me feel like this , this dosage is to large . I was on 20mg in the moring and 10mg afternon of adderall xr , I'm calling my dr. tomorrow to see about 50mg's .
Another side effect is talking , my mind feels slow ( spacey ) so holding a conversation is difficult , couls also be the panic / anxiety ..who knows all I want is off this dosage . So I guess why I'm here is just to unload with people that have or are there ..

THX J
Hello everyone,

I just started Vyvanse about 2 weeks ago. I'm on 70mg and it works GREAT for about 6 hours. After that, well, it kind of poops out. Before Vyvanse, I've tried Ritalin, Strattera, and Focalin XR. I was on Focalin XR 20 mg twice a day, which worked OK, but Ritalin has always worked best. I never know when the other medications are going to wear off, and with Ritalin, at least I know I have a 2 1/2 hour window in which to focus and get work done. Anyway, the Vyvanse is working OK, but I'm thinking of asking my doctor to either split the dosage or go on it twice a day as a did with the Focalin XR. I took an extra one tonight and so far, I'm focusing great. I guess I have quite the case of ADHD! I was only diagnosed at age 19, when I was a sophomore in college. It was suspected before, but was "ruled out" because I have a high IQ. (This was 10+ years ago--luckily it's been realized that intelligent people can have so-called learning disabilities!) I also have severe OCD, for which I take 300mg of Luvox a day, and Bipolar disorder, for which I take Abilify. Hope this post helps answer someone's questions! Good luck to everyone, I know dealing with ADHD isn't easy.
Rintin - It's nice to see someone with all the same things as me. I have OCD for which I take Zoloft, Bipolar I also take Abilify, but I also have general anxiety disorder and have Ativan when needed. It sucks being on so much medication but if it helps me live a fairly "normal" life then I'm willing to do it.

So far so good with the Vyvanse. My doc is upping my dosage to 70mg. She started me on 30mg and told me if needed to take 2. I did and it was helping so she's going to put me on the 70 instead of the 50 or two 30's. So we'll see how the new dosage helps. So far no side effects. I think that if I were to have any I'd have them by now, so that's good! Nothing like some of the other meds I've been on in the past!!