View Full Version : vyvanse make me foggy

08-01-16, 03:40 PM
hey, few month i'm trying to find the right med for me and now trying vyvanse.
i am taking 30 mg, and it did a big change for me- i feel my brain not running from one thing to another, and feel quit, i can listen to people, more relax and less anxious(with people).
but the problem is that when i am trying to study i feel foggy, a little bit like i smoke weed or somthing, maybe "out of zone" or i dont know how to call it.
i thought that my brain will get use to the new med and it will get better, but i'm already 2 weeks using it and it's not.
what can i do?

08-01-16, 04:25 PM
It could be a dosing issue. Like maybe too low or too high.

08-02-16, 11:16 AM
Dosage or lack of water.

08-02-16, 01:00 PM
I felt foggy with retalin and conerta to, and i'm always trying to drink a lot of water,
I will try 50 mg and see how it go

08-03-16, 05:52 AM
Did you start with 30mg?
How have you been adjusted?
Did you experience the fogginess with every prescription?
Are you foggy if active or foggy if inactive or both?

08-03-16, 09:28 AM
i started with 30, 0ne day i took less and it was worse,
i feel foggy only when i'm trying to study\
i felt the foginess with retalin and concerta, with adderall i felt like i "speed up", and not getting the quiet in my had like from vyvanse.

08-03-16, 12:11 PM
How much adderall made you feel speedy? Was it instant or extended release? Note that 30 mg adderall xr is approximately equivalent to 60 mg of vyvanse (in terms of amphetamine dosage). What's your diet like? What is your sleep schedule like? Consistent diet and sleep routine will allow the drugs to work much better. Regular exercise helps quite a bit, too.

08-03-16, 06:05 PM
10 mg make me speedy , 7.5 improve my motivation and focus, but i don't get thw quiet like from vyvanse, and sometime i'm not sure if it work. I train 5 days in a week and eat a lot of protein, sleep 7-8 hours. It was ir, in me country we dont have xr

08-04-16, 06:10 PM
Taking it twice daily got me through the fogginess. Cause I know exactly what you are talking about. If you get up at 7 by 2pm or before you are in a cloud. I'd see about taking an afternoon dose.

08-06-16, 06:26 PM
For me as well, taking it twice daily (2X 30 mg instead of 1X 50 mg) pretty much eliminated the afternoon crash/fog I was experiencing, and also almost eliminated the increased anxiety/nervous restless feeling I would get shortly after the medication peaked mid-morning. It seems 50 mg was too much for one dose, but not enough to provide all-day coverage.

One issue is the price tag and getting your insurance to cover it.

08-10-16, 09:13 AM
My problem is that with 30 mg i was foggy all the time, not only in the after noon, so i changed to 50 mg it getting much better, but still working only for 8 hours, and it's not enough for me, what can i do?

08-10-16, 11:41 AM
I started 30 mg of Vyvanse last Thursday. The first few days I felt amazing then side effects for a couple. Now I feel more like everything is in slow motion. I wouldn't say foggy for me. This is my first medication I've tried. It does make me very laid back. I'm also wondering if the slow motion or foggy feeling is dosage related...

08-11-16, 04:52 AM
Do you also feel slow motion when you are active?

08-11-16, 01:58 PM
No only when I'm sitting down or relaxing and now it's been a week and I haven't felt that way today...

08-12-16, 12:14 PM
Use the titratation method from Dr Charles Parker (Neuropsychiatrist) which is approved by FDA to get the right amount you need.

The Titratation method; yvanse-dosage-strategies-for-adhd-medication-accuracy%2F (

As sarahsweets says, could be too low or too high, same kind of feeling appears on both side.

Look what Dr Parker says about this here (On too low/high); dhd-vyvanse-the-therapeutic-window-mystery%2F (

08-13-16, 10:30 AM
The Titratation method;

I use this method since beginning with Vyvanse using a Dremel with a milk frothers end for saver dissolving in water because I dont like the powder on the ground.