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Old 05-18-18, 09:05 AM
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Looking for advice on boosters for Vyvanse

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I'm currently prescribed 60 mg vyvanse from my doc, and it works great for me. I was looking for a booster for the afternoon. I brought it up with my doc and he says that he typically bumps patients to 70 mg vyvanse, then starts adding in adderall for a booster.

The thing is, I don't really like adderall. It makes me a bit too edgy. I was doing some searching around the forums and heard that dex IR or dex spansules are used sometimes as a booster. I was wondering if anyone could provide some input on their experiences with either of the two.
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Re: Looking for advice on boosters for Vyvanse

I'd suggest that you tell him that you don't respond well to Adderall. If he's willing to prescribe Adderall IR as a booster, I can't think of a compelling reason why he wouldn't be willing to prescribe Dexedrine IR.
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I'd suggest that you tell him that you don't respond well to Adderall. If he's willing to prescribe Adderall IR as a booster, I can't think of a compelling reason why he wouldn't be willing to prescribe Dexedrine IR.

Much appreciated. Do you have any experience or knowledge on Dex spansules and how they compare to IR?
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Hey JM, I'm assuming the 60mg Vyvanse is fully treating your symptoms and you are happy with it and it is just "pooping out" too early for you. How long does the vyvanse last for you? How much longer do you want the treatment to last? Regards, -LN
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Much appreciated. Do you have any experience or knowledge on Dex spansules and how they compare to IR?
No personal experience with the spansules. I think they reach max concentration in your blood after about 7 hours. So if you're looking for a booster dose, the spansules might be too long acting, and could interfere with sleep.
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Hey JM, I'm assuming the 60mg Vyvanse is fully treating your symptoms and you are happy with it and it is just "pooping out" too early for you. How long does the vyvanse last for you? How much longer do you want the treatment to last? Regards, -LN

The 60 mg works fine, but it's becoming more "smooth". I'm not sure wether it's because i'm simply used to it, or if I need a higher dose, or if my mind is "chasing the dragon"- that is seeking a euphoria.

I usually pop it around 7 AM, and it lasts pretty good until maybe 1 PM. After that, I still feel good control of my chronic fatigue symptoms, but my mind tends to wander off a bit more.
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Re: Looking for advice on boosters for Vyvanse

Hey JM, if you're just looking to get ~3 more hours of treatment, dexedrine IR is what I would talk to my Doc about. My understanding is the active compound that vyvanse "breaks down" to is dextroamphetamine. I would try to get good numbers for how long the vyvanse lasts for you and take the Dex ~30 min before that. If you are going to talk to Doc and bump vyvanse dose, maybe wait so you can determine how long it lasts at higher dose. I would make sure that I am basing my decisions off of symptom treatment. A daily journal helped me make sure I was objective in doing that.

Can't help w/ vyvanse, but for me when Adderall or Dex start wearing off my focus goes to crap. After about a week or 2 I usually get a range of how long it lasts. In your case say 6-6½hours. Then you would talk to Doc about trying the IR at say 5½ hours. Keep in mind if you take it too early, you may get symptoms of too high a dose and need to adjust timing accordingly. HTH & GL, -LN
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