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Old 03-18-10, 11:13 PM
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Just started Vyvanse - Advice Needed

Hi, I'm new to the forum and I was just diagnosed with ADD. I'm 30 y/o male and my doctor/ADD specialist put me on 30mg Vyvanse last Friday.

I've been having some side effects that I don't think are normal and wanted to get the boards thoughts on. I felt OK the 1st day a little jumpy but OK. I was thinking more clearly.

Now that I have been on the drug for almost a week I think the side effects have gotten worse. I'm tired, I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, I feel irritable more, jumpy, I sweat when I should not be, and I have a constant headache. Also, I feel dizzy sometimes when I'm walking around or while driving. (Not so bad that it has affected my ability to drive. I think it may just be a monition sickness thing with the headache.)

My questions are... Will the side effects go away after time? Will the drug begin to make me more focused over time as well? Or should I talk to my doctor about taking another type of medication for my ADD. I want to get rid of this constant "fog" that my mind seems to be in. Vyvanse has helped a little but it still is there.

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Old 03-19-10, 11:50 AM
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Re: Just started Vyvanse - Advice Needed

In my experience, that seems pretty normal. It could be an issue of finding the right dose or you may need to try something all together. In the past year I have tried Adderall, Concerta, and finally Vyvanse with varying degrees of success. The Vyvanse is the most recent so I'm comparing it to others I've tried, but so far, so good. Headaches, stomach issues, and inability to sleep were all problematic in the beginning, but have pretty much gone away.

You might want to talk to your doctor, but giving it another week or so might not be a bad idea either.
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Old 03-19-10, 11:58 AM
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Re: Just started Vyvanse - Advice Needed

All of your side effects are expected. None are unusual. The earlier you take it, the less likely it will affect your sleep.
Of course, you should discount everything I just wrote until you independently research it on your own and verify it's validity. Nothing written by me should be interpreted as specific medical advice or replace the recommendations of your doctor. My advice on this forum is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. If you feel you have a medical emergency, hang up and dial 911.
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Re: Just started Vyvanse - Advice Needed

I had all those side effects and they went away after about 3 weeks.

If you're still in the fog, you will probably need to increase the dosage. They start you out low to minimize those side effects.
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