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New member got a question about treatment (Adderall/Vyvanse)

Ive been diagnosed since I was about 8 and I have been on pretty much every medication out there. My two most effective treatments were through the use of Adderall and Vyvanse. I recently got back on treatment and started to take 40mg of Vyvanse for about a month and now since its a new year Vyvanse is too expensive. I went to my doctor today and I got prescribed 20mg of Adderall Xr which I never took the Xr formulation before. She suggested me to start at the highest dose of 30mg however I decided to just be on 20mg to be familiarized with Adderall after not being on it for over a year. Will the 20mg be just as effective as the 40 mg Vyvanse? I feel like a screwed myself over getting a lower dose and don't know if it'll be effective. I figured Adderall xr would be stronger at that milligram which I was already thinking about increasing my vyvanse before I could afford it. Thanks!
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Re: New member got a question about treatment (Adderall/Vyvanse)

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Ive been diagnosed since I was about 8 and I have been on pretty much every medication out there. My two most effective treatments were through the use of Adderall and Vyvanse. I recently got back on treatment and started to take 40mg of Vyvanse for about a month and now since its a new year Vyvanse is too expensive. I went to my doctor today and I got prescribed 20mg of Adderall Xr which I never took the Xr formulation before. She suggested me to start at the highest dose of 30mg however I decided to just be on 20mg to be familiarized with Adderall after not being on it for over a year. Will the 20mg be just as effective as the 40 mg Vyvanse? I feel like a screwed myself over getting a lower dose and don't know if it'll be effective. I figured Adderall xr would be stronger at that milligram which I was already thinking about increasing my vyvanse before I could afford it. Thanks!
I dont know the conversion rates but vyvanse is the weakest amphetamine. If you started at 20 its no biggie right? You just go back and ask for the 30 that your dpc was going to give you;
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