Originally Posted by *ChemBabe*
read up on all the chemistry of it, but heard different dose equivalencies from different sources which lead to some confusion. People just respond differently to it even after following doc
's orders. So swim figured it'd be best to get suggestions from different people for best results. To e4rolls, does swiy find it really does it's job with the ADHD? Sorry to hear about the sleep issues. Swim sure hopes she can get a good night's sleep while still taking advantage of the full effects.
Actually for SWIM, Vyvanse does help him with symptom coverage for ADHD-(combined). Adderall
XR helped SWIM also, both meds were very good but SWIM like the "smooth" effects of Vyvanse better than the "speedy" effects of the Adderall. SWIM has a history of abuseing amphetamine
meds (not proud of this weakness, sorry..) so the less "euphoric" Vyvanse, is the better med in SWIM's case because it does not tease SWIM with an initial short-lived "rush" like Adderall does.
SWIM has good symptom control for 8-12 hours with Vyvanse as long as SWIM gets a good night sleep and remembers to eat during the day and stay well hydrated as well as taking a good mutivitamin and Omega-3(fish oil) supplement.
SWIM liked the 50mg Vyvanse better than his current 30mg dose because it lasted 12-14 hours as compared to 8-12 currently.
Shire pharma. indicates that a higher initial dose of Vyvanse extends the duration of effect. SWIM finds this to be accurate in his case but as we all know, this could be a placebo effect for SWIM. lol
SWIM is getting no better sleep at 30mg than he did at 50mg so SWIM's pdoc does'nt seem to know what the fuck she is talking about. Wow, big suprise there right?
SWIM has tried abusing the Vyvanse and could not get very high off it because apparently the small intestine and liver cannot break down the lysene-d-amfetamine molecules fast enough to get more than 100mg d-amphetamine into the blood-stream per hour!
Oh well, SWIM tried and failed so SWIM has learned that he should take no more than the prescribed dose so he will have enough pills to get through the entire month. SWIM hates going unmedicated for a week or so until his next sript is written/filled.
Good luck with your Vyvanse journey ChemBabe, oh and I like your user name, very nice!