It was really great. It was my first ADHD treatment ... life was so remarkably different. I wanted to celebrate so I had a very little bit of wine, and that reacted quite badly with it, and made me fill ill and afraid of getting a stroke.
I will make sure to stay away from alcohol in the future when taking that, and I think it might have been an especially adverse reaction because I took it for the first time.
Regardless, fantastic drug. It is the only one I have tried at the moment, but I am going to keep taking it to see how things turn out.
I had some worries about getting a nose bleed... I don't want to haemmorage on this stuff and I know that aderall has caused a lot of stroke deaths in the USA (although a small fraction of the number people prescribed it).
I looked through the side effects: euphoria, paranoia, insomnia. That's those checked off!
It's the second day and the initial effect seems to have worn off. I'm not hyper at all, which it made me extremely so on the first day. I am sure it is too early to be sure, but I think the dose will need to be upped (I am on 30 now) as I still fidget a bit and can't focus totally (although it is substantially easier than before!) and I am quite a bit less lethargic.
I went out for dinner with my mum afterwards, after my first dose at 2.30, and I was really hyper and active. I drank a bit of alcohol (two sips of wine) at about 7, which sent me spiraling. I had a bit of blood in my nose so I thought I might have a stroke, and I was quite scared and worried.
I contacted my psychiatrist who advised me that alcohol has a potentating effect; I tried MDMA at university once (a large amount) and I was really paranoid, worried for a while after.
I have had a full day of experience today uninterrupted by any issues, although I didn't get any sleep last night. At 8 I took it, and then from about 9 until 3 I was alert and active and I got stuff done in those 6 hours that I have been putting off for weeks and would have taken me days to do. I didn't feel lazy or think of making excuses not to do it. After that I started coming down and became rather irritable, clenching or grinding my teeth, being very insecure and unconfident and by 8 I am back to my ADHD self. The psychiatrist said that Elvanse extends the period to 12 hours but all that seems to happen is that the period of effect is 6 hours and afterwards the come down is extended.
The 'paranoia' you describe was certainly something I felt a bit of when first trying stims - I think it's probably normal - cos of being a bit concerned how they'll affect you, the drs being uber cautious about everything, and being so focussed on the tinest differences in you etc to gauge what's happening to you.....
When you said paranoia I had visions of you having maxed out on tin foil to keep the aliens from detecting you
Sounds like its been v good for procrastination then....
How long did it take for your mood to change for the worse?
I'm feeling a bit dissatisfied with mph at the moment so just trying to find out more about everything.... Also just curious in general how people feel on these drugs - find it fascinating all the different experiences - subtle and major ...
Vitamin C seems to negate it, as does anything that makes the ph of the stomach (?) more acidic. I thought it was digested in the intestines, but I've read people saying orange juice cancels it out. Maybe I'll start drinking that to go to sleep.
OK today is probably going to be my last dose of Vyvanse unless something radically changes.
On the first two days it worked, but since then it has just been a horrible experience.
I just feel bad on it. It comes and goes in waves, it runs out after a few hours and then returns with a vengeance in the middle of the night (without giving any focus or hyperactivity reducing benefits).
I took a break from it yesterday because my doctor for some odd reason advised me to double the dose after 3 days if it wasn't working. That didn't help and it made me overdosed, so I took a break and the results after that break have been even worse. After doing exercise last night and having a proteiny breakfast today, I just feel angry and like crying or punching something. I took it over an hour ago.
When I am not on the drug I have difficulty breathing, and I am really angry and unsociable when I am not on it. The extended comedown of Vyvanse, when it worked, made me groggy and feel sleepy and tired and made me clench my mouth really hard, but focus and hyperactivity issues only slowly increased.
I am really disappointed at this stage. Does anybody have any advice? When I am not on the drug I am even lazier and less focused than I was when I wasn't getting treatment for ADHD, and when I am on the drug I can focus better but my motivation doesn't really change, and that's when it works. I am on my 7th dose now and the side effects really seem to be kicking into gear.
Not feeling nearly as awful. That awfulness subsided after about 45 minutes, but I spoke to my psychiatrist who said that this was an unusual reaction and that I should stop it until I see him next week.
Based on some research, looks like I am having a mild allergic reaction to Vyvanse. Apparently the reactions are rarely to amphetamines themselves and usually due to some extraneous element, and I don't remember having this reaction when I tried a huge amount of MDMA once at university.
I think it's still uncontrolled, but based on this which is from ACMD, it has been recommended that the government made it a controlled substance. This was from back in September, and I don't know if they did/will or not.
Lisdexamfetamine is currently classified as a prescription-only medicine (POM) in the UK. However, the drug’s legal status is scheduled for review by the Home Office and prescribers should be aware that it may be reclassified as a Schedule 2 Controlled Drug (CD) in the future. In the interim, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is advising pharmacists to treat lisdexamfetamine as if it were a Schedule 2 CD.
I'd have a very large bet that it'll become a Schedule 2 - misuse is unlikely by an individual but there were concerns that there was potential for conversion to dex.
I switched from dex to Elvanse a few months ago. I loved dex for its mood-stabilising effects, but it didn't really fix my lack of focus and concentration, even at 20mg doses. More importantly, though, I was forever forgetting to take my second dose until too late in the day, and when taken late, it really screwed with my sleep.
I asked to try Elvanse because of its extended release characteristics.
It's ok, I think. For me, it feels like something between MPH and dex - I'm on 70mg now, and I reckon slightly more focused, but also slightly more anxious. It does give me a decent working day's worth of medicatedness on one dose.
Worryingly, though, it definitely has a more pronounced impact on my cardiovascular system. My paroxysmal AF, which has been well-controlled with flecainide throughout my nearly three years on stims, has started to give me occasional flutters. This could, of course, simply be coincidental - my cardio consultant warned that it was a progressive condition. But Elvanse may be accelerating that progression. My BP has also been raised to borderline 'high'. I get a few more headaches, and if I take it on an empty stomach, as I used to do with my dex, it makes me feel queasy and slightly crampy.
Jury's out, for me. I think 70mg is a bit too high, even though technically, it's lower than the 3x20mg dex regime I was on - but the step down to 50mg is too much. Ideally I'd like 60mg, but that would involve taking 2x30mg, which I was told by my prescribing psych was not possible. I'm going to ask for a second opinion on that one. I'm not terrifically happy with my somewhat higher anxiety/stress levels, but I was getting pretty stressed with my IR regime, so that's just a trade off; and I'm worried that it might cause a stroke, which would not be great. But it is keeping me medicated throughout my day, which is an essential, for me.
I'll come back with an update in another wee while.
I have now stopped Elvanse, and returned to dex, on advice of my Doctor. I actually found the Elvanse made the lack of focus worse, not better, and was causing anxiety. I felt like the extended release wasn't working, and was not effective most of the day at all, and then suddenly shooting the full dose into my system in one shot! I was oniginally on 50mg, and then put onto 100mg.
The dex had its side effects (stomach cramping mainly, which is the reason I was put onto the Elvanse) but as long as I take it on a full stomach, I can manage with it. Just need to sort out the correct dosage, as 20mg not effective, so I'm waiting to hear back from the doctor what I should try next.
I was prescribed elvanse 30 mg a month ago, however, as of today my body has been constantly jerking (also know as motor ticks). This has occurred roughly about 10 times today, with each tick lasting about 2 seconds. Should I be worried? Is this a common side effect? Importantly, I should not I didn't take my medication today. I dont want to believe this is a sign of dependency especially since I've always skipped a day between my medications. Any substantial advise will be appreciated.
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