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A 22-year-old female asked:

Currently taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg with vyvanse 40mg as needed. pristiq (desvenlafaxine) effective for depression but vyvanse makes symptoms worse. switch to strattera?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
That is best: Discussed with the doctor who's been following you. Strattera may not be as effective as the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has been -- at least for adhd, anyway.
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes.: Stimulants are used to augment antidepressants but there are other stimulants that can be used and yes, you may try strattera (atomoxetine) but this is more trial and error. Drinking doesn't help , though.

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