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How Does Vyvanse Work In The Brain
Amphetamines: Amphetamines work in the brain streamlining the neurotransmitter process. They block the reuptake and destruction of the noradrenalin and Adrenalin (neurotransmitters) in the synapsis (the contact in between neurons) allowing more time in contact with the receptor which will produce a response in the neuron which is stimulated to produce an action potential in the responding neuron. ...Read more
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is an amphetamine that causes an increase in Dopamine and nor epinephrin levels in the brain. Dopamine is necessary for focused attention and concentration. It also is responsible for feelings of satisfaction and happiness. Nor epinephrin is brain Adrenalin and serves to enhance brain alertness. ...Read more
MAMD????: Do you mean MDMA? This is ecstasy, a street drug that is very dangerous alone. When combined with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) the danger is greatly increased. How much damage you do depends on how much ecstasy and what else is cut with it, including poisons. There is no way to tell how severe or permanent the damage might be. This is why you should JUST SAY NO! Don't do it. How many brain cells can you spare? ...Read more
What does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) do to the brain of a person with ADHD does it change their perspective?
Complicated: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prodrug that has to be converted, probably by GI enzymes, into dextroamphetamine, which acts like amphetamine in the brain. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) was formulated to reduce abuse potential. It increases availability of Dopamine ; norepinephrine, which improves attention. Adverse effects include anaphylaxis, severe rash ; cardiac probs. Has preg “c” rating (use w/ caution). Avoid if breast feeding. ...Read more
Does coffee affect your brain the same way as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall XR or do they counteract each other.
Diff. Mechanisms of: Action. Coffee lowers levels of adenosine, the chemical in our bodies that builds up and makes us sleepy. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) breaks down into a chemical that increases levels of Dopamine and norepinephrine. Adderall works the same. Caffeine potentates the effect of the other two in terms of nervousness but there are no drug drug interactions otherwise. ...Read more
Can taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) only when needed at a low does cause brain damage? I read a lot of places that it can. Is strattera a better choice?
Doubtful: For awhile it was touted that only meth-amphetamine was neurotoxic over time and in some individuals. The problem is that most methamphetamine addicts are using mixtures of psychoactive drugs adulterated with all kinds of junk! The other thing to consider is the outcome studies on "crack babies"- those whose mothers used while pregnant: there seemed to be little evidence for long-term damage. ...Read more
When I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for my ADHD I don't feel like I have ADHD does my brain turn normal when im on adderal and when im off it goes back to ADHD brain?
Temporary benefit: Stimulants like Adderall and vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can help your brain perform normally because of the temporary physiologic changes they produce. These drugs target the your brain's prefrontal cortex -- which is associated with attention, focus, decision making, and expression of personality. Http://tinyurl. Com/lm6ccs7 neuroplasticity may also be involved. Http://tinyurl. Com/n7jfds3. ...Read more
I have been prescribed Vyvanse and Adderal to treat my ADHD for the past six years. I am concerned that my dopamine & norepinephrine levels will not be restored when I get off my Rx. Should I be worried about permanent collateral damage to my brain?
You are already worried and it is imperative that you discuss this with the doctor who is controlling your medicines.
I would appreciate learning what your doctor (s) have told you. ...Read more
Low vit d, uncontrolled migraines/depression, brain fog despite vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) TSH 2.63 goes up with every test t4-14. Constant pain, swollen feet/fingers?
See holistic doc: You need a thorough evaluation by a good doc, ideally with a holistic approach. Get your d levels above 50. Migraines are often triggered by foods, stress, structural imbalances. Check free t3; thyroid rx may help. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can aggravate headaches ; cause swollen feet. Consider food allergies, environmental toxins, chronic infections including lyme disease etc. See http://bit. Ly/19pettq good luck! ...Read more
I'm 25 been taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 60mg/day since jan, now off 2 days coldturkey, brains foggy, anxious, lil depressed, 0 motivation. How long will this last?
Depends: I assume you were taking the medication for adhd. If this is so, some of the symptoms you describe are common symptoms of adhd. The half life of this medication and its metabolite is approximately 11 yours. Thus, it should be out of your system in 72 hours. ...Read more
I'm on 50 mg pristiq and 50 mg of vyvanse. I've been on this combo for a couple years and I notice that I'm in a sort of depressed state of mind still I attribute to being anti social and being unemployed all because of the winter season. I would like to
See your doctor: Recommend you see the doctor prescribing your medicine. The dose of Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) may require an increase. Discuss this with your doctor before increasing. You may also benefit from talk therapy to help reduce your symptoms. You may check with a local community mental health center for help if have limited resources due to your unemployment. They may have samples of your medicine. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Focalin and vyvanse both seem to increase my ability to focus and stops my mind from racing 100 mph. I'm a combat vet with ptsd. Should this be on the table with the VA as possible treatment? I realize there is a movement with respect to recreational use,
You need exam: First you need a complete physical exam to rule out medical issues. If fine here than you need evaluation for mental health. So do all this first and then perhaps medication my be a consideration it just therapy may also be beneficial to you. ...Read more
How to approach Dr. That my Adderall tolerance has gone up? Been on 60mg daily for 9.5 yrs. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) only one compareable and doesn't work!
That's a pretty high: Dose. Talk to your doctor about possibly adding a non-stimulant medication as an adjunct. (S)he may need to make changes in your other psychotropic medications, depending on which non-stimulant is selected. Document the onset & duration of action of your current meds & how/when breakthrough ADHD symptoms impact your daily functioning. Just give your doctor the facts. ...Read more
When I took my vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30mg after 1 day break with concerta 36mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) worked again. I allways tought I had a high tolerance can somone explain why 30mg works again?
Medications: Are constantly being improved updated so they can assimmilated quicker and without side effects. Your body changes as you age, so this may account for it as well. The two working together may be a good combo for you. Just document what you take daily and how you feel to understand the pattern. Good luck. Any issues go back to the prescribing doctor and discuss what's going on. ...Read more
Yes: Each medicine must be adjusted to optimal dose (the highest tolerated dose that is reasonable & effective). If one med helps but does not resolve symptoms then adding another may achieve better response. Sometimes a med helps but causes side effects at higher dose & adding a second med may achieve desired response with less adverse effect at lower doses of each medicine. ...Read more
My script expired 3 months ago I made my last one last. Last week I took Vyvanse thur-sun and then got called for a work screen on Fri. Should I worry?
If prescribed: You should not worry. If you are taking medications that are not prescribed for you and for which you may be screened, then you should be concerned that the medication will show on a drug screen. ...Read more
23 yr daughter is taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for BED but she works long hours and it wears off. She is on 50mg. Could a 10mg be added later in day?
I was switched from Vyvanse to Modafinil for my narcolepsy, it's been 2 weeks and the fatigue is present still and it doesn't seem to work as well.
Started on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 40mg but only lasted a few hours now no 50mg and doesn't seem to work. Doctor seem reluctant to raise dosage again. What to do?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) dose: Dose increments of 10mg. Daily can be attempted every 4-7 days if limited response to lower dose. Maximum daily dose is 70mg. ...Read more
Are Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Adderall used together in some patients? I've heard this is done for some ppl who don't work well with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) alone?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & adderall r: Both stimulants used to treat ADHD, and may both b prescribed to the same pt though its more common to see only 1 stimulant type used in a single pt. vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a derivative of Dexedrine, while adderall is amphetamine salt. Keeping below total daily recommended doses would require converting one to another, which could lead 2 incr errors or a more complex med regimen. Talk 2 ur doc re: best tx 4 u ...Read more
I'm on ritalin now but doesn't work well and doesn't last long. How should I ask to be switched to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? Isn't Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) safer and less addictive too?
Ritalin vs. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): There are a variety of stimulants available for treatment of ADHD. All of them have the potential for habituation. Recommend discussing the various options with your doctor to see what would be best for your particular situation and needs. ...Read more
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Two part answer: (1) vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a compounded molecule of a normal Amino Acid and amphetamine. This property allows for its longer action in a unique way to the CNS stimulants as it takes time for the body to break it down before it works. (2) as an stimulant, it increases Dopamine and norepinephrine available to the part of the brain that allows one to inhibit undesired impulses and distractions. ...Read more
If I take enough Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) will it keep me awake to do my work, without overdosing?
Not a great idea: The use of stimulants for staying up for long periods of time is longstanding. It can be effective in the short run; but, depending on how long you need to stay up, you may end up requiring quite high doses, which increases the risk of side effects. Moreover, people need sleep: it's good for you. Also, not clear that information crammed in while on stimulants is readily available later. ...Read more
I have a lot of trouble concentrating due to social anxiety, would Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) work?
Knowing that vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) works mostly with Dopamine. Would sex before/during/after taking the pill affect the strength? Since orgasms release Dopamine.
Interesting thought!: However, we don't recommend frequent sex to help raise dopamine levels! Especially since the increase is likely brief and not a reason to increase or decrease medications. Regular exercise does help ADHD, but what that exercise must be is not specified, as long as you do it long enough and regularly enough. Is it's benefit due to dopamine alone? No clear answer's known. ...Read more
I am 44 w/adult adhd, I have tried Strattera and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & neither seemed to work for me. What would u suggest I try next?
Ritalin/Concerta: ADHD meds fall into two categories, stimulants and non-stimulants. Strattera is an example of a non-stimulant. Within the stimulant category there are Adderall type meds and Ritalin type meds. Sometimes one type of stimulant works much better for someone than a different type. Vyvanse is an Adderall type medication. My next recommendation would be something like Ritalin LA or Concerta. ...Read more
How do amphetamines work? I know my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) contains them, but Meth also has amphetamine in it. I was curious what the difference was?
In a nut shell: They work by increasing the dopamine in the nerve synapses. Amphetamines like Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) contain a set amount of medication. Meth is illegal and as it is not made in a commercial lab the quality and strength is variable. Stick with your Vyvance it the safer alternative ...Read more
I Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) works best for my narcolepsy but raises my blood pressure can an adjunct be added to control it? Or would that negate the alertness effects?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) didn't work for weight loss with me as it was recently approved for B.E.D. Is adipex better? How do the two compare in relation to weight loss?
Careful: It could help appetite loss but Cardiovascular adverse effects may be associated with phentermine (the active ingredient contained in Adipex-P) Palpitations, tachycardia, elevation of blood pressure, ischemic event have been reported. Primary pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart disease has been reported in patients taking phentermine. Is a matter of try and see but is not well studied. ...Read more
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