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Is taking vyvance bad for my health?

Is taking vyvance bad for my health?

Indication?: If there is a medical indication such as add/ adhd then vyvance may be beneficial. However, if it is abused it can be harmful. ...Read more

Vyvanse (Definition)

Lisdexamfetamine is a medication to treat ...Read more


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How harmful for your health is it to take vyvanse/adderal?

How harmful for your health is it to take vyvanse/adderal?

Pls Clarify: Your question is not very clear however, I am going to guess that you are worried about the side effects or addictive elements of stimulants.
Vyvance and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) are both fda approved for the treatment of attention deficit disorder.
These medications, can also be abused. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of amphetamines. Caution must be used in people with personal or family history of heart disease. ...Read more

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Is safe to alternate a nootropic like OptiMind in for Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) on days that I don't have as much to get done or could it be dangerous to my health?

Not recommended: If you are being prescribed Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) presumably for problems with attention, focus, and concentration, then it is important that you take it as instructed on a daily basis, irregardless of the amount of work you have to do. The purpose of taking a stimulant to address these symptoms is to enable you to function effectively in various domains of your life. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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Taking ambien and vyvanse at the same time. Is it bad for you?

Taking ambien and vyvanse at the same time. Is it bad for you?

No: Take Ambien as needed for insomnia and Vyvanse in morning for ADHD. Discuss this with your prescribing professional if still concerned. ...Read more

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Is taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) everyday bad and Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) tolerance a real thing?

Is taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) everyday bad and Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) tolerance a real thing?

ADHD is a neuro-: Developmental disorder that one has 24/7. Narcolepsy occurs daily. A valid diagnosis of either warrants daily dosing, as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) works in 1 1/2-2 hours, peaks at ~ 6 hours & wears off in 12-14 hours. Tachyphylaxis or tolerance in ADHD is treated by titrating dose to 70 mg./day, adding non-stimulant medication or changing stimulant. ...Read more

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What would happen if you took vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ever day no going off it. Everyday for 6 months or a year? Would it be really bad withdraw after that year? Curious

Not really: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a long acting stimulant similar to Adderall. It works for like 8-12 hours of focus. Even if you take it every day, you can actually stop it or skip it the days you don't need to focus at school or work. You may feel a little tired the days you don't take it and be a little distracted but there are no true withdrawls if you decided to stop it. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink 2-3 alcoholic drinks everynight while taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) in the morning.?

Is it bad to drink 2-3 alcoholic drinks everynight while taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) in the morning.?

Whoa!: Alcohol disrupts sleep, so does vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Sleep is essential for proper brain function. If you need vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), presumably to treat adhd, then you should consider backing down on the alcohol consumption. Alcohol is also anxiogenic and depressogenic, so is vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). If you have anxiety or depression, that's another reason to minimize alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Started luvox at night but now wants me to take it during the day. I'm worried about taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and luvox at the same timeWill I get a bad reaction?

Started luvox at night but now wants me to take it during the day. I'm worried about taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and luvox at the same timeWill I get a bad reaction?

Timing of dose: Is there a reason to change Luvox dose from nighttime to day? Switching Luvox to morning may increase interaction with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) causing more of an effect and side effects from Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). This may not be a problem depending on dose amounts. You could also take Luvox a few hours earlier giving Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) a chance to wear off. Discuss your concerns with prescribing doctor. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My ADD is bad so I take Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) when I watch TV shows I can tell that I enjoy the story, but I just don't feel excited. Why is that? (I take 50mg)

Check with your: Doctor because ADHD meds can cause people to be too prone to fall asleep, or in subtler cases, to under-respond to stimuli, including emotional ones. Your doc will also asses for co-morbid conditions, like depression, which also might explain some of your experiences. ...Read more

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I rarely take vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). I know it's bad even if I'm not prescribed. However I just took one. Should it be totally out of my urine in 48 hours or less?

I rarely take vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). I know it's bad even if I'm not prescribed. However I just took one. Should it be totally out of my urine in 48 hours or less?

Yes: Drink plenty of water. The elimination half-life of lisdexamfetamine typically averaged less than 1 hour, even the amount unconverted to active form is negligible in at most 8 hours. Having said so, it is important, you see your doctor for proper evaluation, diagnosis and care. Taking vyvanse as you indicated tells there may be a problem you need to address. Please talk to your physician. Stay safe. ...Read more

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is affecting my mental stability and ocd. Is that bad?

Not good: What you say about vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) doesn't sound good for you. Specifically how is the medication affecting your mental stability, etc? I hope you'll tell your physician about this so that you get the help you need. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I quite smoking when I take vyvance which makes me crave cigarettes badly. Help! Any suggestions?

How do I quite smoking when I take vyvance which makes me crave cigarettes badly. Help! Any suggestions?

Add Wellbutrin (bupropion): Buproprion is helpful in adhd and in recognized to aid in smoking cessation.

You might also consider negative reinforcement: a light rubber band on the wrist, snap it whenever you think of smoking...
After a month, you won't think of it.
Don't injure your skin...Move the rubber band to change the impact spots. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I take my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (add med, 50mg) in the morning and then have wine 1-2 glasses later in the evening?

Is it bad if I take my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (add med, 50mg) in the morning and then have wine 1-2 glasses later in the evening?

No but watch ETOH: Shouldn't be a problem taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and alcohol with the time difference. However if you drink 1 to 2 glasses of alcohol in the evening on a daily basis it will effect your sleep which will have an adverse effect on the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Be well and be healthy. ...Read more

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I started taking my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for the first time in a really long time today and its giving me really bad anxiety. How long should this side effect last?

I started taking my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for the first time in a really long time today and its giving me really bad anxiety. How long should this side effect last?

Unclear: This particular drug is an amphetamine. You may be using for ADD. If you started on the same dose you were last on, you may be taking too much to start with. You need to work up to the right dose. You should stop the drug for now and see your doctor for advice to see how you should take it. ...Read more

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I've been taking vyvanse for ADD for 10 years now. Only 20mg. It gives me bad anxiety. Would Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) be better? It isn't a stimulant.

I've been taking vyvanse for ADD for 10 years now. Only 20mg. It gives me bad anxiety. Would Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) be better? It isn't a stimulant.

Possibly better: Hi Jen! Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) IS a stimulant { long acting methylphenidate} but it might be better anyway. Everyone's response to medications is as unique as their fingerprints. Some people tolerate one stimulant group better than another. People even respond differently within the group, tolerating adderall as oppsed to Vyvanse. Non stimulants include clonidine and guanfacine. ...Read more

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Did tramadol (150mg/day)for 6yrs then switched to methadone (15mg/day)for 1.5yrs then quit 100days ago. Last30 days started taking vyvanse for ADD. Is this bad for the recovery of my neurotransmitters that were damaged from the longterm opiate use?

Did tramadol (150mg/day)for 6yrs then switched to methadone (15mg/day)for 1.5yrs then quit 100days ago. Last30 days started taking vyvanse for ADD. Is this bad for the recovery of my neurotransmitters that were damaged from the longterm opiate use?

Discuss w/ Dr: Your Rx needs have been risky for addiction (as you know) and this is a good choice relatively since it only is effective per oral use. But the impact on brain chemistry might still be imperfect. Ask your Dr to check it out for you (they know your body's Hx). Try other techniques too to reduce dosage needs, etc. Psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, etc might be good! ...Read more

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Teen (15) on Lexapro (escitalopram) and vyvanse. I hate the fact he's on anything at all. What warning signs should I watch for bad reactions or side effects?

Suicidal thinking: From the antidepressant and anxiety or irritability or cardiac symptoms from the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), including hypertension and rare psychotic symptoms. Hand tremors may be apparent. Best wishes. This combination has helped many people achieve in ways they never dreamed possible. The risks of treatment far outweigh the risks of no treatment. Make sure he is also in therapy. ...Read more

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I am prescribed 50mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to take every day, and every time I exercise, I feel freezing and fatigued. I am not in bad shape Should I be worried?

I am prescribed 50mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to take every day, and every time I exercise, I feel freezing and fatigued. I am not in bad shape Should I be worried?

Parental permission: Good morning sir. You are under age for having anyone give you medical advice without your parents permission. You could have one of them sign up for a FREE account (just as you did) and then, ask questions on your behalf if you'd like to know more about your medication and complaints. Your parent may write to me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi if they'd like and repose your quetion. Cheers! ...Read more

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My Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) caused high BP symptoms last two days, but BP was 130/90 (not bad.) only thing that changed was the addition of l-tyrosine @ 500 mg. First 5 days were fine. What changed?

My Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) caused high BP symptoms last two days, but BP was 130/90 (not bad.) only thing that changed was the addition of l-tyrosine @ 500 mg. First 5 days were fine. What changed?

Metabolic interactio: 32 yo female using vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for narcolepsy & depression. I assume you have read the long list of serious potential adverse effects of this drug. If the only thing that changed was the l-tyrosine, then I would advise stopping that. But I am not sure what "high BP symptoms" means if the BP is only 130/90. Pay attention to your pulse/rhythm etc. Talk to your doc if further side effects! ...Read more

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I have ADHD and take 20mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and sometimes the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) gives me really bad anxiety. Why is this?

STIMULANT: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant so this may be the issue and may need to adjust the dose or make sure that you eat before taking the medication. ...Read more

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Started Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 3 days ago and the past 2 days I've gotten a BAD headache and nausea. How can I prevent that from happening?

Started Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 3 days ago and the past 2 days I've gotten a BAD headache and nausea. How can I prevent that from happening?

No way...: There is no way to prevent side effects happening when taking a medication. If the side effects are mild you can wait and see if your body gets used to the medication and they resolve, but as you are describing, the headache and nausea are bad you might need to stop it and get alternative medication prescribed. Call your doctor as soon as possible to discuss options. ...Read more

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I am no better after seeing two psychiatrists, my anxiety is very bad still, and I'm lucky to get 2 hours sleep a night, without vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Pls help?

I am no better after seeing two psychiatrists, my anxiety is very bad still, and I'm lucky to get 2 hours sleep a night, without vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Pls help?

Regular treatment: Have you tried seeing a therapist regularly? Sometimes psychiatrists are time limited and can't provide regular sessions. Ask your psychiatrist for psychotherapy or a referral. There are lots of good therapists out there that are well trained in helping with anxiety. You can also look into yoga and meditation. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 20mg daily. I have diarrhead almost everyday. I kno that is a side effect of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) but afraid its bad for colon. No blood/severe pain?

I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 20mg daily. I have diarrhead almost everyday. I kno that is a side effect of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) but afraid its bad for colon. No blood/severe pain?

Simple: I would not worry about calling cancer-simply you're not tolerating this medication very well even at its lowest dosage which 20 mg is. There's no need to torture yourself like this. Ask your psychiatrist for a different option of which there are many. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I am on celexa, latuda, (lurasidone) vyvance, and kolonopin but I still feel like I'm on an emotional coaster. Along with bad back pain. What do I do?

I am on celexa, latuda, (lurasidone) vyvance, and kolonopin but I still feel like I'm on an emotional coaster. Along with bad back pain. What do I do?

Second Opinion: I know nothing about you, but. I am concerned with your medication regimen. First, I wouldn't change it on your own. Both Klonopin and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are potentially addictive. I do not prescribe these medications for most people with. Bipolar Disorder as they can worsen the symptoms. They can also work in "cross purposes, " like an Upper and a Downer at the same time. If you were my pt, I'd start over. ...Read more

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I take 40 mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 5 days a week and get a bad headache in the evening on the 1st day. Is low dose codeine once a week okay? I have uc- no nsaids.

No: I want you to have a great result on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine).
Love it as a medication and Codeine is a downer. Take care of yourself.
You're special.
I can tell by the great question you asked. ...Read more

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How long does the bad taste in my mouth continue after starting vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? Is there a way to get rid of it quickly?

How long does the bad taste in my mouth continue after starting vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? Is there a way to get rid of it quickly?

Lemon Juice: The bad or bitter taste associated with many medications, particularly some antibiotics, is because they are on the basic side of the acid-base spectrum. Taking a teaspoon of lemon juice or a similarly acidic juice will usually relieve your problem. ...Read more

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How come when I switched to Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) from Adderall XR I felt really bad. I thought it was the same thing. I'm very tired, irritable, sweaty...?

Not unusual: Adderall and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) both are amphetamine but are quite different from each other. Adderall is a mix of amphetamine salts and isomers. D-amphetamine is the active ingredient, but some believe l-amphetamine "smooths" out the effects. Also, XR provides to bursts of meds. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a prodrug that releases d-amphetamine in a very different pattern, with no "bursts." check with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Prescribed Prozac yesterday & today I've had bad abdominal pain. Is that common for Prozac? Or is it because I also take vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and they're reacting?

Prescribed Prozac yesterday & today I've had bad abdominal pain. Is that common for Prozac? Or is it because I also take vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and they're reacting?

Possibly: Stomach pain is not a very common side effect of Prozac and it may not be related to the medication at all. Prozac and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) also usually are fine together without adverse effects. I would continue the Prozac and see how things go. If the stomach pain persists then speak with your doctor about changing it. ...Read more

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Can adderrall and/or Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause muscle pain, particularly in the neck? Ever since I started adderrall most recently switched to vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) I have hadeextremely bad muscle tightness in my neck.

Can adderrall and/or Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause muscle pain, particularly in the neck? Ever since I started adderrall most recently switched to vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) I have hadeextremely bad muscle tightness in my neck.

Adderall & Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Both meds have been associated with muscle spasm & muscle twitching, which can cause pain in the affected areas. Discuss this side effect with prescribing doc for possible change of med or other resolution to problem. ...Read more

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Is having low blood pressure while on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) bad? Only symptom of it is sometimes cold feet and sweaty hands but it doesn't last all day.

Is having low blood pressure while on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) bad? Only symptom of it is sometimes cold feet and sweaty hands but it doesn't last all day.

How low?: It's normal for 21 year old females to have "low blood pressure" meaning 80-110 systolic (top number) - this doesn't cause cold feet or sweaty hands, symptoms which are mediated by the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system and not by blood pressure. If vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) were causing problems, it would be rapid heart rate and elevated bp. ...Read more

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Why does time go faster while taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Better focus: My guess would be that improving your focus makes it seem as though time goes faster. ...Read more

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How come I don't feel anything when taking 30mg of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

How come I don't feel anything when taking 30mg of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Need higher dose: You may need to ask your docotr to adjust the dose up. If higher dose is not effective enough to control your add or adhd, then you may want to discuss a change of medication. Keep in mind that your weight and fat percentage plays a huge factor plus the way you are taking the medication plus the acidity level of the stomach secretion plus the ph level of your body. ...Read more

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I'm going to be taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for the first time, can you tell me what to expect?

Assume for ADHD/ADD: You should expect that you will be more focused and be able to concentrate better. You will be less distractible. Your energy should be better and should have less of a tendency to be forgetful. You should feel calmer. You should find yourself better able to complete tasks and to be less of a procrastinator. The best you may find yourself speaking less, more appropriately, and interrupting others less. It should be easier to focus on one task. You may experience a mild increase in anxiety if you are an anxious person. Any internal restlessness however should begin to die down. You may experience a decrease in appetite and some difficulty with insomnia. Your doctor can help you with both of those. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm taking 30mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and at first it seemed like it worked, but now I'm not sure. Could my dose be too low?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is an stimulant for the treatment of add/adhd. It is necessary to monitor the response over time to find the correct dose. Sometimes the demands increase, as if you are working late or studying more, and the need for medications are greater. Discuss with the prescriber to adjust the dose to your current demands. ...Read more