Is concerta a mild stimulant compared to vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Depends. It depends on the doses used and how your body metabolizes the drugs. One is not considered stronger than the other per se. The are both psychostimulants.

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My dr switched my 50mg of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) to 72mg of concerta to improve my mild ocpd. It hasn't. What can I do? I feel like a prisoner to my thought process

See a psychiatrist. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Concerta are a class of drugs under the amphetamine group used for adhd /add and not use for ocpd . Sometimes people with add/adhd have associated ocpd to compensate for the symptoms of the add?Adhd. For ocpd, the antidepressant types of medications are used. Read more...

I'm 42 hours into no sleep. I took a five hour energy I'm on a Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and concerta, I'm scared help?

Insomnia. You'll have to see your doctor or sleep specialist to determin if you can change your medication regimen, sine it may be contributing to insomnia. Stopping fe energy drink will also help. If sleeplessness continues, see a sleep specialist. Read more...

50mg/day of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has given me my life back -- but shot my BP up. Doc wants to switch to concerta. But why not just add a BP med? Is that safer?

Keep it simple. It would be possible to add various medications for various side effects, but then you'd have a more complicated regimen than you'd otherwise have. Since there are alternatives to vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) it sounds like your doctor is trying to keep things the simplest and healthiest they can be for you. If you need stimulants and others don't work, then you'll have other decisions to make. Be well. Read more...
It's individual. . First thing you need to be sure of is to abstain from all caffeinated beverages, chocolate, licorice, or otc medications that can increase blood pressure. If your BP remains elevated, it's up to you to decide to change meds or treat the hypertension. Intuniv and Clonidine are useful adhd medications that are comlpimentary to vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) and can bring down bp, while simultaneously helping adhd. Read more...

Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) be better then concerta for me?

Differences. There is really only two basic types of stimulants: Dextroamphetamine and melhylphendate. Vyvance is an example of the former and Concerta of the later. Sometimes one is better for a particular person than the other for reasons that are not known. There are similar differences among people with the use of short-acting and long-acting stimulants. See your child psychiatrist. Read more...

I'm at 41.5 hours and I'm taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and concerta to keep me up. Also 5 hour energy, is this dangerous?

Possibly. Using this combination of stimulants puts a burden on your heart and possibly an increase in your blood pressure. I would not repeat this combination or sleep deprivation. While you may be awake, studies have shown that learning suffers, reflexes slow and personality can be negatively affected. Read more...
It can be! One way they test for seizures is by doing sleep-deprived eeg's. (to elicit a seizure by stressing the nervous system). I have had patients a lot younger than you run into problems (have grand mal seizures) doing what you're doing. You are also stressing your heart (is someone actually prescribing you both vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and concerta?). What is your point? Read more...

Is it safe to alternate my 30mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and my 36mg concerta prescriptions day to day?

Yes. It is safe, they are both methylphenidate, which is gererally out of your body by the morning. I cannot see why that would be a good choice, using one or the other would probably be a better choice, seems you may not be beinb=g monitored closely enough. Read more...
Probably. It's probably not dangerous, but it's not what i usually would do. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is amphetamines; Concerta is methylphenidate. This means they're different drugs but they're both stimulants. Some kids may like one better than the other and may find that vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) lasts a little longer, but i see no good reason to alternate them. However, i can understand alternating a long acting with a short acting. Read more...
Vyvanse/Concerta. Not sure why you are taking 2 stimulants simultaneously. They are a bit different, as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a pro-amphetamine, and Concerta is methyl phenidate. Read more...

Is Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) better than concerta for me?

Discuss w/your doc. I'm sorry, but we really don't know enough about you to recommend one drug over another for you. The best person to talk about this with, would be your own psychiatrist who knows your full history. Most likely s/he has followed you on these medicines for awhile also? You should ask your doctor about anything you don't understand on prescriptions or reasoning for them. Best wishes. 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 whats going on. Read more...