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I want to wean myself off of the stimulant vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). What are some ways to replace its effects without using other stimulant medication?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: If you have ADHD

Stattera is another option for treatment.
It is actually an antidepressant that is designed for use with treatment of add/adhd.

In brief: If you have ADHD

Stattera is another option for treatment.
It is actually an antidepressant that is designed for use with treatment of add/adhd.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. John O'Malley
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No ADHD medications

It is very difficult to get the same responses that you have when you take vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (or any other stimulant medication).
Following a structured routine, keeping a to do list, allowing more time to finish tasks, and other such behaviors can help with or without medication. There are natural ingredients that may help. Check with a qualified practitioner for suggestions.

In brief: No ADHD medications

It is very difficult to get the same responses that you have when you take vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (or any other stimulant medication).
Following a structured routine, keeping a to do list, allowing more time to finish tasks, and other such behaviors can help with or without medication. There are natural ingredients that may help. Check with a qualified practitioner for suggestions.
Dr. John O'Malley
Dr. John O'Malley
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Dr. John Capel
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Exercise+Mindfulness

Consult your doctor about why vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is not right for you and the alternative treatment.
Before you go off meds, take a baseline measure of the severity of your symptoms on and off medication. Many people find vigorous physical exercise (20 min) effective. Add to that mindfulness training, meditation, dbt or other mental disciplines. Compare your baseline to new results. Ask family for ratings.

In brief: Exercise+Mindfulness

Consult your doctor about why vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is not right for you and the alternative treatment.
Before you go off meds, take a baseline measure of the severity of your symptoms on and off medication. Many people find vigorous physical exercise (20 min) effective. Add to that mindfulness training, meditation, dbt or other mental disciplines. Compare your baseline to new results. Ask family for ratings.
Dr. John Capel
Dr. John Capel
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