Has anyone tried taking Vyvanse daily? Experiencing withdrawal does not imply addiction. I'd also say that the 12 hour claim on Vyvanse seems to massively oversell its duration of effect (what I've read in anecdotes, my own anecdote, and the data on it publicly available in the patent for for it). They say that exercise can cure depression, but the very symptoms of depression prevent you from finding the motivation and energy to exercise. It typically lasts 2-3 days. Currently taking Wellbutrin, which is working great(its a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor). By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. And I am also completely honest with my APRN, therapist, and regular doctor. Don't do what I did. I self medicated with the stimulant that was most easily available to me. All weekend, I've been extremely tired and sluggish. I've been on it for about a month now. You need "glasses" for your brain. I am taking it as prescribed and nothing more. At this point, I take 40 mg just to be alert in the morning where 40 mg might carry others through their whole day. We shouldn't be forced to feel like we're doing something wrong by taking medication everyday. Also, I am a little bit bothered by your last few paragraphs. If so, how long have you been on Prozac? Are you seeing a therapist? Do you feel like you need more of it to get through the day over time? Personal relationships are all basically ruined(and I do mean all of them) My career development has only been somewhat delayed, but it was definitely in jeopardy. You have to be honest with yourself first and that is very hard to do once these meds get a hold on you. Infact, I felt excellent for 2-3 months on Concerta, then through out the rest of the year I felt like my normal self (even when adjusting the dosage). I will likely take my Vyvanse every day for the rest of my life, and I go into withdrawal within two days if I stop taking it (lethargy, undirected depression, etc). (unless you really want to insist /believe that you are). I thought you couldn't take stimulants forever, as it messed with your brain. If you don't mind sharing, what was your experience with amphetamines? HOWEVER, that is not to say it can't become chemically addicting, it can. Now to my point- since starting the Vyvanse it has literally been LIFE CHANGING FOR ME. This medication completes me as a human being, and I feel that strongly about it. Vyvanse changed my life, but it took tuning and time. My prescription ran out on Friday and I cannot get it refilled until Monday. How did you become addicted (You don't have to go into much detail), how did it change your attitude, and how did it ruin your friendships? Is the Prozac as life changing for you as the Vyvanse? Studies show that for real ADHD, stimulant therapy is far and away the most effective treatment option. I'm planning on taking it every day, except for the weekend. I know many people state this, but for me it seems to be life altering for different reasons. When it wears off, I'm irritable, tired, and hungry. It makes me feel clearheaded and alert but not necessarily stimulated. While on the medication, you'll be able to construct a healthier routine, by doing things you would have never done while lazy and un-medicated; Things like, taking the time to exercise, cook healthy meals, build a social life, gain confidence - these things have much more of a significant effect on your health / mental state than any pill. I've been prescribed with an assortment of medications, but I stuck with this one called Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine). It's great hearing from someone who's been on it for a while, I've got a question if you don't mind answering. If you are getting the stimulant effect and experiencing crashes and cravings months after starting, it is not a good sign. You're experiencing it now. I understood your concerns, I felt the same way when I was first medicated. I've been taking it 4 or 5 days out of the week and when I don't take it I get cravings for it and feel down and irritable. It is normal to increase dosage when first prescribed, then benefits should stabilize. Tolerance is a thing, but it's often overstated - initial euphoria stopping doesn't mean the dose is suddenly too low to be effective, and once you and your doctor figure out an effective dose, you will likely be able to stay on that dose for a very long time (and taking a few days off will help with tolerance if it ever does actually become a problem). My doctor told me it might be addictive. Medicating yourself can give you the boost you need to form a healthy lifestyle, eventually you can confidently wean off the medication - then coming off the meds won't be half as hard, because of the strong foundation you've built for yourself. Vyvanse helps me focus a lot, but the big reason why I take it is because it helps my mood more than anything ever has. I don't feel like I need more but I'm worried my body might start growing a tolerance. You should feel better before Wednesday. You need this medication to bring you to the level playing field everyone else is starting from. 2) Yes, I feel the exact same way about adderall. the only issue with vyvanse is that eventually you'll build a tolerance. My APRN gave it to me to take on school days (Mon-Thur), but I could take it whenever, or choose not to take it for as long as I want, it's my choice. If you suspect otherwise, talk to your doctor, because I am not one. Now I take meds. I happen to be the only "normal" child. It's the same underlying drug with the same active form. There's nothing at all to be worried about or ashamed of. I've heard a lot about prescriptions for opiates leading to heroin addiction and hours of self-analysis and deep thought in the last few months has made me realize I've gone through a version of this, but with amphetamine-type stimulants. It seems to completely get rid of my depression while it's active, it makes me happy and sociable. I am also on 20 mg of Prozac for depression (Nice and medicated for 25, right?!). I highly recommend Wellbutrin, it can address ADHD and depression and has very low abuse potential. There have been times I've wanted the feeling of that productivity, but not in a way that felt uncontrollable or dire. You do not understand ADHD and the treatment thereof, and have given misinformed advice. Male, 25. A lot of people report not having the mood enhancing effects after several weeks, but still getting the concentration benefits. It means more than you all know! I'm a 22 year old male who's been taking Vyvanse 70mg for a few months. It has changed every single facet of my life for the better. Never underestimate or disregard addiction, but only you can know your thoughts. I take it everyday and more than 70mg. My dosage has been stable for years, also. There is some congenital defect with my brain where the dopamine system doesn't work the way it's supposed to.