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Methamphetamine vs. Vyvanse for ADHD

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Methamphetamine

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Other Names: Desoxyn

Vyvanse

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Other Names: Lisdexamfetamine
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Methamphetamine (United States Adopted Name) ( ) (also known as methamfetamine (International Nonproprietary Name), N-methylamphetamine, methylamphetamine, and desoxyephedrine) is a psychostimulant of the phenethylamine and subst... Read more on Wikipedia
Lisdexamphetamine (L-lysine-D-amphetamine sold as Vyvanse) is a psychostimulant prodrug of the substituted phenethylamine and substituted amphetamine chemical classes. Its molecular structure consists of dextroamphetamine coupled with the es... Read more on Wikipedia
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By susan
October 14, 2014
susan wrote
DANGEROUS Vyvanse
You said it right away, your husband faked a disorder... He didn't need the drug and did not have ADD
Justin  |  October 28, 2014
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By Erica
October 12, 2014
Erica wrote
unpleasantly surprised by my trial on Vyvanse
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By Greg
September 29, 2014
Greg wrote
Geodon canceled effects of Vyvanse
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October 10, 2014
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By Single parent
September 14, 2014
Single parent wrote
20 year old son
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I'm a single mom with a dad it out of my sons life as well definitely has the good side and the bad side I like the mother before I can vouch for vyvanse it's definitely has saved my son he was in an out of different schools because I didn't know how to deal with him and this year with him taking Vyvanseis been a complete 360 I know what you're going through hang in there!
right there with ya  |  October 15, 2014
I feel so bad for your struggles and suggest that your son gets therapy. You do not deserve to live like this and I hope for all the best
Person  |  October 10, 2014
Dear Friend,

I am not an expert. I am a mother. Vyvanse saved my daughter, my family, and me from ADD. She takes one pill in bed in the morning before her feet hit the floor. All of her great traits (clean cut, polite, well mannered) shine through and all of the horrible traits (not turning work in, abusiveness, lying... "Mr. Hyde") are gone. I will pray for you and your son.

Signed,


Relieved
Miracle Pill  |  September 23, 2014
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By Gary
September 14, 2014
Gary wrote
surviving with ADHD
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By Jescica
August 18, 2014
Jescica wrote
Vyvanse
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My 8 year old daughter's dose was just increased Friday 9/5. Today, she has huge bald spots all over her beautiful head. I didn't even know tov watch for this. She was increased from 17mg to 35mg a day, Extended Release. I need some info and guidance on this. THIS IS CRAZY!!!
Dawn  |  September 8, 2014
We are giving concerta 27 mg for our child. Work for him to certain extent.

meela  |  September 5, 2014
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By NiktElle
May 23, 2014
NiktElle wrote
Vyvance
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You've been on it for two months. That's why you don't understand people complaining. Two months is a very short amount of time. I have battled ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety and minor Tourette's Syndrome, all which were diagnosed before the age of six. Because of my other issues, mainly my anxiety, I was not given ADHD meds as a child because to my parents, no benefit I could receive from ADHD meds was NOT worth the suffering I went through the way it would bring out my anxiety & tics. And I
September 27, 2014
your post makes no sense on your timelines
steven  |  September 24, 2014
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By Using/abusing 3+ years with increasing
May 5, 2014
Using/abusing 3+ years with increasing wrote
Unknown number if pill taken, feel many things
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My doc tried to switch from adderall to vyvanse/ritalin combo. I take 70mg a day vyvanse and 10mg Ritalin right before I feel crash coming on. When she found out I was sleeping until 1pm and missing work, as well as dry mouth and dry skin, we are going RIGHT back to 60mg Adderall (20mg/3x a day) and 10mg IR (if needed). Probably won't need the 10mg IR, but it is good to have in case of emergency.

With Vyvanse, I also feel very nervous going out in public and my husband doesn't like my hyper fo
RyRy  |  July 25, 2014
This made my daughter OK at first but in the long run she came up with psychosis and she ended up at a mental health hospital don't take it
Tammy  |  May 26, 2014
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By rickie96@rocketmail.com
February 28, 2014
rickie96@rocketmail.com wrote
post mortem tox scrn altered with epinephrine administration at time of fatal incodent?
I'm unclear about your question are you asking about a pseudo reduction made batch causing a pos hit for ephi on a tox screen? If so most likely no but there are odd variables In chemistry sometimes and life over all . I'm sorry try to re word the question for me I may have been up a week so I'm probably reading it wrong
Pizza  |  May 21, 2014
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By LostandFound
February 28, 2014
LostandFound wrote
Vyvnase Destoyed my Life -But I'm Coming Back Now
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they cut off my comment :( JUST TO SUM IT UP!!! DONT TAKE ANY DRUG LIKE VYVANSE OR ADDERALL!!!! DO YOUR BRAIN AND YOUR BODY A FAVOR!!! IN THE END YOU WONT REGRET NOT TAKING IT!!! YOU WILL ONLY REGRET TAKING IT IN THE LONG RUN!!!
JAMES  |  July 16, 2014
One more thing after reading the actual post! Only you and your brain will share a deep connection. You dont need to take drugs for the minor side effect that differs from person to person, you dont need anti-psychotic drugs to help what the vyvanse did to you. Where you went wrong was taking adderall or vyvanse prescribed in the first place. From experience i would take a 40mg adderall for recreational use (because me being prescribed and up all the time didnt feel right/ I didnt agree with it
JAMES  |  July 16, 2014
The best thing to do is take your daughter off the drug, your only digging her a deeper hole when you keep feeding her it. This will eventually lead to a hardcore addiction and craving for it. Do your daughter a favor and please take her off the drug! A drug free healthy life is what she needs to succeed, whether you believe it or not. Please take my advice i use to be a meth addict and the coughing is causing damage to her stomach, heed my warning and your stress will be free! I love everybody
JAMES  |  July 16, 2014
I experienced psychosis that last for over a month due to taking Vyvanse for 4 days. It has taken quite a while to get it all corrected. I also had a lot of religious conspiracy type thoughts, with demons and prophecies and the end of the world being involved. I pray that you can regain what you have lost due to this horrible drug.
J.  |  July 7, 2014
I hope you're doing better now. You've gone through hell and it takes gutts and compassion to talk about what you went through. My 9 yr old daughter was put on vyvanse to help with her dyslexia. She had huge mood swings though she's not bipolar. I tried biphenten to see if she would do better. Her grades were slipping so i put her bac on vyvanse. After 2 weeks, her grades were up....but she wasn't able to sleep and constantly coughed at night. Not sure what to do:(
Thank you for sharing  |  May 11, 2014
I totally agree and symphathize. I loved vyvanse for weight loss and long, energy filled days. However, being bipolar schizoeffective, this only made mania HORRIBLE. Thanks for your story.
Shell  |  March 21, 2014
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By April
December 13, 2013
April wrote
on vyvanse for MS
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By Piercedupgamer
October 30, 2013
Piercedupgamer wrote
meth
Nope.....he's gonna do what he's gonna do....either he"ll grow out of it like its a teen phase or learn how to be the best at doing what he wants.... Not too much u could say
GamerchkssukGmrdcK  |  March 31, 2014
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By brit
October 13, 2013
brit wrote
vyvanse 70mg and Terrible ACNE
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It has taken me years to clear my face up. The reason your face breaks out is because the Vyvanse is speeding up your body which in turns speeds up your sweat and oil production. I currently use Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask in the morining. I wash and rinse it away with hot water, followed by rinsing with cold water to seal my pores before I put anything on it or even dry it. I do use the Norwex cloths at night for makeup removal or just with hot water
Vee  |  October 3, 2014
The vyvanse made mine come back, however I found it was because I was unknowing touching my face again a lot throughout the day. Honestly that was the cure for me, prescript and no touch rule
Meh  |  June 24, 2014
At the same time I switched to vyvanse, I was moving from place to place and ran out of my Proactive.
With these new break outs, I thought it was because I didn't have my Proactive at my new address... Which has recently found its way to my new home! Woo HOO!
Since its arrival 2 weeks ago, I have been using it by the book, and its WORKING. The big ones that left marks on my face are fading, and the others are down to one and fading fast!
Try PROACTIVE! Its amazing.
(Proactive continue)  |  May 29, 2014

Wow. I have been getting pimples, the big ones you talk about, and never thought it was the Vyvanse till I read this post!
I have never broken out with Big ones like this, or in the areas that they are appearing.
In college I started using Proactive because my skin started to break out more. I have been using some of the products off and on with other skin care brands for anti aging since then for 10+ years, with excellent results. At the same time I switched to vyvanse, I was moving fro
PROACTIVE  |  May 29, 2014
That makes total sense why I've been breaking out so bad!! It's not like little pimples either they are huge and get infected!! I'm actual about to switch to Ritalin sr? My insurance won't pay for the high doses of vyvanse!! I don't feel like I'm taking anything when I take vyvanse even at 80 mg I can't get anything done and all I want to do is sleep!!
Megan  |  March 28, 2014
have you tried the pill doxycycline and teh cream retinA, they worked wonders for me.
Quinn  |  March 7, 2014
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By Annemarie
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Yes! It took several months off for it to get better and still struggle at times. Also still don't feel like myself before I started taking it completely it's been over 2 years and also I swear to this day it was what caused the horrific joint pain that I still deal with which started suddenly shortly after I started taking it. I am 23 years old now. I was 20 when I started it. Address helped but I have a heart defect that got a lot worse with it, and it made me lose weight faster than I h
Dani  |  October 28, 2014
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What patients are saying about Methamphetamine vs. Vyvanse

347 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
seperate) Methamphetamine lasts too fucking long lol....
...effect. I've taken LOADS of vyvanse - while ...choose them seperate) Methamphetamine lasts too fucking long lol. Vyvanse is like a 4 hour peak with a 4 hour comedown that is awesome if you ha...
plain d-amphetamine. Taking methamphetamine for studying...
...choices, I'd take methylphenidate or nothing. ...I've found brand-name vyvanse to be the best for studying/awakeness ...plain d-amphetamine. Taking methamphetamine for studying seems...
daily in place of it. The drug can occasionally get the best...
Agreed. My issue began when I was prescribed vyvanse. I began using around 5~20mg of methamphetamine daily in place of it. The drug can occasionally get the best of me, but it's...
great for me but wasn't effective for more than 4 hours....
...meds. They make me feel very inconsistent. Vyvanse also worked great for me but wasn't effective for more than 4 hours. There's also something ...it because it's methamphetamine and carries ...
Either way, I sleep much better with the Vyvanse
...for the XR. Much happier paying less for the Vyvanse, not to mention I feel better on it. I think it ...the fact that Vyvanse is only 1 ...a mixed-salt. Either way, I sleep much better wit...
including methamphetamines, are as dangerous as the...
...and just today i took my first vyvanse witch is a dexamphetamine.Well really i would like to know if amphetamines, including methamphetamines, are as dangerous as the media claims...
vyvanse is not as good a choice because it takes longer...
...that l-amp is about half as potent as d-amp. vyvanse is not as good a choice because it takes longer to come on and lasts longer and desoxyn is methamphetamine, not...
irrelevant. my point is vyvanse is great; it's not...
@mcta: your post seems irrelevant. my point is vyvanse is great; it's not abusable. my doctor took me off ...market that is equivalent of methamphetamine. it doesn't seem logically anyone...
of oatmeal, because i feel very strange, my heart is racing...
...on vyvanse, and cant swallow pills, so i always open it up and put it in his breakfast. well this morning i mustve grabbed his bowl of oatmeal, because i feel very strange, my heart is racing and...
quality. I've loved my dexxies and vyvanse (prodrug to...
^I've had pharm d-amp and high purity d-methamphetamine (knew producer, got itbsttraight uncut). It;s all about quality. I've loved my dexxies and vyvanse (prodrug to d-amp) but this meth I tried was...
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