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Risperidone vs. Vyvanse for ADHD

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Risperidone

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Other Names: Risperdal   Risperdal Consta

Vyvanse

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Other Names: Lisdexamfetamine
Rating: 3 out of 5
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Risperidone (pronounced ) is a second generation or atypical antipsychotic, sold under the trade name (Risperdal). It is used to treat schizophrenia (including adolescent schizophrenia), schizoaffective disorder, the mixed and manic states associat... 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 NiktElle
May 23, 2014
NiktElle wrote
Vyvance
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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
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 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 Saralina
January 2, 2014
Saralina wrote
Risperidone for Schizophrenia
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By April
December 13, 2013
April wrote
on vyvanse for MS
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By brit
October 13, 2013
brit wrote
vyvanse 70mg and Terrible ACNE
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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What patients are saying about Risperidone vs. Vyvanse

79 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
She is currently on Risperdone, Lithium, Vyvanse, and...
...my daughter was diagnosed with a mood disorder and ADHD when ...years on Lamictal and Vyvanse but the Lamictal seemed ...awhile. She is currently on Risperdone, Lithium, Vyvanse, and Celexa. ...
to side effects. I was also on vyvanse for a long time but...
...on nothing but 100mg bupropion. I've been on abilify, geodon, and risperidone. I hated them all ...side effects. I was also on vyvanse for a long time ...Edit: I also take a supplement 5-htp....
think I'd ever dare try vyvanse because of how powerful an...
...think I'd ever dare try vyvanse because of how powerful an ...cut it pretty close and vyvanse is much stronger. Not many ...mg, 1 mg of Risperidone now. Lets see how well...
to it. I used to be on Risperidone for my BP and that...
I'm on 400mg Lamictal, Wellbutrin, Vyvanse, and Klonopin.  No of it ...addicted to it. I used to be on Risperidone for my BP and that ...you are Male:  My doctor gave me samples of Cialis to hel...
the psychiatrist put him on Resperidone to help with...
...other symptoms. My seven year old is on Vyvanse 50 mg and it's worked great for him. However, my four year old took Vyvanse and had a reaction of aggression. ...psychiatrist put him on Resperido...
We were prescribed vyvanse and it was horrible...
...medications?  We were prescribed vyvanse and it ...anything ever again.  The child psychologist encouraged us to try risperdone to assist with his anger, downside is that he has gained 10 pounds...
recently has been on vyvanse,prozac,intuiv,resperid one and...
...and she has bald spots all over ...most recently has been on vyvanse,prozac,intuiv,resperid one and hydroxyzine for the itching. I have taken her off the prozac, risperidone and hydroxyzine the ...
you in a fog. I take Vyvanse to get rid of the fog. But...
Risperidone helps with the tendency to take stuff out on ...for anger management. Though it can leave you in a fog. I take Vyvanse to get rid of the fog. But seriously, dude, at least you're willin...
risperidone and vyvanse, for ODD and ADHD. I am wondering...
My 6 year old grandson is on intuniv, risperidone and vyvanse, for ODD and ADHD. I am wondering if? Hello jaynekpw913. If you...
My GFG got worse with Risperdone. Had to take him off...
...and addition of Risperdone. I'm actually surprised ...with GFG with Vyvanse and Risperdone. I ...with higher doses. My GFG got worse with Risperdone. Had to take him off immediately. He ...
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