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Vyvanse vs. Wellbutrin for ADHD

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Vyvanse

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Other Names: Lisdexamfetamine

Wellbutrin

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Other Names: Bupropion   Wellbutrin XL   Zyban   Wellbutrin SR   Budeprion
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 51,658 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
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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
Bupropion ( marketed as Wellbutrin, Zyban, Voxra, Budeprion, or Aplenzin and formerly known as amfebutamone) is an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. The drug is a non-tricyclic antidepressant and di... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Sammy
October 17, 2014
Sammy wrote
Decongestants have similar anti depressive effects as Wellbutrin in some people.
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By susan
October 14, 2014
susan wrote
DANGEROUS Vyvanse
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By Erica
October 12, 2014
Erica wrote
unpleasantly surprised by my trial on Vyvanse
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By Worried
October 2, 2014
Worried wrote
Fetzima and Menstrual Cycle
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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 Antlion
September 9, 2014
Antlion wrote
Aphasia
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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 June
July 9, 2014
June wrote
Wellbutrin generic
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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 Denise
May 19, 2014
Denise wrote
Librax/Bupropion combination
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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 sea
March 3, 2014
sea wrote
possible side effects
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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 Willie DeJarnette
December 3, 2013
Willie DeJarnette wrote
Zoloft Weight Loss
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By Dawn
November 22, 2013
Dawn wrote
Wellbutrin v. St. John's Wort
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WTF is HTP?
WTF  |  September 4, 2014
What is 5HTP?
5HTP  |  September 4, 2014
Never taken it
July 8, 2014
what is htp?
star  |  April 14, 2014
Dawn thank you so much for sharing your experience, I have been affraid to try the st. johns wort and 5htp because they say you can get seretonin syndrome. I definitely want to give this a try. Have you found any research about this? Thanks in advance for your help
Devin  |  January 3, 2014
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By danny
November 4, 2013
danny wrote
be careful
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Same here - went on it once, (Budeprion XL) 3 weeks later got costochronitis... went on it a year later, and got the same result. After that, I had issues digesting gluten. I had no issues prior or took any medication prior.
Wes  |  August 7, 2014
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By Natalie
October 31, 2013
Natalie wrote
Wellbutrin / Menstrual Cycle
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Wellbutrin also exacerbated my menstrual cycle.
October 1, 2014
I started taking Wellbutrin XL 300mg about a year ago. I'm quiet diligent in tracking my menstrual cycle and noticed after taking it for a few weeks that my period never came. I got the bloated feeling, cramps, swallon breasts but no period. Two weeks late, my period finally arrived. Since then I've had no problems at all though. My period is right on track every month. Guess it was just my body/hormone getting used to the medication.
Caroline  |  January 8, 2014
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By Nicole
October 14, 2013
Nicole wrote
Wellbutrin and Orgasms (the good and the bad)
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As a man, I have noticed that I cannot have an erection. I can still masturbate and orgasm but not get hard. I am also starting Trazodone. I know it's for sleep problems; but does that aid in erections? Let me know.Thanks.
Siegfried  |  October 5, 2014
OMG I thought it was just me. Was on it previously and noticed an increase in libido and orgasm strength. Went off it for 2 years and encountered very weak and hars to reach climax. Back on it again now and they are amazing again!
Jeannie  |  September 23, 2014
Hi Nicole, my names Jonathan. I know the feeling you are talking about it's become a real problem for me, but for me the weak orgasm or absence of the "peak" climax is ocuring for me while being on bupropion 300 xl. It was such a problem for me that I completely lost interest in even trying to have sexual relations or masturbation because it was too much work for very little results. The trade of was that it was working well on the depression and I noticed more energy, better outlook on things
Jonathan  |  June 18, 2014
It's okay, it's coming back but for me it was great before I stopped
Been there  |  March 27, 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 Eva Cagle
September 14, 2013
Eva Cagle wrote
Wellbutrin and arthritis
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By Emtmelissa
September 14, 2013
Emtmelissa wrote
Another positive for Wellbutrin
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Has anyone gained weight on this medication
lucy  |  September 8, 2014
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By Patient like you
September 13, 2013
Patient like you wrote
Wellbutrin
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By Mag
August 20, 2013
Mag wrote
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy from Welbutrin?
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By Jarvis Johnson
August 14, 2013
Jarvis Johnson wrote
Swollen feet
Same thing with me yesterday afternoon it started to swell. This morning they're so swollen I'm in pain walking, sitting, raising them and even tried to ace bandage the fluid. Nothing has worked. Tinkling in lower legs began an hour ago. Might have to go to ER except I don't have insurance
Lynn  |  September 16, 2014
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What patients are saying about Vyvanse vs. Wellbutrin

1,604 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
The vyvanse worked wonders for my depression. The...
...depression. The vyvanse worked wonders for my depression. The Wellbutrin is okay not great. Together th...
ever, (with Wellbutrin substituted for Adderall/Vyvanse)...
...my first cocktail ever, (with Wellbutrin substituted for Adderall/Vyvanse) and I feel better than ever. Just because you've tinkered with cocktails and gotten bad results doesn't mean you...
For me wellbutrin causes more side effects than vyvanse. So...
...for an anti depressant go with wellbutrin. Buproprion has stimulation similar to ...side effects usually.... For me wellbutrin causes more side effects than vyvanse...
ever, (with Wellbutrin substituted for Adderall/Vyvanse)...
...essentially my first cocktail ever, (with Wellbutrin substituted for Adderall/Vyvanse) and I feel better than ever. Just because you've tinkered with cocktails and gotten bad results doesn't mean y...
a dose... The Vyvanse gave me irritability, but I found a...
I had a bizarre reaction with Wellbutrin. I seriously felt like I ...of missing a dose... The Vyvanse gave me irritability, but I found a pretty good cure for that...everyday, I...
option but I'm better on Vyvanse today although it's very...
...back to Concerta is an option but I'm better on Vyvanse today although it's very ...2002. Dunno, we'll see. Wellbutrin did nothing for me. Focalin, who knows...
was on Wellbutrin for about 6 months before it was switched...
I was on Wellbutrin for about 6 months before it was switched to Vyvanse, and it definitely worked better for me than Cipralex and the ADD drugs I've been prescribed....
just been prescribed Vyvanse in the past and it has worked...
...asked my doctor for a specific medication, though. I've just been prescribed Vyvanse in the past and it has worked for ...Wellbutrin. There aren't a lot of non-stimulant medications that are...
better. When I started Vyvanse and now Adderall it pretty...
...record, Wellbutrin has done wonders for me where SSRIs have failed miserably. Starting Wellbutrin was awful though - ...When I started Vyvanse and now Adderall ...holes that were left from We...
just switched from Welbutrin to Vyvanse, and Welbutrin had...
I just switched from Welbutrin to Vyvanse, and Welbutrin had the same dry mouth side effect. I took it over 10 years, and yes, I have had increased cavities, gingivitis and also the teeth...
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