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I took 70 mg of Vyvanse every morning for 5 years. I would set my clock for 5 AM, take the medicine, and go back to sleep for an hour and a half. It takes the medicine at least an hour to start working. It got to the point to where I couldn't function in the morning without it. It was a love/hate relationship. I loved the fact that it kept me organized throughout the day. Then again, it was also an amphetamine I started to depend too much on.

I've considered going back on it for a few months, but I probably won't. I've learned strategies to help me combat my ADD symptoms. It takes more work, but it can be done. There is a reason why you can't get these kind of meds in Canada. Long usage can eventually cause heart problems. Primarily for this reason, I will not let my son be put on ADHD meds. Yes, it would make him easier to deal with at times. Just like me, he has learned strategies and has accommodations in place at school.

Vyvanse can cause terrible withdrawals if you don't wean off of it slowly. Once your tolerance builds on it, then the appetite suppressant effect of the medicine fades.

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Vyvanse was always the most effective (really the only) medicine for me to treat my ADHD. I've been off of it for a year but I'm contemplating going back on it. No weird side effects? Doesn't it make you just hate food and have trouble getting all your calories in? I've worried about this.

I was on Vyvanse fir awhile. At first I loved it...it felt like my ADD brain turned on! Unfortunately, due to high blood pressure, I was afraid of increasing my chance of dangerous side effects. I also tried Adderall. I am hoping that once I lose enough weight and my blood pressure becomes more normal, that I can try out some amphetamine drugs to handle my ADD. I was never able to reach a high enough dosage of either to notice any significant affect on my appetite.

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