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I am taking Vy#vanse and Add and they don't work as well as they used to.  I haven't tried anything else, but I am wondering if there is something better

or a better combo?  Just looking for better mental clarity and focus!  This has been a lifesaver for me, I used to be so scattered and doing 10 things at once and once I started on this I was able to concentrate on one thing at a time!  It just doesn't work as well as it used to!

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Mgillgan

I take Dex and a few 5 mg addies as needed throughout the day bc the 24 hour extended release thing is BS. 

The dex might be helpful for what you're looking for. It has less of a tweaky effect and is what I prefer to be on at work as it gives me more focus and better cognitive enhancement 

 

also, it sounds weird but when I need an extra boost of focus and energy, I do a couple tr@ms with my dex and there's some kind of synergy that puts me IN THE ZONE 

 

 

 

 

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MEOWWWW

I have been taking Vyvanse for 9 years and it has lost its effect with me also. My doctor added Wellbutrin to the mix and now a little bit of Vyvanse goes a long way. It sometimes feels like I am almost over stimulated, but I also take .25 mg suboxone daily. I have been on the Wellbitrin for a month and so far so good. 

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Mgillgan

I've never taken Vyvanse but have taken Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) ER spansules 15mg and I liked those. They just became difficult to get as not all pharmacies have them in stock and insurance doesn't cover mine so they were expensive. Am currently on adderall XR 20 mg me have been happy with them in terms of treating my ADHD. 

Glad Wellbutrin seems to be working for you. I was prescribed 100 mg IR last year for smoking cessation and while it did work for that, it was waaaaaay too stimulating with the adderall. I was completely spun out. No sleep for days and food tasted like polyester.  Maybe it doesn't interact with vyvanse as much or the sub levels you out? 

Think if I didn't take adderall the Wellbutrin would have been a good one to stick with. I've also heard the XR version and the non generic version feel totally different (I was on mylan IR so idk) 

I'm guessing you were prescribed it for ADD/ADHD? I'm curious how people have responsed to it for that use as most people get it prescribed as an antidepressant or for help quitting smoking. 

Have you tried other things besides vyvanse? If so, how does it compare ? 

 

 

 

 

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Mgillgan
On 2/6/2017 at 1:48 AM, MEOWWWW said:

I have been taking Vyvanse for 9 years and it has lost its effect with me also. My doctor added Wellbutrin to the mix and now a little bit of Vyvanse goes a long way. It sometimes feels like I am almost over stimulated, but I also take .25 mg suboxone daily. I have been on the Wellbitrin for a month and so far so good. 

 

On 8/30/2016 at 10:10 PM, mammajo said:

I am taking Vy#vanse and Add and they don't work as well as they used to.  I haven't tried anything else, but I am wondering if there is something better

or a better combo?  Just looking for better mental clarity and focus!  This has been a lifesaver for me, I used to be so scattered and doing 10 things at once and once I started on this I was able to concentrate on one thing at a time!  It just doesn't work as well as it used to!

Maybe this should be reserved for a separate forum, but have you considered any of the stuff that might reduce your tolerance to the Vy#vanse and Ads? There's a lot of info about it on other forums. I did try something and it lowered my tolerance and seemed to give my medication quite the boost because I also felt like mine was crapping out a bit. I started doing this a couple weeks ago and have cut my dosage back a ton. I don't know how long I'm going to get the benefits for though. 

Also, IMO dex ER in the Am and a few low mg Ads throughout the day seemed to be pretty effective for me for awhile, but my doctor didn't want to prescribe both anymore

Good luck and definitely update us if you feel like it. I'm curious about this one as well 

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MEOWWWW

I agree with you that Wellbutrin with Vyvanse/ Adderall is very stimulating. I have tried Concerta and Ritalin. Both of these were stimulating but I felt depressed on them. After that I tried Straterra. I couldn't even tell that it was working and I took it for a couple if months. Next, my Dr petsctibed me Provigal. I liked it pretty good, but I couldn't afford it. So my Dr. Put me on Vyvansr. I was told by a Dr. That Adderall and Vyvanse are the same thing and that Shire created Vyvanse because their pateient for adderall was about to expire. This past year; I kept running out of my script early. It seemed to wear off after 3 hours; so I'd take more and always run out a week early. My Dr added 20 mg adderall it, but when he did that he decreased my Vyvanse from 70 mg to 30mg. That was a disaster. So he rx'ed my 70 mg Vyvanse and added 100 mg of Wellbutrin ER. I've found this to be the best combo yet. But, I have read that when these two are taken together a persons seizures threshold goes way doen . I have been on ADHD meds for my ADD since 2006. I can't find the perfect dosage or combinations, but the Vyvanse with the Wellbutrin ER seems to be the best yet. My Dr rx'ed the Wellbutrin for depression.

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On 8/30/2016 at 11:10 PM, mammajo said:

I am taking Vy#vanse and Add and they don't work as well as they used to.  I haven't tried anything else, but I am wondering if there is something better

or a better combo?  Just looking for better mental clarity and focus!  This has been a lifesaver for me, I used to be so scattered and doing 10 things at once and once I started on this I was able to concentrate on one thing at a time!  It just doesn't work as well as it used to!

30mg add around 5am and then another 30mg add around noon. Also take 100mg zoloft but not sure if it does anything....  Sometimes I toss is a k-lon to even things out later in the day,

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Painful heart

What is better vyvnase or Ritalin name brand? Answers would be appreciated please. Oh and do both show up on drug test? 

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chchtwo

Wow, I tried add and ritalin for the first time over the last few months.  I have to say I got more tasks done in a couple of weeks than in a typical year.  I have a history of psychological issues.  General Anxiety disorder, then mania, now bi-polar.  I've never bought into the last two.  The medicine (Prozac/Trileptal/Klonopin)  work more as bandaids that don't always work.  After taking primarily Ritalin over a few weeks, I was back to my normal self.  Is that common for everyone that takes it to experience this?  Or is it likely I have ADD?  I have done a lot of research and I kind of fit the profile with many symptoms very similar.  Any suggestions on where to get it other than the street until I see my Psych again (3.5 mos).  Thanks in advance for opinions or recommendations.

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