• Brooke Brooke
    October 05, 2009
    Am I experiencing the Vyvanse crash or am I on the wrong dose?
    Brooke Brooke
    October 05, 2009

    I am 40 years old and just started Vyvanse 4 days ago, 30mg. My symptoms seem to be different from others. I feel great for the first 3-4 hours after taking git at 7am. Focused, motivated, relaxed, etc. But the I gradually start with a heavy head feeling with a slight headache and get sleepy. This worsens as the day goes on and by dinner time I can hardly stay awake and just have a hangover like feeling. I am sleeping better than I have in years though. Is this the "crash" i am hearing about? I almost feeli like I might need to take another 30mg mid day but havent tried because my dr has me scared about taking exactly as prescribed. Do you think this means I need a higher dose so the focused, motivated feeling lasts longer thean 4 hours?

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  • Lauren October 29, 2010
    Lauren
    October 29, 2010

    Hello Brooke,

     

    My Dr. discussed this with me and suggested that he might prescribe adderall in the afternoon, for this purpose. This is because I work 46hrs/wk and also attend college in the evenings (along with 2 children and 2 step-children).  I too am taking Vyvanse, 20mg, and feel great and focused for a period of time.  I felt the same way for the first week, however, it is not as noticable now (3rd week). I say not as noticable, however, I have a feeling that my Dr. will up my dosage next week.  Perhaps this will help me? I have found that caffeine helps me when I have this "crash" feeling.

     

    Lauren

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