Mmm. I'm guessing from what you say that you aren't feeling depressed at the moment? If you were, the most obvious issue would be either the symptoms of depression or possibly the use of antidepressant meds. But if you aren't depressed or on antidepressants I'm puzzled.
Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant and from what I understand the side effects don't include the symptoms you describe (although it's always possible).
Are you ensuring you're not taking any other meds that might counteract what you are taking and avoiding fruit juices? Otherwise, is anything about your behavior different? Are you sleeping well, are you anxious about anything, or is there any stress at home or in relationships, for example?
I have certainly had some of these symptoms you're talking about and what's hard is that sometimes it's actually depression causing them, even if you don't feel "down." I think feeling flat can be one aspect of depression but, on the other hand, one time when I was really depressed my doctor added Zoloft to my Wellbutrin and I immediately felt nothing, felt like nothing could affect me, no matter how sad or how funny. I got off that because I didn't like it.
As another person mentioned, you should talk about all these things with your doctor and try to figure out if your meds could be causing it or if this is just another aspect of depression. Hope you're soon feeling better!
I certainly understand the problem, because I have been there myself. Often, when I try to focus on what I'm reading, hearing, or trying to process other sensory input it's like this void opens up in my head. I can't seem to connect my thoughts. I often can't even remember my last thought. It can be very frustrating. But I am taking Zyprexa, Trazodone, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, and Klonopin. I'm sure they have something to do with it. I had mental illness, especially depression, and began the medication experiment in 1995. Nothing helped then. Not mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds, antipsychotics...nothing. I'm not saying it was wrong to try any of these, but once my body got used to them, I cannot stop taking them. I can't even taper off slowly. I honestly wish I had never taken any psychopharmaceuticals at all, and just tried therapy. There was a lot of stress at that time -- abuse, divorce, losing my longterm job, and I think the meds only made me crazier. Now, though, instead of dealing with depression, I'm dealing with med side effects. I hate it. Don't stop taking your meds without talking to your doctor first. She might have something in her bag of tricks that will help. Have you tried therapy?
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