Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by AfterFact, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. AfterFact

    AfterFact Well-Known Member

    I was taken off of Adderall due to abusing it and I will be switching to Vyvanse in a few weeks to a month once I get other things sorted out.
    Does anyone have any experince with Vyvanse? Is it better or worse than Adderall? I hear it is less addictive which is good and that it lasts longer.
  2. catecholamine

    catecholamine Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't say it's better or worse than Adderall. It's a stim like Adderall...more similar to plain ol dextroamphetamine than the mixed amphetamine salts, if I remember right. Because of the unique time-release mechanism, there is no way to negate the time-release (that I know of anyway), so it is considered "less abusable". The IR of Adderall lasts about 3hrs, Vyvanse can last up to 10-12hrs, but I wouldn't expect that long from it. I get 5 to 6 hours.

    Any stim can be addictive and can be abused. I'd say you're lucky they're going to give you any stim at all after abusing Adderall. None of the docs I've ever met would.
  3. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    That surprises me. I have only done these medications recreationally, and I felt like both could easily have the potential to become addictive.