Switched from adderall to vyvanse this week, and have probably gotten a combined total of 8 hours of sleep in 3 days…

Can anyone provide any guidance? Struggling here 😞

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Dosages/timing are really hard to figure out! I tried a lot of things bc initially I did face a lot of side effects and trouble sleeping.

When I first started taking meds, the side effects were a lot worse. I felt like a zombie, could not sleep, dry mouth, etc. Initially, I was taking like 10-15 mg IR in the morning (+5-10 mg around noon) and I felt like that was optimal “focus” for me. I felt like anything less than that didn’t do anything.

After playing around with different doses, I ended up settling on 5 mg in the morning, another 5 an hour later. Depending on my work day, I take additional an additional 5mg. I never take it past 3 pm to avoid disturbing my sleep. My side effects have been very minimal. I also stick to green tea for caffeine.

Taking adderall like this basically gives me a little help focusing and being productive, but it isn’t super intense. I still feel like myself but I can focus enough to string together coherent sentences during meetings. Might be a good starting point if the side effects are bothering you!

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I found exercise to be critical in helping me regulate productivity vs rest, when I started Vyvanse. I had to get in at least an hour workout. I wish I could go back to that discipline, it was so healthy all around!

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3 options:

1. Talk to HCP about your dose possibly being too high if it’s going that long
2. Give your body time to adjust
3. Melatonin

Huh, interesting - just saw how late you mentioned you were taking it and that is probably a large part of the problem. I have always taken my meds between 4:30-6:30 am on weekdays so it’s never been a big problem on that front.

You will want to take it significantly earlier than you are, but it also may take some time to adjust. If it’s not working out well though, go for something with a shorter release like Adderall. I had switched from Adderall XR to Vyvanse because Adderall wasn’t lasting me through the day when I was in school, so something like that may be what you need.

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What time of day are you taking it? Vyvanse is longer acting, so taking it as early as possible in the day is very key. Otherwise, is it possible your dose is too high? Vyvanse was much more effective for me that adderall, so a 1:1 conversion of my adderall dose to vyvanse would have been way too much for me to handle. I take comparatively less Vyvanse than Adderall

So i initially did take a booster dose of adderall ir in the afternoon. Would take a 15 xr in the morning and a 10 ir in the afternoon.

The thought was the 10 ir later in the day was keeping me up. But, the 15 xr in the morning wasn’t enough to get me thru the day. Thus, she wanted to try just 1 pill (vyvanse) early in the morning that would be strong enough to get me thru the day, but taken early enough so that it wouldn’t affect my sleep.

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