I hope you get your meds soon! I don't eat nearly enough and work really hard plus golf a lot in the heat. Increased to 20mg which lasted about 2 months, the 30mg lasted about 3 months, 40mg worked for 4 months (you get the picture). It’s very likely that this is partly or mostly withdrawals. Who should not take Vyvanse? It gives me smooth sustained focus, a mental state of peace, relief from depression, potentiation of opioid narcotics (thus needing less opioids overall), drive, ability to sit still, work a great job, having meaningful conversations, have good relationships, take part in everyday life, workout and even sleep well. Eating seems like a task and a chore now rather then a treat and something I enjoy. So I always have my days planned out in order to maximize my productivity. So that you or another person does not drink it on accident. Because of this, I suffered depression and lack of self esteem because I thought others were better or smarter than me. This drug is a federally controlled substance, which means it has the potential for abuse or dependence. You can look it up, but no. I also lost 5lbs on this (I am 120lb now). I got everything done in a timely manner. I feel that the medication is appropriate for my condition. I started on 10mg and am now at 60mg. Thanks for reading!”, For Binge Eating Disorder: “I've been on Vyvanse for almost 2 years now for both binge eating & ADD. I absolutely love this medicine”. The feeling of guilt that goes with not being able to do anything and feeling like you’ve wasted a day is is awful hey? It’s very hard when all you see on television is food. Vyvanse is a stimulant medicine. Protein breakfast (I used greek yogurt). I've taken Vyvanse since 2007 now, back then it was sold as ADHD drug only. Started Vyvanse 6 months ago and didn't think it worked at first, so stopped. I had great eating habits. Over a million (!!!) Saw reports that stimulants can lower serotonin eventually. Just note in case it happens to you. You are on a fairly high dose. I'm 99% sure you do not have to take it everyday at all. The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records. At 20 mg it was great for my symptoms but only until about noon. After a few months I went up to 40 mg. That is when I really started to notice a difference. I’m a shell of myself. I will tell you now that I would not be able to function without Vyvanse 70 mg QAM being on board. Did affect my moods pretty bad for a few weeks, but I seem to be levelled out now. I love Vyvanse!”, For ADHD: “The first time I took a 30mg dose of Vyvanese I felt really good in the morning but in the afternoon I got really sick and vomited 7 times. All the sudden, it stopped working 2.5 years after I started taking it. I started at 70 too. Maybe I should add a beta-blocker? Always been a really thin guy, "Bean pole" is what I get a lot or "dip stick" lol. It is the only thing that's helped me stop bingeing, therapy has never worked. MAKE SURE YOU LABEL THE BOTTLE. When I took a break from using this medication for focus and motivation, my weight went back to 123lbs. Without something like two weeks without the drug, it would be impossible to tell what’s really just you and what’s your body trying to cope without the vyvanse it’s used to receiving. That’s admirable. Try using a small dose (it's probably too late for that. Weight has gone up and down countless times depending on if I'm in my healthy mode or my bingeing mode. Low toxicity, & does not stay in system long. It lifts the mental fog that usually clouds my judgement and leads to a binge, helps me understand my body's "I'm full" cues, and reduces cravings. It didn't really stop the urge to binge, but it made my stomach hurt so bad after eating a normal amount of food that there was no way I could binge. I took 70s (sort of. Drank 6 cups or more a day when not on vyvanse. You’re doing your best! I wouldn't have much emotion if it wasn't related to what I was doing and started to get in fights with my girlfriend, and fights with my parents, with my girlfriend I was obsessed with sex, being right, and in general I would just be angry all the time, it would hit its peak when the crash would happen later, eventually she left me and I fell apart and stopped taking it so I wouldn't hurt anyone, and to this day since I stopped taking it I'm not happy.”, For Binge Eating Disorder: “Started taking 30 mg Vyvanse two months ago for Binge eating disorder and it works great! For ADHD: “My 7 year old boy who is amazingly funny and extremely smart just started Vyvance 8 days ago. I took a week off from taking it and took 15mg the next time. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners. You are doing your best to succeed even while your neurology tries to hold you back! I began taking 50 mg Vyvanse August 2016, and currently take the same amount. I felt super guilty. When it wears off I do have to control myself so I am learning not to let the binge control me. I can’t fix symptoms with a drug in my opinion”, For Binge Eating Disorder: “Been taking Vyvanse for Binge eating disorder on and off for 2 years. That’s because of our neurology. These are things you will experience with anxiety which is something I dealt with growing up, and wasn't much of a concern for me while on the medication, but something to note for people looking to use Vyvanse for the first time. I am on 30 mg and I think for now that is a good place for me. People who take Vyvanse may feel tired or irritable or have other symptoms several hours after taking the … You are not stupid! I didn't take my vyvanse and just slept all day. This could cause the depression & increased eating some report. You shouldn't have to take vyvanse daily. Reviews that appear to be created by parties with a vested interest in the medication will not be published. I was crashing pretty early and couldn’t function later in the day, so I started taking it at noon and incorporated a small coffee in the morning to get me by until noon and I haven’t crashed since! So I got a prescription and it was a life changer!!! I have an exam today for physiology which Ive been studying but I literally cannot understand at all. It’s also expensive even with insurance as there is no generic.”, For Binge Eating Disorder: “I was 306lb in Aug. 2019 I started taking vyvanse to treat my ADD and binge eating....I had to start low 10mg. Vyvanse is a type of amphetamine. If anyone else experienced this I’d love to hear about it.”, For Binge Eating Disorder: “I've been taking 50mg Vyvanse for 6 months now, and it has completely stopped my bingeing from day one. Looked online and found a few reports of this odd effect where, when the medicine wore off, itching would begin. This was very worrisome for me, because it felt like, at the maximum dosage, it might eventually not work at all. At first, the 10mg worked great. That being said, there is anxiety when the drug wears off and unfortunately, the effects of the drug itself don't last long for me, I'd say about 4 hours max. No mood changes or anything else. This happened to me yesterday. A place where people with ADHD and their loved ones can interact with each other exchanging stories, struggles, and non-medication strategies. Given that I eat 3-4 planned meals a day, I wonder if it should be increased. I can go an entire day and not think about food, which is a miracle. I usually eat just fruits and veggies small portions. I don’t know what happened, but it is devastating: I am so tired all the time, have no drive to do anything, binge eat everyday, I’m angry and irritable. I am a 23 year old male who suffers from BDD and eating disorder (bulimia). I think this must be how it feels for 'normal' people.”, For ADHD: “At first while taking this medication, the side effects I experienced included increases in heart rate (which made me feel a bit lightheaded and weak), stomach discomforts (making me less hungry throughout my day). Cookies help us deliver our Services. This medication is not for everyone. If you're concerned about effects this medication will have on your weight, know that you will have a loss in appetite and experience weightloss. In about 3 weeks I've lost about 10 pounds. This information is NOT intended to endorse any particular medication. I feel like eating healthy not wanting junk food. With Vyvanse I get 10-14 hours of relief and at the end of the day there is a gentle come down that doesn’t leave me an anxious wreck. I am down 10 pounds. I’m like how the hell did I ever live like this before I feel so stupid and like I can’t do anything. It’s been like this for months. Went up to 40 mg. Next morning at 5 a.m., awoke itching badly. I can feel when my body is satiated AND am able to stop eating. I was on it for years. The 60mg somehow made a huge difference. Well it’s time for my refill and though I’ve called twice in the last week to make sure they are working on getting auth from my insurance, low and behold they have not followed up and I’m out of meds. My thoughts on the medication are that it gives me a much needed boost of energy, I can concentrate a lot on the things I want to. Data sources include IBM Watson Micromedex (updated 2 Nov 2020), Cerner Multum™ (updated 2 Nov 2020), ASHP (updated 23 Oct 2020) and others. I binged really bad and gained about 5 pounds, but being back on it again was like when I first started. I have become much happier and much more motivated in life. Eating, easier said than done. And increase every 2 weeks by 10mg, and now on 70 mg.