Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) for ADHD seems to have stopped working

Posted by caromango @caromango, Jan 4, 2018

Diagnosed with adhd (with pre-existing anxiety) and prescribed Vyvanse ~2 months ago, gradually increased dose from 30mg to 60mg. 60mg worked well for about 1.5 weeks and now I don’t feel like it does anything. I know that the upper dosing limit is recommended to be 70mg, but with how ineffective 60mg feels, I worry even the upper limit won’t help. Why have I built up a tolerance so fast? What other medications should I ask my MD about that may offer me better symptom relief?

I have never found the slow release works. Also the adderall which is the immediate form of vivanse stops working after a while

Liked by Lisa Lucier


Hi, @caromango – wanted to check in and see how you are doing? How are things going with the Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse)?

Also, @mlbaier – wondering how you are doing? You mentioned amphetamine and dextroamphetamine combination (Adderall) and also Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) previously. Wondered if you are taking either of those currently?

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