Should there be any withdrawal symptoms from Vyvanse?

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Posted 3/15/2012 by njoyscrappin in NSBR Board


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Posted: 3/15/2012 6:42:41 PM
I was under the impression that this med goes in your system and is out after 8 hours or (like most ADD meds), it doesn't build up in your system. I just now quickly googled it and found people were saying they indeed were having withdrawal symptoms. These posts were from a few years ago though. Can anyone here speak from true experience? Any side effects at all from stopping 40 mg of Vyvanse? TIA.

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Posted: 3/15/2012 6:44:39 PM
Well technically you are in withdrawal from the time it wears off from the time you take it again, but I do think it's a mild change. For me, it was mostly my symptoms coming back and just not noticing that that's why I felt awful! (btw - I didn't have symptoms from vyvanse since I wasn't on it long. It was from Concerta when I stopped it .. then ended up restarting.)

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Posted: 3/15/2012 7:42:31 PM
When we switched my son from Vyvanse to Intuniv, he did not experience withdrawl. He did develop an appetite, though!

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Posted: 3/15/2012 7:45:53 PM
It's a very long story but I took my daughter off one day to see how she did without it (she's having anxiety issues). My husband wanted her to go a 2nd day. She's told me she's had bad headaches and her head has felt weird the first class of the day, both days. I'm going to call the dr. tomorrow and get some more feedback but I always thought it was in/out of your system and I never thought there'd be withdrawal symptoms. So just worried is all.

She's been on it for about 2+ years. So is Intuniv better?


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Posted: 3/15/2012 7:50:49 PM
Ds (16) takes both Vyvanse & Intuniv. He has serious focusing, concentration issues.

One day off (which happens occassionally in the summer) and his appetite is back in full force. He's not skinny by any means at at 6'2" and 185 lbs.


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Posted: 3/15/2012 8:16:36 PM
DS only takes it M-F and doesn't experience any withdrawal type symptoms on the weekend. He doesn't take it in the summer or on extended school breaks so that may factor in as well.



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Posted: 3/15/2012 10:28:00 PM
My 8yo ds only takes it on school days and has no issues on his off days.

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Posted: 3/21/2012 5:17:59 PM
My 12 yr old ds only takes on school days with no problems and eats well on the off days, lol



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Posted: 3/21/2012 5:29:45 PM

He did develop an appetite, though!

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My 12 yr old could eat a horse on the weekends when he doesn't take Vyvanse. Mon-Fri he hardly eats. I will gladly trade with his dis organized though process on the weekend for him to eat.


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