My former dose of Adderall XR (60mg a day) is equivalent to Vyvanse ( 140mgs a day)
Vyvanse is in my opinion a much better alternative to Adderall XR.
My reasons are that Vyvanse is:
smoother; doesn't come in mild waves I experienced with Adderall XR
lasts longer; for me 4 hours on average so far
doesn't raise my blood pressure like Adderall XR did
didn't give me a headache at any point- even when it was wearing off
doesn't produce as much of a euphoria at first that Adderall XR
The only downside where Vyvanse is not winning my vote, when it really starts wearing off I become irritable. The level of this irritability can be compared to when I have been off of all medication for a couple weeks. It was very intense, and I was snapping at my husband and brother who were holding a conversation around me for a couple hours. They called me a couple names, I'm sure you all can use your imagination.
And, THANK YOU JARED for not giving up, this site is a lifesaver.
Edited by Amethyst, 15 December 2007 - 06:59 AM.