https://www.reddit.com/r/FADQ/comments/buyhp5/on_adderall/. I hated Vyvanse when my doctor tried me on it a few years ago. Welbutrin made me an angry panda. Adderall rated 7.9/10 vs Vyvanse rated 7.5/10 in overall patient satisfaction. The other side effects that I experience with Adderall include: feeling shaky/jittery at times, constantly clenching/grinding my teeth which makes my jaw really sore so I chew gum to help with that, severe dry mouth, having no appetite at all which sucks when your blood sugar drops and there’s not a single thing in the world you want to eat and anything you do manage to force down tastes like cardboard, occasional muscle cramps that are pretty brutal for about a minute or so (I get them in my feet/toes while my rm gets them in his hands), overall increased body aches and pains (I think from keeping your muscles tensed up too long), headaches occasionally, and feeling pretty sad, depressed, anxious, and cranky during the crash phase. I don’t know anyone that just takes Vyvanse by itself. Ritalin and Concerta felt like cocaine, and I can't stand cocaine. I'm a 32 yr old male, and I have plenty of experience with stimulants, both prescribed and not (sorry, not sorry).I would say that Vyvanse blows Adderall away. Again, very interesting read and glad you took the time and found the subreddit! If you want euphoria start using this here reddit search bar and look for 6-apb, 4-fa, and even hexen. Personally, adderall has always had the best high by far and lasts 3x as long. I've heard that some people react well to Ritalin / Cocaine while others react well to amphetamines. I was wondering if anyone here has experience with both Adderall and Vyvanse (not taken together but at different times) and would want to share their personal experience with both drugs. Adderall vs Vyvanse - What's the difference between them? Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function -Adult Version™ BRIEF-A™. I know there's a large purely psychological component to procrastination etc, but I'd feel better if I knew I was getting all the help I could as far as meds go. 70mg Vyvanse would be like taking 25mg Adderall IR two times a day, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Vyvanse doesn't do that to me, ever. Vyvanse (or lisdexamphetamine) is a 100% pure dextro-isomer of amphetamine (as opposed to Adderall which is 75% Dextroamphetamine and 25% Levoamphetamine), but it's coupled to an amino acid Lysine which makes it so that it's inactive until the Lysine is split from the Dextroamphetamine in the body. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I always had this uneasiness about me on Adderall, like this feeling that I needed to do more just to feel okay again. It managed my symptoms well enough (ADHD-PI), but I got really REALLY gnarly crashes from it. I've been wondering if switching Vyvanse might be worth a try to see if that helps, and while I know meds affect everyone differently I do seem to be noticing a pattern in people's experiences where motivation issues are better dealt with by Vyvanse. NOTE: I am not particularly interested in the science behind it, but rather in actual subjective experiences from people that have taken it! I do have ADHD, fwiw. I also never feel a crash from it either though so I guess that’s one advantage. It keeps me awake but not focused or motivated enough to get anything done. Anyway, I’m not sure if any of this is helpful to you in any way or if I completely misunderstood your question and haven’t answered it at all. Everything is effortless. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. The L-Lysine actually gets split from the Dexamfetamine in red blood cells, which means that oral (PO: per os) or intransal (IN) administration doesn't really differ that much (unlike other drugs! It was a terrible feeling, like I wasn't in control, just stuck in my head watching myself doing these things. Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. Medically prescribed all of these (not concurrently). Yeah basically Vyvanse (or lisdexamphetamine) is a 100% pure dextro-isomer of amphetamine (as opposed to Adderall which is 75% Dextroamphetamine and 25% Levoamphetamine), but it's coupled to an amino acid Lysine which makes it so that it's inactive until the Lysine is split from the Dextroamphetamine in the body. Available for Android and iOS devices. ), Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21539403. New" psychotropics: New chemical entities and new dosage forms. Weird i just found this post on google right when you commented. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21539403. There is a potential for abuse and dependency. But man, there's a near superhero quality to how much you can focus, how much you can do, etc. you probably wouldn't get much out of binge use. Edit: I forgot to mention - I was on Dexedrine for several years also - that was the first ADHD medication that I was ever prescribed. It was almost like it allowed me to tap into hyperfocus at will, and then switch it back off (not normal focus, I do mean ADHD hyperfocus). No. Just to be clear: I know Vyvanse is lisdexamphetamine and Adderall is 3:1 ratio dexamphetamine : levoamphetamine.