I have not been on any meds in about 10 years. I took adderall (sp?) for about 6 mos. I forgot why I stopped taking it. I knew at the time I need to be more focused. I went to a Dr. this week and she gave me Vyvanse 50mg for the first 15 days then 70mg. She also gave me Lamictal. I too have never diagonse Bipolar. The Vyvase I took first without the Lamictal and felt druged after about 2 hours. I have really felt more OCD and not social (which is not like me). Almost withdrawn?? I called her today and she said take the Lamictal only. It is a mood stablizer. Then after about a few weeks, try the Vyvanse. Has anyone ever felt the same way I do. I feel like I am in a rut in my life, but might not be ADHA just might have more energy than others?? Anyone please. I have done lost of research too!
I too would like to welcome you to HW forum. We are all here to help if we can, though I am not familar with these medications, I will try to look them up for you.
My book doesn't tell me much about lamictal and doesn't have Vyvase at all so I will look on the net. Is the lamictal making you groggy? I take abilify and it doesn't make me sleepy and it is a mood stablizer too. I also took risperdone, but it caused weight gain.
I hope you can get your meds straight. If I learn anything new, I will post it. In the meantime keep posting. We have a great group of people here as you can see and they are always happy to help.
I tried it but did not have luck getting onto it. the side effects were not good and I started at 25mg. I was staggering and walking into walls..........
I know it is a miracle drug for many so I hope it works for you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Day 2 of Lamictal. Tired from not sleeping last night. Not feeling quite as funny today behind the eyes as yesterday yet I am only into an hour after the second one. I feel like my mind won't shut off when I lay down. Still have pretty bad anger but I think it is from not getting sleep and having my loser niece drop off her 4 year old to my sister so she can go out with her boyfriend and spend the night with him. If this happened once in a while I could take it. I am hoping Lamictal will help with this anger and smooth me out a bit.
Just thought I'd throw in that I know people who have used Lamictal very successfully for Epilepsy and I guess it should work for depression but im not 100%. Keep letting us know how you get on!