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Adult ADD medication
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hockey posted:
I need some input. I was recently diagnosed with Adult ADD which truly explains alot of my issues growing up. However, I was prescribed Vyvance and had to come off of it after 5 days because of the side effects. It had seemed to work but it increased my blood pressure to an unhealthy number.

I have been researching the other drugs in both classes and would like to hear from other adults on their experiences. At the moment, my doctor had suggested Concerta or trying Ritalin LA at a low dose.

I should say that I am a post menopausal woman if that makes a difference in the medications.

Thank you!
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ALC36 responded:
I think most of the medications for ADD have that side effect as they are stimulants, maybe you can ask your doctor for a short acting medication, vyvanse is long acting and meant to last for 8 hours or so (12 hours for some). Most of the meds have generics also, I tried Ritalin generic because the cost of Dexedrine and adderall, but it didn't work for me at all, but as with all meds it's trial and error. I have now been switched to vyvanse 70mg because the manufacturer shire has a patient assistance program. Good Luck


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