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    L-Tyrosine in addition to Vyvanse?
    ADDwarrior5 posted:
    I'm hoping to get Gina's opinion, and I'd value the input of anyone else as well. Is it ok to take 500 mg of L-Tyrosine in addition to Vyvanse? And will it have the efficacy I'm looking for? Here's my situatuion. I'm a 38 year old male and I've been on 50mg of Vyvanse for about a month and so far so good, though sometimes I feel like it's fading too soon. I work from 7am - 530 pm, then I go home and do the real work, taking care of 5 year old twin boys and a 3 year old girl. They are up until about 8 - 9pm. I don't like it when my meds wear off and they are still up because I do sometimes get irritable / tired, and I want to be on top of my game when I am with them. I started taking my meds a little later in the morning so they'd last, but of course that is at the expense of my first few hours at work. I've seen a lot of people praising L-Tyrosine, and in some cases they indicated that they added it because they were on a lower dose of Vyvanse than they felt they needed. I came to the (amateur) conclusion that I may be able to get an extra boost from the L-Tyrosine. So, am I on the right path, and are there any concerns I should watch out for? I've only been on the L-Tyrosine for about a week, so I am not really expecting any impact yet.

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