Focalin XR to Vyvanse...

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Focalin XR to Vyvanse...
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Thu, 06-23-2011 - 8:40am

My dd has been on Focalin XR for 3 years now.


Lori


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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 1:38pm
I'm glad that they upped her Focalin, doesn't sound like Vyvanse was a good fit for her at all. It sounds like the switch would be a good one.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 06-29-2011 - 4:29pm

She tried the Vynanse and she did not like it, she was too zoned out the first day.


Lori


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Wed, 06-29-2011 - 12:33pm
Honestly, I would push for increasing the dosage or trying another med in the Ritalin family.

Vyvanse is the Adderall group of meds, which are known for triggering anger and rages. Not all kids, but it does happen. Well, I had to call 911 on our son when he was on Vyvanse because he was in such a rage he was punching a hole in his wall and threatening to jump out his window and kill himself. At eight years old. We ended up with police here and a trip to the ER. Pulled him off of Vyvanse. Not every child will have this reaction, but this was our experience. Needless to say, I am not a fan of Vyvanse.
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Registered: 04-19-2008
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 11:14am
We haven't tried Vyvanse, but I would be concerned with the Dr not raising the dose before going to another med.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 9:46am

Hi, my DS took Focalin XR but it wore off too quickly.