12 patient evaluations for Vyvanse

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
59 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jun 9, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Binge eating episodes, Loss of appetite

Apr 6, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I experience a calmness. I feel my brain is slowed down, I can organize the files in my head. I focus and concentrate for longer periods of time (but still desire more on-task behavior.) The only side effect I have found is the lack of appetite all day and a ravenous hunger at night when med is wearing off. Resulted in a little weight gain. An additional perk is that this med gives me energy, and a sense of well being about myself that isn't there without it. Note: this is the only ADHD med I have tried. I am satisfied with the efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Binge eating episodes, Loss of appetite

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication calms me and helps me slow down and organize my mind. I also experience a feeling of well-being. Lost weight initially but the med no longer decreases my appetite. I take it in the morning as it has a 12hr. duration.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Binge eating episodes, Loss of appetite

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Efficacy: helpful in calming down, reduces "noise" in brain, organizes thoughts. Increased action vs apathy, sense of well-being Taken once daily in the morning, (the earliest possible to avoid increased insomnia)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Binge eating episodes, Loss of appetite

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Binge eating episodes, Loss of appetite

  • 2 helpful marks
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Data Quality: 2 stars
25 years
Female
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ATEC
  • Speech: 0
  • Sociability: 10
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 2
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 15
  • ATEC score: 27
I have:
Autism

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Jan 23, 2014 (Started Sep 28, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Heart rate increased

Nov 30, 2011 (Started Sep 28, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Heart rate increased

May 5, 2011 (Started Sep 28, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Heart rate increased

  • 1 helpful mark
ITalkToTheWind
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ITalkToTheWind
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
23 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Borderline Personality

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Dec 24, 2012 (Started May 22, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of motivation: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Once again, stopped the Vyvanse. It really makes me unstable because the days after I take it the energy is incomparable to how it was when I took the drug. It also kind of made me really unmindful, I would constantly lose things and feel quite restless on it. I'm trying a drug-less approach to ADD, and its been working great so far.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 2, 2012 (Started May 22, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I need to take a break from Vyvanse. It makes me happy/excited/energetic and it sometimes it is too much for me when I am as depressed and anxious as I am, which makes me feel weird because I should not be happy just when I take it. It is great for motivation but it still takes me a while to start the work/homework I am anxious about. I only took this medication a couple times a week. When I did take it I felt "normal" finally, but I feel like I shouldnt take something to feel normal. Not taking it every day made me feel really unstable as well because of how manic it made me. but hey at least I'm guaranteed to get something done when I take it, whether it is cleaning or starting some school work. BUT Vyvanse does work 100 times better than adderall, and did help me a lot despite all this other stuff I've been saying, but I just cant take it at this time in my life. It really calms my thoughts down and makes it like I never had depression. I would recommend this medication for people that wake up early enough to take it!h
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
Cee Kay
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Cee Kay
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F70y
CFS:19y Dx
I am: n
I have:
ME/CFS

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Aug 5, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Loss of intellect: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain fog: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Moderate
26 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizophrenia

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Feb 7, 2012 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Lack of motivation: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood pressure, Insomnia

Jun 30, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood pressure, Insomnia

  • 1 helpful mark
BAWAlex
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BAWAlex
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jan 31, 2012 (Started Jan 21, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The pharmacist was hesitant to fill prescription as it is known to not mix well with Parkinson's meds. She was correct. The doctor acknowledged that it was a combination of the PD meds with the Vyvanse that caused me to have such a horrible experience. I was literally a zombie after about 3 days and there were no unexpected benefits. Took about a week after stopping to recover.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
HappinessforEver
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HappinessforEver
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 53
Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 15 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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Jan 12, 2011 (Started Dec 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 10, 2010 (Started Dec 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 10, 2010 (Started Dec 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 140 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 30, 2010 (Started Dec 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 140 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
jennifer18
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
40 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Jul 6, 2010 (Started Mar 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for attention and alertness: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it early in the morning, then sometimes go back to sleep to wait for it to kick in. It is very gentle as stimulants go.
Side effects: Decreased appetite

  • 1 helpful mark
lisaoniceforever
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lisaoniceforever
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
27 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
GAD

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Nov 20, 2009 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: I experienced much more energy, focus, and ability to concentrate.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
patrickm
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Nov 9, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Cognitive impairment: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 70 mg Daily
Side effects: Agitation, Lack of concentration

Aug 22, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Cognitive impairment: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Side effects: Agitation, Lack of concentration

Jun 1, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Problems concentrating: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Cognitive impairment: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Agitation, Lack of concentration

Jan 6, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Agitation, Lack of concentration

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