I have legit ADHD, dg. at 33 as primarily inattentive and re-stared stimulants in February 2012 after 8 months break. I started with Dexedrine IR 10mg/day which was great while it lasted. Due to nationwide shortage I was switched to Vyvanse 70 mg but that stuff is addicting!! I mean it cured my depression, it clears my head, I can focus and actually want to go out and get a job etc. but that's another story...
My husband & I are going on a trip for 4 days and I desperately need to get off this as Vyvanse makes me too serious, unable to relax - all I wanna do is study and be productive. Problem is...every time I try to take a day off I get very depressed, light headed, dizzy, and sleep 14-16 hrs/day and nothing gets done. I hate feeling like that...so I always end up taking just 30 mg
I recently started taking l-tyrosine 1000mg/day to replenish dopamine and was going to start Wellbutrin to help with the depression but it's not working
Could anyone offer any advice on how to get off this crap? I've tried taking just 1/2 capsule (35mg) in the morning but it wears off by noon and my brain starts screaming - "more Vyvanse now! it makes us feel good and strong"
If I could only find a way to feel OK while taking the break then everything would be fine but I always feel like shi* and it pisses me off!!