Hello fellow brains!
Now I can actually say that because yesterday was the day: I got my official diagnose!
I’m officially a brain now!
I still have mixed feelings about that
Well now to my actual topic.
My doc prescribed me Elvanse (Vyvance in the US) because I was concerned about remembering the second dose you usually take with Aderall or Ritalin and I heard about some people crushing after the meds wear off and hit rock bottom.
So he told me to try Elvanse because it works slower and lasts longer.
He prescribed me 20mg which is normally the dosage kids start with.
It seems like I am one of the lucky ones, that this dosage helped me right away.
I took my first pill this morning and about 1h later it was kind of magical, cause, for the first time of my life the radio in my head went silent. I was able to think my thoughts to the end. I wasn’t distracted by my own brain. Like I said: magical!
The first thing I did was calling my mom. I nearly cried the whole call. (Tears of joy of course!)
I experienced only little sideeffects (dry mouth and decreased appetite - which is not that bad because I really need to loose weight).
Btw. Is it normal to have sideeffects with the first dosage?
Now it is 8h later. Slowly the meds wear off.
It says that Elvanse usually lasts for 13h.
My question is now: does a higher dosage last longer?
Or will it only worsen the sideeffects and make me “fell like a robot”?
I’m tankfull for any advice you can give me because I am very new to that subject.
Love from my overheated apartment in Frankfurt - Germany