I’m on Vyvanse and have found it to be very effective. It’s a long-acting stimulant, so you get between 8-12 hours of effect from it. For me I take it in the morning to maximize the efficiency, but it wears off at the end of my work day. In the evening I struggle with a return of my ADHD symptoms.
I find that the medication has no real side effects for me. The first two days I started it I did have insomnia. We increased the dose over the course of a few months. When I was on 60 mg I experienced increased irritability and restlessness, but that went away after we moved up to 70 mg which I’m now on.
I’d recommend documenting how you feel after you take the medication. Note when you start to notice some effect. Try to notice what things seem easier or harder while it’s working. Keep track of when it starts to wear off. Sometimes people will get an augmenting dose of a different medication to take in the evening, but for me I don’t do that yet.
Vyvanse has been great for me. It can be expensive, but there’s prescription assistance through the manufacturer. I still get looks from the pharmacist and have to be drug tested to take it, but all in all it’s worth it. It’s been life changing for me, having never been on ADHD meds prior to this. I was diagnosed as an adult last year.