How do I approach my doctor about ADHD?
What you should know about ADHD symptoms and treatment before talking with your doctor about a diagnosis and treatment.
- Be specific in describing your problems.
- Consider your stance on medication before your appointment.
- Ask the doctor to talk about meds.
- Discuss follow-up.
- Learn about alternatives to medication.
Can you get a 90 day supply of Vyvanse?
Get a 90-day supply.
Note that you may need a new prescription from your doctor, or approval from your insurance to fill a higher quantity. Check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance.
Why do doctors prescribe Vyvanse?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Vyvanse is FDA-approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and in children who are at least 6 years old.
What insurance covers Vyvanse?
Vyvanse is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans. Compare central nervous system stimulants.
Can you fake ADHD?
Using ADHD rating scales will not detect fake ADHD and it is easy to fake poor performance on tests of reading or math ability. Neuropsychological tests can sometimes be used to detect malingering but require referral to a specialist. Researchers are developing methods to detect faking of ADHD symptoms.
How do you get an ADHD diagnosis?
ADHD cannot yet be diagnosed in an individual child using brain imaging like MRI, PET or CT. Technically, in order to be diagnosed with ADHD, a child must have at least six ADHD symptoms of either inattention, hyperactivity-impulsivity, or both.
Is there a cheaper alternative to Vyvanse?
While Vyvanse doesn’t have a generic, there are other medications to speak with your healthcare provider about. Other similar stimulants, like Concerta and Adderall, have cheap generic alternatives. Vyvanse is not usually covered, but plans tend to offer coverage for other similar medication options.
What is the closest drug to Vyvanse?
Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that doctors can prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Is Vyvanse addicting?
Vyvanse was actually designed to be less addictive than some other ADHD drugs, including Ritalin and Adderall. The body breaks down this drug more slowly, which means that it’s more challenging to get high from Vyvanse than from some other drugs. Any mind-altering substance can become addictive.
Does Vyvanse affect you sexually?
Hypersexuality means abnormally increased sexual activity or sexual thoughts and urges. As with most amphetamines, changes in libido and sexual function are among the possible side effects of Vyvanse. All drugs have potential side effects, but it is important to remember that not everyone will experience them.
Does Vyvanse make you angry?
The active ingredient in Vyvanse is lisdexamfetamine. Vyvanse is an amphetamine and central nervous system stimulant. People who take Vyvanse may feel tired or irritable or have other symptoms several hours after taking the drug. This is sometimes called Vyvanse crash or Vyvanse comedown.
Is 30mg of Vyvanse a lot?
A typical starting dose for adults is 30 mg every morning. Your doctor will monitor your results every week or so and may adjust your dose by 10 to 20 mg, depending on your response to it. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, you shouldn’t take more than 70 mg a day of Vyvanse.