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    • #194946
      snjyds
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      I was diagnosed with adult ADHD (combined) about 15 years.
      I was on Ritalin (Methylphenidate) for ~7 years. It worked great initially, but slowly began to lose its efficacy.
      I then switched to Adderall (Amphetamine). Although it didn’t work as well as Ritalin, it was OK. But it gradually became ineffective.
      I switched back to Ritalin about 6 months back, and it seems to work, although not as well as it used to be.
      So I’m wondering if there is another alternative to Ritalin/Adderall.
      My PCP suggested Vynase (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate); but my health insurance does not cover it and Vynase is very expensive.
      I have seen the following listed as alternative medications for ADHD:

        Stimulants

      :: Focalin (Dexmethylphenidate); Dexedrine (amphetamine)

        Non-stimulants

      : Strattera (atomoxetine hydrochloride)
      Any suggestions would be greatly appreciate.
      (My current dosage is Ritalin 20 mg X twice daily)

    • #195304
      michelleto
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      I am not a medical professional, so I have no opinion on your use of Vyvnace. I will say that there are discounts available for Vyvance if you go to their website. That at least may make it affordable to give you the option to try it.

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