Sore throat.

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    • #174877

      I started taking Vyvanse this winter, and all of the sudden a common thing that happened 8 years ago (last time I took medicine regularly, then I was taking Adderall) has appeared in my life.
      I have a sore throat most of the time. I don’t take medicine every day right now and it’s definitely more noticeable the days after I take Vyvanse. I read online and it seems like it could be a rare side effect? Does anyone else relate?
      It just seems weird to me that I went from sore throats being a regular part of my life, to them disappearing for 8 years, and now they are back.

    • #174878

      Just for the background of extent, 8 years ago I was a connoisseur of sore throat drops, I honestly don’t think I’ve bought them in the 8 years I was taking medication unless I was sick, I now have 3 bags in my pantry.

      • #184114

        I only buy one when I am sick. More vitamin C and eat marshmallow

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      Penny Williams

      You may not be able to tolerate amphetamine-based stimulants well. There are two types of stimulants: amphetamine (Adderall, Vyvanse, Evekeo…) and methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Quillivant…). Almost everyone does well on one type or the other, but not both. Maybe try a methylphenidate to see if you can alleviate that side effect? Talk to your prescribing doctor.

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    • #177157

      Thanks for the prescription it helps me

    • #177398

      I have noticed for myself that when my sleep health is not well (either taking meds too late in the day or from bouts of anxiety induced insomnia) I get a sore throat. I supplement with zinc and also have started taking multi omega gummies before bed (best sleep aid I’ve found!) and it helps. Not sure this relates to what your experiencing but thought I’d share.

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    • #178701

      I took Vyvanse for the first time in December and tried it for two weeks – it dried me up terribly. My throat, mouth, and even eyes were noticably much drier, even when I was drinking the same amount of water as before. It was even uncomfortable when urinating. This is a well known side effect, infact the list of side effects for this medication is long!

    • #184030

      I read in one of Wes Crenshaw’s books (just one line) that said Adderall could cause “silent reflux” which is what got me thinking of the possibility of the Adderall/sore throat connection.So I quit taking Adderall for a few weeks and it got better. I stqrted it again, and even on 10 mg. a day, within 3 days my throat is raw. Has anyone found that switching to methylphenidate solved this, or possibly the Daytrana patch?

    • #199000

      I had been on Vyvnanse a few years ago & I honestly don’t remember if sore throat was in issue. At the time, I worked in a building that had mold in the ceiling (lovely, I know) & we were all always sick, so I may have not noticed. I just started taking Vyvanse again today, and I do have a sore throat which prompted the web search that lead me to this thread! We’ll see if that continues.

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