advertisement
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2022, 12:20 AM   #1
lemonSys
Member
lemonSys [ old stuff is different and new now ]
 
Member Since: Nov 2022
Location: USA
Posts: 87 (SuperPoster!)
26 hugs
given
Default Adderall to Vyvanse; depression; dreams

Sooo yeah -

1997 my severe depression not letting up. Trialed several ADs over 3yrs. Pdoc thought “hmm try a stimulant maybe? Activation, motivation, energy, focus/concentration all need much help, so let’s try it out”. And wow. Light switch flipped on for me. Was a huge help. Final resting point: Adderall XR 20mg/day + 10mg rapid release /day PRN + [ ever changing AD ] + [ ever changing moodstab ]

Anyone ever tried stimulant for depression with no history of ADD/ADHD/etc comorbid? What was experience?

Fast forward to 10/1/2022. New Pdoc agrees to tinker with stimulant to tackle recurrence of severe n unrelenting depression. But not a dose change, a switch from Adderall XR to equivalent dose of Vyvanse. First and second day I felt markedly better. But only those days. Back to “baseline crappiness”. Next apt with Pdoc on 2 weeks. Gonna inquire bout dose increase.

Anyone switch from Adderall XR to Vyvanse no matter the condition being treated? Experiences?

Dreams, though, crazy detailed long involved dreams about 3x/wk since starting Vyvanse. Coincidence? Thoughts anyone?

Comments on aspects of any or all welcomed.

[ and wtf does riding a super fast camel through busy traffic in a dream signify?? ]

— lemonSyssssss [ ? ]
__________________
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
— John Milton, Paradise Lost
lemonSys is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Hugs from:
"Thanks for this!" says:

advertisement
Old 11-23-2022, 07:41 AM   #2
Breaking Dawn
Legendary
 
Breaking Dawn's Avatar
Breaking Dawn Thankful for my blessings.
 
Member Since: Sep 2019
Location: USA
Posts: 15,312 (SuperPoster!)
3 yr Member
39.4k hugs
given
PC PoohBah!
Default Re: Adderall to Vyvanse; depression; dreams

Hi, lemonSys! When you get a chance, maybe you would like to google "fast camel in busy traffic"? I tried it & found a bunch of enjoyable articles & youtubes. Personally, I thought for myself that a camel is known for its endurance. Then my own feelings about busy traffic cause me to feel very stressed, and trapped. So a fast camel could/might be the dream maker's way of telling me I will be ok because I have endurance to get through it. I used to have flying dreams; even my car could fly, to get away from bad people. I only take OTC (over the counter) drugs, so don't know about side effects of your prescriptions.
__________________
"Every moment is a fresh beginning." (T. S. Eliot)

"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."(Robert H. Schiuller)

* * * * * * * * * * *
Breaking Dawn is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Hugs from:
"Thanks for this!" says:
Old 11-24-2022, 07:12 PM   #3
lemonSys
Member
lemonSys [ old stuff is different and new now ]
 
Member Since: Nov 2022
Location: USA
Posts: 87 (SuperPoster!)
26 hugs
given
Default Re: Adderall to Vyvanse; depression; dreams

Quote:
Originally Posted by Breaking Down
So a fast camel could/might be the dream maker's way of telling me I will be ok because I have endurance to get through it.
Interesting. Considering the rest of my dream (themes of love/relationships ending, assisted suicide, being chased by evil) it very well could mean something along these lines.

Appreciate you sharing your thoughts on this

— lemonSys
__________________
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
— John Milton, Paradise Lost
lemonSys is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® — Copyright © 2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.



 

My Support Forums

My Support Forums is the online community that was originally begun as the Psych Central Forums in 2001. It now runs as an independent community, overseen by a group of dedicated volunteers.

 

Helplines and Lifelines

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.

Always consult your doctor or mental health professional before trying anything you read here.