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Default My focus has been getting better while not on ADHD medication

I'm on Vyvanse right now though so I could be thinking this the wrong way. What I want is creativity. Vyvanse can kill that in exchange for focus. I'm not in school right now so I don't really need to focus. Yknow what I mean?

But Vyvanse helps with my chronic fatigue syndrome and hypersomnia. I still sleep 12 hours a night with Vyvanse. Without, I never get out of bed (Only to eat, use washroom). Don't even have the energy to shower, brush my teeth, etc.

I believe having creativity will allow me to find my own way in life.

My focus could be better because I'm mentally stable and more awake about reality. Should I tell my doctor this? Should I ask for modafinil instead? Does modafinil work as good as Vyvanse?

I don't want to lower the Vyvanse from 50mg because it's better for wakefulness.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:40 AM   #2
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I take adderall xr and have for nearly 14 years. I find that I am more creative because when I have ideas I am able to execute them or come up with ways to make them work. An example would be this sweet 16 I am planning for my daughter (which is this saturday). She has a semi/rocknroll theme/80's them so I came up with the idea of building centerpieces out of glued, stacked clear cassette tapes and putting fairy lights in the center of them. They are really cool. I never would have been able to get from point a to point b without being on medication. Have you ever tried anything other than vyvanse? My husband has narcolepsy and adhd and he takes provigil but it really only helps him with the tiredness it doesnt do much for his adhd.
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I might ask for Dexedrine so I can take 15mg (50mg Vyvanse) 3-4 times a day for a total of 45-60mg Dexedrine a day.

It's because my doctor doesn't want to give Dexedrine at the end of the day while on Vyvanse because he doesn't want to prescribe both stimulants at the same time.

I would be able to skip doses if I want and have refills longer than a month.

But idk.. Maybe I just need to find other ways for creativity while I'm awake on the Vyvanse rather than not being able to even get out of bed when off the Vyvanse.

If you're still creative while on Adderall then there must be something else wrong with my brain.. Antipsychotics.. weed..

The thing is, I have really really intense dreams. I was looking at all of the visual hallucinations around my room when I woke up this morning. It was very intense but they're just harmless hypnotic hallucinations that go away once I wake up.

I have problems getting to sleep and problems waking up. It's like my brain never transitions to wakefulness or sleep without a chemical to do that...
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You must know about narcolepsy (Cuz your husband has it) so unrelated question..

I sleep 11-12 hours a night. Do you think it would be sustainable if I set my alarm for 8 hours of sleep every night? Would I feel better, forcing the dream hallucinations into my awake time in the form of making me feel better and having more creativity?
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