Posted by Christ_empowered on May 5, 2012, at 15:00:05
In reply to Re: Me and my doc...stims » Phillipa, posted by Phil on May 5, 2012, at 13:49:59
Vyvanse is just Dexedrine 2.0. All the old problems still apply, its just shiny, new, expensive, and has a better delivery system.
I wouldn't talk about breathing problems (fear of litigation might make your doc drop the amphetamine completely), but you shouldn't have a problem getting him to lower a Schedule II medication unless he's got some kind of power issue with always having to set the dosage.
You could also explain that you don't take them every day, or some days you benefit from a lower dosage. I don't know if your doc would understand that, but one of my ex-shrinks--an old school shrink if ever I saw one--was cool with that approach. My Rx'd dose was the max allowed, basically. Then again, she referred to Adderall as an "upper," so she's probably not your typical pdoc.