Vyvanse 20mg

Christi - posted on 11/18/2008 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My 9 year old just started the new dosage of Vyvanse 20mg yesterday. Does anyone else have a child on 20mg? How is it working? We were on 30mg but we lost 12lbs.

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We just started on Vyvanse 20mg after my 9 yr old son couldnt eat (and therefore wasnt gaining weight) on Adderall. He is eating better and behavior at school is better, but we are having crying fits when he rebounds at night. Its only been 2 weeks so his Dr wants us to continue on it to see if the emotional issues go away. If only we can survive.

Sherrie - posted on 11/17/2012

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My 7yr old son was just put on Vyvanse 20 mg. Has only been on it about 3 days. Just noticed today his appetite diminishing. Will keep watch on him.

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Joni - posted on 09/04/2014

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My 10 year old son takes Vyvanse 20mg and it makes him feel really glum and sad about 1/2 way through the school day. He cannot sleep at night even though we take the medicine at 7a.m. and he goes to bed at 8 p.m. He has been very depressed acting when he gets home from school; crying and begging us not to make him take the medicine so he can feel normal. It is horrible. He was diagnosed with borderline ADHD. I'm losing my mind!!!

Jessica - posted on 10/19/2013

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my daughter was prescribed Vyvanse yesterday. I haven't started her on it yet by the sound of it I really don't want her to. A little apprehensive about it now

Miranda - posted on 10/17/2013

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My 5 year old just got prescribed vyvanse 20 mg but he just started it.. So no change yet

TIFFANY - posted on 05/27/2010

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My step daughter was on the 30 mg but she lost six pounds and they reduced it to 20 mg. She is doing good so far.

Jen - posted on 11/21/2008

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We stopped taking Vyvanse 20 mg about two months ago. We started this with my almost 9 yr old, in March 2008. By May 2008 she went from 83 lbs to 75 lbs. Then by August she was 59 lbs. We went to the peditrician (a therapist rx'd the Vyvanse), and our peditrician about come unglugged with her weigh loss. I kept telling the therapist that she was not eating. She went from a size 14 to a size 8 in that timeframe. We could not stop the medicine, without she would not focus and was over emotional.



Now we are on focalin and she is much better. She started the focalin in Sept and has gained about 3 lbs back.



I will not let Allayna go back on the Vyvanse. too scary for us

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