VyVanse and Intuniv

TIFFANY - posted on 06/17/2010 ( 67 moms have responded )

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My daughter just got put on Intuniv. I am just wondering if anyone else child was put on it.

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Rachel - posted on 05/11/2013

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I have a son that is on vyvanse and intunive and I believe the vyvanse works but I don't think the intunive works at all he is also on clonidine to help him sleep I wish that the dr. would find a different med to put him on because he screams and flicks me off call every name under the sun I am so stressed out don't know what to do anymore we spank and after words he calls me the b word and shoots me a bird and I spank him again so its not lack of discipline because he gets disciplined for him wrong doings PLEASE HELP me control this child.

Val - posted on 11/21/2012

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My 8 year old daughter has been on it since May. She takes 1.5 pills a day. She also takes 10 milligrams of Focoline. For the first time in her life she is just a regular kid, doing what regular kids do. Before that she was on a lot of medications, and had a lot of diagnosed conditions. Thank God we changed Nuerologist and he changed the medication. She no longer has the problem of not eatting, she does not shake or have OCD tendancies. I would recommend the medication. Out of all the medications there was just one that caused a lot of problems and that was Vyvanse. Several others worked only for a while, but were not a problem, but that one really caused a lot of problems (OCD, fits of rage and anxiety, and when prozac was added to relieve those symptoms I had a suicidal 7 year old on my hands). Vyvanse was not a problem at first it seemed to work, but after a few months all heck broke loose and the medication had many unfavorable side effects. When intuniv was added it got better and when the vyvanse was changed to Focalin everything in her life got better.





Sincerely, Valen Ford, M.Ed.

Amy - posted on 10/11/2012

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Hi Jen,

Pay NO attention to what her teachers are telling you!! This is my son's third year at school and ALL of his teachers want him medicated! Not just medicated, but comatose!! They tell me my ds acts the best when he is a ZOMBIE. Literally, I will be worried sick about him all day, and he will get off the bus in the afternoon and drag his book bag home and crash on the couch and sleep for hours, and his teachers will rave about how great he is at school. It pisses me off!!!!!!!



So, I leave my son on 2mg of Intuniv, even though the "school" wants him on 3mg. But 3mg is too much for him. Do what makes your DAUGHTER happy, and you happy too. If she is happy and acts nice at HOME, that's what I would keep her on. After all, the health of your child is more important than making her teachers happy. Who cares about them?!?!



Amy

Tara - posted on 05/01/2011

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I am not for sure how old all the children are here that was put on Vyvanse and has seen agressive behavior but my son's doctor would not put him on vyvanse till he reached 12 years old as he said that in younger children that he has seen a high number of agression, but it does not do that on older children. Hope this helps.

Shannon - posted on 02/25/2014

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I feel the same way....I gave him his medicine the other morning because he had an appointment so I took him out for breakfast before school and told him to take the Vyvanse after he ate, he looks at me and says, "I will be dead in 30 minutes." I said what do you mean, he explained that thats how he feels when the medicine kicks in. But the school marks down everything he does in his permanent record which is damning to him for consideration for different programs and better schools. I want to try Intuniv and see if that helps.

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Lisa - posted on 05/15/2013

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hi, my name is Lisa my son of 8 yrs old and has been taking intuniv for 3 weeks now he feels sad, cries at the drop of a hat and he tells me every morning he feels sick and he tells me he feels like somebody else he is defintley not the same kid if you ask me he was better with no meds it is very frustrating.

Holly - posted on 03/17/2013

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My son was on Intuniv for a year and half all by itself and then it seemed to stop working or not working enough other then making him extremely sleepy in the afternoons. We are talking lights out for a least two hours could not keep him awake. Everytime we try a stimulant like Vyvanse, or concerta he gets major side effects especially with sleep and ticks, So now we are trying intuniv in at lunch time and daytrana patch in the AM. It has only been two weeks and he is still sleepy and in the afternoon into the evening we have been dealing with awful mood swings and anger issues.

Jennifer - posted on 02/21/2013

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Yes my son got put on it.he also takes vyvanse and prozac for his adhd.he also has anxiety and oppositional defiance disorder and goes to ot therapy.so no your not alone.

Shele - posted on 01/25/2013

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My son started just Vyvanse 20mg in Aug 2012 it worked wonderfuly until end of Oct 2012 he became very aggressive by noon, he took the Vyvanse at 6 am. Dr switched him to Adderall XR 10mg from Nov-Dec 2012 he was violent at school and home so Dr suggested adding straterra during beginning of Dec. OMG he was so violent and acted like he was in a drunk state. Stopped all meds for a week until we could get back n the Dr office. We went back to Vyvanse 20 mg with Intuniv 2mg at 6am and dose of Adderall after lunch at school. I have not received any phone calls from the school since (knock on wood). His appetite is horrible now so Dr ok'd that I let him have weekends med free if I can tolerate it, which I can. I wonder if he just takes the Intuniv would that work??

Marilee - posted on 12/11/2012

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My son has had ADHD for years now, and recently had his medication adjusted from Vyvanse and Intuniv to Vyvanse and Kapvay. With the Intuniv, he had recently moved up to 4 mg and we noticed it was causing him to have horrible nightmares and night sweats, but that the Vyvanse alone was causing aggression in the evening times. I am hoping that the switch from Intuniv to Kapvay will be smooth and help my little guy sleep better.

Kimberly Kay - posted on 12/04/2012

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We had the same issues with the VyVanse. It was wearing totally off by 4-430 and then the anger, hostility, agression, mean spirited, and anything else that he could do to hurt anyones feelings or body hurt. By time to eat he was better, but still emotional, weepy, whiney and all. We also added the Intuniv. 1 mg at BT then we did up it to 2 mg at BT. It was this last increase that put us over the top. When my 7 yo grandson hit me, yelled in his bus drivers face "Go Ahead and throw me off the bus, I dont care" it was time to throw away the Intuniv. I actually panic and could not stop it soon enough. We did stop all meds and gave his system a rest. During this time I talked to his pediatrician and we determined it wasnt the Intuniv but the Vyvanse that was causing the anger/rage. We did start him back on something after the calls from the school and all started again. But we are trying Kapvay but I am not impressed with the results if you can call what is happening results. I swear it isnt working at all.

Kimberly Kay - posted on 12/04/2012

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We have custody of our grandson who was dx with ADD to begin with and put on 20mg Vyvanse. Over the next 2 months the doc increased the dosage to 40 mg where we stayed for over a year. We saw some good results, but they were never consistant. When teachers, bus drivers and finally vice Pricinpal called it was time to really do something more. So we changed and took him to a pediatrician who did all the testing, test to teachers, talked to my grandson personally. He felt that he originally was dx wrong and was really ADHD and that was why the Vyvanse was not working. By not working, I mean that come 12 noon, the teachers and all that dealt with him found it hard to believe he was on any medicine. The doc added Intuniv at .1 mg at bedtime and uped to .2 mg 2 x's day. And th afernoons!!!! They were awful. He screamed, he cried, he became agressive, he kicked anything (trees, dogs, side of the house), he didnt care for anything. I called and told doc that we were immediately taking him off all his meds. Something had started this and we felt it had to be the Intuniv bc it was the last med added. We did go into the dr. office and talk to him a week later. The anger issues were better but not gone. He could not understand where all anger came from. He said the Intuniv was given to help with that, not cause it. We talked to my grandson together and determined that it was the Vyvanse causing it. It was the coming down off the medicine every afternoon about 4-430 (because he was given it at 615 am daily) that was the cause. I have taken stimulants in the past and I could understand what he was going thru. He was in HELL. Well we got him off all the meds and with his system clear and weeks off the old problems that caused him to be on meds started surfacing, Quickly!!. We put him on Kapvay as a stop gap until he say the psychiatrist 10 days later. I see no differnce in him on the Kayvay and I swear it doesnt work. The P dr added Straterra at 10mg, then 25mg and stopping at 40mg. We took the first dose of 25mg this morning but I had a teachers meeting where they told me he was sleeping every day in class. He is missing class time, instruction and practice time. Now what am I to do. It has to be the meds. He didnt sleep well b4 the meds and now if he sleeps it isnt for long, and if he's not sleepwalking, he's crying in his sleep. So we have decided to take him down off the meds over the next couple of weeks and let him clear our his system again. He can be the unmedicated little boy over the Christmas holidays (Lord help me though) and after the first of the year, we will find another p doc that will take more than 15 min with us and just grabs boxes of med out of a drawer and say Try These! Heck, I am paying you to give him something you know will help. In the mean time, I think I am going to take the advice I have read from some of you and go homeopathic. If nature cant help, it cant hurt

Sherri - posted on 11/25/2012

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My 11 year old daughter had taken Vyvanse for a little over three years (started out as 27ml and ended up as 54ml) a few months ago she started showing signs of the side effects Vyvanse can cause. Aggitation, irritabilty, no appetite, insomnia (huge dark circles under her eyes and she was also taking 1.5 pills of Clonadine each evening). When we went into to see her psychiatrist, I practically had to demand he take her off of Vyvanse and try something else. He wanted to get her back down to "base line" (no drugs) and re-evaluate her and try a different medication. Those three weeks were you know what....WE attempted to start Kapvay and determined that it wasn't doing her any good, not to mention our health insurance did not cover the prescription. We are now trying 1MG of Intunive (since 11/16) and she seems OK, just not up to par as of yet. She plays competitive softball which is a great focus tool, but she's losing her passion and drive. She's starting to gain weight (she had gotten down to 81 lbs) which we are glad of and she's sleeping better. But the one concern I have...could there be hormonal issues starting since my daughter is about to turn 12 and other things could be going on with her chemical imbalance? Her grades took quite a dive when we were trying to get her down to "base line" and we're also looking for a better psychiatrist.

Nicole - posted on 11/21/2012

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My son is 7yo and has been on Vyvanse for 7 months for ADHD. There was some scholastic improvement but behavioral outbursts in the afternoon. Dr originally said dosage wasnt enough so we kept tweaking it going up. As we increased the dosage, he has become more aggressive, defiant, overly emotional and disrespectful. At 50mg he had developed so many ticks that we had to go back to 40mgs (he still has one tic, but less frequent). He fights with me about taking the pills, we suspect because he knows it makes him do things he cant control and he's self-conscious about it. Today we stopped the Vyvanse entirely because the behavior was so bad in school and at home over the last month, that I cant justify fighting to give it to him. On Monday I will go to dr to get a prescitopion for Intuniv -starting at 1mg. I hope that this helps on some level without the aggressive/defiant side effects.

Jennifer - posted on 10/24/2012

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For anyone that has insurance issues with the Vyvanse or the Intuniv, go to their websites for coupons. They help out a LOT.

JEN - posted on 10/11/2012

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Thank you Amy, i still have not received any info from pediatric, i most likely will pass by office friday morning. I will keep you posted.

Amy - posted on 10/11/2012

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Jen,

From what I understand and what my son's Pediatrician says, Intuniv is supposed to help with aggression and anger issues, and it helps them gain weight. My son lost a LOT of weight on Focalin XR. He used to take his Intuniv and Focalin together, but he got very agitated and irritable on stimulants. We tried Concerta too. That was even worse! Was defiant and argued with us a lot. He wouldn't eat anything! Went from the 70% percentile for his age down to the 25% percentile. I hated that!



Now he is on Intuniv alone, and does MUCH better! Acts calmer, nicer and eats like a normal child. In fact, the first 4 months after I took him off the Focalin, he gained 10 pounds and grew 2 inches. It was wonderful. He is still only in the 65% percentile for his age, but is naturally thin like his father :) He looks healthy, but not skinny anymore.



Good Luck! Let us know how it goes...

Amy

JEN - posted on 10/11/2012

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Thank you Amy, I am trying to get intouch with doctor. What worries me is her learning, or rather her focusing, and I don't want her to harm herself or others but yes i did enjoy the way she behaved for the past month.

JEN - posted on 10/10/2012

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Hello everyone, i am new to post and pordon my english as it is not my first language. My daughter had been taking vyvanse 50mg for 2 yrs for adhd and asd, and was doing great in school, would give it to her at 6am and by 4pm when she got home off the bus it was all out of her system so homework and dinner was hard for her to focus, dinner was good because she would finnaly eat since breakfast. and of course bed time was hard some nights. for night time assistance she would take melatonin 3mg. Well my daughter was to skinny and always seemed to be in zombie mode, so we put her on intunive 1 mg than 2mg. and her personality was amazing, happy, making jokes, and sleeping every night!! and hungery all the time she gained 15 lbs in a month, but when school started teachers stated she is not as focused. so we took her off and now she is back on vyvanse 30mg only since monday and has not slept more than 4 hrs since last thursday. just wondering if it is such a good idea to have her on both? Has any one had the zombie effect????

Melany - posted on 09/15/2012

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My son has been on it for two years now. 1mg, 3x's a day. Just last week it got changed to 2mg, once a day due to his growth spurt. (7inches in one year, and 25 pounds)

It is excellent. WE had tried about 12 other medications in a 5 year period. Give it time. The only side effects my son has went through was headaches due to him not having his medicine for two weeks while waiting for the new medical to kick in. Follow the dose exactly. IF he was even late on a dose, his demeanor changed and it instantly reminded me to give it to him right away. What is your child on it for.

Amy - posted on 09/13/2012

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Hi Barkley,

I wonder if he was argumentative and aggressive because he was on too much intuniv? My 7 (almost 8) yr old son takes 2mg and does fine. He's been on it for a year and a half. It's his only med, though. He used to take it with Focalin, but we found it was making him agitated, and very impatient.



We tried to go up to the 3mg dose and it was aweful! He was so mean and argumentative. He was mean to his brother and talked back to us, and his teachers. So, we went back down to the 2mg dose and after about a week, he is back to his old happy self :)



Amy

Barkley - posted on 09/12/2012

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This is my first time posting on this site. My son was diagnosed at about age 3 with ODD / ADHD and through the years we have been on various types of medications. My most recent experience may be helpful to some of you. Three years ago my son was up to 70 mg. of vyvanse and was not gaining weight and just did not have an appetite. Then we lowered the vyvanse and added intuniv. This seemed to be a miracle combination for about a year. Then over a period of about 3 - 6 months I started seeing him becoming more agitated and mean and angry and depressed. He would say mean and hurtful things and he would hurt his sister and the defiance was getting worse and worse. At the time he was 14 years old and in the midst of puberty which certainly didn't help. We upped the Vyvanse from 40 mg to 50 mg and he was on 3 mg. of Intuniv but I did not see much difference - very little. We started seeing a family therapist and developing a better game plan for consequences for his actions and time limits by using the TV Timer for x-box so that mom wasn't the bad guy turning the game off. Then one Saturday morning I completely forgot to give him his intunev and i noticed that he had the best day and so i didn't give it to him on Sunday again - and he had another amazing day and was like my son again - interacting with his sister, not being so mean and angry - just a much happier kid. On Monday I called the doctor and told him what I was experiencing and he said that I could just stop the Intuniv at that point since he was off of it already. The doctor said that he was hearing this now from parents that the Intuniv that worked wonders for 6 mos. to a year was now becoming ineffective and actually making things worse. It does not appear to be a long term solution for some kids. I wish I could explain what a difference i saw. It has been about 5 months since he last took Intuniv and we are only on 40 mg. of Vyvanse. Sturcture, structure, structure and being a very routine oriented family is a MUST with children that have ODD (actually any child thrives with structure and routines) - and finding that right balance of medication. I know that the teachers think I am crazy because the child they have during the day at school is not always the same child I have at home at night. The last comment I have is that the Vyvanse will not help them sleep at night and the Intuniv would help with this when he was on the combination of the two. When we stopped the Intuniv we had to start Chlonidine - which he was on before and he only takes 1/2 of a .1mg. pill which just relaxes him enough to fall asleep. Just wanted to say - it's great to have this website and to be able to know that there are many parents dealing with the same issues I have at home :-)

Kristen - posted on 05/12/2012

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I see several of you have had kids on the combo of Vyvanse & Intuniv. I'm debating whether to up my son's dose of intuniv from 2mg to 3mg b/c we aren't seeing the GREAT benefits that we used to see. He's often disrespectful, yells, moody, angry etc and I think that has something to do with Vyvanse (20mg) but i'm nervous about taking him off the stimulant for focus and also b/c it's "counterbalancing" the tireness effects of the intuniv. he could stand to gain some lbs so going off the stimulant could benefit him - perhaps after school's out. If anyone has any new news on these 2 meds - please share.

Thank you! Kristen

Val - posted on 05/08/2012

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Yes, we just got started with it today. It was the first day she went to school and had a decent day in a long time. Tomorrow will be the test though, she will have to take the class that has challenged her all semester. So if she does not freak out and refuse to go I can honestly say Intuniv works. Check via email (robixqueen@yahoo.com-Val.

Jeanine - posted on 04/30/2012

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My 10 year old son in on Intuniv. He is add not adhd. He has anxiety issues and a transition disorder. He is on resperidal, concerta and now intuniv. The Intuniv has been life changing for my little guy. We are now weening him of the risperadal (thank God). However, the new dosage of 3mg has created some side affects and I am taking him to the doc tomorrow. I HIGHLY recommend Intuniv.

Carla - posted on 04/01/2012

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Tried this on my son when he was 6. He was constantly mad. Nothing made him happy. He said he wanted to hurt himself. He is currently on straterra an gavacine.

Christina - posted on 03/26/2012

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they put my son on it but i really dont see where it makes a difference but hes also in school with it. the teachers havent noticed a big difference either as far as i know considering they have not said anything to me about a change

Dionne - posted on 03/26/2012

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My 6 year old son has been on Intuniv for a month. His doctor has now added Resperdal two days ago. With Intuniv I didn't see a a major change, but then again my son is not very aggressive, once every week he'll have a really bad mood swing or feel depressed (unmedicated). With the addition of the Resperdal over the last two days this is making my son sleep through school. Although he gets a full nights rest after his morning dose, he cant keep his eyes open. I plan to stop the Resperdal immediately although his doc is on vacation. Has anyone experienced the same side effects with either of these medicines, especially Resperdal?

Sara - posted on 03/23/2012

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go to the intuniv website and print out the coupon you will get it greatly reduced I was able to get it for my son for 15.00 good luck

Debbie - posted on 03/22/2012

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My daughter is 15. Been on Vyvanse 40 for about 7 months. Positive: Her grades went to straight A's. She is doing all of her homework on her own. Extremely conscientious. Negatives: Moody, aggressive, yelling, disrespect, arguing, and weight loss, to the point of anorexia. We can hardly stand to be in the same room with her. Her therapist suggested intunive. Started it 6 days ago when we ran out of Vyvanse. She was so exhausted she was taking naps every day but her moods have completely changed. She is happy and loving and thoughtful. She is eating. But she is demanding her Vyvanse. She says she needs it. I think she is addicted to it. She has been so pleasant for the past few days i hate to go back to Vyvanse. I don't know what to do. My therapist says just don't give it to her. My MD Says she can take both Vyvanse and Intuniv. I am so frustrated with all of these meds.

Rebecca - posted on 03/10/2012

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my daughter is 6 very bright child started vyvanse 2 weeks ago and she has been a worry wart ever since she started. she wont even go to the bathroom alone she worries somethings out to get her, wont wash her hands she worries about the strangest things. she was put on it for the hyperness yes but also in hopes of neutralizing her tic she has for violence, she doesnt think twice before hurting someone i havent seen any changes except bad ones

Amy - posted on 03/04/2012

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YES! We love intuniv. My ds has been on it for almost a year now. It calms his hyperactivity quite a bit. He still has his moments (as all children do! - especially BOYS :) But it is definitely better than off of it!



Good Luck!

Amy

Checolleen - posted on 02/17/2012

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Hi, I wanted to let you all know what is really working for us...My 8 year old son is diagnosed ADHD, ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and Anxiety Disorder. Last fall we started him on a homeopathic remedy called VAXA. The attend strategy pack (3 bottles-one for memory, focus and stress), we also started him on Gaba and Fish oil all 2x/day. He is on Juice Plus, which is also supposed to show a huge improvement in behavior. We were not supposed see results for 45 days, and sure enough, he keeps getting better and better. The Vaxa is non-toxic and you can give extra doses if they seem more agitated than normal. We also are taking a parenting class called 'Love and Logic" and it is making a big difference in our lives. Our son is beginning to have "green" days every day at school (before christmas he had one green day for the whole school year). He is passing his reading tests and is reading at grade level now. We are so happy to see the changes! Please let me know if you want any more info, I'd be more than happy to help!

April - posted on 12/23/2011

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my 8 year old son was put on vynanse and it did the same thing but made him say he was hearing voices so i took him off of it but intuniv is an adhd med so i kept him on that and i have not seen a difference yet but i do hope so soon

Debi - posted on 12/23/2011

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Intuniv offers a program for discounts on this med..Look it up on the internet..

Pat - posted on 11/21/2011

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The doctor has to call the insurance company and tell them name brand is medically necessary. My son was first on guanfacine which is the generic short acting. Now that he is on Intuniv the long acting one he is doing much better.

Shannon - posted on 10/13/2011

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My 8 year old son is on Vyvanse 70 MG along with Zoloft 50 MG. The reason for the Zoloft is he is pulling his hair out. I feel he is on too high a dose of Vyvanse and I dont think it works. He is a very smart little boy but does not show it in his school work. Very sloppy and does not try to answer right. We have not tried Intuniv. We did try concerta and I felt he was very angry!!

Bre - posted on 09/22/2011

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My 8 yr old son was on 2 mg of Intuniv & it helped a lot with his adhd, but after several months he began sleepwalking and mistaking other places for the toilet because he was so out of it. The medicine caused enormous sleepiness. Initially he napped a lot on the meds, which was totally unheard of pre-Intuniv.
We switched him to Vyvanse about 3 wks ago and my son, who also has ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), has now started to become very defiant and moody. Vyvanse doesn't seem to help him much at all. Searching for a new med solution now. He's also been on another stimulant, Daytrana 10mg patch, but after 1 school yr it stopped being effective and the higher dose created some dangerous side effects.
Anyone had a good experience treating adhd & odd? I read that Vyvanse was supposed to help the ODD too, but it hasn't helped at all.

KELLEY - posted on 09/07/2011

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MY DAUGHTER WAS ON 1MG AND IT MADE HER EXTREMELY MORE HYPER AND COULD NOT FOCUS AT ALL AT SCHOOL . WE ARE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO NEXT' . HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOUR CHILD

Heather - posted on 07/26/2011

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My son Thomas has been on vyvance 20 mg for over 2 years. We added 1mg intuniv about 1 year ago. At first I thought is was a blessing, untill he started acting out again. So the doctor decided to up it to 2 mg of intuniv along with the vyvance still. Well it was still working great untill here within the past 3 months. He has started getting very angry which is not like him at all. Thomas is a super sweeet happy child who loves everyone. I also noticed he was having night terrors, waking in the middle of the night screaming, kicking, crying in his sleep. This terrified me. He started having screaminf fits during the day if he wasn't getting his way. Not like him at all. I spoke with the doctor yesterday i was in tears, we had just left my doctors office where he was so uncontrollable I couldnt hardly speak to my doctor. By thre time I got to his doctors office I was a mess crying, trying to explain what was going on with my son. She couldn't believe it for herself. This boy who was always so sweet nice yet super hyper was acting this way. Then she started telling me the side effects of Intuniv, sleep problems, night terrors, anger problems. Well that made me feel worse. I was giving my son something that was causing these problems the whole time. So heres the plan, ween him of the intunive, we are going down to 1 mg for a week then taking him off it completly, Staying with the vyvance 20 mg, which I think works for him, get him into some sort of counseling to see if there is something else bothering him. He is the youngest of 6 children which couldn't be easy. ( but shhh dont tell the other kids he has always been my kind of my " favorite "). I hope this will work I know its summer time and its hard to keep him busy all day. He can't wait to start school... he will be starting the gifted and talented program this year.... so maybe school will help him focus. To all mothers who struggle with children with ADHD, there is always someone who understands and is going thru a similar situation. Don't ever be afraid to ask for help. For your child or for yourself.

Debra - posted on 05/10/2011

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My daughter is 9 diagnosed at 6 ADHD and has been on several stimulants and has had problems with them all...after a year of Vyvanse, 40 mg in am and Ritalin 15 mg afternoons, her lack of appetite was getting worse, around 4 pm the mood swings started, raging, yelling at everyone, couldn't do her homework, couldn't sleep, etc.. dr. stopped Ritalin 3 weeks ago, started Intuniv in afternoon, now up to 3 mg.....the change was dramatic....no mood swings, eating, sleeping, DOING homework....so dr. thought we could try stopping the Vyvanse so this is day 3 and I noticed yesterday she was pale and then today after her Intuniv, she just couldn't stay awake which I know is a side effect but she didn't have this before stopping the Vyvanse....has anyone else experienced anything like this...maybe the two together even each other out...she did well at school today as far as focusing and staying on task, but if she is not going to able to stay awake?? I want to try and hold off putting her back on the Vyvanse but she can't function being this sleepy either....any ideas?

Christy - posted on 05/03/2011

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Today is day 7 for my 6 year old son on Intuniv 1 mg and Vyvanse 20mg. Tomorrow we will start the 2mg Intuniv. Lately I have noticed a lot of defiance and lieing from my son. He has also become very disrectful towards me, which he never seemed to do before. I dont know if this is just because he is on the low dose of intuniv or if it is the intuniv all together. I am hopeful that increasing will show us some better progress. If not its back to the doctor to change meds AGAIN. If anyone has any advice help would be greatly appreciated.

Tara - posted on 05/01/2011

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My child is on Vyvanse and it is working great, he has his personality back and does not seem to be zoned out like he is all drugged up. His grades went from F while on Concerta to making all A's or A's and B's. But as any mother we are always looking at what could be better than what they are on at the time. Any news on how Intuniv works?

Pamela - posted on 05/01/2011

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My son is going to be 9 in june. Hes been on Intuniv 3 weeks now. He was put on it because he gets vary distructive and he has ADHD. i guess its normal to get that way but vary hard to deal with. as if the labels werent enought, doctors are calling it ODD (Oppositional defiant disorder). he currently takes the 2mg dose but i plan to move it up in the next month because his tantrums r less but still not where they need to be.

Crystal - posted on 04/01/2011

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My child has been taking Vyvanse 70mg and we have seen a big dip in school work and behavior. We have tried everything from adding a Adderal 10mg in the afternoon, to switching from Vyvanse to Concerta back and forth. So our Dr. suggested Intuniv along with the Vyvanse. We just started it today, I just hope it helps. I am really concerned about the side affects with this medication.

Michelle - posted on 03/13/2011

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Hello, folks. Today marks day 2 of Vyvanse 30mg with Intuniv 1mg for my 10 yr old. Vyvanse is great for his ADHD but we added the Intuniv to balance his moods. We haven't noticed any side effects as of yet, so, here's to hoping all goes well. Instructed to increase Intuniv to 2mgs in two weeks' time.
Praying for you all and us as well. Hugs!

Shameek - posted on 03/06/2011

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today makes day 3 of the intuniv and so far so good. He was extremely sleepy during the day on Saturday, although that could be due to the fact that on Fridays I let my kids stay up intil they are ready to go to bed. come to think of it he said he went tobed around 10 Friday night. Anywhoo thank you for the well wishes and prayers. This is a continuous journey I just pray that ultimatley he will learn how to deal with the struggles of life without medication

Nicole - posted on 03/04/2011

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Shameek.....Good luck. I do hope that it will work....Prays are coming...We have never used abilify, but we do use risperdal for my son's mods. We have used it for about 6 to 7yrs. He's done good with it. We are lowering his afternoon dose to prn and hopefully things will work out...we shall see how things go...

nicole

Shameek - posted on 03/04/2011

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Today is the first day i gave my son intuniv, he has been on vyvanse for nearly a year. We had put him on abilify for his moods but he gained nearly 40 lbs in that time, which was not good at all especially with him having chronic asthma. Hopefully the intuniv will work along with the vyvanse and we will see some good results.

Shameek - posted on 03/04/2011

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Today is the first day i gave my son intuniv, he has been on vyvanse for nearly a year. We had put him on abilify for his moods but he gained nearly 40 lbs in that time, which was not good at all especially with him having chronic asthma. Hopefully the intuniv will work along with the vyvanse and we will see some good results.

Nicole - posted on 12/08/2010

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Damaris,

My son was put back on the vyvane's but he's also on the Intuniv....He take's 50mgs of the vyvanse and he takes 2mgs of the Intuniv and it really does make a difference. He has his good moments and has his bad moments. He's also on risperdal to help with that, but can't mess with that or we have problems or issues...I am although in contact everday with his behavioralist on how things are going with him and in school. So far he takes his med great, but sometimes have a problem...not all the times...Hope that this has helped a bit. He has been on the intuniv for a while and so far not really any bad problems


Nicole

Damaris - posted on 12/08/2010

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WOW! this is good to know, my son is on Vyvanse and we are increasing since it seems to wear off anywhere form 4-6pm and he would get aggressive and i read about it and brought it to the attention of the dr and i figured since it was wearing off. this is good to know tht it is the meds and not my son not knowing how to deal w this as a side effect.

Laurie - posted on 10/31/2010

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We have the trial box. Insurance won't cover it 195$ to refill so the dr needs to call to get them to cover it. I gave him 2mg today he couldn't swallow it. He bit it and puked because of the taste. I don't know if any stayed down. I know you can't Bite it. He does too but he did. Hope we get the 1mg soon. Anyone else have insurance issues?

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