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Matt - question + comment from Solstice rjlockhart04-08

Posted by Solstice on May 6, 2012, at 8:31:04

In reply to Re: link, posted by rjlockhart04-08 on May 4, 2012, at 22:59:08

> Now yes, I abused presciption amphetamines in past...and yes I took Vyvanse..I took 2 70mg in the morning for about almost a 6 months to a year...and switched to Dexedrine Spansules 60mg. Vyvnase only lasted about 8 hours and I had to start the shouldnt make statementsa about me until you know my full history.

Matt -

You've talked about abusing amphetamines, but this is the first time you've been specific. Two 70mg Vyvanse in the morning? That's all? Now I'm curious about the specific dosing habits you've had that have been labeled abusive.

I say this because several years ago I got ahold of an article written by an MD, found it on the web, and he was explaining the studies that lead to FDA approval of stimulants, and how the "maximum dosages" are typically tied to studies only done on children. His belief was that it should be more based on weight, and he also believed that higher dosages of stimulants were often warranted. He also had a chart that listed all of the stimulants and their comparable dosages. He also included info about the higher-than-FDA-approved dosages he had used in his practice and found to be effective.

I tried to do a quick google search to see if I could find it, and don't have time to search through all the results - I'm not remembering the right search terms to pull it up in the first few pages. Point is, that I printed that thing and showed it to my children's ultra-conservative psychiatrist. As a result, she agreed to allow mine to exceed FDA approved dosages. One is taking 100mg Vyvanse, plus two afternoon 20mg of Adderall. Mind you.. she has been treating my kids for some 12 yrs and does not have one iota of concern about stimulants being distributed or whether more than what's prescribed is being taken.

Anyway, your report of two 70mg Vyvanse daily just does not seem excessive enough to qualify as "abuse." That, of course, doesn't mean you don't have other things that have genuinely reached abusive levels.. but I'm just saying...





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