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My Adderal & Vyvanse Abuse Has Destroyed My Life

I’ve been abusing adderal & vyvanse for over 2 years now it’s has started 2 make me sick I have scabs all over my shoulders fro picking at my skin because after taking a high dose of both my skin starts 2 blister my vision is blurry & and I’m experiencing basically every rare symptom from someone that’s abusing and the worst thing is I’ve destroyed every relationship I have my family is disgusted with me I have done things that are so far out of my character I don’t know if my wife’s family will ever accept me as part of the family again anyone else experiencing strange behavior by overtaking vyvanse & adderal thanks!
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Hi Gregs15.  I'm sorry you are going through all of this.  This is a hard question and I mean zero offense by it but am wondering if you are abusing the meds. I'm asking for a particular reason.  Who prescribes them for you? Who diagnosed you with adhd?  It would make sense that these aren't the meds for you and they should be stopped and replaced or just stopped but from the way you write this, there seems to be more to this situation.  
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I also want to say that these two meds are generally not given together. Taking the two together is known ot increase side effects.  
Actually, Vyvanse and Adderol ARE prescribed together for many patients like me —because they have opposite strengths and weaknesses.  Doctors prescribe Adderol specifically to address a weakness of Vyvanse.

Vyvanse maintains a long, steady, consistent blood level all day — advantages over Adderal. But Vyvanse takes three hours to kick in, while it is metabolized in the liver so it has that nice long steady life. On the other hand, Adderol kicks in immediately, and has a short effective life. Perfect fit.

Adderol is like Special Forces who goes in to accomplish a specialized mission, and then leaves.. On the other hand, Vyvanse is the army,  does all the heavy lifting and 95% of everything else.

I am not addressing drug addiction — just what my doctor says is a common prescribing practice with Vyvanse.
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