Vyvanse Aggression

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Adult daughter showing signs of agression on vyvanse

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Andrea Says:

I've been on vyvanse for over a year and I just decided to stop using it because of all the anger I felt all the time. I've been off of it for 3 days and my withdrawal symptoms have been horrific. I do not recomend this medication to anyone.

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Mary Says:

I am sorry for your experience. It is a horrid drug. Have you seen other blogs concerning it?

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Shea Says:

My son 14 years old started out taking vyvanse 20 mg then eventually to 40 mg. He hasn't been on the 40 mg long.All together he has been on the medicine for 2 months. Well the scary part is it gave him full blown tourette syndrome.He has been suffering terrible tics and muscle body jerking. He is biting at the air and has a few vocal tics.He is highly irritable.I never seen anything like this with my son. I am so disgusted with this medication and I don't recommend it at all. This has done my son a lot of suffering.I have to take him off cold turkey and I am worried on how he will feel.Any suggestions. I am very upset for what this has done to him. I had him in the emergency room tonight.

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Mary Says:

Shea, what did the doc say at the ER? How is your son doing now? I'm sorry about this horrible experience. I'm on AOL and Vyvanse advertises all over it. I wish we could get the word out about the dangers.

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Shea Says:

Hi The doctor in the ER just gave him a shot of benedryl for the itching. Just said to take him completly off the medicine and for him to see a neurologist.He has been off the medicine for two days.The jerking has not been bad. He still has the facial tics and some vocal tics.Slight with the jerking.He is still very irritable. He missed 5 days of school so far because of this.The mental health services that he was getting they are so stupid. I tried to worn the doctor that he might be having some vocal tics and she blew it off saying it was proably dry mouth from the medicine.I wasn't to sure at that time.They have not helped him there only did harm. I feel I can't trust a doctor and medicines anymore.I feel bad for anyone who suffered this or withdrawal symptoms.I just hope so much that it will eventually go away for my son. It was horrible experience for him and for us to see this happen. I haven't seen any other blogs about this medicine or anyone that experienced what my son did. Thank You

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Verwon Says:

Vynase is a stimulant commonly used to treat ADHD and Naroclepsy.

Unfortunately, the irriatbility and agression can be common side effects of thse types of medications, however, there is not way to know, beforehand, who is going to get hit by them.

I am very sorry to hear of everyone's experiences, especially your son Shea and I hope things improve for him.


Does anyone else have information on these types of reactions?

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Mary Says:

Try to read up on this blog:


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My son has been on vyvanse for 6 months now, he has become very aggitated, aggressive and his peronality has changed from loving to hating us. He thinks the whole world is out to get him and that no one likes or cares about him. He has so much anger and it is causing me to become depressed. I took him to his doctor and told him I thought the medicine was causing this because he didn't act this way while he was on concerta and the doctor said he didn't think it was the medicine that he was just depressed and needs to see a child psychiatrist because he is 11 yrs old. I disagree and think it is the medication causing these mood changes.

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Christian Says:

My girlfriend's 5 year old son is on vyvanse. Normally he is a very loving child, but when he comes down from it, he is EXTREMELY aggressive. He hits, kicks, yells, and now even bites his mom. She takes him to his Dad's as she works a part time job every night at a tax preparing service, and the only time she gets to see him is when he is coming off this med. He even has hit and kicked his grandmother. He tells his mom he does not love her...it is BAD!! After some time (around 5 pm) he calms down. Unfortunately during tax season, she does not get to enjoy her boy after the effects wear off. Any suggested alternatives to this drug?

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Shahid Says:

I was taking Vyvanse, and could not bear the terrible side effects of the drug. Never again will I trust my Friend, who is a drug rep for Shire. What a bad suggestion he made. Agression, irritability, sensativity to light and sound Etc , Etc...

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Penelope Says:

My beautiful 9 year old daughter turned aggressive and tried to hit me and yelled out of control for almost two hours because I wanted her to read. She can't read and believes she is stupid and wanted to kill herself. I am at my wits end. I will see the dr today.

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Melonie Says:

I've been on vyvanse for about 13 months now. I'm fourteen years old, and I'm scared to come off of it. I had the doctor move me up on it until I could focus completely throughout the school day without a "low" point. But it does mess up some people.. My best friend is autistic and when taking it remembers nothing of 2 months of her life, including meeting one of our other friends. Vyvanse is dangerous and only works for some people, and using it in larger amounts than prescribed can lead to many problems.. But if your child is experiencing problems, the first thing to check is that you're dispensing the meds yourself, and not letting them ahold of it themself. This can be vital, as many teens will end up wanting to/actually overdosing.

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Lynn Says:

I feel your pain. My 20 year old has been on vyvanse for about 3 weeks, 70mg. It has caused much aggression and saying terrible things and hates everyone especially his family. He is verbally abusive and we are at our wits end. We thought it would help and it did at first and then the side effects started.

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Lynn Says:

What are the withdrawel symptoms to Vyvanse. Of course we were told by the DR., it would be just tiredness.

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Heather Says:

I stopped using Vyvanse about three months ago because the side effects were becoming unbearable. I suffered from insomnia, extreme sensitivity to sound and light, anger, and panic attacks which would leave me temporarily paralyzed. When I started having suicidal thoughts, I knew I had to stop taking the drug. Since I stopped taking Vyvanse, I feel like myself again, and urge people NEVER to take this drug!

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Leslie Says:

I am a 57 year old woman. I have been on Vyvanse 70mg for approximately 10 months. I feel terrific when Im on it. I lost a lot of weight and decided to stop cold turkey. I have never felt such anger or better yet rage, feelings of worthlessness, and hallucinations. I was going out of my mind. Never in my life did I feel such aggression. I take the medicine every other day. It keeps me up all night and I really don't like that. I would not go cold turkey on this medicine because of the side effects.are debilitating. If your son is feeling anything like I felt he will probably need some other medication to help him to not lose his mind. Thanks for your story. I believed the withdrawal was from the Vyvanse but my dr. denies it. I asked him if he was covering his ass for giving me such a high dose. He denies any withdrawal from the medicine and he took me off the meds and put me on Serquel XR. That seemed to work for me. Good luck with your son. He is going to need tender loving care. But he can get through the withdrawal slowly.

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Leslie Says:

please take him off slowly. I've never had such feelings of aggression in my life until I stopped taking Vyvanse. In one day I felt like I lost my mind. I kept saying to my husband its the vyvanse. My Dr. says I did not have withdrawal from the drug. Bull. I hope once your son is off the medicine for a while he will feel better. Best of luck.

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Leslie Says:

This drug is bad. The withdrawal symptoms, aggression, sensitivity to sound, paranoia, irritability, hallucinations, and I can go on about the negative side effects. I was off the drug for one day and nearly had a mental melt down. There should be a label that says "Bad Medicine" Has any one felt these terrible withdrawal from Vyvanse?

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Jo Says:

I'm 18 and have been taking Vyvanse since I was 14... There are some days when I feel fine without it, but usually I'll feel so low down, I'll lack motivation, I'll eat more, and I'll feel just awful without it.. I'll look on the dull side of everything and just think.. "What if...?" about everything.. and the long-term withdrawal symptoms sound terrifying!

Other than that this drug really helped me get through school, and it motivated me to lose a lot of weight... (I'm 5'8, weighed like.. 230 and went down to around 185, but I look around 150-160.. I guess it's from all the muscle in my thighs and bottom..) I'm not skinny but I'm definitely not huge. I'm happy with my body and I feel like I've made a huge accomplishment.. The point is.. I don't know where I would be today if I didn't start taking this, however, they should definitely look into which types of people can take this safely, and which ones will be at risk... I think that young kids should never be prescribed a drug like this.

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shelby tyndall Says:

my son is 10 and he is on vayvase and i am going to talk to the dr tomorrow because he is so angry and aggressive about 430 in the afternoons and if i forget to give it to him he is angry at the world..

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