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Old 02-05-14, 08:36 AM
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10mg Dex booster not working

Hey everyone,

I've been taking 70mg of Vyvanse in the morning for a while now and have noticed it doesn't last as long as I'd like it to and my doctor has prescribed me a dexamfetamine booster. I've tried taking 10 mg of it in the afternoon with no results, so I was wondering, would it be safe to try 15 or 20mg?

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Re: 10mg Dex booster not working

What has your doctor prescribed?
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Re: 10mg Dex booster not working

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What has your doctor prescribed?
70mg of Vyvanse in the morning and 56 5mg Dexamfetamine pills. He hasn't given me instructions on how to take the boosters and won't be in the office until next week so that is the reason I'm asking. Rest assured, if I actually need a different dose he won't mind prescribing whatever works best. Btw, I don't know if it makes any difference, but I've previously been on Adderall IR 20mg 2x a day and felt like it actually provided longer symptom relief.

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Re: 10mg Dex booster not working

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70mg of Vyvanse in the morning and 56 5mg Dexamfetamine pills. He hasn't given me instructions on how to take the boosters and won't be in the office until next week so that is the reason I'm asking. Rest assured, if I actually need a different dose he won't mind prescribing whatever works best. Btw, I don't know if it makes any difference, but I've previously been on Adderall IR 20mg 2x a day and felt like it actually provided longer symptom relief.

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Take the booster before the vyvanse starts wearing off. I take 40 mg vyvanse at 6:30 am and its wearing off around 12:30 so I take 5 mg Dex IR at 12:00, 5 mg at 14:00, 5 mg at 16:00 and the last 5 mg at 18:00. Works perfect all day, smooth with no crash.
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70mg of Vyvanse in the morning and 56 5mg Dexamfetamine pills.
I'm assuming you meant, "5-6 5mg Dexamphetamine pills".

If not, I have no idea why your booster dose isn't working, haha.
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I'm assuming you meant, "5-6 5mg Dexamphetamine pills".

If not, I have no idea why your booster dose isn't working, haha.
I think its 56 pills for 28 days so 10 mg per day...
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Ah.

That would make more sense.
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Re: 10mg Dex booster not working

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Take the booster before the vyvanse starts wearing off. I take 40 mg vyvanse at 6:30 am and its wearing off around 12:30 so I take 5 mg Dex IR at 12:00, 5 mg at 14:00, 5 mg at 16:00 and the last 5 mg at 18:00. Works perfect all day, smooth with no crash.
Thank you for the input! The thing is, last time I tried taking 10mg of dex IR in the afternoon I didn't feel like it was working. Perhaps it was because I took it too late, but I'd also prefer not to have to keep those pills on me all day and not to have to take so many. :/
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Thank you for the input! The thing is, last time I tried taking 10mg of dex IR in the afternoon I didn't feel like it was working. Perhaps it was because I took it too late, but I'd also prefer not to have to keep those pills on me all day and not to have to take so many. :/
What time do you take the vyvanse and what time it starts wearing off ?
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What time do you take the vyvanse and what time it starts wearing off ?
I feel like it usually starts wearing off after 6-7 hours. When I take it at 8am my focus starts fading around 3pm.
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I feel like it usually starts wearing off after 6-7 hours. When I take it at 8am my focus starts fading around 3pm.
You should try to take the 10 mg Dex around 2:00 pm if you take the vyvanse at 8:00 am. For me, its better when I take my dex before I start to feel tired when the vyvanse wears off. That way I don't even feel the dex kicking in, its just like my vyvanse had lasted longer and that's what I want.

If you try that you should be focused and productive till 5:00 pm. What time your day finish ?
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