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QThush

255d

I am 65, and Vyvanse has been recommended to treat my recently diagnosed adhd by a psychiatrist, My gp feels it isn't suitable for someone my age as it is a stimulant. Does anyone have experience with Vyvanse at 65 or older?

    • QThush

      255d

      Thanks for that, Yes, It kind of feels so weird to be diagnosed at my age, It's a relief in some ways as I was taking anti depressants for so long and they didn't work and so they increased the dose. I was living like a zombie. Once I was diagnosed, I just stopped. I will be having discussion with gp soon. I will proceed with caution. So good to hear it worked so well for you, well done with the job!

      • RachelsDream1

        254d

        @QThush I'm 59 about to be 60 in 4 weeks. I have undiagnosed ADHD and my family for years has begged me to get help. It has significantly altered my life. I forget to pay bills, I am missing out on my my dream to be a Vet Tech- bought the program but couldn't sit down to do it. That was 2 years ago...I definitely need help

        • QThush

          254d

          @RachelsDream1 I can relate. I may be old, but I haven't given up on wanting to have a better life. The formal diagnosis from a professional helped the way I viewed my life, and my inability to be as productive as I wanted to be. I do worry about my driving skills, my ability to fully focus on the road and for that reason alone is enough to make me want to change, and at least try medication until I find what is right for me. Maybe natural remedies might be the go. Don't know yet. All I am saying is don't be afraid, just start with your GP get a referal to get a diagnosis then see what help is available, take it from there. I found it a huge relief.

    • sweetsue

      255d

      I was diagnosed with adhd at 17 and on and off through the years I have been treated and not treated left to deal with it on my own! After approximately 8 years of not being treated they put me on Vyvanse at 39. I have had nothing but good luck with it! I am so productive and my symptoms are under control. But I do have my concerns with taking stimulants as you get older. There can be heart problems, irregular heart beat, sweating witch I experience daily. I went from being on ssi for four years to just recently being hired at a decent job! I hope this helps you a little. I have never heard of being diagnosed with adhd at 65 I always thought that once I turn a certain age they would eventually take me off of Vyvanse and I'd have to deal on my own. Good luck to you and I wish you all the best! ❤️

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