I was recently diagnosed with ADHD at 36 years of age. It explains so much about my whole life! I tried my first dose of Vyvanse yesterday (20 mg), and I am feeling a bit discouraged about how poorly I responded to it. It felt as though someone had taken an ice cream scoop and removed my brain. I felt like a numb zombie for the first six hours. Then, I became anxious, depressed, and fatigued. My psychiatrist told me to stop taking it, as this is an atypical reaction.
Has anyone else experienced this?
It was a "tough pill to swallow," if you will, because I was feeling so excited and hopeful after finally receiving what felt like the right diagnosis. Now, I'm feeling my bad reaction to the medicine means that I don't actually have ADHD, and I'm back at square one. I realize this is potentially irrational, but it is difficult not to feel this way after years of struggle.
I'm so happy there is a community like this, and I'm looking forward to "meeting" you all!