Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental Health

Changing my Medication

I have some really big news! I had an appointment with my psychiatrist last week, and we talked about something that is both good and really scary. I’ve been doing so much better over the last few months, but there is an issue that has been bothering me since I did some research early on. So… I’m going to change my medication.

While it may seem strange, as I have reported nothing but good changes since I started taking them, there was one thing I really struggled with. My boyfriend is Japanese, and there is strong possibility that I will spend a good amount of time there in the future. The medication that I have been taking, however, is 110% illegal there. (Anything with an amphetamine base (Dexedrine) is banned, primarily due to the Hiropon problem after WWII, and apparently, Prozac is pretty big on the black market).

After discussing it with my doctor, we are looking to switch the Dexedrine with Vyvanse. If all goes well, I may be able to come off the Prozac entirely, as I am primarily taking it to help me deal with my eating disorder symptoms. My depression was because of the Binge Eating Disorder, and the Binge Eating Disorder was triggered because I was depressed. So… I may not need an anti-depressant anymore, as the Vyvanse is used both as an ADD medication and as a treatment for Binge Eating Disorder.

Basically, while I’m glad that I started my medication, it wasn’t the right one for me long term. I’m happy to say that I’ll  probably be posting a bit more frequently about the medication again, once I officially make the switch, and I hope that I can inspire or offer advice to anyone taking or considering taking Vyvanse, as it is a significantly newer drug than most of what is commonly prescribed.

Remember, not everything will work for everyone, and I am no doctor. If you have any questions, though, leave me a comment and I’ll answer you the best I can!


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