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Have fibromyalgia and arthritis. Have ADD. Should Vyvanse be taken?

I have fibromyalgia and arthritis, I am on a number of medications, which do very little. I have been out of work 2 years and just tried going back to work but only made it 2 months before I had to quit. I have been researching vyvanse and other ADHD meds. I have ADD and all 3 of my grown children have ADD/ADHD. I am 58 years old and hope to go back to work at least another 10 years. What do you think of Vyvanse for this?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
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Vyvanse is a stimulant drug and it can help in symptoms of ADD but it is not a drug for Fibormyalgia. It is a drug with high abuse and addiction potential so it should never taken without prescription of a doctor. For fibromyalgia you can think of many medicines. Medicines like Duloxetine, Milnacipran or SSRIs as Fluoxetine, Paroxetine etc are very useful. Apart from these medicines for pain you can take NSAIDS. I would advise you to consult a Psychiatrist for expert opinion.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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