Bit about me, I have only been trying to medicate my ADD since August 2010.
Strattera helped me sleep and helped me focus, but in helping put me in a deeper sleep (or not) it caused my sleep apnea to occur almost nightly vs every 4 to 6 months.
Just started the Vyvanse XR on 9/21/10. Its only 30mg and helps alot with my focus for about the first half of the day but then after lunch i could stare at grass and watch it grow. I had this effect with Strattera when I first started it too, so maybe i just need a higher dosage to last at least through work. Also I have monitored my blood pressure and heart rate in the morning and after lunch and have not noticed any increase. Usually 120/75 with a heart rate of 70.
My Health info. 26yo male, 220 pounds, 5'9".
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