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Old 01-24-2007, 08:27 PM   #1
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Severe constipation with Adderall XR

Has anyone experienced severe constipation with Adderall XR? Any suggestions on how to relieve this miserable feeling?

I started 3 weeks ago on this med and doing great but having serious side effects of constipation. I am extremely bloated and so incredibly uncomfortable. I have no appetite and not eating. I drink tons and tons of waters due to dry mouth. I should be dropping weight but feel like I am gaining due to the extreme bloating

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Old 06-27-2007, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Severe constipation with Adderall XR

I do not take adderall yet, (i start on saturday), but I have been on Strattera for 4 years and had the same problem w/ constipation. My doctor recomended over the counter "stool softeners", I would ask him 1st, but they seem to be virtually harmless. This is notthe sameas a laxative, it just softens everything so it makes it easier to go. (Sorry if too graphic)!!!

Old 07-02-2007, 05:18 AM   #3
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Re: Severe constipation with Adderall XR

try Focilen ( sorry my spelling is so bad). It is a alternative to adderal xr

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Old 07-03-2007, 06:44 AM   #4
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Re: Severe constipation with Adderall XR

Ok so I started the adderall xr and am not having a constipation issue as I mentioned in my earlier reply, he started me on the addrall 10mg XR and after 3 days my dr has already doubled it to 20mg xr, I actually kinda get a stomach ache and have to go suddenly on the xr, but have also continued to take stool softeners. The other thing for me is that I hav'nt really lost my appetite, I actually feel like it has increased. I know when I went on the Strattera I lost a quick 20-25lbs, maybe the Strattera was calming my appetite? I wonder if adderall xr speeds your metabolism and that is why I feel hungrier? But to answer your question, as many have said on this board before, it really depends on the individual to see how a medication will effect you..I aggree that it seems strange that 1 person can have no appetite, not be able to sleep and have the jitters, while someone else has an increased appetite, be able to sleep better, and be calm!!!

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