View Full Version : Martial Arts & Adderall XR (if you're new to both)

02-20-17, 10:40 AM
Hi all,

My question is, if I've only been on adderall xr (15mgs/day) for a short amount of time, and still experiencing side effects including a noticeable heartbeat, and diarrhea, would starting an exercise program have a negative effect on my body or my medication?

Before I started taking adderall, I did a trial class for brazilian jiu-jitsu and liked it, alot. I'm now ready to start after sorting out my life plans and schedule, but now I'm also on medication...and I remember that trial class being intense for me, a real workout so to speak.

Mostly worried about an elevated heart rate because I'm currently at 77bmp resting, it's very noticeable and strong some days, and I also have been feeling that same heart beat/pulse/twitching in other areas of my body (which is really weird, and there is no pain..).

Any info appreciated, thanks!

02-20-17, 10:59 AM
You'll probably find that it can cause shortness of breath faster when you do anything physically intensive.

As long as you keep yourself well hydrated during your lessons, then you should be fine. But always make sure you consume water regularly. This will help with the high heart rate and high blood pressure.

02-20-17, 10:53 PM
Go for it.

08-02-18, 02:56 PM
Maybe you'll need to start out abit slower and be extra carefull about drinking enough water and eating right. Other than that, once/if you get going, it should be positive for your heart.

Physically and mentally I think martial arts and specifically brasillian jiu-jiutsu is perfect for people with ADHD.

have fun! Husj!

08-02-18, 04:38 PM
I find myself getting exhausted much quicker now that I’m on Adderall. Not to scare you away from your activities, but my heart rate also gets elevated.
I have a very physically demanding job , climbing power poles, lifting heavy material, etc.,
Sometimes I wish I didn’t take it while I’m working but I’m on XR and it lasts all day. IR did not work for me.
It the positives out weigh the negatives by far.
Maybe I should try drinking more water too