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Old 02-24-09, 03:40 AM
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Pooping a lot?

I don't mean to be vulgar, but how come whenever I take Adderall I always poop a lot within 5 minutes? 1.) Why does Adderall do that? 2.) You think it's pooping out the Adderall, and thus making it ineffective?
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Re: Pooping a lot?

I doubt it's the Adderall doing that. You probably just coincidentally take your medication at roughly the same time as your daily movement. Try waiting to take the pill until after your movement some time to demonstrate. And no, the pill is not going to move through your entire system in 5 minutes.
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Re: Pooping a lot?

I had to laugh when I saw this title. Call me immature.

But I noticed that also when I first started taking stimulants because it is relaxing my body. Kind of like if anyone remembers smoking a cigarette for the first time, you might feel that way also. It might also upset your stomach if you haven't eaten anything... plus new medications can just do that to you anyway as an initial side effect.

You might also just notice it more because it is an interruption. A lot of people often mention that it seems like they go to the bathroom more, but its merely because its an interruption and it seems more like a distraction than anything.
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Re: Pooping a lot?

No it definitely stimulates the bowels, like all stimulants (esp. coffee) and I've heard cigarettes too, which is why sometimes when people quit they deal with chronic constipation. Vyvanse definitely has this effect on me, although it takes about 2 hours after I take it. I'm someone with a slow digestive system though, so its actually been one of the best benefits (sorry if this is tmi lol).
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Re: Pooping a lot?

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No it definitely stimulates the bowels, like all stimulants (esp. coffee) and I've heard cigarettes too, which is why sometimes when people quit they deal with chronic constipation.
Definitely. Traditional laxatives are stimulants, so it's reasonable to assume that Adderall or any other CNS stimulant would have the same effect.

I notice the same thing when I take my Focalin, and I've been on it for almost a year. And every once in a while I light up a cigarette and take the first few drags... and I have to put it out, to attend to some urgent business.

BTW to the OP - you're not poopin' out your Adderall. It takes much, much longer for the digestive system to do its magic than 5 minutes.
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Re: Pooping a lot?

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BTW to the OP - you're not poopin' out your Adderall. It takes much, much longer for the digestive system to do its magic than 5 minutes.
Most of the amphetamine is actually excreted through your urine, your skin, and its in the form of metabolites.

The likelihood of a pill making its way through your system that is made up of glucose, and some other generic fillers is simply put nonexistent. It just doesn't happen - Adderall isn't corn to put it frankly.
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Most of the amphetamine is actually excreted through your urine, your skin, and its in the form of metabolites.

The likelihood of a pill making its way through your system that is made up of glucose, and some other generic fillers is simply put nonexistent. It just doesn't happen - Adderall isn't corn to put it frankly.
Your skin? Could it cause possible break outs? I am a pizza face myself lately....
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Re: Pooping a lot?

lol Funny title. Yes I think it can make you go number 2 more. I don't go to the bathroom a lot or anything, but I notice right after I first take it I feel like I immediately have to go to the bathroom. Pretty much life coffee.
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Your skin? Could it cause possible break outs? I am a pizza face myself lately....
Adderall can cause breakouts but it doesn't for everyone. So far I haven't gotten acne (knock on wood) or anything but my eczema has gotten a little worse. I already had eczema before but I think the Adderall made it harder to go away completely. It you have acne with Adderall I heard you need to drink A LOT of water, have a good skincare routine and don't stress out a lot. Stress is what causes acne and Adderall can mess your hormones up a lot.
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don't stress out..... ha... i wish that were possible
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Re: Pooping a lot?

I saw your post but had to run and take care of BUSINESS.

OK, IM BACK!

Yes, I have noticed more visits. To be a little more graphic, if I could, it seems to be more firm too.
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Re: Pooping a lot?

Hahaha yeah I totally have to poop more often on Adderall...
Also, it dehydrates me a lot - dry mouth - and I have to drink like 3 bottles of water to be okay which makes my skin look great!
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I'm on 10mg of adderall instant release. Whenever I've taken it, I usually have a GI tract cleansing movement in about 15 minutes every single time. Think of it as you've just chugged a bucket of coffee, it'll definitely stimulate the GI tract.

It's not ruining the efficacy of your medication. If anything at this point a lot of it has already been adsorbed.

When I'm on it regularly I don't have as many GI side effects. When I've taken a break from it however they come back.
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Re: Pooping a lot?

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... how come whenever I take Adderall I always poop a lot within 5 minutes?
That can happen in the first hour or so.
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Re: Pooping a lot?

Pretty much any stimulant can make you feel the urge to defecate. It's just part of the body chemistry.
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