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Old 02-02-10, 11:05 PM
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Vyvanse and Constipation

Has anyone else had to deal with terrible constipation because of vyvanse? When it first hits me in the morning every thing comes out. It definitely get my bowels moving but by the end of the day I am realy constipated. I eat very healthy. No meat, lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, an dI only drink water. What can I do about this? I've been taking vyvanse for a year but I this problem keeps getting worse.
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Re: Vyvanse and Constipation

Yeah I'm experiencing something very similar. I've been taking vyvanse 3 months now. I have a decent diet, not enough roughage, but pretty good diet. Been taking 3 metamucil capsules each day which seems to help.
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Re: Vyvanse and Constipation

Are you getting enough water to avoid dehydration. The stim meds are also diuretics and cause the kidneys to excrete more water and increase your requirement for more water intake. In rats, amphetamines decrease GI motility which would allow more wateer to be removed from the intestines and increase constipation-I do not know if this translates to humans.
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Re: Vyvanse and Constipation

Good point. I def need to drink more water. Thx
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Old 02-04-10, 02:27 PM
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Re: Vyvanse and Constipation

I just poop a lot less because I eat so much less. Also the appetite suppressant aspect has allowed me to be more choosy with my meals and not get fast food and junk all the time. A bigger portion of my diet is fruits, veg, and grains. Plenty of Fiber to keep things moving along! And yes, drinking more water definitely should help.
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Re: Vyvanse and Constipation

eat some fiber and drink water like its your job. but don't chug the water, just sips alll day. and for the fiber maybe cereal like shredded wheat or stuff like metamucil ?
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Re: Vyvanse and Constipation

I know I'm kind of late to the topic, but hopefully a few of you are still here. How long after taking the Vyvanse would you say the constipation started? I ask because I want to be sure that it is the Vyvanse that is causing my problem. It doesn't help that I started taking several new medications around the same time. Answering my question would be a tremendous help, thanks if you can!
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Re: Vyvanse and Constipation

you might be on to much....that happened to me back when i use to abuse my meds.....
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Re: Vyvanse and Constipation

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you might be on to much....that happened to me back when i use to abuse my meds.....
i have the same problem... but also just started on the savanna diet (75% plants 25 % meat and no grains. I haven't quite cut all grains yet but I can def feel a difference and it seems to work as long as I keep my dose down,
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