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ADD Meds and anal spasms?

Postby pdt935 » 13 Sep 2016, 17:53

Hi all,

From January-July I dealt with a fissure. It really kept me from living my life, and I went from working out every day @170 pounds to 121 pounds and missing work/lying in bed most of the day. I'm 26, and male.

Anorectal specialists told me the fissure was not that bad, and couldn't explain (or believe) the pain I was having. They were hesitant to act, and I was not doing well. Then my GP prescribed me Constella, and for the past month things have been great. BMs are sometimes soft, sometimes a little harder after a night out, but I'm back to living my life.

Two days ago I felt confident enough to start taking Vyvanse, an ADD med that I had thought may have caused previous fissures. Today, I had an okay BM with light spasms, then a watery BM (which I sometimes have anyways) and immediately dealt with the old familiar pain.

What I realized though is that the doctors were right: the fissure was a minor issue, but the spasms were the major source of pain I had felt before. It's either this, or just a bad day as I only slept a few hours and then weightlifted for about an hour.

I'm going to stop taking the Vyvanse (which makes sense as its a stimulant), but has anyone else experienced this? I just got back to work full time and need to be alert. If anyone has any ADD alternatives that don't cause spasms I would appreciate the help!

Thanks all. Hang in there and I can answer any questions.
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Re: ADD Meds and anal spasms?

Postby Savaici » 14 Sep 2016, 06:48

It is very very common that the pain is way out of proportion to the size of the fissure. This was the same for me. A tiny fissure that could barely be seen and excruciating pain for the best part of the day.

I don't know the side effects to Vyvanse, except what I have seen online (which appear to be quite a few and include constipation). If you have not been taking them and feeling better do you need to take the risk again? Maybe something milder?
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Re: ADD Meds and anal spasms?

Postby pdt935 » 15 Sep 2016, 10:57

Thanks for the reply. I'm going to ask for an ADD med that is less stimulating, as I kind of need it for my job.
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