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I just took my daily dose adderall 10mg and I have a concern

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I just took my daily dose adderall 10mg and I have a concern for some symptoms. I have diarrhea and I feel very anxious and lightheaded
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: Ive laid down but I still feel a little nervous
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nope
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 months ago.

Hello!

How long have you taken the Adderall??

Anxiety is very common side effect of Adderall ....

Diarrhea can be side effect as well..

How long has the diarrhea been going on??

How severe is it ? Loose brown stool or very watery ??

Especially much higher volume watery diarrhea may lead to you being dehydrated and light headed ....

I hope this information is helpful for you

Let me know If you have further questions or concerns

I will be happy to get back with you

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Thank you and Best Regards,

Anthony Bray MD

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have been taking it since January. Never really had those symptoms until now. It was loose brown stool that has happened twice today. Should I also be concerned about my heart rate
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 months ago.

How is your heart rate ?? Normal resting is 60 to 100...

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It's fine now that I have calmed down but it was beating very fast when I was feeling the anxiety symptoms.
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 2 months ago.

Taking Adderall to since January then this is probably NOT side effects ...

Sounds that you may have gastroenteritis ( most of these are short term viral illnesses ) You may try Pepto Bismol one dose after each loose stool --- may eat light meals ...increase fluids such as Gatorade ( helps relace electrolytes )

Light headed may be associated with your illness as well I think .....