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trinity10120
02-02-08, 11:44 AM
Ok, so I did read the quidelines again to make sure that I was allowed to talk about this.

My dr. put me back on Vyvanse (up to 60mg)and informed me that I absolutely cannot have any caffeine. Caffeine raises the side effects for irritability and anger. I have found Vyvanse to be very incredible thus far without caffeine.

Results:
Vyvanse has been working very well for me. I am also on 1mg of Guanfacine which I take at night.

I have noticed one of the major advantages of vyvanse and or guanfacine has made sensitivity (ehem down there) much higher. Sex is much more enjoyable and I am able to meet with my husband on the same level of intimacy. Sex is MINDBLOWING! I'm not kidding.

I have been on Concerta, Focalin, and Strattera, and these medications made intercourse undesirable for me.
The reason I feel like sharing this is because I know that there are quite a few of you that have problems with having a sexual desire at all, especially on medications.

ben72227
02-04-08, 02:34 PM
Well, amphetamines like Vyvanse increase dopamine levels, and dopamine increases pleasure (especially with regards to sex). It's kind of an opposite effect in men though because it is a vasoconstrictor (thus it will cause erectile disfunction); sex is still pleasurable, but most men have trouble getting an erection in the first place.

Also, an interesting side note - part of why methamphetamine addicts take meth is because it does the same thing with regards to dopamine (except on a much more intense level).

trinity10120
02-08-08, 12:41 PM
I, in no way mentioned this in regards to abuse of my ADHD medications. I know your not implying it, although I just wanted to inform everyone. I felt this was important for myself, because my sex drive has been so low with my husband that I felt it was actually damaging our relationship.

heretic
02-13-08, 12:21 PM
I've found that it takes longer to become aroused, and fades faster if not... nurtured?, but sex is great--lasts longer and (maybe because it lasts longer) climax is more intense. Yay vyvanse!

hippie_chick
02-16-08, 12:00 AM
Same here, Trinity - and I'm not complaining! ;-)

Rags847
02-17-08, 01:23 PM
Can men use an ED drug like Cialis along with their stimulant to overcome the sexual responsiveness problem (the vasoconstriction encountered with some stims)?

despirit
02-17-08, 09:31 PM
I'm a guy and when I was prescribed Adderall, sex was better than ever before. I think in my case it was more because it took away my anxiety and inhibitions. I wasn't so self-conscious and could focus more on the task at hand. :P

Hutch1ns
02-20-08, 09:30 AM
Well, amphetamines like Vyvanse increase dopamine levels, and dopamine increases pleasure (especially with regards to sex). It's kind of an opposite effect in men though because it is a vasoconstrictor (thus it will cause erectile disfunction); sex is still pleasurable, but most men have trouble getting an erection in the first place.

Also, an interesting side note - part of why methamphetamine addicts take meth is because it does the same thing with regards to dopamine (except on a much more intense level).

If they have trouble getting it up, they probably shouldn't be taking amphetamines.

Rags847
02-20-08, 09:35 AM
Which ADHD drugs cause vasoconstriction and ED problems? All of them or some of them?
And if they do, can you take an ED drug (Cialis, Levitra, Viagra) on the same day you take the ADHD drug (Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvance)?

KurtG85
02-25-08, 11:35 PM
If they have trouble getting it up, they probably shouldn't be taking amphetamines.

We're discussing the issue of men who take stimulants and as a result of vasoconstriction experience ED.

ADHD
02-26-08, 10:43 AM
Which ADHD drugs cause vasoconstriction and ED problems? All of them or some of them?
And if they do, can you take an ED drug (Cialis, Levitra, Viagra) on the same day you take the ADHD drug (Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvance)?
I would also like to know the answer to this.

BASSOUNDS
03-01-08, 05:00 PM
Which ADHD drugs cause vasoconstriction and ED problems? All of them or some of them?
And if they do, can you take an ED drug (Cialis, Levitra, Viagra) on the same day you take the ADHD drug (Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvance)?

Theoretically, yes, there is no major safety concern for taking a psychostimulant like Vyvanse and a drug like Viagra. However, this all needs to be considered in the context of someone's overall health (i.e. see a physician before trying it).

jessenyk
04-02-08, 09:53 AM
I love Vyvanse because I dont peak so quickly and when I do it is very "explosive", a very intense orgasm.

Mincan
04-02-08, 10:50 AM
Same with [unadulturated aka not Vyvanse] dex.

hannahsmom
04-23-08, 03:27 PM
Ok, so I did read the quidelines again to make sure that I was allowed to talk about this.

My dr. put me back on Vyvanse (up to 60mg)and informed me that I absolutely cannot have any caffeine. Caffeine raises the side effects for irritability and anger. I have found Vyvanse to be very incredible thus far without caffeine.

Results:
Vyvanse has been working very well for me. I am also on 1mg of Guanfacine which I take at night.

I have noticed one of the major advantages of vyvanse and or guanfacine has made sensitivity (ehem down there) much higher. Sex is much more enjoyable and I am able to meet with my husband on the same level of intimacy. Sex is MINDBLOWING! I'm not kidding.

I have been on Concerta, Focalin, and Strattera, and these medications made intercourse undesirable for me.
The reason I feel like sharing this is because I know that there are quite a few of you that have problems with having a sexual desire at all, especially on medications.


This is what I"m hoping for. I'm 40yo F, and very unhappy with my libido. It was great on Adderall XR, but the side effects were horrible. Doc insisted I try this before he would prescribe Dexedrine, so I'm giving it a shot. Libido was one reason I wanted to continue trying the stimulant meds. (and,of course, well..... what was I talking about again?):)

JR1973
04-23-08, 04:52 PM
Bah, you chicks have it easy when it comes to sex! Yeah amphetamines can and usually do effect and/or nuke the ability for an erection. Easily fixed with viagra, cialis or levitra though.

J

mkl75
04-25-08, 02:18 AM
Bah, you chicks have it easy when it comes to sex! Yeah amphetamines can and usually do effect and/or nuke the ability for an erection. Easily fixed with viagra, cialis or levitra though.

J

NOT!!Women DO get erections...they are just not as visible as men's. Yes, it's true we can still "perform" regardless but the libido, or lack of, is very important otherwise there is no benefit to us, other than the intimacy involved. But, I CAN understand how it could be more frutrating for a man!
:)

Rags847
04-25-08, 02:27 AM
Don't forget libido and bloodflow are too separate matters.
Stimulants certainly cause blood to flow away from the genital region.
While, in my case, they have only enhanced libido.
Many people prescribed the ED drugs have an intact libido (they love and lust after their partner), but either their bloodflow is compromised, or they have back problems and pain that interferes with maintaining an erection, or they have some illness (like prostate cancer) that interferes.

JR1973
04-25-08, 10:52 AM
You have no idea the problems in that 'area' that can plague a guy! I for one can personally vouch on the effectiveness of ED medications. They work so well it is almost ridiculous.

J

KurtG85
04-25-08, 11:21 PM
Fair warning: i'm going to try and describe a specific adderall induced ED symptom in graphic detail. Look away if your... offended... or whatever.

Can any of you guys who have experienced ED (difficulty acheiving and maintaining erection is how ED is defined in this case) from adderall relate to or recognize the feeling of 'sputtering' at the base of your penis when ever you perform... oh i dont know what it would be called... maybe a kegel excersice? It would pretty much be the muscle you would flex to lift your penis when its close to or fully erect (with no hands of course) but then again it may be just a little bit behind that, farther inwards. Anyway while 'flexing' that muscle it feels like whatever the muscle is that is supposed to relax and allow bloodflow into the penis is stuck on close or something and a tiny amount of blood is sputtering through into the penis or maybe its the opposite and its draining out. I'm definetly not reffering to the quite similiar, but quite opposite sensation of blood rushing into the penis. It feels similiar, just more of a sputtering feeling and the LOSS of most of or any erection. I actually feel this the most when I sort of hold it at a half flexed kegel, or whatever it is. Can anyone relate?

Good times...

Actually, its an unbelievably frustrating sensation as I'm sure any guy understands if they've ever experienced anything remotely like it. Peace.

-- Earmuffs (or blinders) off now. ;)

Leigh Leigh
05-01-08, 11:45 AM
In my experience in the last 3 months, between Lexapro, Ritalin, Focalin, Daytrana, (switching to generic Celexa in between), taking Xanax for my anxiety, trying Adderall IR & XR, now currently Vyvanse, MY SEX DRIVE IS GONE! I hate it, hate it, HATE IT! I am in my early 30's and had a ravenous sexual appetite before starting these meds. I have been in a great relationship with someone I'm EXTREMELY sexually compatible with for over a year, living together most of the time. I am also a very affectionate person. That has gone away. Yes, I'm more focused & the Xanax has been a godsend for my anxiety, but I want my sex drive back. I want to not cringe at the thought of being intimate with someone I am deeply in love with. Yes, we still have a "sex life", but I'm not into it like before. I must say, once I get started, the orgasms on Adderall were explosive , long & wonderful. It's the getting started that's difficult. I'm isolating more and he is always trying to reach out and be understanding. I am so scared I will push him away. This feeling of detachment is frightening. I have had so many ups & downs physically & mentally, trying to find the right med combo is grueling. I know I need to practice patience more.

I still drink caffeine, perhaps that's why I'm so damn irritable? I really didn't think it would affect me on the meds, it never affected me before.

Once again, so glad there's a place we can come to vent about this. I read so many things that I relate to and never knew they were ADHD related. It explains a lifetime of confusion.....

Have a happy day all-

Sandy4957
05-01-08, 02:18 PM
Leigh,

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it is simply the stress of trying all these treatments (after all, you must have things that you want to change in order to go through all that, right?) that has put you off sex at the moment. If it's any consolation... the drive DOES come back, or at least it has for me. :p In fact, I'd say that mine is ... ehem... at the highest that it's been in a while... (er.... ok, I've become a sex fiend! :eek: There, I said it! Y'all happy, now? :mad: No PMing me for my number here, boys, or the hubster might get ticked! :D) I'd have a heart to heart with your man and reassure him that your lack of interest has absolutely NOTHING to do with him, and then make a concerted effort to initiate affection AND sex with him as often as you can, even when you might not FEEL like it initially. Affection brings its own relaxation, you know? And you'll almost surely BECOME "interested" in sex after things get going (and if lubrication is an issue, just buy something for it). That'll keep your dude happy and help him realize that you really do care, even if you're not 100% yourself at the moment. :)

Lastly, I started out taking my meds without eliminating caffeine, and over time I have ended up all but eliminating it. For one thing the two in combination causes my blood pressure to go through the roof. But they also just give me a real fragile feeling, sort of crispy, if you will. It isn't pleasant, and I can certainly see how it might cause some people to feel irritable. To me it almost felt like a high and I didn't like it.

Good luch to you, Leigh. It will likely get better soon. Hang in there.

Sandy

Leigh Leigh
05-01-08, 02:25 PM
Thanks Sandy!!! Your words mean so much & have helped a lot! Take care!!

Mincan
05-01-08, 02:28 PM
What's sex like anyway?

Leigh Leigh
05-01-08, 02:30 PM
BTW Sandy, what meds are you currently on, if you don't mind me asking!?

Rags847
05-01-08, 05:07 PM
What's sex like anyway?

Sex is a pure dopamine high!
Which is why for me Dextroamphetamine heightens my already feverish sex drive.
I switched to Dex from Adderall because of Adderall sides.
I'm wondering if the sex-drive interference some report are due to sides - anxiety-sides especially.
Dex has been great and smooth for me!

Sandy4957
05-01-08, 06:08 PM
Not a problem at all, Leigh Leigh. I'm on 100 mg Luvox and whatever I "feel" like of many different types of stimulants I happen to have on hand. Through experimentation, we've determined that I do best on low doses of Adderall. In another thread, Dr. Hallowell recommended that I try Ritalin at a low dose, so that's something that my psychiatrist will prescribe the next time that I see him. But the current plan was for me to be on 10 mg Adderall XR on regular days (some days I prefer to take nothing because it helps me for my work; again, something we determined only through experimentation).

I'm finding that the lifestyle changes are far more effective than the meds, but the meds help to get me to make the lifestyle changes, if that makes sense...

The only reason that I'm taking any of the other stimulants right now is just that I've got a lot of different types on hand and I'm taking a break from my work at the moment, so I can pay close attention to how each of them makes me feel.

Feel free to PM me if you wanted more any info. (so as not to hijack the thread too much).

Signed,

Sandy (AKA, the Sex Fiend) :o

Rags847
05-01-08, 07:01 PM
In another thread, Dr. Hallowell recommended that I try Ritalin at a low dose, so that's something that my psychiatrist will prescribe the next time that I see him.

Dr. Hallowell posts in here? :eek:

Sandy4957
05-01-08, 07:05 PM
Yes. His screen name is ehallowell.

texasmissb
05-01-08, 09:27 PM
In my experience in the last 3 months, between Lexapro, Ritalin, Focalin, Daytrana, (switching to generic Celexa in between), taking Xanax for my anxiety, trying Adderall IR & XR, now currently Vyvanse, MY SEX DRIVE IS GONE! I hate it, hate it, HATE IT! I am in my early 30's and had a ravenous sexual appetite before starting these meds. I have been in a great relationship with someone I'm EXTREMELY sexually compatible with for over a year, living together most of the time. I am also a very affectionate person. That has gone away. Yes, I'm more focused & the Xanax has been a godsend for my anxiety, but I want my sex drive back. I want to not cringe at the thought of being intimate with someone I am deeply in love with. Yes, we still have a "sex life", but I'm not into it like before. I must say, once I get started, the orgasms on Adderall were explosive , long & wonderful. It's the getting started that's difficult. I'm isolating more and he is always trying to reach out and be understanding. I am so scared I will push him away. This feeling of detachment is frightening. I have had so many ups & downs physically & mentally, trying to find the right med combo is grueling. I know I need to practice patience more.

I still drink caffeine, perhaps that's why I'm so damn irritable? I really didn't think it would affect me on the meds, it never affected me before.

Once again, so glad there's a place we can come to vent about this. I read so many things that I relate to and never knew they were ADHD related. It explains a lifetime of confusion.....

Have a happy day all-

I think it may be the antidepressants your taking. Can you take Wellbutrin instead? Also I took xanex a while back and I remember that kind of numbed me out. The wellbutrin and vyvance is what I'm on and is a very good sexual cocktail. I also take Indreal (beta blocker) that kills desire some but I'm weaning off that now. My Pdoc was going to add a serotonin antidepressant to the mix but I said no just for the sexual side effect reason. I still had a little depression and figured if my sex life was dead I would have a lot of depression ;). Also if you have a natural hormone doctor and a compounding pharmacy you can up your testosterone level if its too low.

Arei
05-01-08, 09:34 PM
My dr. put me back on Vyvanse (up to 60mg)and informed me that I absolutely cannot have any caffeine. Caffeine raises the side effects for irritability and anger. I have found Vyvanse to be very incredible thus far without caffeine.


WHAT?


Ugh, they could've told me that :mad::mad::mad: No wonder I got unbelievably irritable....

Rags847
05-01-08, 11:31 PM
Also if you have a natural hormone doctor and a compounding pharmacy you can up your testosterone level if its too low.

What does a natural hormone doctor recommend - foods and supplements, generally?
And what is a compounding pharmacy?
Just not familiar with these terms.
Thanks.

ADDAWAY
05-02-08, 01:15 AM
Looks like some of us are "up" for a switch in meds, huh?!!!

variance
05-03-08, 02:04 AM
What does a natural hormone doctor recommend - foods and supplements, generally?
And what is a compounding pharmacy?
Just not familiar with these terms.
Thanks.

That individual was misinformed.

There is no such thing as a "natural hormone doctor"
there is however endocrinologists and neuroendocrinologists who are real medical doctors that deal with with the endocrine system. (hormones are the product of it)
meaning they have either a M.D. (Allopathic medicine) or a D.O. (Osteopathic medicine).
To be a endocrinologist its 4 years undergrad, 4 years med-school. 4 years residency and 2 - 4 years fellowship.


I am going to ASSume he might be referring to homeopathy and naturopathy who are on the same levels as scientologists with regards to expertise in neuroscience. (Assumption based on the annoying disconcerting use of "natural" as if natural is always better. There's tons of poisons, and bacteria that are plenty natural. They ain't good for you.)


and no. you cannot "up" your testosterone very easily.
If your test levels are above or below the normal range then you have some sort of condition that must be diagnosed by a real doctor.

if there was a easy way to up test without consequences body builders would have a field day... no more injectables for them. no more post cycle therapy. no more worrying about developing gynomastia (man boobies)

texasmissb
05-04-08, 01:13 AM
That individual was misinformed.

There is no such thing as a "natural hormone doctor"
there is however endocrinologists and neuroendocrinologists who are real medical doctors that deal with with the endocrine system. (hormones are the product of it)
meaning they have either a M.D. (Allopathic medicine) or a D.O. (Osteopathic medicine).
To be a endocrinologist its 4 years undergrad, 4 years med-school. 4 years residency and 2 - 4 years fellowship.


I am going to ASSume he might be referring to homeopathy and naturopathy who are on the same levels as scientologists with regards to expertise in neuroscience. (Assumption based on the annoying disconcerting use of "natural" as if natural is always better. There's tons of poisons, and bacteria that are plenty natural. They ain't good for you.)


and no. you cannot "up" your testosterone very easily.
If your test levels are above or below the normal range then you have some sort of condition that must be diagnosed by a real doctor.

if there was a easy way to up test without consequences body builders would have a field day... no more injectables for them. no more post cycle therapy. no more worrying about developing gynomastia (man boobies)

First of all I am a SHE not a HE and the poster is a SHE. This is easily ASSumed by the fact that she said "my husband" and my name is texasmiss. And I never did refer to either but many of the doctors are MDs including my own doctor. The hormones are called bio identical and some women are too low in testosterone (androgen). If you google this you will find a lot of info on this. I personally have had both blood and saliva tested and use bioidenticals. This is not BS that I have made up. I have been helped very much by this. If there is really any controversy surrounding use of bioidenticals I am not aware. These blood and saliva tests are done by my good ole regular kinda MD. Anywho, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Personally I dont always think natural (what ever that in itself means) is better. Bioidentical horomones have nothing to do with homeopathy that I am aware of, in fact isnt that whole principle different? And last but not least I am not a follower of Scientology and don't think that will happen in this life. ;)

chinesebob
05-04-08, 09:46 AM
I think when it comes down to what and why of stimulants and sex drive it's hard to pin down. From my personal experience I've found that my sex drive isn't less, I just have to focus on it, which translates into not working, cooking, cleaning, or anything else that I do

Erections are achievable and sustainable but might require more attention in the beginning.

Any time you are considering a drug that has a potential opposite effect on your cardio system from another drug you need to talk to your doctor and see what the risk is. ED medications have potential life threatening implications. Can you take them together? Definitely, and they work great and probably longer than they do by themselves. But don't consider without talking to your Dr, your pharmacist, and maybe getting a checkup by a cardiologist.

For women I think the libido effect is a positive benefit if the internal self doubt that is a common symptom of ADD/ADHD is manifested in the bedroom.

So I think unless you had a pre-existing condition of ED - schedule the time, even if you don't tell your wife (surprise MOD), and then take your time in advance. And women - Good for all of you!

dixiepeep
07-08-08, 03:56 PM
Ok, so I did read the quidelines again to make sure that I was allowed to talk about this.

My dr. put me back on Vyvanse (up to 60mg)and informed me that I absolutely cannot have any caffeine. Caffeine raises the side effects for irritability and anger. I have found Vyvanse to be very incredible thus far without caffeine.

Results:
Vyvanse has been working very well for me. I am also on 1mg of Guanfacine which I take at night.

I have noticed one of the major advantages of vyvanse and or guanfacine has made sensitivity (ehem down there) much higher. Sex is much more enjoyable and I am able to meet with my husband on the same level of intimacy. Sex is MINDBLOWING! I'm not kidding.

I have been on Concerta, Focalin, and Strattera, and these medications made intercourse undesirable for me.
The reason I feel like sharing this is because I know that there are quite a few of you that have problems with having a sexual desire at all, especially on medications.
glad i found this information. I wondered what in the world was going on with me. I thought it was because I am now more calm and can focus on sex. I also thought it was because I have been working out. It is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whoohooo

curseandablessi
07-08-08, 05:16 PM
Yes I have to agree with most of the posts here, I pay a lot of attention in the bedroom.

penguin
07-08-08, 11:28 PM
Hi,
I guess I am confused. Does the male ED occur from Vyvanse only while it is active against ADD??? That is to say, no 'quickies' during the 10 hours of a single dose?? Or are we talking about ED that persists well into the evening and all night?? Or are we talking weeks and weeks. If it persists, how long a drug holiday is needed to regain normal functioning??
I ask because I am leaving Strattera due to ED for the last 8 weeks and that at only 10 MG. My DR. wants me to try Vyvanse next. The wife and I are not intersted in a repeat of that hell.
Is this a common issue or only for a misfortunate few.
Thanks, Ken

Rags847
07-09-08, 03:26 AM
Avoid that hell. ED drugs have worked for many on this board.

curseandablessi
07-09-08, 07:17 AM
Strattera's a nasty one for that ED problem (my hubby takes it, and they lowered his dosage and that problem was solved).

You may be pleasantly surprised at the difference at the diff between strattera and stimulants.

Everyone is different and our bodies respond differently.

JR1973
07-09-08, 04:48 PM
I've said it once and I'll say it until I die, try one of the ED meds! Any one of them should reverse the problem caused by stimulants.
Power beyond what you can believe guys. No kidding.

J

penguin
07-10-08, 12:36 AM
Hi,
I hear you on the ED drugs. Cialis was great when I first got going again after my wife died. It is just that on only 10 MG Strat I should not see ED getting worse after 7.5 weeks. I did try one of my remaining Cialis tablets 3 days ago. Things went fine for 2 days:). Insurance won't come near to covering my needs. Until Strat I was fine. Since I still don't sleep, and the hes/ret/ED is actually worsening, it is time to try something else.
Hence the questions about Vyvanse and duration of ED. That is my next stop if I can find out enough about it. GP Doc sees it as the best next step. I agree if the ED issues are not overwhelming. I see him this Friday so I need a gameplan. He also likes Effexor. So I need to nudge him one way or the other.
I really need to know if ED occurs only during a single theraputic dose of Vyvanse or how long we have to drug holiday.
Thanks, Ken

madnose
12-15-09, 05:03 AM
DO NOT TAKE VIAGRA IF YOU ARE TAKING VYVANSE!!!

at least not in my case. I was having sex and I began to have a mild heart attack. I'm only 24 years old. The combination is too much to handle.

On a sidenote, I went off Vyvanse 70mg and Prozac 20mg about a month ago because I'd suddenly become impotent (but I had been abusing the Vyvanse, taking far more than prescribed), and it scared me so bad I went off all meds.

This gave me a new problem: I could get an erection again, but would ejaculate only seconds after seemingly any amount of stimulation. The orgasm would also be dull and pleasureless. This threw me into a deep depression because sex is very important to me, and I'd been reading about PSSD (Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction) and thought that my newfound Premature Ejaculation problem would be permanent.

I became so depressed I couldn't even get out of bed. That was THIS morning. Today, for the first time in a month, I took my Prozac and Vyvanse again and, not only did I get right up and feel great all day, my premature ejaculation problem is GONE. everything is working again after only a single day back on the medication!

I'm so excited I can't sleep (probably the Vyvanse too though, heh). I have been SO Severely depressed about this and now I've found my solution!

The only problem is, does this mean I have to continue taking these medications forever? Did the Vyvanse CAUSE the problem in the first place? ..Because i never used to have this problem.

I'd also advise people against going on Vyvanse purely to help them sexually- there really are some nasty side effects.. and there are herbal supplements that give exactly the same effects, except better.

I took the male supplement Zenerx for a few months and it was the best sex I ever had. Larger when flaccid because there was in general more blood flow all the time.. even more blood flow to the rest of my body, I just felt great. I'll admit though I was also taking Vyvanse at the time... so you can imagine how mind blowing the sex was...

Vyvanse is my friend. Everybody is telling me to get off of it, that it's a crutch, I don't need it, it's "SPEED," but to me it's a night and day difference between whether I feel like CRAP, or I'm my regular fun-loving sex-crazy self.

That was quite the rant I'll admit. Anyway, thoughts?

Rags847
12-15-09, 05:25 AM
DO NOT TAKE VIAGRA IF YOU ARE TAKING VYVANSE!!!

at least not in my case. I was having sex and I began to have a mild heart attack. I'm only 24 years old. The combination is too much to handle.


That was quite the rant I'll admit. Anyway, thoughts?

Did you talk to your doctor about this? What did they say. Abusing stimulants (taking too high a dose) and doing any physically strenuous activity can be hairy and overwhelm your system.

madnose
12-15-09, 09:06 PM
well I talked to my doctor when I asked him for the Viagra trial pack. He didn't ask me anything about my blood pressure or anything, and he knew I was on Vyvanse..

I didn't ever talk to him about it afterward, I just never tried that again.

demo3210
12-24-09, 03:47 PM
I have similar experiences. It doesn't work the same for everyone though as I have an older friend and she is not apt to have an orgasm at all after taking ADHD meds.

ex_cearulo
12-28-09, 04:45 AM
Don't know if it's been mentioned in this thread yet...

Many men try to think about other things to distract themselves from sensations in order to prolong their activities.

Perhaps the OP's personal observations are possibly caused by being less distracted?

rgb3
04-05-10, 05:58 PM
I personally really appreciate the input of the person that initiated this thread, because, lets face it... there are downsides to these medications, lets talk about the upsides!:D

I'ts not like we are getting something special in any other way than the one we are discussing... in my opinion...

I'd rather have the attention-span, ability to accomplish things, calm, cool demeanor... etc... and not need these medications but for this 'BONUS'. lol. and if we're getting a 'consolation bonus' we may as well share our knowledge and experience on the subject... as well as the subject itself. Ya know?:rolleyes:


I have been on virtually every Adult ADHD medication ever prescribed... including Benzadrine, (unfortunately no longer on the market in the USA).

I agree that Dextro-amphetamines in general improve sex, and it is a fact that it can do so for both men and women. Erectile dysfunction doesn't occur the same with all of them... and with some, the opposite occurs! There seem to be stages one goes through as the years go by. I spent about a year on Benzedrine amphetamine sulfate, undoubtedly the most sexually enhancing amphetamine to date... and as such, the potential for its abuse made it discontinued in the U.S. (Try Japan...):(

As far as combining these drugs with E.D. medications like Viagra or Cialis... It is contradictory in effect, amphetamines cause capilaries to constrict (ironically not necessarily diminishing erection, conversely for some, actually helping maintain it simply due to increased libido...), the E.D. drugs on the market cause capilaries to expand. Also, E.D. drugs diminish the climax, (Which is just as unbelievable as the extended duration and heightened libido... if not better...) E.D. drugs also cause side effects, and some unknown effects for those of us on amphetamines. (Each of us different.)

However... those E.D. drugs aren't really necessary anyway... due to a simple device called a C*-ring... for men. A simple ring worn by the man, usually metal, or rubber... (a soft shoelace (clean) and a knot in a pinch...) :p They are incredibly useful for those of us on ADHD medications... (In ways you couldn't imagine if you hadn't seen it happen to yourself.) No enlargement kits necessary... it'll make you want to take photo's... ;)

Next: (actually 'first' now... by default of Benzadrine) Desoxyn, but with a high potential for abuse, yet still prescribed in the US for ADHD for those without a history of prior abuse concerning amphetamines... (cocaine included...) Some Doctors will prescribe it with a history of amphetamine or cocaine abuse and monitor the patient for signs of abuse... most simply will not prescribe it to anyone with evident potential for abuse, meaning, history-of.

The generic for Desoxyn is Methamphetamine 5 mg tablets. They have the same potential for enhanced libido and orgasm/climax (ad infinitum...) (ridiculous to tell the truth...) as the name brand Desoxyn, but are not as free of unwanted side effects. (Still less side effects than any other ADHD med on the market) but on either... for the first 6 months of use, most men are just too 'busy' to check out erectile dysfunction, or not... but probably experience it initially. Like other side effects, that changes over time... ('it' (E.D.) goes away... but the sex remains... so far anyway... 20+ years of these things...) :)

If one (male or female) is taking or enjoying the added bonus of unbelievable sex as a side effect of amphetamines prescribed for ADHD... (AND CAN HANDLE IT!!!) Desoxyn is king... hands down... (Since the FDA decided that Benzedrine was just too fun to be legal...) Females seem to catch on instantly with Desoxyn... no dysfunction involved for any time frame. Methamphetamine or Desoxyn (C10-H15-N) has a structure that allows it to bond to blood cells in such a way that they cross the blood brain barrier with much greater effectiveness... thus the 'street value'... and high rate of addiction. If you are checking them all out (as you should be) to find the one that best suits your needs... be careful with Desoxyn. :cool:

My experience with it ended after eventually reaching the point of taking my months supply in one weekend... specifically due to what we are talking about... I can't seem to talk psychiatrists into giving it to me again. (Darn the Charts!) No, I'm joking, of course. It would have consumed me... and destroyed me. :o

I don't promote abusing any of these drugs, for it will not only result in defeating our purpose in taking them... but also in losing our jobs, potentially leading to life-destroying drug abuse of meth on the street, prison, death...
...and make it harder for all of us to get the medication we need to function normally in the workforce as well as the garage...

Let's face it, we are all walking a tight-rope with drugs very close to methamphetamine, and some are prescribed methamphetamine itself... The most addictive substance on this planet... est. 20x more addictive than crack cocaine.:confused:

Next in line (sexually speaking... not addictively) is Dexedrine... (Preferebly name brand...) or generic substitute Dextroamphetamine sulfate. There is a theraputic level for each ADHD patient, that differs, and actually 'moves around' a bit, over time... (I have experienced both periods of increased tolerance, and reverse tolerance...) those on higher dosages gain the most in the area of heightened libido and orgasm/climax potential.


Next in line would be the Dextroamphetamine/Racemic amphetamine combo found in Adderall (Amphetamine Salts) but, it is actually hendered by the presence of a small percentage of levo amphetamine in those two variants of the same thing, especially for men, in the form of erectile dysfunction.


Last on any list I know of... are the Methylphenidates... Total trash. Period. I cant believe anyone finds them theraputic in any form or fashion... poor kids on Ridlin...:eek:

However, I havent yet taken Vyvanse... which is why I'm in this forum to begin with! :) Any comparative experience would be appreciated!

Last interesting fact... Short of Desoxyn... the most recreationally abused amphetamine prescribed for our condition is Dexedrine. The generic: Dextro-amphetamine sulfate costs me $80 for one month supply... The name brand Dexedrine costs $700 for the same mg. quantity... one month supply. It is by far the most expensive on the market... and it is 40 years old... by Glaxo-Smith-Kline... Generic now only available by 'Barr'...

Does that tell you anything??? Why would the oldest, least sophisticated dextro on the market cost about 3 to 5 times more than the new ones??? (If you have the money, or a good prescription card...) and if it works for your ADHD... You know? Try it. Phsychiatry and Pharmacology are a 'trial and error' or 'hit and miss' process to find what is right for you. Any Doctor that tells you differently than that is a liar, an idiot, or works for a pharmaceutical company... (barring known personal health issues... of course!) :)

Don't be afraid to tell your doctor that you want to try different ones to arrive at the one you like best. THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE THERE FOR!!!


I certainly don't 'know it all...' and:
Anyone elses knowlege and experience is greatly appreciated by myself... I'm constantly looking for a better combination in every way. (Plus this, minus that...) Looking for the maximum theraputic benefit.

Sit-n-Spin
04-06-10, 11:39 PM
What does a natural hormone doctor recommend - foods and supplements, generally?
And what is a compounding pharmacy?
Just not familiar with these terms.
Thanks.

It's where they can make up drugs for you. I go to one for my stomach motility medication, Domperidone.

Okay, this video of Robin Williams talking about Viagra is really funny (and naughty ;)) :

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twitchcvma
05-28-12, 12:20 PM
I have noticed an incredible lack of sexual desire since taking Vyvanse. I can achieve an erection but it lasts only a short time before it withers away. I have taken Viagra, Cialis, and...ahhh, I can't think of the other one... anyway, I am up all night, not in the good way. I mean I can't fall asleep. They keep me awake. I have taken them at several hours before bed, sex with my wife is great, but I can't sleep. I have taken them in the morning...sex is great, but can't sleep. I have taken as low as 5 mg of Cialis and it simply keeps me awake. I can certainly please my wife, and I take the pills so I can make love to my wife, but honestly, I don't have much of a desire. I would rather not....wow. Talked to my psyche and they poo pooed the idea. "I've never heard of that side effect". Really? Went from Vyvanse to Adderall, back to Vyvanse. Will have to try something else. Oh, 50mg of Vyvanse. Am gonna try those OTC male things. The life before ADHD meds is not something I am willing to go back to but I would love to be able to 1)want to make love to my wife 2)be able to achieve an erection lasting more than 2 minutes, and 3) be able to sleep .

TheChemicals
05-28-12, 09:08 PM
INteresting, vyvanse hasnt done anything to my sex drive.

Mikahl
06-14-12, 01:53 PM
I have had no erectile dysfunction (still fun to say). Quite the opposite. Sex is about all I think about when I'm not consumed in my work. Fortunately, my girlfriend is also in her 30's. So, we're on the same page!