View Full Version : Vyvanse - Sexual Side Effects


aarondev
12-20-10, 06:30 PM
Hey,
Just got Rx'd Vyvanse and was oriignally keen on the idea until I read on wikipedia that ED is a side-effect.

How common has this been for people? And, if not that, what other side-effects (sexually) have been experienced? I ask as on Adderall (what I'm switching from) my libido increased and I'd rather not lose that.

Regards,

Peeka225
12-21-10, 09:41 AM
I personally have not had ANY type of sexual side effects from my Vyvanse. Everyone is different though. I suggest trying it without expecting to experience what you read on the wiki. Everyone is different so give it a shot. If you have problems that is a reason to switch. Don't take an internet posting as gospel. See how YOUR body will react.

robhat
01-03-11, 07:48 PM
I've also had some sexual side effects. Been on vyvanse about 4 mo now, and had some off & on ed issues first month or so and that has gone away.....but.....even though I now find it easy to get an erection, I also find it very very hard to reach orgasm. I never really had much of an issue with that before, but at this point I probably ejaculate only 10-20% of the times I have sex. Very annoying side effect. Not sure if there are supplements or something available to help w this, but I haven't found anything yet.

Turboaz
01-04-11, 01:42 AM
I found that on 70mg my sex drive during "peak" hours was noticably increased however getting it up wasn't as easy.

Alex9
01-04-11, 04:08 PM
I definitely got ED on vyvanse. Im pretty sure vyvanse (and for that matter all amphetamines) are vascoconstrictors, meaning that they constrict blood vessels, which reduces blood flow to your ummmm "sausage", causing ED. However since you were fine on adderall i wouldnt worry about it since vyvanse and adderall are both amphetamines and should have similar effects.

Also, Adderall caused this for me as well, so if it didnt cause it for you then your probably fine.

watermark0n
01-09-11, 05:28 AM
Hey,
Just got Rx'd Vyvanse and was oriignally keen on the idea until I read on wikipedia that ED is a side-effect.

How common has this been for people? And, if not that, what other side-effects (sexually) have been experienced? I ask as on Adderall (what I'm switching from) my libido increased and I'd rather not lose that.

Regards,

Amphetamines can cause both cause hypersexuality and ED. Unfortunately I seem to be one of the people who gets both side effects.

Jester
01-09-11, 02:28 PM
Hey,
Just got Rx'd Vyvanse and was oriignally keen on the idea until I read on wikipedia that ED is a side-effect.

How common has this been for people? And, if not that, what other side-effects (sexually) have been experienced? I ask as on Adderall (what I'm switching from) my libido increased and I'd rather not lose that.

Regards,

Talking about libido is pretty pointless. ''Hey I like your butt, oh but I liked your butt before I took Adderall too so I guess I like it more now.'' It doesn't mean anything.

What makes more sense is to talk about the pleasure during intercourse or masturbation. If your pleasure increased from taking Adderall, it will likely increase further with vyvanse because vyvanse has no levoamphetamine. The coming up, edging and orgasm will be more intense and of longer duration then with Adderall.

aarondev
01-11-11, 06:14 AM
Thanks for responses.

I appreciate the comment about libido, but there's a difference between the level you notice someone/things of someone when you have lower libido versus higher. Speaking from experience here.

In any case, can you explain how that component of the Adderall makes an impact where the absence in Vyvanse boosts Vyvanes's impact?

As for me, the way I've experienced it so far is that the increased interest in sex/libido has been mostly absent with the Vyvanse. But then I like it more than the Adderall because its very smooth comparatively. I don't feel it 'dipping' at any point until after its duration has expired. The only thing I'd note though of course is that I was on Adderall before Vyvanse and therefore didn't have that new 'peak' feeling before switching. I also am presently on Strattera which undoubtedly affects this, too.

Jester
01-11-11, 02:39 PM
Thanks for responses.

I appreciate the comment about libido, but there's a difference between the level you notice someone/things of someone when you have lower libido versus higher. Speaking from experience here.

In any case, can you explain how that component of the Adderall makes an impact where the absence in Vyvanse boosts Vyvanes's impact?

As for me, the way I've experienced it so far is that the increased interest in sex/libido has been mostly absent with the Vyvanse. But then I like it more than the Adderall because its very smooth comparatively. I don't feel it 'dipping' at any point until after its duration has expired. The only thing I'd note though of course is that I was on Adderall before Vyvanse and therefore didn't have that new 'peak' feeling before switching. I also am presently on Strattera which undoubtedly affects this, too.

Life is complicated, nothing is simple. Take for example ethylene glycol and water. EG freezes at 10F and water freezes at 32F so when you mix both in 70/30 proportion, you kind of interpolate between the 2 and expect the mix to freeze at about 18F right? Well it turns out a 70/30 mix of the 2 freezes at -60F.
And that's with a mix of 2 very very simple molecules. Imagine what occurs in the body. Nobody knows exactly.

What we know is that amphetamines have good sexual potential. Meth abusers can experience the equivalent of 300 orgasms over 6-12 hours of continuous sexual intercourse but if you try to do it too, you won't feel a thing. What happens is, especially with amphetamines, you have to try it over and over again until it starts working, a bit like when you try to start an old truck and you have to keep trying and trying until it finally kicks in and you can work it up from there.

So it's not only the drug you take, like, ''I take vyvanse I'm not horny, I take meth, I'm high'', but also how you build your pathways under the influence of that drug. That's why it's important to study or do work while on Adderall so that the effect of the drug is focused on expanding the brain channels that you use to reason rather than expanding other channels that do not necessary lead to a healthy behavior and that may lead to addiction.

UPC1987
01-30-12, 10:51 AM
I've also had some sexual side effects. Been on vyvanse about 4 mo now, and had some off & on ed issues first month or so and that has gone away.....but.....even though I now find it easy to get an erection, I also find it very very hard to reach orgasm. I never really had much of an issue with that before, but at this point I probably ejaculate only 10-20% of the times I have sex. Very annoying side effect. Not sure if there are supplements or something available to help w this, but I haven't found anything yet.


i find the same thing as well. extremely hard to reach orgasm. :confused::( this is extremely frustrating... anybody with suggestions?

thankfully my girlfriend is extremely understanding. i don't know what I would do without her.

colnajoe
01-31-12, 12:22 PM
[quote=robhat;994537]I've also had some sexual side effects. Been on vyvanse about 4 mo now, and had some off & on ed issues first month or so and that has gone away.....but.....even though I now find it easy to get an erection, I also find it very very hard to reach orgasm. I never really had much of an issue with that before, but at this point I probably ejaculate only 10-20% of the times I have sex. Very annoying side effect. Not sure if there are supplements or something available to help w this, but I haven't found anything yet.[/quote

Personal I know, but can you achieve the big O while masturbating? I've heard that some anxiety and depression meds can cause ED and such.

colnajoe
01-31-12, 12:32 PM
i find the same thing as well. extremely hard to reach orgasm. :confused::( this is extremely frustrating... anybody with suggestions?

thankfully my girlfriend is extremely understanding. i don't know what I would do without her.

For me, getting an erection and acheiving orgasm is completely mental. If I lay in bed worring "Man, I hope I can get it up this time, or I hope my partner doesn't think it's him/her, or I'm taking too long to orgasm, my partner is going to be disapointed or bored and want to quit.

I look at it like this. Unmedicated, I drove her insane. Fights, not getting things done, always go go go. She wold much rather have it like this.

So, dont make it more than it is, have fun trying to figure it out, and just accept the fact that you might not acheive orgasm every time. You just get to try again sooner :)

gatorADDe
02-07-12, 02:12 AM
I didnt read all the other posts. But on Adderall I felt like I could get it up easier than normal actually. Adderall made me horny as hell. Vyvanse doesn't do this as much and It's not as easy to get it up or get interested period.

GeordieDave
02-07-12, 05:27 AM
I'm not on any meds yet so I can not talk from any experiences I have had with them...

The thing is I'm always wanting sex, I have it every week and I find it very easy to get up and sometimes its embarrising but I find it very easy to have an orgasm... (sometimes when I'm drunk I last longer lol)

Don't get me wrong I love sex but... I literally want it everyday even after sex I have a break and I'm horny again.. It's annoying when she doesn't want to lol..

Will meds maybe change that effect? I'd love to last longer.. It's sometimes embarrising :( But meh.

John836
02-07-12, 06:16 AM
I'm not on any meds yet so I can not talk from any experiences I have had with them...

The thing is I'm always wanting sex, I have it every week and I find it very easy to get up and sometimes its embarrising but I find it very easy to have an orgasm... (sometimes when I'm drunk I last longer lol)

Don't get me wrong I love sex but... I literally want it everyday even after sex I have a break and I'm horny again.. It's annoying when she doesn't want to lol..

Will meds maybe change that effect? I'd love to last longer.. It's sometimes embarrising But meh.
I didnt read all the other posts. But on Adderall I felt like I could get it up easier than normal actually. Adderall made me horny as hell. Vyvanse doesn't do this as much and It's not as easy to get it up or get interested period.Strange. I find that I can drill through concrete personally. :giggle:

My libido and erections are the same before and after Adderall/Vyvanse.

Fraser_0762
02-07-12, 07:53 AM
I hope meds increase my sex drive....

gatorADDe
02-07-12, 11:15 AM
I hope meds increase my sex drive....


I've read the antidepressant wellbutrin can increase your sex drive a lot. It's rarely rx'ed off label for adhd though

Darken
02-07-12, 02:08 PM
Be careful what you read....Despite Wellbutrin being prescribed as an add-on for people with sexual side effects on SSRI's...it's more common to lower your libido in male patients....and in most does nothing to reduce the side effects such as delayed orgasm. It's effects seem to be far more beneficial for females then males.

Back on topic...amphetamines definitely can cause ED problems...for me it just takes a little longer to get up and the overall sensation seems well less intense.

Dubwise
02-17-12, 02:57 PM
I have not experienced ED on Vyvanse, I have been experiencing increased drive, a longer sustained erection and more pleasurable orgasm. Sex seems way more pleasurable on Vyvanse for me personally. I suppose for each person it will be different.

iforgot824
09-28-12, 10:29 AM
I see a number of people who have mentioned experiencing ED on vyvanse but no one has mentioned what they did about it. I have been on vyvanse and adderall, and tried streterra one time. All of them cause bad ED, to the point where im pretty much not functioning at all. I thought it was stimulant/blood flow at first but after stretrra I realized thats not it. My doctor just wrote a Rx for concerta, and I am hoping this will be the one that works!

After doing some reading, I have noticed that some people, who have taken concerta and adderall, experienced sexual dysfunction with one and not the other. Does concerta work differently? In terms of how it acts on the brain?

artymom
09-30-12, 09:36 PM
After being on SSRI's for years, Vyvanse is a huge improvement! I feel like I'm totally back to normal sexually. While I don't feel like I have hyper-sexuality, I for sure have an improved sex drive and can achieve orgasm - which I couldn't on SSRI's. (Prozac wasn't so bad, Zoloft left me with no sex drive or ability to climax whatsoever.)

guilty cubicles
10-05-12, 02:48 AM
When I first started taking Vyvanse, over a year ago, my libido went crazy insane. It was very intense at times and would cause me to become aggressive and angry. I didn't mind it at all, in fact i loved it. However, prior tot taking it my libido was already extremely high from going to the gym every day. Plus I was taking xanax at night for sleep and I am wondering if that could of caused the libido increase too. And while on my vyvanse, I worked out religiously which i am sure helped.

After a couple months of taking vyvanse, I started doing pain killers and became addicted to them and stopped taking vyvanse completely. I was addicted to oxy's and other opiates for about 8 months. A couple of months of doing opiates almost killed my libido. It was barely there.

I quit all opiates and I have been sober for about 5-6 months now. My libido is no where near where it used to be. Its there but the young vigor I seems to have vanished which is really disappointing. So recently I started taking my vyvanse again for work and was hoping it would help out my sex drive a lil bit. It does help but not like it used to. It used to make me horny while on and off it. Now it makes me really horny once it wears off. Anyone have an idea as to why? Possible PAWS?

Sorry to hijack the thread was just curious for answers.

JR1973
10-05-12, 10:26 AM
Yes these things happen. Side-effects from amphetamines. Many stimulants (including OTC stuff like Sudafed) are vasoconstrictors. These shrink blood vessels, more so in the periphery areas like hands, feet, penis. This is why some people complain about cold hands, feet, and ED but also notice that stimulants work wonders for sinus pressure.

Some people are lucky and don't have any problems, some people have problems initially then the problems go away. Others continue to have to problems.

For an erection to happen there literally has to be a perfect storm of events in the body (obviously it usually happens without problems otherwise humans would have been extinct a long time ago). Anything that can potentially alter any of the many steps in the process can cause ED. Blood flow, anxiety, hormones and the list goes on. You can start with making sure you are ok mechanically by monitoring your blood pressure as well as stuff like cholesterol. Exercise can help overcome the blood flow problems too.

Another option is to talk with your doctor about the issues and ask about viagra, cialis or levitra. These drugs are vasodialators which increase blood flow and thus counteract the side-effects of stimulants. Don't be shy. After all, you are taking prescribed medication that can cause these problems. Doctors hear about these issues all the time and will probably be handing you a prescription and some samples before you finish your sentence. Your GF will thank you.

Note: These drugs work wonders but are damn expensive and most insurance won't cover them. There are ways to get them dirt-cheap but won't be discussed in the open. PM me if you have any questions...