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Archerobx 02-26-18 11:17 AM

Adderall sex question
 
So Iíve been on adderall since November. I read my problem should go away and I keep waiting.
My concern is the ďreloading ď time between sex. Before I would be ready rather quickly, but now there is no other sex unless it happens later.
I like how I feel mentally but I really donít like the problem.
Will it go away? What if I skip my meds for a couple days beys getaway? Or do I see doc about a different med?
Thank you

sarahsweets 02-26-18 11:23 AM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Archerobx (Post 1986683)
So Iíve been on adderall since November. I read my problem should go away and I keep waiting.
My concern is the ďreloading ď time between sex. Before I would be ready rather quickly, but now there is no other sex unless it happens later.
I like how I feel mentally but I really donít like the problem.
Will it go away? What if I skip my meds for a couple days beys getaway? Or do I see doc about a different med?
Thank you

Im sorry can you explain better so I can understand?

Archerobx 02-26-18 12:01 PM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
Kind of embarrassing but I was able to have sex and climax, then I was able to go again 15 minutes later. Since the adderall, I’m able to climax but not get hard again for awhile.
My questions were :
- I’ve been on adderall for 4 months, is there a chance my body will get use to it and go back to normal
-if I was planning a get away were I’d hope for lots of sex, if I skip my medicine for a couple dYs prior, would that help?
- or should I speak to my doctor about trying a new medicine

aeon 02-26-18 03:00 PM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
Amphetamines cause vasoconstriction in the body’s extremities.

For men, this includes the penis. Erectile response is dependent upon blood flow, so the vasoconstriction caused by amphetamines will often cause erectile dysfunction.

That said, during the refractory period after orgasm, the body releases prolactin, which inhibits erectile response, regardless of the presence of amphetamine.

Being ready to go again in 15 minutes will be a challenge for most men who are a few years beyond the end of pubescence, due to prolactin.

Add in the vasoconstriction caused by amphetamines, and you’ve got a double-whammy.

In my experience, the erectile dysfunction caused by amphetamines is gone the day after the cessation of medication.

Some men may adjust over time to the side-effects caused by amphetamines, such that they are lessened. I have been taking dextroamphetamine sulfate for over 5 years, and I experience all of the side-effects I did in the beginning, and they haven’t lessened one bit.

Methylphenidate-class medications (Ritalin/Concerta/Focalin) may have less of an effect in this way for you, but they may not be as efficacious for your ADHD, and in my experience, the methylphenidate-class medications had other effects on my sexual response and experience that you may or may not find tolerable or acceptable.

That all said, you may be able to make use of an ED drug like sildenafil (Viagra/Revatio), vardenafil (Levitra), or tadalafil (Cialis) to counteract the erectile dysfunction caused by amphetamines.

I’m sure some combination of med changes and adjustment of expectation will allow you to find a happy place for both you and your partner(s).


Well Wishes,
Ian

ToneTone 02-26-18 05:44 PM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
Wow, Aeon.

Thanks for that highly informed answer!

Tone

sarahsweets 02-26-18 06:08 PM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Archerobx (Post 1986694)
Kind of embarrassing but I was able to have sex and climax, then I was able to go again 15 minutes later. Since the adderall, Iím able to climax but not get hard again for awhile.
My questions were :
- Iíve been on adderall for 4 months, is there a chance my body will get use to it and go back to normal
-if I was planning a get away were Iíd hope for lots of sex, if I skip my medicine for a couple dYs prior, would that help?
- or should I speak to my doctor about trying a new medicine

Dont be embarrassed . I dont know many men who are ready for sex right after they get done having it within 15 minutes! My husband and I used to be like rabbits when we dated and he could pull that off. I am fortunate to still have a very active sex life but still, the act itself only happens once a day ( I dont mean everyday I just mean one at a time).

Archerobx 02-26-18 09:16 PM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
Ian, that was a lot of information thank you.

I think I will try not taking anything the day before a date night and see how that goes. If that doesn’t work I’ll talk to doc about ED meds

I like how the adderall helps me and really am worried about trying other medicine.

Let’s just say it’s the only thing about that aspect of my life that is a plus, lol

pythonme 04-11-18 11:17 AM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
I'm a little late to reply to this thread but wanted to attest to what Ian said. I can tell you first-hand that I had lots of challenges when first trying to find the correct medication & dosage. I'll spare all the details but adderall was the only med that really had a significant difference/benefit to my ADD. In terms of sexual performance impact, I couldn't take XR, could only do std release. Also, the dosage & specific formula makeup of the different manufacturers of adderall (amphetamine salts) has different degrees in terms of side effects. It took me a while to find that corepharma's adderall had least impact in terms of its affect on my ability to become erect. Like others said, these side affects added a whole new level of complexity & challenge to an already extremely difficult situation. I had to use viagara for a while & still do at times but figuring out the best dosage & variant is really critical.
Sadly, this issue is presently resurfacing as corepharma was just sold & the availability of its product is quickly disappearing
( http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187848 )
This is the reason I've landed on this forum again. I'm trying to search & research my options right now.
Thx for all the sharing here, it helps quite a bit when dealing with this difficult disorder.
Joe

lntense 04-12-18 10:29 AM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
For me it's the opposite, I have less of a refractory period between orgasms when I'm on my meds. Because my dopamine is increased.

Adderall is supposed to inhibit prolactin release to a certain degree so it should help lessen the time between orgasm in theory. But everyone is different.


Now, once my meds wear off and I have sex in the evening, it will take me a while before being ready to go again. More than likely due to increased prolactin levels and also decrease in dopamine production..



This is why dopamine agonist drugs like cabergoline and pramipexole can cause multiple orgasms in men. They decrease prolactin.


I remember being on prami once and I took too much and got sick, so I was about to throw up in the toilet yet I had a rock hard erection at the same time lmao. I've also had about 5-6 orgasms with less than 5 minutes inbetween on that stuff. It's a crazy med that should not be taken lightly.

diagoro 04-19-18 01:37 PM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Archerobx (Post 1986767)
Ian, that was a lot of information thank you.

I think I will try not taking anything the day before a date night and see how that goes. If that doesnít work Iíll talk to doc about ED meds

I like how the adderall helps me and really am worried about trying other medicine.

Letís just say itís the only thing about that aspect of my life that is a plus, lol

Keep in mind that many doctors are rather uneducated in all the side effects of ADD medications, at least in my experience. My last doctor didn't believe me when I told her (first meeting, explaining one of the reasons I originally stopped taking them). She stated they did the opposite, than as we talked she verified my experience on google.

ED meds do help quite a bit, just keep in mind they also have side effects, some which don't play nice with our ADD meds.

bldt 04-21-18 03:09 AM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by diagoro (Post 1992235)
Keep in mind that many doctors are rather uneducated in all the side effects of ADD medications, at least in my experience. My last doctor didn't believe me when I told her (first meeting, explaining one of the reasons I originally stopped taking them). She stated they did the opposite, than as we talked she verified my experience on google.

ED meds do help quite a bit, just keep in mind they also have side effects, some which don't play nice with our ADD meds.

What do you mean by side affects that don't play nice?

MindFrag 04-30-18 01:17 PM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
On Ritalin i was having the best sex ever. I haven't used meds in 5 years or so now but when i did i was totally in the zone everytime, felt great!
I'm no stranger to Amphetamine due to my fun teen years so that could be a reason that i developed a better connection with it though.

Either way, dont resolve drug side effects with more drugs, with side effects.


You can instead try to actually naturally increase your testosterone levels trough a healthier life style. Eat healthy fats, avoid processed food as much as possible (wich is 99% of the time honestly speaking) and try running, biking or working out. These are basic things but can greatly help you with your problems now and in the future.

Although lack of testosterone is not a direct reason, it can definetly help abit..and make you look and feel better the same time!

Gabe84 05-02-18 11:05 PM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
Lol, my sex drive is shot. Two days in and I noticed it. That doesn't concern me as I have no game at all, couldn't land a date if I tried. My goal is to increase focus and concentration, but I am newly medicated and haven't experienced it yet.

TheChemicals 05-15-18 04:57 PM

Re: Adderall sex question
 
it sucks. you can go and go and no climax. gotta get off it like a day before you gonna do anything


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