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Old 02-15-17, 04:34 AM
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Unhappy Dead Libido on Adderall

26, in a long term healthy relationship, 1 child, co-existing ADHD and general anxiety disorder. So, I've been on and off Adderall throughout my life and finally accepted about 18 months ago that I may be on it forever to function, and I'm okay with that-I'm thankful that with the right medication I'm able to maintain relationships, excel at work, and be an active parent. HOWEVER...as of the last year-ish, my libido is mostly dead. It's extremely upsetting as I'm still young and have a wonderful partner. Before I was on Adderall I was pretty active sexually and well, I don't feel quite like myself. I'm too nervous to talk to my doctor as he's a man. I'm not interested in trying other ADD meds (I tried Concerta before and didn't care for it). Does anyone have advice for counteracting this side effect?
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Re: Dead Libido on Adderall

....This is something I don't have personal experience with, but I suspect it has more to do with your life, than with the adderall......I could be wrong on this,.....but I would look to other factors in your life before I'd mess with your adderall......
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Re: Dead Libido on Adderall

Also, doctors have seen and heard it all, and they will not judge you, or shame you...I can appreciate your discomfort, but it is in your best interest to provide as much information about your situation as possible.


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Re: Dead Libido on Adderall

I would bet the farm that it has nothing to do with the adderall but has to do with either some other issue, hormones or a change in your life.
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Re: Dead Libido on Adderall

"Decreased libido" is apparently known to be a "common" side effect (1% 10% of patients) of therapeutic doses of amphetamine, per drugs.com. The prescribing information for Adderall from FDA.gov also lists "changes in libido" as a potential adverse effect.

So if the problem started around the time the Adderall started (or around the time you increased the dose), the Adderall is likely the culprit.

Unfortunately, I don't know of a way to counteract it. No idea what your doctor would even suggest if you brought it up.
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