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Old 09-10-06, 12:21 PM
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Funny, Cymbalta is supposed to have very little effect on sex drive compared to the other SSRI's. That is one of their big advertising claims. Wellbutrin does not affect my sex drive.

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Thumbs up Adderall and sex drive...

Hi everyone,

For the last ten years, after taking almost every SSRI in the book, Lithium, and a few seizure medications, my sex drive has been completely gone. Note that I stopped taking all antidepressants and other meds in 1997, but the effects on my sex drive (and memory, etc.) never normalized. Those medications did their "magic" permanently.
This May, my doctor decided to try me on Adderall (I am supposedly ADD, although I attribute the problems I now have to the aforementioned medications). Ladies, let me tell you.....when I take Adderall, I am an insatiable sex machine. Woohoo! I even stopped taking Adderall for two weeks recently, because I wanted to take a med vacation (I am now slow to heal and wonder if the Adderall is causing it). While I was off the Adderall, my libido died again. Two nights ago, I started my Adderall again, and I swear I am even hornier than before. My husband loves it of course. My only issue is that now I think I orgasm too darn quickly! What a complaint eh? Either feast or famine! Sheesh!
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well that is great news!

i wish i could discuss this topic but i would be in trouble in real life; but then again i'm on ritalin not adderall anyway.
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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

I am on Adderall XR 25mg daily and it has totally destroyed my sex drive. Once I get beyond the initiation, I am able to get sexual pleasure, but I just have no interest in having sex. Previously I was on Strattera and found that it increased my sex drive, too bad it didn't work for the ADD.
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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

I took Adderall 10mg IR for five months and experienced no sexual side effects at all.

I did have problems with Zoloft though. I shy away from anti-depressants now.
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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

My boyfriend and I have taken adderall for the purpose of enhancing pleasure! We both have ADD... it is fun but there's nothing like being 100% drug free
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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

I have been on adderall (name brand immediate release 20mgx3daily) for 3+ years, and from day 1 my sex drive has been insatiable!..I mean I can orgasm of course, but I want it all day every day! I do have more anxiety/tenseness though.

My husband does NOT like this due to the fact that he just turned 30 and his libido is lower than ever. He used to want it at least once daily since we met 11 years ago, then when I got put on adderall his sex drive has decreased progressively (he refuses to go to DR.).

Anyway, the Dr. just prescribed me Wellbutrin to take along w/ the Adderall because I have not been accomplishing anything and feeling down-still wanting sex though! I am scared to start taking Wellbutrin due to the seizure side effect, I have had a few mild seizures in the past, and I'm hesitant because I don't want to lose my sex drive
....before I rarely could have an orgasm and only wanted sex about once a week, but I did it a lot more due to my husband wanting it. Of course now that I'm the higher drive person he feels no guilt for constantly turning me down. He says I'm like the girl on Black Snake Moan...haha...actually, I don't think it's funny because I'm too angry about being turned down, of course I don't have sex w/ random people (never cheated).
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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

I have been taking Adderall IR (generic) 5mg pills (about 20mg per day) for about a month and it has really increased my sex drive. I may have had a high one to begin with but with this it's annoying sometimes. I don't have a boyfriend right now, but I masturbate like 6 times a day. And it always hits me at the worst times, like when I am trying to write a paper for school I just can't keep doing anything until I have a couple of O's
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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

I'm on Adderall , 20mg twice a day. I've always had an active libido but I've noticed that ever since I've been on addy it takes FOREVER to finish. Not that it's a bad thing lol it can be fun at times =].
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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

I take Adderall IR, around 30mg a day. I've been on this medication for about a year and half.

For the most part it has eliminated my libido completely. Not much desire at all.

Frankly, that's probably for the best in my case.
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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

I know it's an old thread... But I will go ahead and add my own experience.

Basically I started out on Ritalin and ended up taking a beta blocker with it to manage palpitations. I don't know if this inhibited its effects or what, but when we were titrating initially with IR 10mg 2x day I experienced a complete loss of libido. However, the dose had poor staying power and we switched to Concerta. Three days after reaching an effective dose (36mg/day) I found myself perpetually on the verge of an orgasm, non-stop, all day, even if I masturbated.
I was switched to non-stims for a while, and had less issues with sex drive, but they also didn't work that well for me.
So then I was switched to Adderall. Adderall is weird because I do NOT feel sexually hyperaroused when it is "working" (I'm focused, studying, working, whatever), but I get insanely horny as it starts to wear off (especially with the IR), and as far as the "quality" of those "sessions"... It hasn't been like this in like 7 years. I have back to having multiple orgasms that can go on for hours if I want them to (a natural phenomenon of my 20's - not drug induced), usually with an incredible "final" orgasm that I am usually unable to predict or control.

So... From what I've read, women who were already "hyper sexual" tend to have this side effect more. Otherwise, it's mainly noticed in men and adolescents. Women by the majority experience sexual dampening.

But because it's "rare" for women to have this response, my psychiatrist initially thought I was trying to get attention and psychoanalyzed the situation to death ... Which was weird. But after it happened on both stims, it's pretty clear that it's not a psychiatric disorder.
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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

I had a high sex drive until starting Zoloft. Fast forward 15 years when I'm diagnosed ADHD. I stopped taking zoloft and started with generic Adderall IR (20 mg daily). My sex drive went off the charts! I was relieving myself multiple times daily. I also became irritable and aggressive. For me, the extreme sex drive occurs as the meds are wearing off.

Doctors were not helpful AT ALL. Over the course of 2 weeks I decreased the Adderall to 5mg daily. My sex drive diminished, but so did my focus. So I started with 6.25mg of zoloft, along with the Adderall. I slowly increased both to find an optimal dosage for me.

I now split 15-20 mg of Adderall IR over 2-3 doses per day. I also take 31.5 to 37.5 mg of zoloft daily. I score zoloft 50 mg and 25 mg into 4ths with a razor blade, to break them (too small for a pill splitter).

I'm perimenopausal which only makes it harder. So hormones are also impacting my focus. I still have the high sex drive, but its not obsessive.
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Re: Women's sexual side effects with Adderall

I started on adderall about a month ago on 10 mg twice a day and for the past 2 weeks, I thought I had been ovulating cause I have been super aroused for no reason whatsoever. Since my bf has been away, I couldn't take it anymore and I took care of it myself. The orgasms were really really intense, but when I actually supposedly got off, I still didn't feel completely satisfied, wanted to keep going but was too tired and was like what's the point? I can't explain it completely correct but now that I think of it when my bf took care of me one time, I either kept having orgasms and or kept getting off, but after having orgasms for 20 mins, I knew he was getting tired so I was like, I'm good. I think I got off? Doesn't matter how many times you orgasm on the adderall, it's great in all, but I'd like to NOT still feel horny after.
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