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Old 01-21-20, 06:17 PM
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ED and Low Libido on Vyvanze 30mg

Hi there,

I started taking ADD medication 7 years ago. For the longest time I took Ritalin and Biphenten (not at the same time) and I had no problems whatsoever with my sex drive. However, a couple years back my doc switched me to Vyvanze because he thought it would lessen my PTSD symptoms. It worked in that regards. However, now that Im back in a relationship I have come to realize that my sex drive is significantly lower than normal and Im basically unable to maintain an erection. For 3 years I have also been taken zopiclone to help me sleep and because it minimized my PSTD related dreams.

Keep in mind my PTSD was related to a toxic relationship I was in about 6 years ago. So basically Im considering going back to biphentin. My biggest fear however is that Vyvanze has been amazing in terms of controlling my impulsive eating and ive lost 210 pounds in total. Half of that has been since I went on Vyvanze and I don't want to screw this up. However, having low libido is not something I feel I can live with. Im also experience major problems with teeth grinding which is never noticed on ritalin/biphentin.

Has anyone has success with lowered their dose of Vyvanse and the sex drive and function returned to normal at a lower dose?
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Re: ED and Low Libido on Vyvanze 30mg

How about seeing a Urologist to see if you are a candidate for an ED medication or therapy? i think your weight loss and eating being controlled may be an important factor.

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Hi there,

I started taking ADD medication 7 years ago. For the longest time I took Ritalin and Biphenten (not at the same time) and I had no problems whatsoever with my sex drive. However, a couple years back my doc switched me to Vyvanze because he thought it would lessen my PTSD symptoms. It worked in that regards. However, now that Im back in a relationship I have come to realize that my sex drive is significantly lower than normal and Im basically unable to maintain an erection. For 3 years I have also been taken zopiclone to help me sleep and because it minimized my PSTD related dreams.

Keep in mind my PTSD was related to a toxic relationship I was in about 6 years ago. So basically Im considering going back to biphentin. My biggest fear however is that Vyvanze has been amazing in terms of controlling my impulsive eating and ive lost 210 pounds in total. Half of that has been since I went on Vyvanze and I don't want to screw this up. However, having low libido is not something I feel I can live with. Im also experience major problems with teeth grinding which is never noticed on ritalin/biphentin.

Has anyone has success with lowered their dose of Vyvanse and the sex drive and function returned to normal at a lower dose?
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Re: ED and Low Libido on Vyvanze 30mg

Thank you for the response. BTW. I'm 37 and im currently at 303 pounds. Formerly over 510 pounds. Yeah!

I don't have a family doc as mine moved out of town and i ended up back on a long wait list here in Canada. I see my Psychiatrist tomorrow so I will discuss the options with him. Thankfully Magnesium Ciltrate has improved my teeth clenching along with botox injections and using a guard. Just recently discovered Magnesium Ciltrate and I'm hoping that it can at the very least reduce the amount of time between botox injections.

My weight had never been this out of control before but I dealt with massive emotional and physiological issues after a year and a half with an diagnosed untreated GF with borderline personality disorder. I was in emotional and financial ruin for a long time. Some people in that situation would drink but not me... I eat! In the process of losing weight I ended up over doing it on the stairs while I was still to heavy and I ended up giving myself Osteo Arthritis in my knees. Ive been on quite a journey to recover the maximum of what is left of my health. Been calorie restricting and tried all kinds of different forms of exercise. Swimming was great but it exacerbated my teeth clenching and i was having massive neck soreness despite using a swimmer's snorkel and have near perfect form. Im very limited in the gym do to lower back pain and my knees. I started doing yoga and it that has worked very well for me. Now Im seeing also an athletic therapist who was able to remove a blockage in my knees so they fully extend and has been doing daily glute and knee exercises which will help greatly with my lower back and build up the support system in my knees. I've literally had to do everything the hard way during my long journey back. Once I reach my goal weight I will require extensive skin removal surgery. When Im finally where I want to be it will be a real bummer to have limited sexual function.
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Re: ED and Low Libido on Vyvanze 30mg

Update. I saw my psychiatrist and he was very understanding and said many other clients had the same complaint with Vyvanze. He prescribed me some cialis and switched my medication from Vyvanze back to biphentin which is a very good delivery of methphenidate that is long lasting. I think it’s only available in Canada. I tried to make things happen with Vyvanze and 20mg of cialis last night. There was an improvement in the ED but not enough. I did this more for educational purposes to find out if cialis would be enough with the Vyvanze. For me it was not.
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