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Old 01-22-08, 05:39 AM
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

ok not to push self medicating. i take adderral and wellebutrin.i am also forty one in decent health.there is another little part of my meds that actually has some ver interesting if disturbing benefits. trazadone or desyrel. it seems to have calmed down but that being said i have not had a partner in a while. last time i did though the trazadone seemed to make me rather engorged and quite excitable. if they take me off of it i will save up a few just in case. not like prozac you do get fuller and hard but you can ejaculate. as for strange part of it there seems to be a good bit of preejaculate. not all over the place ..lol just seepage. my two cents. so if you have some in your arsenal see how it works . all of this is how i am prescribed so i do not condone using other than prescribed.
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

I take 100mg of Adderall IR daily and I have absolutely no problem getting an erection. The best thing about the medication is that I have complete control of everything sexually. When I want an erection I can achieve that although if I'm alone it does take something to arrouse me, either visually or with my hand. I can ejaculate when I want to on Adderall, I can go for more than an hour if my girlfriend is having trouble getting off or in minutes (although I always savour the moment and go until she tells me to hurry up!) When not on Adderall I'd always get random erections at random times that would not go away. For someone who's pretty large in that department, it was a serious problem as I don't have an arm trying to break out of my pants!
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

Adderal limps my cock.
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

Could much of it be psychological? Adrenaline is said to add to arousal though... and anything with adrenaline is supposed to make you more sexually aware. Even an orgasm itself and the act of sex is andrenaline producing, is it not?
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

Icariin has been proven useful (see Pubmed) in treating ED.
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

As sad as this sounds I'd take performance issues sexually over failing at everything I attempt to achieve academically or even in the work environment.

ADD has caused a lot of hardship for my work and school life as well as cost me two long term relationships. If sexual performance problems was all I had to worry about with an increase in abilities with school or work I'd made the trade in a second.
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I started taking adderall 2 years ago when I started attending a university and was not doing well in technical classes. I am an engineering major and it has been a godsend for math related subjects, things that were before “impossible” are manageable now and I have achieved many things that I never thought possible. At first it was great, there was a rush involved, I was doing well in classes, I had a positive outlook, I lost 30 pounds in 6 months that I could do without. It hurt my social life some, but I had a close group of friends who I hung out with the most so nothing changed there. I did notice something shocking…my penis decreased in size when flaccid and felt very dense…I was very concerned and looked online and saw that it was common for men and when off of adderall it would return to normal; it did when I stopped taking it for a day or so, that allayed my concerns and knowing that things would return to normal after discontinuing usage I continued using again. Things became very stressed with my girlfriend at the time who was at a different university about 3 hours away; we had dated for 2.5 years before we left for school and I already have a passive aggressive personality that I feel the adderall really exacerbates that. I would not call her, or answer her calls, and when I would I would be very aggressive if I was doing school work and tell her she was interrupting me (stupid and extremely regrettable) I only cared about myself, but didn’t realize it at the time. I kept to my studies and was cracking 20mg tabs into 10’s and taking them periodically throughout the day, many days I took them as recommended totally 40mg. Other days I would take up to 80mgs if I really needed to study; I later found it at that rate to be counterproductive anyways. I did that for the whole academic year and did well grade wise. Over the summer I was at home though continued taking adderall because I was working on a job for my father’s business that had many hours in the day devoted to it. I continued to neglect my girlfriend and saw her only a few times really…I don’t know how at this point, all summer and I never really saw her. She went to grad school in Florida at the end of last summer and I rarely spoke to her, she would call and I would not respond. She tried hard to make things work and I resisted. The ’09-’10 academic year went much the same, I noticed a decrease in sex drive at times on adderall and sometimes a big increase. My girlfriend finally broke up with me spring of ’10. I am amazed that I never noticed it, but I have a serious issue with erections which is the main reason I am writing this…I am very scared that I may have induced this problem from taking that junk. Until I really thought about it, I noticed that I don’t get spontaneous erections at all, and it is very difficult to achieve one, and it is only about 70-80% of what it used to be, I always attributed that to just a low level of arousal and it wasn’t an issue and I could always achieve a good erection if I gave it some time and waited…not the case, I cannot. And what erection I do get will subside quickly without stimulation. I was recently involved with a girl and we had sex and I lost my erection in a couple of minutes completely. I was so embarrassed and frustrated and felt like a complete loser. I am 22 years old and can’t really get it up now. I have become so depressed about this….I initially thought the impotence was caused from stress as I am changing schools, and depression which I suffer from to some extent. I see bad things happening in the near future as I will NOT take adderall until I get to the bottom of this and classes start up on Monday at one of the hardest technical universities in the country. I did not take adderall much over the summer and when I would take it over the summer it would be just 10mg every couple of days, maybe. I have not taken it for the past 6 days and have zero improvement in attaining spontaneous erections or even after stimulation it is still only at 75%. I am very scared that this is permanent, and the idea of needing to take ED medication at age 22 makes me very depressed. I have a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday with a doctor I have never seen before and I am nervous about that as I am a very shy person by nature. Any input would be greatly appreciated, natural remedies or supplements I would have a much easier time with than synthesized pharmaceuticals.
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

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I started taking adderall 2 years ago when I started attending a university and was not doing well in technical classes. I am an engineering major and it has been a godsend for math related subjects, things that were before “impossible” are manageable now and I have achieved many things that I never thought possible. At first it was great, there was a rush involved, I was doing well in classes, I had a positive outlook, I lost 30 pounds in 6 months that I could do without. It hurt my social life some, but I had a close group of friends who I hung out with the most so nothing changed there. I did notice something shocking…my penis decreased in size when flaccid and felt very dense…I was very concerned and looked online and saw that it was common for men and when off of adderall it would return to normal; it did when I stopped taking it for a day or so, that allayed my concerns and knowing that things would return to normal after discontinuing usage I continued using again. Things became very stressed with my girlfriend at the time who was at a different university about 3 hours away; we had dated for 2.5 years before we left for school and I already have a passive aggressive personality that I feel the adderall really exacerbates that. I would not call her, or answer her calls, and when I would I would be very aggressive if I was doing school work and tell her she was interrupting me (stupid and extremely regrettable) I only cared about myself, but didn’t realize it at the time. I kept to my studies and was cracking 20mg tabs into 10’s and taking them periodically throughout the day, many days I took them as recommended totally 40mg. Other days I would take up to 80mgs if I really needed to study; I later found it at that rate to be counterproductive anyways. I did that for the whole academic year and did well grade wise. Over the summer I was at home though continued taking adderall because I was working on a job for my father’s business that had many hours in the day devoted to it. I continued to neglect my girlfriend and saw her only a few times really…I don’t know how at this point, all summer and I never really saw her. She went to grad school in Florida at the end of last summer and I rarely spoke to her, she would call and I would not respond. She tried hard to make things work and I resisted. The ’09-’10 academic year went much the same, I noticed a decrease in sex drive at times on adderall and sometimes a big increase. My girlfriend finally broke up with me spring of ’10. I am amazed that I never noticed it, but I have a serious issue with erections which is the main reason I am writing this…I am very scared that I may have induced this problem from taking that junk. Until I really thought about it, I noticed that I don’t get spontaneous erections at all, and it is very difficult to achieve one, and it is only about 70-80% of what it used to be, I always attributed that to just a low level of arousal and it wasn’t an issue and I could always achieve a good erection if I gave it some time and waited…not the case, I cannot. And what erection I do get will subside quickly without stimulation. I was recently involved with a girl and we had sex and I lost my erection in a couple of minutes completely. I was so embarrassed and frustrated and felt like a complete loser. I am 22 years old and can’t really get it up now. I have become so depressed about this….I initially thought the impotence was caused from stress as I am changing schools, and depression which I suffer from to some extent. I see bad things happening in the near future as I will NOT take adderall until I get to the bottom of this and classes start up on Monday at one of the hardest technical universities in the country. I did not take adderall much over the summer and when I would take it over the summer it would be just 10mg every couple of days, maybe. I have not taken it for the past 6 days and have zero improvement in attaining spontaneous erections or even after stimulation it is still only at 75%. I am very scared that this is permanent, and the idea of needing to take ED medication at age 22 makes me very depressed. I have a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday with a doctor I have never seen before and I am nervous about that as I am a very shy person by nature. Any input would be greatly appreciated, natural remedies or supplements I would have a much easier time with than synthesized pharmaceuticals.

I personally haven't taken medication, but I also feel it may have negative side-effects. I was thinking about taking homeopathy myself-- it has worked for me with allergies in the past.

Btw did you say that you lose weight because of medication?
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

For those who are doubting these side effects are caused by medication, they are definitely possible for some people. Ive noticed difficulty in getting an erection on both ritalin and adderall, and Im 15!!!!! So its definitely something that can be caused by stimulants, but im pretty sure its not permanent and I have normal "arousal" levels when Im not on meds.
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For those who are doubting these side effects are caused by medication, they are definitely possible for some people. Ive noticed difficulty in getting an erection on both ritalin and adderall, and Im 15!!!!! So its definitely something that can be caused by stimulants, but im pretty sure its not permanent and I have normal "arousal" levels when Im not on meds.

Check this out:

http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/ref...man/index.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/he...seph_biederman

http://www.healthyplace.com/adhd/med...ve/menu-id-53/
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

I take 20mg of ritalin three times a day. I take the Instant Release form because it wears off fast and my appetite and libido come back to. On the extended release forms I could never eat and I was impotent all day.
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

I've taken Prozac for many years, and it does lessen the capability; however, I started taking Adderall XR (30 mg 1x per day) about four years ago. I function much better on the job now, but I have a suspicion that either vasoconstriction or dopamine depletion (post-Adderall crash) has make my sexual functioning worse.

I asked the Dr. to take me off Adderall XR, and put me on bupropion, and he refused.

I'm wondering if a switch to Dexedrine might help things-less vasoconstriction? Would one take an evening dose to keep the dopamine levels up?

Or perhaps the answer is to switch to Adderall IR, on the theory that most of it will be washed out of my system by bedtime. One could even skip the afternoon dose.

BTW, Cialis is a very effective antidote, but I'd prefer to get to the root of the problem, if possible.

What say you all?
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

Adderall killed my man hood. My little friend looks like a dying snail trying to slither back into his shell to suffer his last measly minutes on earth in solitude. I did take to much adderall though. I just got prescribed adderrall though and misunderstood my dr's instructions so we will try again today and see if he gets any life back into him. This is not cool man.
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

I am currently on Adderall XR 20mg trial. I was on ritalin IR for about 8 months before that. And before that, I had self medicated on several occassions (I know, that's wrong and was stupid, but at the time it was easier than admitting to myself that I might have ADD).

I have definitely had side effects from Adderall, much more so than ritalin. My sex drive is often increased to unbelievable levels. Sometimes, when at work or out with friends, I don't notice it. However, when I'm alone, it can become unbearable. I have on occasion wasted tons of time due to that. But I'm getting better at controlling it. And I've also experienced problems on many occasions with getting an erection. Well, the problem for me hasn't been getting one, but instead, maintaining one. It is a side effect of the drug, and I've experienced in so many times that I'm good at dealing with it now.

For those who are having similar problems, and/or can't get an erection at all, you should talk to your doctor about it. Don't worry, they have heard worse things, so they won't be shocked. And your family and friends will never find out unless you tell them. So be open and VERY honest with your doctor so they can properly treat you and you won't have to live with it the rest of your life. The first solution will not be to take an ED medicine. Just a few ideas of what your doctor might suggest - taking Adderall IR a few times over the course of the day, instead of taking Adderall XR just in the morning; Eat food or drink fluids that will slow or stop the absorption of Adderall (Vitamin C/Orange Juice, highly acidic foods, etc) when you don't need to have it active in your system anymore and are planning on possibly having sex; Drink plenty of water every day so that the Adderall will leave your system in less time(On occasion, Adderall has remained active in my system for well over 12 hours, so its a good idea to find a way to control the duration). I have also noticed that dairy, especially milk, can completely stop absorption pretty fast. Maybe it's just me, but it works just about every time I try it.

Either way, this is not permanent. When i was self medicating before, I stopped taking Adderall and within a week, I had no noticeable side effects. My sleep patterns were nearly regular, my eating patterns had gotten back to normal, my sex drive decreased(thank god), and I was more than able to maintain an erection. See your doctor, or if you feel they don't know enough, see an Adult ADD specialist(look them up on Google, there are alot of them) and be completely honest about the side effects. They have heard it before and treated it before. And it is nothing to be embarrassed about because this side effect apparently effects about 20% of guys taking Adderall.
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Re: For guys with erection problems while taking stimulants

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As sad as this sounds I'd take performance issues sexually over failing at everything I attempt to achieve academically or even in the work environment.

ADD has caused a lot of hardship for my work and school life as well as cost me two long term relationships. If sexual performance problems was all I had to worry about with an increase in abilities with school or work I'd made the trade in a second.
I know this thread is super-old, but am I the only missing the fact that during the weekend when you don't have academic studies, you can choose to NOT take it and get a boner for sexual relief?

Or am I out of my mind for thinking this?

Everyone's acting like they can't take a couple days off the meds. Sheesh!
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