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Old 11-15-2018, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Adderall side effects (adult ADHD)

My pdoc diagnosed me with ADHD over the summer. I'm not really sure if I have it, or if it is just manic behavior since I'm bipolar.

I am on a ton of psych meds for the bipolar and panic disorder/PTSD. I'd like to get down to less, but that's beside the point.

I am wondering if Adderall XR has a side effect of increasing sex drive or if this is just a sign of bipolar mania. Ever since I started Adderall, my sex drive has re-appeared, sometimes to the extent it is lasting hours & hours. It usually happens to me in the daytime when the Adderall dose is still in effect or shortly afterwards.

Not that I'm complaining to have a sex drive back. I'm just wondering if it's linked with the Adderall.
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I'm a kid, I take Adderall XR, it does in fact increase or decrease your sex drive, this is a confirmed side affect by doctors and patient who take it.
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what about the anger issues--my son is like a time bomb and I don't know what to do for him. He is 22 and he is having a hard time with a job and life
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I'm so sorry about you and your son, needhelpformyson Does he see a therapist? Maybe that could help. Usually that's the better solution to deal with anger solution. Is he taking any medication? I think professional help is necessary for cases like this. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. Sending many hugs to you
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