Posted by Joseph Smith on May 25, 2010, at 21:41:20
In reply to Re: Vyvanse - sex drive / anxiety..., posted by minniebabe_2000 on March 18, 2010, at 13:25:00
> I've been taking Vyvanse for about 3 weeks now. I could tell an immediate difference in the way I think and act. My mind is not racing all day long. I have energy and am motivated to get things done so I can lay down and sleep and night. I can stay asleep as opposed to before when I had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. I get so comfortable in my bed that I do have trouble wanting to wake up but no problems once I climb out of bed. I have been smoking more and plan to quit in the near future. The doctor said he will help me after he sees how I react to Vyvanse. I went through years of being misdiagnosed with anxiety, depression, and bipolar. My brother has been diagnosed ADD/ADHD since 6yrs old and I thought that you had to be dumb and extremely hyper like him. Hence, I never made the conncection that I could even be ADD because I feel I'm an inteligent and non-hyper person. I stumbled across my discovery by mistake when I was having an extreme "episode" and looked up my brother's medication to see what it is used to treat. Then I was directed to the symptoms and I had ALL of them. When I went to the doctor (whom had never seen me before, and is the only one my insurance covers near me), he didn't believe me and accused me of trying to get pills for illegal uses. I told him to look at my medical history and the medications prescribed and he would see that I've had a long history of problems and I believe I was misdiagnosed. First he informed me that only 3% of adults have ADD (boy is he way off) and the symtptoms don't appear overnight. He finally agreed to give me a 1 month prescription and I'm supposed to go back and report my progress. I feel confident and my mood has increased and I almost always feel happy. And when I do feel sad, it's a short-lived experience. My sex drive has increased dramatically and I believe it was due to psychological reasons which Vyvanse has helped me with. I feel normal for the first time in my life. It was like puting glasses on for the first time and seeing clearly. I only hope that the doctor will see that this has helped my situation dramatically and let me continue taking it.
> My symptoms included:
> *Struggle w/anger,frustration,irritable w/moodswings, depression, anxiety, tension
> *Overreacting to critcism, low-self esteem
> *History of problems that medication didn't help
> such as depression, anxiety, and told I may be bipolar due to moodswings & irritability
> *Trouble w/motivation, procrastination,organization
> *Insomnia,constant leg shaking where people always asked me if I was nervous/anxious about something
> *Low sex-drive,no energy
> *Impulsiveness-(risky behavior), 7 car accidents which over 1/2 were my fault (this symptom was one that made me realize whoa..it was my a ha moment), roadrage
> *Forgetful, clumsy, running into things, dropping things
> *Hyperfocus(that was the 2nd a ha moment)
> *Constant daydreaming and wandering all day and during conversations, problems remembering conversations, dates, and appointments
> *Being withdrawn and drowning myself in quiet activities and wanting to be left alone.
> *Genetics-my brother previously diagnosed
> My Side Effects:
> *Diarehha in the morning, in the evening it returns to normal-only when medicine kicks into my intestinal tract do I get the diarehha
> *Loss of appetite but returns at night when comming down from medicine and if I'm hungry I am able to eat, for instance if I didn't eat much the day before. I also sometimes forget to eat until the medicine wears off and I feel hungry b/c I'm not compulsively thinking about food like before
> *The rest of the side-effects are positive and definetly outweigh the few minor ones
I have been searching for a cure for an unknown condition that I have for a long time. I am a college student and have been dealing with all the stresses that come with it. I have noticed that my condition, which started around the age of 17 (I'm now 20), has gotten worse. I have never talked to a doctor about this condition as it is too embarrassing and I am too good of friends with my doctor. (I don't want to tell my parents that I want to change doctors either). I could go to the doctors at my University, but they are extremely expensive and I doubt they would help. So basically I have spent the past 3-4 years trying to figure out what is wrong with me using solely the internet. When I came across this site, and particularly this thread, I decided I would post something, which I have never done before.
My condition: Basically what I have narrowed my condition down to is this: (symptoms that I feel are the most apparent will have * next to them.)
-I have trouble focusing or staying on certain tasks
-*I sometimes lack confidence in social settings, and especially lack confidence when in social situations with lots of random people that I don't already know
-*I am a very social person, but lack any sort of sexual confidence when talking to girls. I can get any girl to like me (not trying to be cocky), I am good looking, funny, smart, but am scared and awkward in 1 on 1 situations with girls, which seem to be the most stressful situations.
I included the above post because it has a lot of similar symptoms to mine, which I included here:
-*Struggle w/anger,frustration,irritable w/moodswings, anxiety, tension
-*Overreacting to critcism
-*Trouble w/motivation, procrastination,organization
-*Constant leg shaking where people always asked me if I was nervous/anxious about something, (and my mother always yells at me for)
-*Impulsiveness-(risky behavior),I do things in situations no matter what they might be, to get some laughs, but I am almost instantly embarrassed for doing them, and have a sort of panic attack
-Forgetful, clumsy, running into things, dropping things
-*Constant daydreaming and wandering all day and during conversations, problems remembering conversations, dates, and appointments
-*I can NEVER listen to teachers in lectures because I am always daydreaming about random things, no matter how interested I may be in the material being taught. I constantly will be called on in class and have no idea what was being talked about because my mind is in LaLa land.
-Being withdrawn and drowning myself in quiet activities and wanting to be left alone.***
-Genetics- my twin brother was diagnosed with ADD and then ADHD which he received Adderall and Concerta for.
This gets me to my main condition, which is the reason why I have decided to look for help. When I am in a social situation/ about to be in a social situation (i.e. college party, which is the main trigger I have found), I become very nauseous. I have experienced this nausea hours before an event, right before the event, or right in the middle of it. This nausea comes with of course with a complete loss of appetite. I'll find myself desperately looking for an escape from the situation that I am, all of a sudden afraid that I will throw-up any second. And if I DO find an escape from, let's say, a party, by saying something like "oh I'm so tired and I have class tomorrow," once I leave the party, I will INSTANTLY feel better, all signs of nausea and stress gone. I put three stars above, where it says that I am withdrawn and drain myself in quiet and solo activities, because when I am doing this, I feel the best. Sometimes I would by far rather sit in my room on my laptop doing work or watching a movie or listening to music instead of going out to some great party.
Before I go on, I want to note that I don't believe I have really ever experienced any sort of depression, in fact, I'm sure if you asked most of my friends, they would say I am very enjoyable to be around. I am a very nice and happy person, and almost always receive happiness and kindness in return for all those whom I interact with. I don't feel I have any self-esteem problems either. I have tons of friends, am in a Fraternity, and consider myself in the most popular group of people at my large university. Although I do love all of my good friends, sometimes I find myself wishing that I could just be alone and to myself, that way I wouldn't end up in "nauseous situations."
In situations when I get to a point of peak discomfort and anxiety, I do actually vomit, and have probably actually vomited after a "nausea attack" around 10 times in my life, usually in times when I just can't away from whatever it is that is making me feel uncomfortable.
The vomiting I DON'T believe is induced by ANYTHING besides this condition. It only has happened in situations when I am completely SOBER.
It has been one of my obsessions to constantly search the web for information on what I am experiencing on what has become I'd say a weekly basis. My internet surfing has taken me across hundreds of topics, and I have to say that this message thread is the first information that I have found to be slightly related to myself. (And I have no idea how I even reached this website or message thread)
So, now you may be wondering to yourself, why is this crazy kid posting his problems on a medicine thread having to do with Vyvanse and sex drive?
Well, it is because I have possibly found a cure in Vyvanse, although I am not even close to being certain. I have only tried Vyvanse 4 times. I am not prescribed, and I received it from a friend who is prescribed. 2 of the times I used the drug for studying purposes (which has become a very common thing to do for college students if you are unaware) and the other two I used Vyvanse before a party. I apologize to those who may be appalled at my illegal behavior, trust me, I'm disappointed in myself for doing it. But the 4 times I have tried Vyvanse, its like I experience a strong confidence in everything I do. I perform much better, and and both times I used Vyvanse just for normal activity, I wasn't even close to feeling nauseous uncomfortable, or anxious. I'll probably continue to see how I behave on Vyvanse in social settings, because it seems to help.
I'm not sure how this site works, and I don't know if anyone is going to respond to this, but I felt like I should post something because of the similarities I found in the post I am replying to. If you have any information or advice on what I should do or how to better use this site in my situation, please don't hesitate to help.