|I just started taking adderall. I am female and 47. My doc gave me liberty to go from 1-4 10 mg xr pills and see how I feel at each dose after 4 days on each one to level out. I am amazed that I made it this far in life wthout this diagnosis but after failing all the tests with magnitude, I am ADHD.
First, I noted that I can finally focus and get massive amounts of detailed work done and complete a lot of tasks that I would normally have drowned in for months. I can remember things finally! I can memorize choreography which before adderall I was ready to change occupations over but the adderall works! I am so happy! However, the bad thing is that I have become so hypersexual that if I give in to my arousal and close the door to my office to masturbate, I will literally miss meetings and never come out for the next three hours. I have varying degrees of orgasm - the teasers are the ones that obsess me to keep working at it and seriously intense massive heavens opened up orgasms that make me want to scream and egg me on to keep doing that again until I am sweating like I'm in a freaking sauna.
When I take the morning dose, I feel aroused after about 45 minutes but if I start working on stuff I need to do I can put it out of my mind a bit. By 2:30 in the afternoon when I'm sitting at my computer squirming in my chair - if I give in and start masturbating I am at it for 3-4 hours literally. No work gets done, no phone calls get returned - nothing but mad masturbation. I can definately say that I am focused but on the wrong thing rather than work again. It is so disturbing that my secretary will call me on the intercom because I have a phone call and I won't pick up because I think I can finish orgasming - I am OCD for orgasms - nobody ever holds on for that long.
The other thing is I am getting MASSIVE masturbation headaches and minor hearing loss or ringing in my ears.
10 mg xr didn't really do anything to help focus or have any real sexual effect. 20 mg xr great initial focus then big sexual arousal effect. 30 mg xr - totally insane arousal and can't do anything else and can't have an orgasm. Pulling my hair out - exhusted my husband on and off for 5 hours and still no orgasm for me....total frustration - I think I hurt myself masturbating and my hand is sore (not kidding) I may be extreme but I need to know if anyone else is experiencing this because it is hard to discuss this with my male doctor. I already don't want to give up the positive effect of the focus and geting the work done that I am getting done but....damn!
I never went up to 40mg xr to find out what would happen next. So the minimum that gives me the focus I need is 20 mg xr - it is really amazing but with the hypersexuality....I become the "masturbation queen" .....WHAT SHOULD I DO? Stay on it and resist masturbating or change meds? Anyone have anything like this happen? My husband thinks this is hilarious - for me - not so funny.