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Can ritalin (methylphenidate) increase libido?

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) increase libido?

Yes,: Stimulant medications can cause risk taking, pleasure seeking, loss of inhibition, impulsivity, over confidence, euphoria, grandiosity and bad judgement. ...Read more

Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


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How do I increase libido?

How do I increase libido?

Yours or partners?: It's different for men vs women but there are common needs for both. In general men look for home plate and women want to enjoy the game. It's important both understand what is expected of the other. That can go a long way toward building libido. Are there medical issues? Is stress or arguing a problem? Is there lack of privacy or is work draining energy? Can you surprise or create mystery? Toys? ...Read more

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How can I increase my libido?

How can I increase my libido?

Several ways: Libido in women is 90% "above the neck". However, there are some hormonal changes that can occur which will reduce libido. Have a physician measure dhea-s & total/free testosterone levels. Birth control pills frequently reduce libido due to increases in the substance that binds testosterone reducing the free testosterone available in the blood. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increase in libido and premature ejaculation?

What to do if I have an increase in libido and premature ejaculation?

Your condition is: Treatable by a clinical psychologist who specializes in sex therapy. Be sure to see a licensed professional. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. He/she may have a referral for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am 21. I have no health problems. Is it safe to start taking"horny goat weed" to increase libido?

I am 21. I have no health problems. Is it safe to start taking"horny goat weed" to increase libido?

Horny Goat Weed: I'm not sure why a 21 year old female (as indicated in your question) would try to increase her libido with an herb used by men for erectile dysfunction? A compound in this herb blocks the effects of an enzyme that restricts blood flow to the penis. . . But it's not really a libido enhancer. Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/horny-goat-weed-epimedium. ...Read more

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I'm 38yr old female gave birth 15yrs ago. Wondering if there is anything that I can take to increase my libido?

I'm 38yr old female gave birth 15yrs ago. Wondering if there is anything that I can take to increase my libido?

Need testing.: Several things can contribute to low libido: depression and hormonal abnormalities are the top two. You should see your physician, have your hormones checked, and be screened for depression, thyroid disease and other issues. Often women have a drop in testosterone in midlife that causes low libido. Another possibility are psychosocial issues with your current partner. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to increase my libido whilst taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Have no desire for sex.

Is there anything I can take to increase my libido whilst taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Have no desire for sex.

SRI Sex Dysfunction: 30-50% of people who take ssri anti-depressant medication experience sexual dysfunction. There are case reports showing that addition of other medications such as buspirone, amantadine, and bupropion have reversed ssri induced sexual dysfunction. However, rather than adding a second medication you might want to consider a different medication for depression than Lexapro (escitalopram) to avoid this side effect. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my libido?

What can I do to increase my libido?

Try therapy first: Libido is a sensitive phenomenon with multiple psychological and physiological factors influencing it. I'd suggest a few therapy sessions to see if it may be partner specific or something psychological that you aren't fully aware of. If nothing turns up there, medications that increase Dopamine or norepinephrine (such as bupropion or stimulant medications) can increase libido. ...Read more

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How can I increase the libido in men?

How can I increase the libido in men?

Male Libido: For men, increasing libido is a matter of testosterone level as long as there are no physical problems or side effects of medications causing a decreased libido. ...Read more

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I'm 61, no problem w/natural lubrication. Have very low libido, what natural way can I do to increase?

I'm 61, no problem w/natural lubrication. Have very low libido, what natural way can I do to increase?

Natural?: By natural, I'm assuming you mean without extra hormonal supplements. Many therapists who deal with sexual dysfunction recommend "changing things up" in the bedroom. Have a talk with your partner about experimenting with bedroom toys, fantasy, those sexy films that both males and females can enjoy, etc. If 'natural' doesn't work, have a talk with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How to get libido back? I feel nothing. Are there things I can do to increase this for when I get married in a couple months for my future husband?

How to get libido back? I feel nothing. Are there things I can do to increase this for when I get married in a couple months for my future husband?

Libido, Depression: I understand your concern for lack of Libido.

" Feeling nothing" is likely due to conflicts in your present life and unresolved conflicts of the past. This is likely causing lack of Libido and depression.
Feel good about your empathy and willingness to improve.
Have open and honest discussion with your future husband about pleasant and unpleasant feelings, and conflicts and see a Therapist. ...Read more

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I don't have add, but is it realy dangerous if I take 5-10 mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) during my exams (for like 2-2.5 months) to increase my attention?

I don't have add, but is it realy dangerous if I take 5-10 mg of ritalin (methylphenidate) during my exams (for like 2-2.5 months) to increase my attention?

Yes dangerous: No doc on this site is going to tell you it's ok to abuse controlled prescription medication. These drugs have potential side effects including ones involving your heart and nervous system. They also have high abuse potential - today you use it for exams, and pretty soon you are using it just to get up in the morning. Don't go down that path and risk serious side effects and addiction. ...Read more

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How long should I expect to wait on every dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) if it isn't effective until my psychatrist increases my dose? Will he wait 1 week, 2 weeks?

How long should I expect to wait on every dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) if it isn't effective until my psychatrist increases my dose? Will he wait 1 week, 2 weeks?

Ask psychiatrist: For the best answer to this question, please ask the psychiatrist prescribing your medicine. He will be able to answer you. Usually some trial period is needed to see how Ritalin (methylphenidate) or other medication will work for you. We on healthtap can't second guess what your own psychiatrist will want to do. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If I will soon be taking hormones for menopause, can hormones increase libido?

If I will soon be taking hormones for menopause, can hormones increase libido?

Hormone and libido: Genital atrophy is very common among menopausal women. The pain with intercourse stops many women from sex. Estrogen is much better than lubricant in this regard.
Libido is a multi-factorial issue, not the least is the age. Who is as hot as 30 years ago? Also, physical and mental stress are much greater. Having said that, testosterone is used for lifting libido. It is not fda approved. ...Read more

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Does honey increase sex libido? How much honey is healthy to take daily if I don't have diabetics?

Does honey increase sex libido? How much honey is healthy to take daily if I don't have diabetics?

Honey is sugar.: There is absolutely no correlation between eating honey and increased libido. Too much sugar is also very unhealthy. ...Read more

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I am a female woman and I need to know what can I take to help with low libido? Is there a medication or treatment to raise my libido?

I am a female woman and I need to know what can I take to help with low libido? Is there a medication or treatment to raise my libido?

Probably not: The studies with testosterone in women in your age group, assuming you have your own functional ovaries, suggest no benefit to libido, and pages of side effects. Weight loss and exercise can increase endogenous Estradiol which will help, and reduce endogenous testosterone which will help. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and ocd. Recently been experienced a large increase in libido. Can anxiety do this? Or maybe my OCD is just making me over-think it?

I have anxiety and ocd. Recently been experienced a large increase in libido. Can anxiety do this? Or maybe my OCD is just making me over-think it?

Possibly.: The underlying problem in ocd is anxiety. People with ocd have a tendency to be obsessed over specific things such as germs, specific bodily concerns over their bowel habits, cleanliness (constant washing of hands), sex, gambling, correctness of procedure. With the obsession is a compulsion to do certain acts to achieve the desired outcome of their obsession, to avoid anxiety. ...Read more

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I am male, 26. Is it normal to want to have sex just one-two times a week or is my libido low? Anyway to increase it? Get technical on me, I like data

I am male, 26. Is it normal to want to have sex just one-two times a week or is my libido low? Anyway to increase it? Get technical on me, I like data

Yes, in normal range: Libido varies by person and can fluctuate depending on various personal and environmental factors. You fall within what would be considered normal range for a man your age. ...Read more

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How to increase sex libido?

How to increase sex libido?

Many ways: Healthy diets and exercise are commonly prescribed. Reducing stress and increasing social contact in the real, not electronic world also help significantly. ...Read more

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Best way to increase libido?

Best way to increase libido?

Talk w/your partner: Best way to improve your libido is to improve your relationship, typically via communication w/your partner. Also need to decrease stress eg financial worries, job, family, etc. Rein in excess alcohol consumption. Review your medications w/your doc. Make sure you're in good physical & mental health. Failing all that, check your testosterone (but very unlikely in young otherwise healthy men). ...Read more

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How to increase libido in women?

How to increase libido in women?

Chocolate... Kidding: This is a very complex question and there is not enough space to give it the discussion it deserves. You may start by seeing your doctor for a complete history and physical. I also suggest seeing a therapist for an assessment and possible therapy. Once the physical and psychological issues have been evaluated, a woman must feel safe and secure before intimacy can happen with the right partner. ...Read more

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How to increase libido as a woman?

How to increase libido as a woman?

Libido & the Brain: Your biggest sex desired organ is your brain and not the genitals. Libido is a function of desire, sexual thoughts, visual and physical stimulation. Exhaustion is the worst enemy of female desire along with negative images about sex from excessive religious repression or childhood sexual trauma or adult assault. Therapists are great at determining the reasons and working pathways for you. ...Read more

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Which diet is recomended to increase libido?

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Which diet is recomended to increase libido?

Healthy one!: Unfortunately, there is no single diet proven to improve libido (sex drive). Likewise, there is no proven dietary supplement either. However, the healthier you are, by dint of nutrition & physical activity, the lower the risk of illness & poor physical conditioning eg obesity, affecting your sex drive negatively. So eat healthy. You know what that means. Just do it. Mediterranean or DASH diet... ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to increase my libido?

Please tell me what can I do to increase my libido?

Libido: Focus on foreplay and take it slow. Don't forget about flirting, hugs, cuddles, massages, etc to help reconnect you to your sexual drive. Talk to your partner openly about your goal to increase your libido and ask them to get on board to help. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to help increase my libido?

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Is there anything I can take to help increase my libido?

Libido boost: Buspar (buspirone) would be good choice, others are Yohimbine, Trazodone, Ginkgo, Periactin, Viagra. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have no desire for sex is there anything to increase my libido?

If I have no desire for sex is there anything to increase my libido?

Yes plenty of it: As we get older and for many reason desire for sex changes, there are a lot of medication for that but usually u doctor may ask u to do a blood test for testosterone first, so talk with u pcp. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do to increase my libido without meds?

Can anyone tell me what can I do to increase my libido without meds?

Please see your doc: First, then go to a nutritionist or natural doctor. Get your hormone levels check by a professional. You may be depressed or have a hormonal imbalance. Lifestyle changes such as exercise and diet can help also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do you think I should increase my dosage of ritalin (methylphenidate)?

No: Not without talking to your doctor. You might be at the max dose, you might need an additional or different medicine. ...Read more

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Should a sudden increase in libido be a concern? I've never felt like this my whole life so no it's not common for me. I'm a 26 y/o female, thanks.

Should a sudden increase in libido be a concern? I've never felt like this my whole life so no it's not common for me. I'm a 26 y/o female, thanks.

Consult with your: Physician. If there is no physiological reason, there could be a psychiatric one worth exploring. It can be a sign of a manic episode. ...Read more

Methylphenidate (Definition)

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Ritalin (Definition)

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