OMG! Yes. It’s taken me 3 years of being on adder all to finally figure out it was causing my BV. I had to stop taking it because even on low doses or if I just took one adderall I immediately got BV. I would talk to your doctor about switching! Adderall isn’t the only option!
I have searched high and low for an answer. I believe there is a link between the two. Prior to taking adderall XR I had none. Once I started to taking adderall there was a change to frequent BV. I hadn’t changed anything in my diet. No physical vaginal change on my end. I believe it may have something to do with the medicine as it slowly breaks down your immune. There should definitely be more research as I am me taking adderall was the only major change prior to getting recurrent BV. If it can affect your brain, the way you concentrate, cause freq urination, libido etc there is a possible that it contributes to the cause of BV. There just hasn’t been enough research.
Hi my message has to be sent in segments. Tech issue.... Yes Adderal, Dexedrine, and most main ADHD medication does slightly compromise the immune system. But that compromise can build up in time. Doctors usually recommend a patient take breaks from it ....
I have had problems with skin leasions that eventually lead to staff infection and empitago. I have taken many rounds of antibiotics only to have the leasions reoccur after my prescription is finished. I also suffer from my hair feeling as though it is growing into my scalp. My hair seems to have changed and feels like I have cowlicks all over. It is hard to keep my hands out of my hair. I have been on aderall about six years and these simptoms started three years ago. It feels like I could have parasaites under my skin. But I often wonder if all these weird symptoms could be caused by the aderall. Whatever I have is defiantly some type of infection that just comes and goes no matter what remedy I try. Sweating makes the leasions worse. Anyone experiencing symptoms like this out there?
I have had BV problems since I started taking Adderall xr, and wellbutrin. I actually went off these drugs - and the BV went away. I believe these drugs cause an imbalance of PH levels in the vagina, thus causing vaginal infections. I recently went back on adderrall after being off about 1 year (with no BV during that year) and guess what....after a month of starting to take the adderral again - HELLO BV. The main problem I have been having was vaginal burning sensation (no odor, itching, etc..), which is why my obgyn suggested that I have a PH imbalance issue, and recommended take RePHresh for this problem. It helped, but the infection only went away completely when I went off the medication (adderral and wellbutrin). Hope this helps some women out there!
I read a forum recently where a TON of other women complaining about the same problems since taking Adderall. I had BV one time almost 3 years ago and quickly subsided after taking probiotics and some other herbs. But since taking Adderall, I have had a STRING of bacterial infections and not just BV! I agree...it's not worth it so I'm seeing my DR today to discuss coming off of the meds. any suggestions for alternatives?
BV and yeast infections are not the same addgirlnotadaddy. There is no link based on science. good luck
I believe adderal does contribute to bv. I have only had one yeast infection in my life, from antibiotics use, and never had any female problems. I am not promiscuous, one sex partner, and have had bv since taking adderal. An extremely mild case, but none the less, it's there. I am quitting the adderal. I can function without it, I'm just messy and disorganized, but better than BV!!
Oops. Hit post too soon. anyway, good luck.
And I'm sorry that bam, the bv shows up. that stinks!
Just an FYI, add in some of the weight training and exercise like swimming and see if it helps. I'd hit the ADD from all angles! peace and luck
Perhaps you can find a clinic to try and get some medical help?? Also, if you are in the US, there are supposed to be affordable options coming for insurance and healthcare. Fingers crossed that this helps you out so you can be seen.
Flagyl is the drug often used to eradicate bacterial vaginosis. If you haven't been on that . . . well, that is what you should probably try next.
Hey and thank you for your reply! :) The only reason I linked them was because I did run across a women's health forum a few days ago online that was blowing up over this issue. I know that there are many other women and even one guy I found on here earlier this morning that are having a string of bacterial infections only after taking the medication. I'm just mainly curious as to why that would or could happen.
Yes, BV is horrid! I had been married for 10 years and then dated two men afterwards and the very minute I slept with the 2nd man, BOOM came BV! It laid asleep for awhile but since I've been on this medication, it's been a non stop battle :( flagyl? what is that?
Yes, I am concerned that i have an auto immune deficiency and I know I need to get to a DR but it is hard to fit in a budget with no insurance and being a single mom. it's doubly hard lately since I recently was laid off :( I'm keeping positive and a health journal now so when I can manage it, I'm off to a DR with a loaded set of questions :) I also figured stress is a huge factor for me right now because I am literally facing every challenge humanly possible. Trying to get a grip and I must say...I'm still somewhat sane so so far so good lol
I did try to manage ADD without meds after my diagnosis but I did mostly diet change and I found myself sleeping standing up and losing weight and I'm already rail thin so I opted to try the meds. It has some side effects but they seem to be nothing in comparison to the benefits. Now if I find out that it is what is compromising my immune system or attributing to my bacterial infections, I will quickly stop but I'm hoping that is not the case hence the post here.
Thanks for your time and I appreciate the advice! :)
Hi there. No, I don't think there is a link. Wouldn't really make sense why there would be based on how that medication works and bacterial vaginosis links.
BV is hard to eradicate once you have it. And often our partner can pass it right back to us. It's not technically an std but it passes from partners--- that is why often doctors use flagyl with our partner as well as us. It is also a good idea to wear loose underwear, cotton and change it often especially after any time you've been sweating.
If you think you are immune compromised, talk to your doctor. If you are in school or starting your career which is stressful and that in itself can bring our ability to fight things down.
Many people who have add are able to manage without medication. A combination of muscle work and deep pressure helps organize the nervous system and slow it. Exercises like swimming for example do this.
Weight training is good. These things help regulate the nervous system. (as you know, ADD is an issue with the nervous system).
But no, I have never read of a link between that medication and the issues you are having. good luck