my son has been taking vyvanse for a long period and we come to realize that he
is thinking homosexuality thoughts, what can I do?
No, Vyvanase has not been known to cause homosexual thoughts as a side effect. It is normal for preteens and teens to have some homosexual thoughts, generally they do not act on them and may be very embarrased by them. Does he see a psychiatrist for his meds or does his pediatrician give them? If he is not seeing a psychiatrist, you could take him to one for evaluation. Perhaps your son is homosexual. If he is, then the psychiatrist can help to determine that and help him become comfortable with himself as a homosexual male. If he is homosexual there is not a whole lot that you can do. You can accept him as he is. He is still your son after all.
That's funny that you should mention that. My son was on Vyvanse and now off. But he makes the cuttiest gay voice. We have asked him if he is having feelings towards males. He laughs it off and says oh no way I love the girls way too much. His friends are starting to get the lower voices and show off, so my son does the high one and they all laugh together. I don't think you have anything to worry about but if he is it's not the end of the world is it? My nephew is gay and a very nice person.
It absolutely DOES. I have taken ritallin for years. Took Vyvannse for a short while ... stopped due to price. It made me feel "smug" ... in a good way ... a little cocky almost. But I did notice that I had gay thoughts that I would never ever have had prior. It also caused me to be somewhat sexually stimulated including progenation of some leakage or "pre-cum" as standard reaction. I am sure this does not happen with all people but for me it was quite unmistakeable.
Im gonna argue and say yes it does. I did a google search for this very topic and found this post. Ive been prescribed to adderall for my add my whole life... and was bi-curious my whole childhood... doing whatever i could to get a look at my friends at the pool, etc. I could never be in a relationship with a guy. Ans im very attracted to women. Ive come to terms with the fact that Im what the world would call 'bisexual' but i dobt see both sexes the same way... and honestly when i take vyvanse all i do is think about men; otherwise I dont have as strong sexual urges with men.
honestly, it's not unheard of for certain psychiatric drugs to lead to same sex attraction; brain chemistry is complicated, and psychiatric drugs will alter that chemistry in strange ways sometimes.
if your son has professed to have noticed a change in sexual attraction following starting on the drugs, then you might see about switching him to a different medication.
If you son, however, has told you that he's always been gay, and you're using the drugs as a scapegoat, then you sir are shameless.
as far as your question of "what can I do?", you can love your son, regardless of who he is and whom he loves, and you can learn how to accept him regardless of his "homosexuality thoughts", or you can risk pushing him away from you. your call.
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