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Do ADHD Meds Affect the Menstrual Cycle?

“I’ve been taking a stimulant for a few months, and my periods are noticeably shorter. Can stimulant medication affect the menstrual cycle?”

I know of no evidence to suggest that stimulants affect the menstrual cycle. If you believe that your problems began when you started the stimulant, I encourage you to discuss your concerns with your doctor.

Updated on April 24, 2017

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  1. Ok, so I am 14 and got my first period in June and have a pretty regular cycle every 37-38 days. But about a week ago I started Vyvance for my ADHD and my period is late! which its normally regular so I’m not sure if it’s the pill or just late. can someone please help me out?!

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