Neurontin - Hypersexual? (Sorry If This Is TMI)
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:05 PM
Has anyone had problems with hypersexual behavior because of Neurontin?
I started taking 300 mg of Neurontin about 7 or 8 months ago, I am now at 1200mg and for the past 5 or 6 months I have started masturbating more and more, now I'm doing it at least an hour or two a day, I'm also sexually active with my partner 3 or 4 time a week when in the past I was a few 15-20 minute solo sessions a week and sex 2 to 3 times a week. I also find myself viewing a lot of pornography when in the past this was not an interest of mine and I find that a little concerning. Not because it's porn but because I think I need increased stimulation to get any satisfaction. I know I'm not experiencing mania and I have no new stressors in life, if anything I have less. I have not changed any of my other medications either.
The only other time I've had seriously noticeable increase in sex drive is when I took Adderall for anxiety and Prednisone for an unrelated illness, both times it returned to normal when the medications were discontinued.
I use Neurontin as an add on to my Lamictal and Trileptal combo but I also really really need it because I can no longer tolerate Requip and I have had constant RLS and neuropathy since a psych pulled me off Klonopin in the course of 2 weeks after being on it for years. This took place about 6 years ago and I've needed something more than melatonin or vitamins to treat it ever since.
Occasionally I do take very low doses of Nuvigil for concentration, Propolanol or Atarax for anxiety and Seroquel for sleep but I haven't taken any of these for the past couple weeks and never for more then a day or two in a row. I also see an Internist on a regular basis to have blood work, thyroid checked, etc...so far nothing has changed.
Could this be from Neurontin or one of my other medications?
Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:50 AM
Are you still having the problem or found a way to curb it? I've been taking a small dose of seroquel and it seems to help a lot but it also puts me to sleep and makes me cranky.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:44 AM
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:26 AM
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