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Neurontin - Hypersexual? (Sorry If This Is TMI)


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#1 ouchie-booboo

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:38 PM

i am on neurotin 300mg 3 times a day i've been on it for about a week now. this falls into the freakishly rare side effects it seems that i want sex alot more often. not that im complaining my head pain has improved but holy shit shit when i want it, i want it. is any other women having simular issues? if so how long does this last (hopefully a while this is a benefit for my relationship) also how does this med affect menopause? im only 45 and im going through it.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:21 PM

When I read this I thought "I'm not crazy!" I've been on this stuff for less than a week and I'm going through the same thing. I've never wanted sex so much! It's definitely weird.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:11 AM

im glad to hear im not the only one with this issue. my boyfriend thought i was losing it. i have been on meds that caused me not to be able to orgasm so this is different and weird, thanks for the input
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:05 PM

Will try to keep this as clinical as possible so it's obvious I'm not trolling,

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?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:50 AM

YES! I posted something on feeling hypersexual a few comments above yours, I am experiencing the same problem and it's causing me a lot of anxiety when I don't have sex or self stimulation (trying to keep it clinical).

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.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:44 AM

FYI: I merged the two topics. The fewer places people have to look for the information they want, the better, so please revive an older topic when your concern is the same (or similar to) someone else's. Thanks.
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"Note also how we don’t worry about taking medicine for pain the way we often do about taking 'happiness' pills like antidepressants. We worry that by artificially changing our mood we risk not being 'us.' But no one feels inauthentic because he took ibuprofen to relieve his back pain."

--"Happiness and Its Discontents," essay in the New York Times by Daniel M. Haybron, the author of the book, Happiness: A Very Short Introduction.

 

"What's your true self and what's your fake self. Yeah, and where are you on that scale? And how's it working for you? And sometimes you got to go with the fake one, and sometimes faking it 'til [you] make it is the best path, ... I mean sometimes for ... anybody I've known who's struggling ... you got to put your feet on the ground every day and say, you know, don't embrace the struggle, you're going to sink like a rock."

-- David O. Russell, the director of Silver Linings Playbook, in an interview with Terry Gross

(I took out most of the "you knows.")

 

 


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:26 AM

@blueheron I apologize, I didn't see this topic before but Im so glad I found it!
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