I am bipolar type 2 and don't like being highly medicated. I'd rather just take something for anxiety if I could get away with it. My question is what recreational drugs are blocked by bipolar medications such as Abilify (antipsychotic), lamotrigine (anticonvulsant) and clonazepam (antianxiety)? The only thing I can feel is marijuana, no stimulants or psilocybin. I'm just wondering if it's one of the medications I take or all of them. Also I have absolutely no sex drive and find it very hard to reach orgasm, which is the reason for stimulants. To try and heighten my libido. It has taken a told on my 16 year relationship and can be very upsetting and depressing for both parties. What medication is doing all this to me?
Bipolar, medication, libido and recreational drugs?
Question posted by ashleypem28 on 5 April 2021
Last updated on 5 April 2021 by Chrissaw
I have taken lamotrigine for quite some time. I don't anymore, but was told it can cause low libido. Which is true I experienced it the whole time on it and now that im off it same thing. Though did find out that can happen. So for me I hope it will improve.
Considered uncommon side effect: decreased libido, it is the anticonvulsant you are prescribed as a mood stabilizer, and also, most likely the benzodiazepine and the antipsychotic do contribute to your problem, plus recreational drugs and being Bipolar, really, at the end of the day do more harm than good to your mental and physical condition (lack of libido), everything adds up, and it becomes a time bomb, trust me.
Take care, masso
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