I fought so long and hard to avoid taking benzos but I was prescribed 5 mg to take 3 times a day after I had a major panic event. I was warned it would lower my sex drive and as a 23 year old single female who already has a relatively low libido I didn't think this would be an issue. However, after the first two days of taking it I noticed that I was more aroused and my sex drive has increased exponentially. Has anyone else experienced this effect? The only other time I experience a high libido is two days before my period but now its constant and I'm starting to think about it constantly, even when I'm doing tasks that don't involve anything provocative. I'm consulting my psychiatrist about this the next time I see her but this is new and confusing for me. If anyone else this who has had this experience can you please share how to manage this?
It'll go away probably fgray77. My first days on a different benzodiazepine did that to me AND I had so much energy for anything I was doing. I don't sleep well sometimes and after a really good REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, from the benzodiazepines, I was like that, but as my body got used to it, things got back to normal.
While we're on the subject, I'd like to add this: if your prescription states "as needed" then do yourself a huge favor and try not to depend on these. Benzodiazepines are highly addictive and habit forming. There's hundreds of stories on line and tens of dozens on here, not to mention my first-hand experience, about how horrible it is to get off of these medications. Absolutely terrifying if after a while you want to stop. Not trying to scare you or go against the doctor's orders but please just be careful. Ask your prescribing doctor about this.
Don't just take my word for it, do your own homework and please research this and all meds that you are wondering about. That's one reason this community is set up for... research.
The same thing happened to me, lasting 6 weeks, loosing concentration of most activities other than a way to escape my predicament. I was able to switch over to librium, and though the sedation is debilitating, and the situation has been reduced to a somewhat tolerable level, it is a much better place to be. I have to say it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to endure, and would encourage anyone going through this to talk to your doctor. If your new to benzos, the advice I wish someone told me was, just dont take them. They are a horrible drug to try to get off. So just don't start in the first place.
I was switched from Clonazepam to diazepam. Ever since I go to bed constantly hyper sexual for hours and gave to watch stuff to fulfil amusement. It also happens in day. It is driving me crazy and I hate it. I feel constant arousal no partner 71 and dont need this and it makes me upset . I cant sit or lie still
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