I don't know if you're male or female, but I took Gabapentin for over 5 years and still do when my nerve pain starts to flare up. I am female and in that time I never had nor have any issues with my sex life due to the Gabapentin. If you're on other meds, I'd look into them. I know a lot of the mental health medications list loss of or heightened sexual function could be a side effect of this medication.
When I first started Gabapentin I had a great sex life. I hadn’t been married very long and my husband and I were very good together. After awhile I noticed I didn’t have as much interest in sex and I wasn’t able to have an orgasm. I was divorced a few years ago and since then I have absolutely no interest in sex. I am almost done tapering off Gabapentin and I’m starting to have those feelings ‘down there’ again. Talk about feeling like a virgin again... that’s how I feel. I can’t wait to be off this drug and start my life again.
I am in pre-menopause age 50 and had been struggling with orgasm but not with sex drive, very frustrating!
I have now been on gabapentin for about a month for a herniated disc in my neck that’s causing nerve pain down my arm and recently increased to two 300mg pills a day.
My orgasms have returned. So I’m very happy about this and was wondering if the gabapentin was helping is why I googled this topic and I’m shocked to see more of the opposite.
So I don’t know if it’s just a menopausal hormonal fluctuation or the drug but I hope it sticks around whatever it is!
I was on 2800 mg for about 3 months and noticed it as I could achieve and maintain an erection but I slowly noticed It was near impossible for my partners to get me to achieve climax.
I was dating at the time and chalked it up to nerves. Until I met my now ex fiancé, and just like over 1 week absolutely completely couldn’t get an erection at all.
I came off it for 3 days, which is not wise, and I confirmed it 100%.it was helping me so much I went back on it and started getting free samples of Viagra and Cialis from my doctor because my health insurance wouldn’t cover it and it is absolutely insanely expensive.
Eventually moved on to other drugs and tried some gabapentin I had left over just to try it and 100mg and bam again.
- Gabapentin Information for Consumers
- Gabapentin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Gabapentin (detailed)
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