LYrica has done wonders with my nerve pain from post surgery and back problems but I have had problems becoming sexually aroused and difficulty having an orgasm.
Yup, Lyrica can cause changes in sexual function for some. You will want to discuss this with your doctor as there are options for you. There are medications that can counteract this problem, or the other rout is an altogether different medication that doesn't have this side effect for you, although, most medications that help in nerve pain such as SNRI's typically don't have a great profile for this either (the major source of my problem is from the SNRI vs. the Lyrica). However, everyone reacts to these sorts of drugs differently. It's very frustrating, and ultimately, I had to take Cialis to help combat this side effect, and it works very minimally. I'm obviously a guy as I don't think that there's Cialis for women out yet, however, I know that there are options available that are listed at the MayoClinic.com website
It seems so very not fair that there's virtually no true medication dedicated to women with sexual dysfunction! I do know that Viagra is in the works for a female version of their drug, but who knows when that'll come out...
hope that this is of some help!
I'm sure some people have experienced sexual dysfunction from it as all drugs can react differently with different people. I got a sample of 75mg after a herniated disc. Didn't take it until months later and I pleasantly discovered it also works as an anti-anxiety for me and the bonus was I had a stronger sex drive on it.
I've had chronic pain for 11 years now and fybro for at least 6 of them. I've been on many pain management drugs, Lyrica being one at 600mg. For the last two years I've been reducing the number of meds I take and had expected my ed to have gotten at least somewhat better but no luck. I will soon decrease my Lyrica and will know better. For now I would say for certain that it is the reason for my total ed!!!
I have been in pain for years I had lost interest in sex take it or leave it. I have not had the Desiree in 5 years. Day two of lyerca OMG hide the ladies, I woke up with my little buddy and that has not happened in years... I feel like a teenager not an old man. Wow ! Is anyone else finding this youthful experience? I am in my 40s and had just lost interest ... The pain dominated my life. I got my life back
I was on Lyrica and Cymbalta for 8-9 years and I wasn’t able to have an orgasm for that whole time. I was divorced in 2013 (that problem certainly didn’t help my marriage) so I don’t know about now. I finished tapering off Lyrica in June 2017 and I hope to be tapered off Cymbalta by mid or late summer. Although I don’t have a sex life right now I am starting to get those ‘feelings’ back.
I have heard from many others; male and female; who can’t have an orgasm while on these types of drugs.
I wish the best to everyone.
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