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!
Took it for a week (to help with pain from optic nerve shingles) then discovered it was responsible for total inability to attain orgasm despite strong erection. Stopped taking it immediately. Everything was back to normal in about 3 days.
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've been on lyrica for six months and have had ED the entire time. How can I solve this problem without stopping lyrica?
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.
I am diabetic and in my case Pregabalin actually improved my erectile dysfunction. Probably it improved nerve conductivity.
I have been taking a small dose of Lyrica for about six weeks. 75mg twice a day. I started having issues with reaching orgasm. At first, I thought it was psychological. I went from once a day to twice a day on Lyrica because of pain. At 150mg a day, I was able to achieve orgasm for the first time in a couple weeks last night - only one way - and it just was not at all what I am used to. Very, very upsetting. Even though I have pain, I am going to stop this medications and go back in baclofen - which has no sexual side effects but makes me constipated and have a dry mouth.
Sincere I've been on Lyrica I've noticed that the medicine has helped my neuropathy but on the other had it has made my sex life great just to make sure that it wasn't my imagination I went down on the medicine the urge went away, but when I got back up to a certain dosage the sexual urges became very strong. I have really felt darn good. Problem is my pain management Dr. Prescribed Lyrica who happens to be a male provider and my PCP who's female I was able to follow up with her and she suggested that I talk with the prescribing provider, how do I start that conversation?
I Have been on Lyrica for 2 months 75mg twice a day. It was not helping my pain so when my Dr. doubled my dose. I went totally limp. Im 62 and still sexually active. I'm not to happy. Lyrica has to be the cause.
I’m 6 months into taking lyrica, I am on 150mg 3x daily and I may as well forget about reaching orgasm now days! I suffer from Lupus, sjogrens, and fibromyalgia so I’m in severe pain most of the time no matter how active I am. I’m assuming the high dose is possibly the problem because I’ve never had an issue before. I see my rheumatologist next Thursday and I’m going to ask to be tapered off. It’s like I have to choose between being in pain, or having a successful sex life with my husband. I’m also experiencing depression, weight gain, and swelling in my hands
Yes!!! It is frustrating to have the same issues as your question. I’ve never experienced a problem with being satisfied after sex until I started taking Lyrica, about 10 or more years ago. It isn’t difficult for my body to respond and get excited, it’s climaxing afterward that I am having problems with. I’ve never had this problem before, and I find it is quite frustrating!!! I don’t want my spouse feeling like he doesn’t excite me as that is so far from the truth!!! I don’t want to ever quit taking it as Lyrica really helps with my peripheral neuropathy in my feet and legs right up to my knees, and it helps with joint and muscle pain which the Doctors say is Fibromyalgia. I feel doomed and helpless...
I have started taking pregabalin which is same drug and I noticed the inability to climax which is frustrating.When I have masturbated and I have climaxed the feeling is gone , no feeling , its horrible yet helps with the pain. It's very upsetting .The worse thing is I'm getting increased doses every month. I found all your replies so interesting .I have systemic scleroderma other related illnesses and klinefelters. I feel everyones upset.thanks guys
since taking a daily 75mg dose of Pregabalin I have experienced erection and orgasm problems never before experienced and I'm finding this is causing me to have mood swings and anxiety and the really sad part is the drug is not helping to control the constant pain I have as the result of an RTA when I sustained leg and spinal injuries
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