Health QuestionsCategory: TreatmentsSexual Side Effects
sundae asked 3 years ago

 Maybe it’s the Risperdal/Tegretol combo, but my libido is in the toilet and my orgasms are almost as rare as Democratic victories.  Tegretol did the anorgasmia number sans the low libido number on me before I ever went on Risperdal.

2 Answers
Mummy answered 3 years ago

Re: Sexual Side Effects
ditto – i don’t think i’m like this. and don’t think my marriage does either

tracy answered 3 years ago

Re: Sexual Side Effects
It has been my experience that pretty much any anticonvulsant and a great many antidepression drugs will reduce sex drive and/or orgasm.  
 
I took Celexa (antidepressant) and could not orgasm to save my life. Things got better when I finally got off of it, but because of the anticonvulsants, I just do not think about or desire sex at all, but can orgasm when I do have sex. YMMV.
 
I went off my drugs and my husband was pleased with my new-found sexuality, but pretty pissed when I had a seizure and found out I’d gone off my meds Cheesy.
 

sundae asked 3 years ago

 Maybe it’s the Risperdal/Tegretol combo, but my libido is in the toilet and my orgasms are almost as rare as Democratic victories.  Tegretol did the anorgasmia number sans the low libido number on me before I ever went on Risperdal.

2 Answers
Mummy answered 3 years ago

Re: Sexual Side Effects
ditto – i don’t think i’m like this. and don’t think my marriage does either

tracy answered 3 years ago

Re: Sexual Side Effects
It has been my experience that pretty much any anticonvulsant and a great many antidepression drugs will reduce sex drive and/or orgasm.  
 
I took Celexa (antidepressant) and could not orgasm to save my life. Things got better when I finally got off of it, but because of the anticonvulsants, I just do not think about or desire sex at all, but can orgasm when I do have sex. YMMV.
 
I went off my drugs and my husband was pleased with my new-found sexuality, but pretty pissed when I had a seizure and found out I’d gone off my meds Cheesy.