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Seizures and impotence

Any young men on this forum (younger than 40) that suffers from impotence due to seizures?



My boyfriend has struggled with "not being in the mood" as he calls it for several years. We were talking about it when we first started dating, and linked the onset of his libido loss to around the time he started his first seizure medication. He was in his early twenties when his seizures first started, and had a "normal" libido before. We're not sure yet if the epilepsy caused it, or if it is the medications. One of his neurologists told us that isn't usually a side effect of any seizure medication.

With him, if he gets in the mood, he can maintain his erection. His libido is just severely dampened by either the epilepsy or medications. We aren't addressing this with his doctors until we can get his seizures under control. His medical team is aware of it, we just aren't doing anything about it. The way I look at it, I'd rather have him healthy and seizure-free any day, rather than the risks of adding libido-boosting meds while we're still trying to control his epilepsy and find the right medication combo for him.

Sorry, that may not have helped much. I just wanted you to know you're not the only man with epilepsy that has experienced this.

well hello there, and yes it is very normal not to be able to get an errection after a seizure. It sucks really bad in my case Ive lost a few ladys because of it just because they didnt understand that ya just cant get it up for a while. like I said it is normal just to HANG OUT for a few days, ha ha. Ive had epilepsy for quite some time now and so feel free to ask any questions you like, I guess were all here to suport eachother so good luck.

i had juvenile myoclonic epilepsy for 7 years now and have not had any seizures for 6 yrs. I was told i will have to continue medications for life and Im on Depakine chrono 500mg. I am 24 but I have issues. And i wanted to know know if its safe to consume cilias 20mg. I haven't used this site before so i cant seem to find the option to ask a doc here. Anybody here with experience with cilia's?

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