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#21 AB-Normal

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:47 AM

Hi Bill,

To answer your question, No I don't. The only meds I take every day, are Sinemet, Azilect, Allopurinol, Colcrys, and Cialis as needed for sex.

My ED is caused by my PD......... and the finish line? I know it's out there........... Actually, I'm hoping the DBS might help...... will have to ask my MDS tomorrow.......... (sigh)


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Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

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#22 Bills

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

Hi Bill,
To answer your question, No I don't. The only meds I take every day, are Sinemet, Azilect, Allopurinol, Colcrys, and Cialis as needed for sex.
My ED is caused by my PD......... and the finish line? I know it's out there........... Actually, I'm hoping the DBS might help...... will have to ask my MDS tomorrow.......... (sigh)


Having problems with the finish line is always usually caused by a med, good luck tomorrow trying to figure it out bro.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:37 PM

Actually, Although Sinemet can cause hypersexuality, none of my other meds have any sexual issues listed for side effects.

 

On the flip side, The American Parkinson's Disease Assoc.'s YOPD site has this to say:

"When it comes to Parkinson’s disease (PD), diminished sexual function is practically inevitable. From lack of sexual desire to low libido to difficulties with orgasmic functioning, this chronic, progressive, neurological disease can impair your sexuality in one way or the other."

http://www.youngpark...-your-sex-drive

 

The EPDA (European Parkinson's Disease Assoc.) has this to say:

http://www.epda.eu.c...sex-parkinsons/

"Each person is affected differently and sexual difficulties may alter over time, but the most frequent are:

  • decreased sexual desire
  • increased sexual desire (hypersexuality)
  • arousal problems
  • orgasmic problems
  • ETC.

The Michael J. Fox site says this:

The most common sexual problem for men with Parkinson’s disease is achieving and maintaining an erection, followed by impaired sexual arousal, drive and orgasm. Medications can help improve erectile function. Talk to your doctor to see if they are suitable for you.

https://www.michaelj...p?sexual-health

 

Finally, according to the article "Management of sexual dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease" from the National Institute of Health:

"erectile dysfunction, and problems with ejaculation are found in male patients"

http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC3229252/

 

There you go Bill. Not only is Ed caused by PD, but orgasm/ejaculation problems are caused by PD as well.


Edited by graflexmaster, 03 September 2014 - 12:37 PM.

Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>


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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:44 AM

I once saw a t-shirt with two male praying mantis's having a beer at a bar. One says to the other :

 

"I just have to mention sex to my wife and she bites my head off!"

 

Now that's sexual dysfunction!



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:55 PM

Can my PD meds affect my wife ?? :mrgreen:



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:08 PM

Doug?

I'm not going to touch that........

no way......

nope.......

 

lolol


Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 06:57 PM

Keeper,
Anti-depressants can not only remove your libido, but many also make "Crossing the finish line difficult and or impossible".

Not all of them, but many..... sounds like your hubby is a KEEPER! Couldn't resist that..

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Dx in 95' at 35- Normal MRI, Abnormal Da t Scan- Resting tremor- right foot, leg tremors. RX- 25/100 Carb/ l =600 mg,
0.5 Azilect 1 daily Comtan 200mg 2 day, 0.5 mg Clonazepam 1 daily.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:31 PM

This thread has me a little worried for the future cos my wife really enjoys our sex life. How prevalent is this problem? 50%? 75%? 100%

Age 58. Diagnosed 7/14 by MDS and a DatScan. Currently display a right hand/arm tremor, as well as some stiffness. Apathy and sleep issues are a problem. Began Azilect 8/6/2014

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:54 PM

We are all different MM.. Not a problem for me, but I do not take any anti- depressants.

It is my understanding that it is more problematic in males with PD, then females... but..BUT, WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT.

WHO KNOWS, you could be like MIKE! those are rabbits by the way....lol

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Dx in 95' at 35- Normal MRI, Abnormal Da t Scan- Resting tremor- right foot, leg tremors. RX- 25/100 Carb/ l =600 mg,
0.5 Azilect 1 daily Comtan 200mg 2 day, 0.5 mg Clonazepam 1 daily.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:54 PM

New Normal, I've tried to tell my Dr. I'm blatantly honest. If my concerns are the worst thing they hear I'm shocked.. He didn't bother even trying to help. I'm getting a new Dr in October. My psychiatrist I started going to specifically for psychotropic med management is afraid of my Parkinsons meds and interactions. I think Karen is right. Not only do I think my libido is suppressed, I also think the med isn't effective as my anxiety is ramping up causing a lot more tremors. I've taken it for several years. I just don't want to titrate myself off without supervision and a replacement med as I tend toward suicidal ideation if I forget my meds.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 09:39 AM

Keeper,
You sound like you have a handle on the situation. You sound intelligent and can be objective dealing with subjective issues...not an easy thing to do. You also recognize how important it is to maintain an open line to your physicians ...good for you.

I wish you well in the management of your meds. Good luck to you.
Dx'd 6/13 @ 66. Symptoms 10 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 50/200 5x daily
Normal DaT scan, normal MRI. Dx'd w/l dopa challenge by MDS
Symptoms: break thru tremors rt side, rt leg drag when fatigued, balance, cognitive/ speech issues, apathy

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 09:45 AM

Keeper:

Question :

Does your psychiatrist ever discuss how they can differentiate between PD and meds as to sexual dysfunction?
Dx'd 6/13 @ 66. Symptoms 10 years prior.
carbidopa/l dopa 50/200 5x daily
Normal DaT scan, normal MRI. Dx'd w/l dopa challenge by MDS
Symptoms: break thru tremors rt side, rt leg drag when fatigued, balance, cognitive/ speech issues, apathy

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 08:24 PM

oops!

Edited by invisable, 06 September 2014 - 09:04 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:41 AM

Interesting question NN. I believe that's a question a lot of us would like to know the answer to.


Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>


#35 Keeper

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:08 PM

I have an appointment in a couple of weeks.  I'll see if I can get an answer.



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 03:41 PM

Thanks Keeper, our collective libido's are titillated on what you might find out, and await your finding...... lol


Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>


#37 Doug

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 09:29 AM

Graflexmaster,  I was just thinking :oops: well you know, something to stir the embers ? As a friend of mine likes to say ; once a month, if you need to or not :mrgreen: . Anybody got a calender ?



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:14 PM

FXI had sx for both bladder and rectal prolapse. Prior to sx,had no desire. I joked with the surgeon and asked if he'd also do a vagina yuck.turns out he had to because of how severe the prolapse wS. It's been 2 months since sx. We just had our 30th anniversary and will leave Thursday with the motorhome for a few days. I imagine we both will enjoy ourselves

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:52 AM

Jenette? have a wonderful trip, and don't come home until you've worn both of yourselves out......... I hope the surgeries fixed ALL your problems down there............ and BTW? HAPPY 30th............


Michael

Current age= 54

Symptom Onset- 1991 (31)

 

Current meds

Sinemet 6X/day (700mg L-Dopa) 

Azilect 1mg 1X/day

 

 

To quote Cowboy, (a former regular forum member)..........Parkinson's brings us all together. With our many differences and emotions. We have something in common here. It is progressive, dangerous and has adversely affected our lives. We come together here looking for knowledge and comfort from one another.

-- Thank you Cowboy-- wherever you may be......................

 

<Remember, Reality is still optional>

 

<Love shared, Is Love increased........ Pain shared, is Pain decreased.>





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