For the men who don't like to admit that they have stage fright at the best of times. Feel lucky that you don't have the sexual Dysfunction co-related with anti-convulsants. I don't know how fertile my sperm is??? To be honest, for me it's a more then a little embarrassing to walk into a sperm bank, even though that is exactly what they do for a living (who knows why?) Ihave a lot of difficulties in ALL my relationships, because I don't have as high of a libido then a regular male. I know some of you on Tegretol (Carbamazepine) Vimpat (lacosamide) and others can cause this problem! I don't think that Levetiracetam (aka. Keppra) is a bad, but don't quote me on that because I am on it, lol.
FYI: This is again Medical Mumbo Jumbo, However I think you would be able to grasp the idea.
I hope there is reassurance that I am male. So any males that are embarrassed to admit they have sexual difficulties.
We are all human and al of us have our own ores Ina life issues!
Effects of antiepileptic drugs on sexual function and reproductive hormones of male epileptic patients.
Najafi MR1, Ansari B, Zare M, Fatehi F, Sonbolestan A.
Diminished libido and sexual dysfunction are unusually common among male epileptic patients. The most important etiologic factor may be antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)-induced androgen deficiency. We compared reproductive hormone levels among men with epilepsy taking various AEDs and normal controls.
Subjects were 59 male epileptic patients who aged 24 ± 5 years. They had been receiving lamotrigine (LTG) (n = 17), carbamazepine (CBZ) (n = 18), and sodium valproate (VPA) (n = 15) for at least 6 months. We also recruited 23 healthy controls. Testosterone, estradiol, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), androstenedione (AND), luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle stimulatin hormone (FSH) levels and gonadal efficiency (testosterone/LH) were compared between the four groups. The patients and the control group were examined and evaluated for male reproduction by urology and endocrinology services.
Subjects receiving CBZ, VPA, and LTG had significantly lower mean testosterone levels than the control group (P < 0.01). In addition, patients receiving LTG had significantly higher mean testosterone levels than CBZ and VPA groups (P < 0.01) and controls (P < 0.05). There were not any significant differences between the groups in mean estradiol levels. The mean AND level in VPA was higher than CBZ, LTG, and control groups (P < 0.01). Men receiving CBZ had significantly lower DHEAS levels than the other groups (P < 0.01). Testosterone/LH ratio in the control group was more than other groups (P < 0.01). On the other hand, this value in LTG group was higher than CBZ and VPA groups (P < 0.01). However, CBZ and VPA groups were not significantly different in terms of testosterone/LH ratio.
Although the mean levels of reproductive hormones were lower in the LTG group compared to the controls, among traditional antiepileptic drugs, LTG had fewer side effects on reproductive hormones. Therefore, it is a good adjuvant and substitute drug for epilepsy control instead of CBZ and VPA.
Hi Everyone! I just started this Blog. Its been a big trial and did not what i was taking on to be honest. Its a lot harder then it looks. I am only good with software not how the website is created which is called the back end. I force myself out of the warmth of my bed and go to my local coffee shop and work on this for at least 4-5 hrs. Yeah, I know!
All my family was in Florida for the Christmas holidays. I did make a conscious choice not to go for many reasons. After they left my deepest depression and severe anxiety set in. I ended up calling the EMS twice and spending the night at one of our hospitals. It was terrifying not to understand what the hell was happening to me!!! They took me to CamH, which is a psych ward, that didn't make me feel anymore "Crazy" lol. I was told I needed to do CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) Essentially, this means "Get your ass up and go do Shit" So this is what I have been doing creating a routine. Its kept me in better spirits and makes me feel that I "actually" accomplished something. This is why i created this website www.mysoulwithadisorder.com and community Facebook page.
Hi my name is Steve! I created this blog for people to share their Disorders. I know how alone my Epilepsy makes me feel, isolated, afraid, anxious and depressed. I really encourage you even at home to participate in our journey. You will find many links to sites catered to disorders. If you ever feel alone I will get back to you. I actually have an author to thank for this idea. They have a lot of mental illness , but she copes though many people relating with them over social media. I hope to be able to make a difference to how you feel!
My Facebook page is just another way to follow me. I do post some inspiration quotes, but it's more of a personal page. I don't think it really matters, because you can still contact me!