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I never want to have sex – is epilepsy and Keppra to blame?

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 04:24
Hi everone I'm a 29 year old male who was diagnosed with myoclonic epilepsy at the age of 17. I was told this could disappear, but my last EEG showed that i still have epilepsy. So I've accepted the fact that I will have this until I die. The problem is: I've had a girlfriend since I was 21, but our sex life has never been any good. She always wants to have sex, but I never do. I just feel like it's a hassle, and just want to sleep. I've never felt the urge to have sex "right here and now". I want this to change so badly, and it was not until last year that I realized that maybe it's my medication that is the problem. Keppra has for me always been a saviour: it made me seizure-free from the first day, and I've felt fine. But now that I suspect it of ruining my libido, it's my worst enemy. Any thoughts, experiences, etc? I've also checked my testosterone level, and it's below normal. I will try to lose weight and build muscles to increase this, but never the less I know that elilepsy, Keppra and loss of sexual desire is a common thing.

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Hi kjosin, Thanks for posting

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2019-08-27 - 10:33
Hi kjosin, Thanks for posting.It’s important that you continue to follow-up with your healthcare team to express your concerns, as well as any potential changes inside effects, behaviors, moods, seizure types or frequency, to determine what treatment is right for you. https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/pg2L_HealthCareVisits_09-2018.pdf My Seizure Diary: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/epilepsy-foundation-my-seizure-diaryis a great tool for not only tracking seizures, recording your medical history, medications, side effects, moods, triggers, or other personal experiences, which can be shared with your healthcare team.  For more information regarding Keppra and side effects,visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/medications/levetiracetam Men living with epilepsy may also experience health concerns that are unique to their gender. Learn about some of the epilepsy related health issues men should be aware of and respond to here: https://www.epilepsy.com/article/2018/6/june-men’s-health-month https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/special-populations/men-and-epilepsyManaging these issues with your epilepsy team can help improve seizure control and your quality of life. For additional information and resources regarding managing your epilepsy, please visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/managing-your-epilepsy  Sometimes it's helpful to connect with other people who live with epilepsy, to ask questions, share experiences, find& give support to each other. Contact your local Epilepsy Foundation at: https://www.epilepsy.com/affiliates to find support groups, events, and programs in your community. Additionally you may contact our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline: 1-800-332-1000 contactus@efa.org, where a trained information specialist can connect you to resources,  provide referrals and additional support.epilepsy.com/helpline  

I am having the same issues

Submitted by Tanis5887 on Sat, 2019-11-23 - 15:13
I am having the same issues as you. I guess my question was your libido ok before you starting taking Keppra? In my case my low libido started when I first started having auras, which was about three years before I was diagnosed with epilepsy and 5 years befoe I started taking Keppra (I was already taking Dilantin). The lack of sex drive is ruining my marriage

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