Libido

Sat, 11/23/2019 - 14:22
I was very active sexually with a very high sex drive until about n10 years ago. About the same time I started having auras on a regular basis. About 2 years after the auras began i had what must have been my first grand mal seizure. Unfortunately it happened at work and no one was around to witness it so everyone figured that I had fainted. My auras continued, I told multiple doctors about what was going on and no one even thought about epilepsy. About 1 year later I had a grand mal seizure while sleeping. Unfortunately my wife had to witness it and she called the ambulance. I was then diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. I am taking Dilantin and Keppra to control the seizures. Fortunately i have been seizure free once the medication dosage was perfected. I realize that even before I was diagnosed with epilepsy my libido had decreased to a point where now I do not have any sex drive and this is causing a great strain on my marriage. I fear that these issues along with bouts of depression are going to end my marriage. Any suggestions or similar stories?

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Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2019-11-25 - 08:37
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