Lorazepam (Ativan) effect on sex?

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Lorazepam (Ativan) effect on sex?

mistressg mistressg
I was recently prescribed Ativan but I have yet to take it. I am wondering if anyone in the community has taken this and what effect it had on your sex drive/sex life/ability to orgasm? That is a big thing I am worried about.
04/12/2012
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mistressg mistressg
Also, how long after taking one dose did you experience any effect on your sex drive/sex life/ability to orgasm?
04/12/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
I was actually on Ativan for a six months. It made me really hyper and really sexual. Like, we are talking about crazy masturbation. When I was on that pill, I was very impatient. I felt like my world was going faster and I couldn't get things done as quickly as I should. That included having an orgasm.

I had to change medications because it just made me so hyper. I didn't like the feeling. I have severe anxiety and need to SLOW it down, not speed it up. For some people, it will make you too tired to want to have sex or have a decent orgasm.

I have now been on Xanex for about 6 months and it does wonders for my sex drive. It calms me. It makes me feel alright and not so hyper. It brings me back to reality and I have a decent orgasm, every single time.

You may be totally different on the Ativan. It depends on each person. You can also look up the side effects on WebMD.com. That is what I always do with new medication. And believe me, I've been on a lot.

If you have any questions, let me know I'll be happy to talk with you.

xoxo


Also -- If you have anxiety and that is why you are taking Ativan or were prescribed it, I highly recommend getting on a long-term anti-anxiety medication when you feel comfortable enough. It isn't good to be on short-term medications like Ativan or Xanex for a long period of time. They are highly addictive and should ask your doctor about Klonopin. I am not a doctor, so don't take my word for it. I just want to give you a heads up.
04/12/2012
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by LusciousLollypop
I was actually on Ativan for a six months. It made me really hyper and really sexual. Like, we are talking about crazy masturbation. When I was on that pill, I was very impatient. I felt like my world was going faster and I couldn't get things ...
Welcome to my life on Adderall. Seriously. To make matters worse and add on to the Adderall, I'm one of the few people with "persistent genital arousal" with my Lamictal meaning I have to handle my business, even though I'm not in the mood, or I'm incredibly frustrated and irritated for hours. And I'm so sensitive that the slightest thing causes it to act up.

Ativan just made me sleepy. I was taking it with Prozac and a mood stabilizer and the three of those made it so bad that I could barely get out of bed, much less have the energy to think about sex. I'm just really sensitive to benzo meds, so it's not like that for everyone.
04/12/2012
mistressg mistressg
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Originally posted by LusciousLollypop
I was actually on Ativan for a six months. It made me really hyper and really sexual. Like, we are talking about crazy masturbation. When I was on that pill, I was very impatient. I felt like my world was going faster and I couldn't get things ...
Thank you so much for your input. I prefer not to specify why I've been prescribed this medication, but I have looked up all of the side effect info and I have a friend who took it and I asked him all about his experience with it. If I have any more questions, you certainly seem like a good person to message. Thanks.
04/12/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Welcome to my life on Adderall. Seriously. To make matters worse and add on to the Adderall, I'm one of the few people with "persistent genital arousal" with my Lamictal meaning I have to handle my business, even though I'm not in ...
I was on Lamictal for a little, I wasn't happy with it. Persistant genital arousal? Holy shit.

Ativan effects differently for everyone. Exactly.

I am on a good set of pills right now. Everything is working. I am on Viibryd (The newer version of Zoloft with less side effects) and Xanex. It seems to work, thankfully. I've been through the god damn ringer with doctors trying to get the right combination of medications. It is sure a ginnie-pig kinda world with pills sometimes.
04/12/2012
mistressg mistressg
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Originally posted by LusciousLollypop
I was on Lamictal for a little, I wasn't happy with it. Persistant genital arousal? Holy shit.

Ativan effects differently for everyone. Exactly.

I am on a good set of pills right now. Everything is working. I am on Viibryd (The ...
I know it can effect everyone differently, but I still like to hear personal experiences with the medication from people who have used it. It's more...comforting? More personal and specific than what I can find online or in the pamphlet that comes from the pharmacy. Granted, one person can have one side effect while someone else can have none at all, or something totally the opposite.
04/12/2012
Arch600 Arch600
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Originally posted by LusciousLollypop
I was actually on Ativan for a six months. It made me really hyper and really sexual. Like, we are talking about crazy masturbation. When I was on that pill, I was very impatient. I felt like my world was going faster and I couldn't get things ...
Good advice! My wife has Ativan for those times the daily meds aren't doing the job but she avoids taking it unless it is a Code Red emergency - for fear of becoming dependent on it.
04/12/2012
LusciousLollypop LusciousLollypop
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Originally posted by Arch600
Good advice! My wife has Ativan for those times the daily meds aren't doing the job but she avoids taking it unless it is a Code Red emergency - for fear of becoming dependent on it.
That is what I do with my Xanex. I only take it if I desperately need it. I usually take it around bed time to relax since my mind races when I try to fall asleep -- thus I'm also on Ambien (which is a magical sleeping pill). Unless I am really anxious or having panic attack after panic attack, I try not to take it as much. I am allowed up to 3 pills a day, but I feel like that is a lot. I don't want to have to HAVE the medication to function. Getting addicted to medication scares the shit out of me.
04/12/2012
Arch600 Arch600
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Welcome to my life on Adderall. Seriously. To make matters worse and add on to the Adderall, I'm one of the few people with "persistent genital arousal" with my Lamictal meaning I have to handle my business, even though I'm not in ...
Persistent genital arousal? Wow! That has to be incredibly miserable. I'm sorry you have to deal with that. I hope there's pleasure and satisfaction from taking care of business at least sometimes. I couldn't imagine sexual arousal becoming a burden.

Oddly, I have the opposite situation. Wellbutrin makes me incredibly horny - mentally. Being a guy, I'll admit we think about sex a lot naturally, but this is all the time. I'm in the mood, fantasizing, daydreaming constantly. Far beyond anything I experienced at 18. The cruel joke is, I'm one of the few who has physical side effects from WB. I'd love to take care of business but the physical response isn't there. Not full blown ED; it's more like the reset button takes days, sometimes weeks. I'm learning to work around it and actually enjoy my mind being in the gutter full time, but definitely it has been an adjustment.

Seems just about every med out there for depression, anxiety, and related conditions carries a price.
04/12/2012
mistressg mistressg
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Originally posted by Arch600
Persistent genital arousal? Wow! That has to be incredibly miserable. I'm sorry you have to deal with that. I hope there's pleasure and satisfaction from taking care of business at least sometimes. I couldn't imagine sexual arousal ...
Aw, sorry you have to deal with that. Hopefully you do find a way to enjoy yourself and work around it.

True, these medications can seem to be a double-edged sword.
04/12/2012
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by Arch600
Persistent genital arousal? Wow! That has to be incredibly miserable. I'm sorry you have to deal with that. I hope there's pleasure and satisfaction from taking care of business at least sometimes. I couldn't imagine sexual arousal ...
It's bad. Really bad. Like even after countless orgasms (thank god for this site, the Eroscillator, and the Pure Wand) it'll go away for a few minutes, but then it's back with a vengeance and I have to go do it all over again.

Makes me feel like I need one of those nice boyfriend things to help me with that. Not the worst job in the world.
04/13/2012
js250 js250
Lorazepam makes me a bit hyper without my daily pain. It increases my forgetfulness, ups my anxiety and lowers my care about what needs to be done. Basically it relaxes my sense of responsibility while dealing with my other issues.
04/13/2012
mistressg mistressg
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Originally posted by js250
Lorazepam makes me a bit hyper without my daily pain. It increases my forgetfulness, ups my anxiety and lowers my care about what needs to be done. Basically it relaxes my sense of responsibility while dealing with my other issues.
Good to know.
04/13/2012
Arch600 Arch600
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Originally posted by mistressg
Aw, sorry you have to deal with that. Hopefully you do find a way to enjoy yourself and work around it.

True, these medications can seem to be a double-edged sword.
Thank you, mistre$$. There are plenty others who have a much tougher slog than I.
04/13/2012
Arch600 Arch600
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
It's bad. Really bad. Like even after countless orgasms (thank god for this site, the Eroscillator, and the Pure Wand) it'll go away for a few minutes, but then it's back with a vengeance and I have to go do it all over ...
I suppose you've looked into alternative meds and/or dosages. It's hard to accept in this day and age there isn't something that can be done to help you. I hope you'll find a solution soon. With my constant mood, I'd gladly take some of your physical response off your hands for you if I could.

Be wary of those boyfriend things. They come with their own set of side effects.
04/13/2012
Arch600 Arch600
Sorry, mistre$$. Didn't mean to hijack your thread there.

04/13/2012
mistressg mistressg
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Originally posted by Arch600
Sorry, mistre$$. Didn't mean to hijack your thread there.

Oh, it's fine! People experiencing issues within the topic at hand. It's great if we can help each other out, give any kind of insight, or even just encouraging words!

(And you're right, adding a partner to things can have it's own side effects)
04/13/2012
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I've never had adverse effects from taking lorazepam or any other benzodiazepines, beyond the normal effect of extreme drowsiness.
04/13/2012
mistressg mistressg
Took one today. Tried playing with my silicone bunny, and didn't seem to have any sexual side effects - yay! Not sure it's doing much for my current anxiety though. I don't think I can tell yet. Eyes feel a bit odd, maybe kind of heavy, but other than that I feel very much my usual self.
04/13/2012
mistressg mistressg
I think that this doesn't do mush for me, but working on a review after having taken a few of these has an effect. Similar to writing/typing under the influence.
04/14/2012
mistressg mistressg
This stuff isn't for me. I'm done with it, going to stop taking it. I've blacked out most of my weekend, and have spent half of my time crying and the rest sleeping. Apparently, I've been acting very strange towards people I care about as well. Not liking this.
04/17/2012
Arch600 Arch600
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Originally posted by mistressg
This stuff isn't for me. I'm done with it, going to stop taking it. I've blacked out most of my weekend, and have spent half of my time crying and the rest sleeping. Apparently, I've been acting very strange towards people I care ...
Awww, sorry you're having a rough time with it. When I first started antidepressants, there was a definite transition period where I was spacy, couldn't sleep or concentrate, but my body adjusted in about a week. I don't have a lot of experience with Ativan; I'm not sure if there is a similar adjustment period. Maybe someone else here knows for sure?

Of course, you are the ultimate authority. If you're not liking it and your gut tells you this isn't for you, that is the only voice you need to hear. I do hope you can discuss with your doc and find a treatment that helps without the bad.
04/17/2012
mistressg mistressg
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Originally posted by Arch600
Awww, sorry you're having a rough time with it. When I first started antidepressants, there was a definite transition period where I was spacy, couldn't sleep or concentrate, but my body adjusted in about a week. I don't have a lot of ...
It definitely wasn't working out. It was for anxiety, not depression. But it did nothing helpful towards either. In fact, I spent the weekend that I was on it crying almost non-stop, and very depressed. I blacked out almost the entire weekend, I can only remember bits, I've forgotten entire conversations, and spent half of the time I was on it asleep. Not a good experience. Made everything awful for me.
04/17/2012
Arch600 Arch600
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Originally posted by mistressg
It definitely wasn't working out. It was for anxiety, not depression. But it did nothing helpful towards either. In fact, I spent the weekend that I was on it crying almost non-stop, and very depressed. I blacked out almost the entire weekend, I ...
I'm sorry. On the bright side, be proud you had the confidence to make the best choice for you. The title doesn't always mean the doc knows best, yet so many people would continue to suffer in blind faith.

I have a few loved ones who fight anxiety. I've seen firsthand how truly difficult it can be. Anxiety and depression are related and antidepressants (or a combo) do work for anxiety. Everybody responds to these sorts of meds differently. I think the key is having the patience and willpower to keep trying until you find what works for you. I don't know how long you've been working on finding the right treatment, but hang in there!
04/18/2012
mistressg mistressg
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Originally posted by Arch600
I'm sorry. On the bright side, be proud you had the confidence to make the best choice for you. The title doesn't always mean the doc knows best, yet so many people would continue to suffer in blind faith.

I have a few loved ones who ...
Thank you, Arch600. Little comments like this might not seem like much, but they make a big impact on me. I appreciate it.
04/18/2012
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