High sex drive

I am tired of thinking about sex too much. I can’t watch movies or shows with sexy women because it makes me think about sex and want to release. Its not porn addiction as I stopped porn in the past and it didn’t help as I was still getting mental sexual images like of my last gf or of celebrities/actresses etc

The 5mg risperidone helps, it reduces sex drive by lowering testosterone and increasing prolactin, it was much worse before and on Abilify. I was on 6mg before I felt more normal but had side effects like choking on food and water/saliva so returned to 5mg.
I took licorice supplement it helped but I read that its bad for heart health.

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Licorice extract reduces testosterone and sex drive.

With these meds,
and especially the AD,
I have zero sex drive.
And i like it this way.

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I took Wellbutrin it did not help. My Dr won’t prescribe me serotonin ADs he thinks they will make me manic.

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Yes, if you have bipolar it’s not that safe

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Hmmmm… hard to escape it. Cause its attractive women that triggers you instantly i guess.

And movies, internet, they’re everywhere.

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Maybe its a release addiction… especially if you have severe negative symptoms and getting off is a rush.

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I was just watching Batman Dark Knight Rises but I stopped as I was getting an erection and sexual thoughts after seeing the legs of a women in the movie.

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So you think the problem is low dopamine?

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I think, it feels good and getting triggered, and a cycle.

Makes you feel great for a while… then you need it again.

And if you don’t feel pleasure from other things like gaming hobbies etc, this is the only thing that makes you feel something.

Don’t think you need more testosterone like you wanted in another thread.

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Yea that makes sense. Its the low dopamine and sex gives me an instant dopamine rush. Though I hate it as after I always end up sleeping for at least an hour feeling very tired.

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I’ve still got a sex drive, but my fuel pump is acting up. Not getting out of the driveway lately.

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Have you tried viagra.

Off meds I remember getting erections in public, it was embarrassing as I was trying to hide it.

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I would only try it once – it would be fatal. STRONGLY contraindicated with my heart meds.

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No - thats not good - not worth it.

Long time ago I stopped masturbating for months but I was still having sexual thoughts and dreams and I would ejaculate during my sleep.

The best I felt was when I was on 6mg risperidone and taking licorice extract.

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Was it the same when you were studying physiotherapy?

I guess you also had to work with women.

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Yes but never worked with my degree, only did part of the internship/training. Outside my house I do get intrusive sexual thoughts, though never now on risperidone or extremely rare, but I never act on them and I can hide them pretty well but when my negative symptoms started, a few years before positives and before diagnosis, I used to masturbate in the university bathroom for a while. This problem started when I started university. I did that too when I was on Abilify later but now on risperidone I am always home and think about sex much less than before. It still annoys me though.

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