Too embarassed to discuss risperidone side effects

I want to discuss switching my meds with my psychiatrist but Im too embarassed to talk about my sexual side effects like ED with her.
I havent brought this up with her yet, this will be the first time mentioning this.

I think this is something she should know about.

But its too awkward for me to bring it up with her.

Am I being unreasonable?

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Don’t be embarrassed. I have mentioned my dysfunction to both the psychiatrist and therapist

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Thanks, Ill use the words dysfunctional and libido when discussing my issues.

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I also have ED because of Invega. Told my psychiatrist. She didn’t seem to care.

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I say just do it. Try to remember that she’s a doctor and has talked to all kinds of people about all kinds of things.

I know it might feel uncomfortable, but if the alternative is not getting what you need, I think it’s worth the temporary discomfort.

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Thanks @Om_Sadasiva @Jonathan2 and @anon1517417

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It was really hard for me to talk about my sex addictions with prostitutes due to Abilify but I felt MUCH better after he was on my side and stopped the Abilify. It took me 8 years, stopping my meds on my own and getting psychotic to realize that its the Abilify. I didn’t have sex addiction after I stopped my Abilify on my own. I could have been dead now after being threatened by pimps.

I wouldn’t talk about sex with anyone other than my family and psychiatrists, not even psychologists or non-psychiatrist Drs, they don’t understand.

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No your not being unreasonable, I can see how you would be self conscious because of her being female. I think you should tell her, you will feal better. I understand that it may take you out of your comfort zone. you can do it.

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Switch to a male pdr if you’re more comfortable with a male pdr.

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I complained about it too already decades ago and it’s not embarrassing, even if you don’t have a relationship. People need their sexuality! And yes it was Risperdal in my case too by the way. Do it!

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I am so happy to be off Abilify now, it saved my life for real. I should say my psychiatrist saved my life bcz without him I would be without meds or on Abilify, dead both ways!

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Thanks @Aziz @Natron and @Heigen5

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If I was you I would just say it.

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Thanks @Jake 15

You are welcome…………………

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Is she attractive?

Doctors hear all sorts of things and ED issues are super common with APs.

I’m sure she wouldn’t even think it strange at all.

She’d probably be happy you mentioned it so she can help.

I understand the weirdness of bringing it up, but just use the words you’re comfortable with and you don’t have to be too specific.

She’ll be cool,

It’s her job.

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Thanks @anon54386108

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Its not unreasonable to raise it if its something you feel you want to talk about… its so important to be open to them remember they’ve heard everything before

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Thanks @anon80629714 155

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