Klonopin-increased sex drive?

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Jenni462
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   Posted 7/25/2007 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm semi-embarrassed to post this but we are all so open with each other here i thought it would be ok...all these meds we talk about i know usually decrease sex drive...but has anyone heard klonopin increasing it?? because i feel for me it has, i can see no other explanation than this new med im on. I did a quick google search and found a couple websites saying it does but the majority of the others says it doesn't.
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   Posted 7/25/2007 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
It is quite possible IMHO as the Klonopin would let your or some of your inhibitions down ya know make you more relaxed and happier with the way you are feeling with and about self

In any case Never be worried or embarrased about any question hun thats what we are all here for right

My CD has lessened mine ......hmmmm maybe time for some Klonopins .....J/K

Like I said I would think it is very possible .....Just my opinion

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   Posted 7/25/2007 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Jen,

If it has for you that is good...............go with it.  Your right, most info on Klonopin does not find increase in libido a result of use of this drug.

It is good to hear someone on a med that doesn't have all the negative side effects.

Thank  you for sharing and stay with us.  Keep posting. yeah


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Jenni462
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   Posted 7/25/2007 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
heh thank you guys, yes there are worse side effects than this thats for sure...it's just a shame i dont have anyone to share it with :(
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   Posted 7/25/2007 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL
I dont either but then again I dont have the increase you have I have the decrease

JUST wishful thinking on my part I guess for that umphhhhh

Take care and stay with us for sure ...........

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   Posted 7/25/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Jenni462 said...
heh thank you guys, yes there are worse side effects than this thats for sure...it's just a shame i dont have anyone to share it with :(

Can I borrow some of that for my husband to use??? yeah

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   Posted 7/25/2007 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL ..........good one .......

Glad to see ya got a sense of humor we need more of that around here ......at times .....


No Jenni not laughing at ya hun but this is a good thread IMHO
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   Posted 7/25/2007 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
You very well could be, but as others have mentioned it's most likely psychological. Not like a high, if you will, but you're simply feeling more energetic and less beaten down with anxiety.

Believe me, I'm going through the same thing. For a long time I had the sex drive but, with anxiety disorder and panic attacks nipping at my heals all the time, I was unwilling to deal with a relationship (even if a girl could put up with me, haha). Nowadays I won't say I'm desperately seeking a relationship but I'm definitely open to one. I even sought one out proactively (drove many miles out of my way to see someone I used to know), but I guess that's crashed and burned. Oh well. We'll all get there someday.
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   Posted 7/25/2007 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
hahah im glad im givin you guys a giggle, nothin wrong with that...to make it even funnier, since i take the pill at night right before bed its effect is highest when i get up and go to work...not a good time for an overactive libido!
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machelle
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   Posted 7/25/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
i wish lexapro did, its a decrease

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   Posted 11/11/2011 2:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I know that this thread is old, but I just started on the klonopin .5 mg for anxiety attacks & have noticed the abnormal increase in my sex drive. It may be as you all said, "psychological" condsidering this is my first narcotic, but hey, I'm not complaining.. And neither will my boyfriend! So far it has worked wonders; I have yet to have another attack, which were an everyday battle before the meds.

Thank you for sharing, Jen!

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   Posted 11/11/2011 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Jen,
 
Welcome to HealingWell.  I am glad Klonopin is helping make your life better and no panic attacks.  Klonopin is not a narcotic .

Clonazepam ( Klonopin ) is a member of a class of drug known as benzodiazepines.This drug may  be used as an antianxiety, for the short-term relief of mild to moderate anxiety.

Again welcome to the forum and do feel comfortable starting a thread of your own.

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