Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyParkinsonsTeam
Real members of MyParkinsonsTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

This May Be A Little Too Personal For Some But If You Feel Comfortable Answering...has PD Effected Your Sex Life? If So, In What Way?

This May Be A Little Too Personal For Some But If You Feel Comfortable Answering...has PD Effected Your Sex Life? If So, In What Way?

May be too personal for some but I am curious whether PD has effected your sex life: /increased/decreased desire? inability to perform due to medications, pain, etc.? no change? is it old age that causes the slow down or PD? what has worked for you to combat any deficits caused by PD? any thing that others may have experienced in this area? Don't really need explicit… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

He lost his mojo a long time ago, since august we have only been together 2 times and now we seem more like roommates, he gets upset when I tell him this and he ask if I want to break up with him.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My mojo, has definitely got lost. For sex, my doctor has prescribed a mixture of Viagra and Cialis. They seem to work, much to my wife's relief lol.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I am neither afraid nor ashamed of what I am about to tell you. Let me start by saying I have been married to my husband for almost 30 years. He helped me with 3 granddaughters and to this day, no problems ever reported. Someone gave him a med for restless leg syndrome and the trouble began. He was accused of an "exposure" incident several months after the fact and we had forgotten about the med he was given. I spoke to all involved and it was written off as a misunderstanding. I had been watching him for Altzeimers and finally got him to agree to a doctor appointment. There were many "symptoms" of dementia but he would not talked to me about them. He was completely a different person. He quit the med for restless leg syndrome and seemed to just return to the dementia symptoms occasionally. He got into his family doctor who immediately diagnosed him with Parkinson's. I was shocked. He made an appointment with a neurologist where it was confirmed. He was put on Mirapex and problems really began. He was accused of child molesting. I immediately began researching the disease and the meds and guess what? The med used to treat restless leg and Mirapex are the same type of med. They are both "dopamine agonist" drugs. These drugs cause impulse control disorder with 3 major side effects. Overeating, overspending, and hypersexuality. He gained 20 pounds practically over night. Continually bought lottery tickets and then the big one that has changed our lives forever. He was charged with child molesting . After 30 years of marriage and at age 64 I knew this was not who he was. Because I knew him so well, I knew he would never do such a thing "in his right mind". As it was discovered by much testing, he was not in his right mind and the doctor removed the Mirapex immediately. Overeating stopped and lottery tickets stopped. With his dementia I feel that most of this falls on me now. My goal was to keep him out of prison. He would never have survived there and would not have been allowed to take his meds there. We succeeded. He took a plea deal that put him on probation and GPS monitoring and it will probably be for the rest of his life. His dementia is progressing rather quickly and I don't know how long I will be able to take care of him, but I will continue as long as I can because I know who this person truly is. He always had a very low sex drive so the lack of sex in our relationship is not a problem. I would never stay with a sex offender, however, I know who this man really is so will not abandon him at this point. Please feel free to email me with any questions or if I can help in any way. My email is (Email address can only be seen by the question and answer creators) .

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member: You are so young. I am sorry you have this disease to deal with at such a young age. It is good to have a spouse that loves you and can handle your situation. When you go to your neurologist next time ask him about the sexual aspect. He probably won't go there unless you do but if you are direct with him I bet he can give you some help or send you to someone who may be able to help. There is a lot more to "sex" than just the act itself so enjoy what you guys can and don't worry about the rest. Good luck.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member: You are such a vibrant looking person with what sounds like a serene beautiful setting for your life. Don't give up on finding someone to share it with you. I bet there are plenty of men out there that would love to spend time with you. The guy who left didn't have what it takes to handle your PD but that doesn't mean that there isn't someone out there that can look past it to see the real you. Put yourself in situations where you might find someone who enjoys the things you enjoy and I just bet someone falls for you!

posted over 3 years ago
Browse more questions and answers
Continue with Facebook
Sign up with your email
Already a Member? Log in