Posted by yellowbird01 on August 17, 2012, at 21:09:05
I'm currently taking 45mg Nardil (split into 3 doses) and 5mg Ritalin twice per day. I started the Nardil in early June and the Ritalin in apx mid July. I'm quite petite and tend to respond to low levels of medications, and these seem to be good doses for me. Amazingly, this combo seems to be working quite well for me after years of medication failures. I feel happier than I have in a long time, but I dont believe I've crossed into manic in any way. I have found ritalin to affect me much more strongly when added to Nardil than it did at 3x the dose on its own.
On to the concern/question....
I've noticed in the past 4-6 weeks+, and increased further in the past 1-2 weeks, I have been experiencing some hypersexuality and behaviors that are very abnormal for me. I find myself feeling aroused VERY frequently and making decisions in regards to my sexual interactions I'd normally never make. Engaging in risky behaviors without real regard for possible harm/consequences (safety with strangers, etc). I recently slept with a person I'd never met, then with another person who has made it quite clear its a "sex only" relationship (which never ever would have been acceptable to me before). In recent days, I've found myself actively seeking out sexual encounters on internet dating sites. All of these behaviors are VERY unusual and out of character for me. I've never had any real interest in "casual sex" before, and never even considered seeking it out. Yikes.
Any chance this hypersexuality/change in sex drive could be related to either of these medications or the combination of the two? I just cant explain it. I took Lamical in the winter/spring and did notice it to increase my sex drive, but not close to this extent. Any thoughts? Or am I just losing it?