In an earlier posting on this thread, I made some observations relating to Hypersexuality and an individual who had behaved inappropriately to a member of the public and involving the police. My remarks met with some criticism from “Goldengirl” and agreed by “Reah”. I have hesitated from re-entering the fray for fear of saying anything which may be considered Politically Incorrect. Having reflected on the subject for some time, I am no longer able to contain myself and feel obliged express my views again. I should mention that I have had PD since 2011 and included amongst my medications is a D.A. (Ropinirole). I have personally always enjoyed a healthy sexual appetite which is something I had to give thought to when agreeing to take Ropinirole. After careful consideration and discussion with my wife I formed the view that whilst Ropinirole may increase my sexual interest, it would not and could not make me pursue any action which is alien to my nature. I have no medical background but I hold that view very strongly and cannot be dissuaded from it. Rightly or wrongly we tend to judge others by the principles we follow ourselves.
It would seem from the remarks of “Goldengirl” that those of us who take Dopamine Agonists should not be criticised for any antisocial behaviour. If that were the case, it is like having a license to do whatever we wish and, there are no doubt some individuals about who would choose to do so. Should my comments be viewed as extreme and politically incorrect, may I offer the excuse that my judgement may be impaired because I am on Dopamine Agonists or, does that only apply to Sexual and Gambling offenders. Gerrard