my name is darren i was diagnosed with pd 8 yrs ago age 45 my brother had pd and i think one of my cousins had it im still very mobile at first i wanted to bury my head in the sand and would go to meetings with the specialist and the pd nurse and say have they found a cure yet well dont bother till then i was angry but now i realise i want to help find a cure i was told with pd people either become gamblers or sex addicts well ive never placed a bet but find im thinking bout sex most of the time i dont think im alone in this anyone offer any advice thanks i have other pd symptoms but this is the main one

Hi @red1863,

A warm welcome to the forum.

Hypersexuality is a type of impulsive and compulsive behaviour which is a common side affect to different types of Parkinson’s medication, particularly Levodopa so you’re definitely not alone on this. You can find more information on the Parkinson’s UK website here.

This topic has been explored on previous threads and whilst we encourage our members to speak candidly about how Parkinson’s affects, we also encourage our members to keep it appropriate when addressing topics of this nature. Please see our T&C’s for further information.

I’m sure you’ll receive a lot of support from your fellow members and we look forward to seeing you around on the forum. :slight_smile:

Best wishes,