Controlling seizures is key: Get help from your doctor.
Just about all aspects of a person’s life can be impacted by a diagnosis of epilepsy, including working, driving and family life. But the effects of epilepsy can reach into the bedroom as well, causing sexual dysfunction and disrupting intimate relationships.
“Patients often think about the things they can’t do on a larger scale, but a lot of them don’t think about how it’s affecting them in the bedroom,” says epileptologist Andrey Stojic, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute at Lakewood Hospital. “Sexual function can also be part of this disease, and if it’s affecting their quality of life, they need to bring it to their doctor’s attention.”