Sex and Dystonia

I'll just quote sections...(read the whole post by clicking the link above)

"Well first i have zero to very little of a sex life but there are a couple things i've been curious about since this dystonia stuff. it's hard forme to say it's the dystonia because you have so many other elements at play

few things i have noticed and as i've said they can be from something else

1. difficulty with orgasm - this is not from medication

-could be from fear, insecurity, unconscious feelings about body etc

or is this something that does exits?

2. last one being it seems that erections are not an issue but they will go away during the act. now this could also go  with the fact that my last girlfriend i was never comfortable with and all the other things at plat

or can it be something from dystonia?"
I thought it worthwhile posting some research:
These three quotes should grab everyone's attention....anecdotal evidence suggests they're completely wrong though...
“The pathophysiology of the dystonias is largely unknown but increased acetylcholine (ACH), increased or decreased dopamine (DA), and decreased gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) functions in the basal ganglia are postulated (Stahl & Berger, 1982; Brennan et al., 1982).”


So, an increased ACH may cause dystonia.

Treatment inhibits ACH:

“Treatment of focal dystonia with BTX is designed to improve the patient’s posture and function and to relieve associated pain. As BTX-A has been studied most intensely and used most widely, this section outlines its structure, origin, and mechanism of action.

The toxin inhibits release of acetylcholine (ACH), a neurotransmitter responsible for activation of muscle contraction. Administration of the toxin results in weakness in the injected muscle. Some nerve terminals are not affected by the toxin, allowing the injected dystonic muscle to contract, but with less force. This weakness allows for improved posture and function of the dystonic muscle(s). The degree of weakness depends on the dose, and the duration of weakness is further dependent on the serotype employed.“


"The neurotransmitter that causes the sexual message is acetlycholine (ACH). ACH also seems to control sexual behavior through its activity in the brain. For women, ACH is also a very important part of sexual function. With too little ACH, sexual activity goes down. ACH is involved in the buildup toward orgasm and the urethral and vaginal contractions that occur during orgasm.

One way to safely and effectively enhance ACH levels in the body is to take supplements of choline (1,000 to 3,000 mg) and vitamin B5 (500 to 1,500 mg) so that the body will produce more ACH."


So, in theory, those with dystonia should be sex fiends....and measures to reduce the dystonia effects.....may cause impotence . If erectile dysfunction is psychological (and it may not be...cholesterol, weight etc) then reading the above may be of help...

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