Common side effects of Parkinson’s usually include headache, flu-like symptoms, feeling dizzy, constipation and dry mouth.
But for one woman, the symptoms were extremely different.
According to reports:
But after seven days, the Turkish woman began experiencing rather more unusual ones – hyperarousal and increased libido, LiveScience reports.
This was triggering three to five orgasms a day, lasting between five and 20 seconds each time.
By the 10th day, the woman was so distressed, she was admitted to hospital.
In a case report, to be published in the journal Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, the doctors who treated her wrote: ‘To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of this adverse effect of rasagiline.’
Why the spontaneous orgasms occurred isn’t clear – but one theory is the raised levels of dopamine that rasagiline causes.
The woman had not been taking any other medication, and she did not experience any…
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