Why did I feel so sexy? And how feeling like that almost ended my relationship…Posted: July 26, 2011
Mum of two Vicki Dillon’s real-life story about how a sex addiction almost ruined her relationship of 23 years appeared in the SUNDAY PEOPLE newspaper at the weekend.
Vicki Dillon’s life was turned upside down when at the age of 35 she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. A mum of two and a nurse, she’d battled with strange symptoms for a number of years and the diagnosis came as a terrible shock.
But worse was to come when she was prescribed drugs to control the symptoms such as tremors in her hands. For they were to change her personality.
From being a shy mum she became uninhibited, her sex drive rose and she also experienced urges to go shopping and splurge money on things such as a sports car and clothes.
She also became an incurable flirt and wanted to go clubbing. Unsurprisingly her behaviour caused huge issues between herself and partner of 23 years, Ken. And last year matters came to a head when the couple were arguing so much, they almost split up.
Their story is covered in a forthcoming Channel 4 documentary, Sex lies and Parkinson’s. Unfortunately there is no alternative to the drug she is on and in fact research is currently ongoing into why these drugs, which replace a substance in the brain missing in people with Parkinson’s, sometimes have this bizarre side effect.
Thankfully, since filming Vicki has had counselling and is learning to control her urges. And she and Ken are rebuilding their relationship.
A doctor from Parkinson’s UK was quoted in the feature. For more advice on Parkinson’s look at their website: Parkinson’s UK
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