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A 64-year-old male asked:

occasionally take 2.5 mg of valium to fall back to sleep . then i have erotic dreams and nocturnal erections. curious what's going on neurologically?

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Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Side effects: This may well be a side effect of the medicine. People can have confusion or development of strange dreams with meds. I would consider another med with this. Pt can have nocturnal erections but this is usually at a younger age and is physiologic. I would consult the doc and get another sleep aid if necessary
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Dream Stage: It may be that the Valium nudges you into the stage of sleep where you have dreams. As you probably know that erotic dreams and nocturnal erections are not abnormal.

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