Dealing with the fallout of ED

What are your fears? Ideas? Hints? to coping with ED. What helps you with your mental game? How are relationships affected?
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Dealing with the fallout of ED

Postby Accutane2020 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:07 am

Hi Guys

To cut a long story short, after taking a prescription drug for the better part of a decade I now find myself in the strange position where I have zero libido and severe erectile dysfunction (no longer responding to pills). The prospects of this improving over time, from looking at other patients who have been in similar positions, are not good.

The mental aspect of this has been completely overbearing in the last few weeks after several years of papering over the cracks. How have you guys coped with these long term challenges in your personal life? As a 24 year old it’s pretty overwhelming to think that the rest of my life is going to be characterised by a situation most average guys don’t really envisage.

Aside from the practical solutions of implants and injections etc, have people spoken to councillors or psychologists to any great success? This situation is also taking its toll on people around me and I feel a sense of guilt that my abuse of a medication has resulted in my being in this situation.

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Re: Dealing with the fallout of ED

Postby Hero83 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:17 pm

Hey I just want to encourage you to try to keep hope, I had to find a good medical team but when I did they helped me a lot! I take daily cialis and do injections and its going well. Also ive spoken to a therapist about my sexual issues and it was helpful with processing the complex emotions related to sexual dysfunction. As for the regret you feel, I think many of us have those in at least some ways and its understandable, but we are human beings prone to mistakes at our best. I wish you the best of luck! If I can be of help on here let me know and take care
35 years old. ed began slowly around 30, began pills age 32 tried diet exercise and herbal supplements for over one year, symptoms worsened and pills much less effective by 34. Currently on daily cialis and pge1 injections. Considering shockwave therapy.

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Re: Dealing with the fallout of ED

Postby Robert-CA » Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:26 pm

The psychological impact of ED can be severe, and it's not often talked about. It's OK to talk about it... most men with ED experience this, at least to some degree. It can also have a profound impact on your relationships.

The thing about psychological problems is that they need to be dealt with. They don't get better by papering them over.

If you have a partner, talk to her or him about how you are feeling, and encourage them to share their feelings.

I'd also strongly advise you to talk with a sex coach, counselor, or therapist. I've been told by a good friend who is a sex coach that depression resulting from ED is the most common problem she sees.

As far as the loss of libido, there could be a medical cause for that. Talk to your doctor - you may have low testosterone.

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