Sean762 wrote:I bought an at home from Launch Medical...the Phoenix. I've so far used it 1 full month on, one off and am now into my second month.
I saw immediate changes in vascularity of my penis....having veins literally pop out on both sides of my penis that weren't there before the treatments...the one on the right side appeared after the first treatment.
That said, while the first month saw pretty decent gains in erection quality (It should be noted I do NOT have venous leak), spontaneity of erections, and gains in ability to achieve and maintain an erection on my own or with pills....that month off really wore off. I went back to my previous ED levels....now that I've started back in my 2nd month, I'm starting to see some improvement again....
Anecdotally, for me, it's been working. Is it a cure? I don't think so....even my urologist who said to use his special machines at roughly $4k for 6 treatments said 90% of men improve their ED score by 4 points (out of 20 total).
Is it worth the ~$875 or so I paid? To me, I'd pretty much pay anything I could afford to fix this fucking ED problem....$4k was a harder pill to swallow so to me, it was worth it. I'll continue to use it....and when this one wears out...I may buy another.....at least until I may be forced to get an implant one day.
Very interesting Sean, I did not realise you have had some success with these machines.
I have done a lot of reading into the available studies on these treatments and have subsequently reserved judgement on their efficacy. The lack of success stories here was concerning, but I speculate that this is because most of the guys that have tried the therapy here are too far gone for it to help and also that this modality needs to be a regular treatment.
It does appear that it may help to reverse some of the deterioration in the endothelium in the blood vessels and even reduce excessive alpha adrenergic expression in the erectile tissues (which possibly happens as we age). It does make sense that it may only work for a short period as what ever process is causing the deterioration is ongoing.