Dr. says im normal, still got ED, what gives.

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  1. fak_et

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    Im 20 years old and having some problems. A few month ago, i got symptoms all of a sudden.

    A few months ago i was at a point of getting no erections, I believe that a case of excess stress at school mixed with a case of epididymytis really screwed me over. I went to the family dr. got a checkup, i had fairly high blood pressure, fairly low testosterone, and the epdidymitis. Healthy all around other wise. Not diabetic. I tried waiting it out with no avail, had good days and bad days. Tried a few bp medicines and felt worse. The epididymitis is long gone. I started to see some progress with less stress as well. In addition, pot smoking daily for a few months.

    I got my blood pressure under control without meds! Stopped smoking pot. Let a few weeks go by. Definitely improvements.

    So I got to a urologist and endocrinoloist eventually. Urologist says everything is looking good and he thinks it is mental, to just give it some time. I will agree, mental certainly plays a role in this or at least makes it worse. Endocrinologist rechecked my hormones in depth and they are looking normal now as well.


    Here I am today. I can get an erection with stimulation 95% of the time. (For some reason it is next to impossible to get an erections just thinking erotic thoughts, this bothers me as I don't get erections in day to day life which I used to all the time).

    Also, I am having trouble maintaining, it feels as though i physically need to be constantly stimulating my penis or thinking the most erotic thoughts or else it just slumps. As opposed to before where it would stay hard relatively easy on its own and slowly deflate. I feel as thought it takes extra effort just to keep it hard.

    I have noticed that the right side of my penise seems to have an area with no erotic sensation, it is possible i have something goin on with my nerves. I haven't noticed this till recently.
     
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    I'm glad that you have the BP under control without meds as many of the blood pressure meds can impair the quality of erections. Stopping cannabis, too, probably helps. (Not necessarily a side effect of cannabis but i have noted instances of ED in cannabis users).

    My advice is relax. I suspect that whatever triggered the ED in the first place, you are now observing and monitoring your erections to see how effective or complete they are. Not only is this distracting from erotic turn-on but the anxiety and concern about not being hard enough is forming a vicious circle. Tension, worry, anxiety turn off the erection responses.

    I'm not sure what to make of the area of numbness. Maybe it's always been there unnoticed and now because you are paying closer attention to your penis you have discovered it.

    If necessary go see a sex therapist. (I was one until I retired.)
     
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    There are some herbal ED aids, but I know the feeling. It's no fun, I have taken stimulant medications and if they are placed outside of the therapeutic window you are prone to develop a libido drop and ED---which is no fun at 20. It's all good though, if its mental, try to figure out why, if it's physical they would have found it. Check your diet, too. A proper diet will help to make everything "work together" and stay away from energy drinks, etc.
     
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    I'm right there with you, mine issues started about 3 weeks ago, and all the doctors said im fine ... :frown1:
     
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    Guys -- do some sort of talk therapy. No healthy young or middle-aged guy needs to have a too-soft dick, if the dr. says you're OK.

    Do it especially if you can get hard when you're alone, or if you wake up with morning wood. Then it's definitely psychological.

    Any therapist worth their degree will have been exposed to stuff far more sensitive and weird than a guy whose dick doesn't get hard like it should. Go get help. Ask around for who you know has seen someone they like. You will be surprised.
     
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    I think a lot of the time these issues are mental with a combination of stress and maybe some fatigue. How is your home and school life? I'm not an expert or anything but not getting hard like you use to could be a very damaging psychological long term effect. Try not to think so much about it. As this could cause more problems for you. Relax and let whatever happens happen.
     
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    Was "normal" specified for you? IOW, did they give you an actual copy of the tests? A man your age should have hormone levels high off the charts (except for Estradiol, E2 that should be <30. If it is over 30 but still in the "normal" range, you will have less libido or sexual thoughts).

    It is commendable that you are taking care of your body and yourself! :smile:
    It is also great that you seem to be in charge and consulted doctors.

    I would say to try 30MG Zinc (don't ever take more than 30 per day) and 1 GRAM Arginine with a full breakfast and see if you are not hard and horny by the afternoon. If yes, your penis is working correctly but your hormones may be lower than what is normal FOR YOU! That is the key, FOR YOU!

    Even though you had "in depth" tests, typically, if doctors don't see a "L" or an "H" on the tests they won't look further and say you are normal but you can be lower than what you were, say 2 years ago and still be in the normal range. Unless you had a "baseline" of all your hormone levels (that is seldom, if ever, done fopr men until they are too old for it to have any significant meaning), the term "normal" as provided to you from any doctor, is simply bullshit. Make sense?

    If the Zinc and Arginine did not work, the bp meds you took may still be taking a toll on your cock. It takes a while for those to work and a while for them to stop working. How did you eventually get your bp in check? Exercise? Typically, aerobic exercise will help raise your testosterone level. It should also counter any stress.

    Do you have kind of a "fleeting" horniness; i.e., it comes and goes but quickly? Your mind wonders off of the thoughts quickly? That could be stress.

    Do you have any excess body fat at all, even a very small belly starting? That could be a sign of an E2 reading higher than 30 but still in the normal range.

    There could be any number of causes and probably a combination of them but hang in there, you are doing the right things by keeping all your optioins open.
    :smile:
     
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    Sweet post loaded with great information. :notworthy:
     
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