Major issues and I don't know what to do

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  1. D_Giggleswick_Gropefanny

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    Hi,

    I'm 23 and I have an erection disorder.

    Quite simply, for the last 3 years, I've not been able to get an erection. The most I can get, ever, is a semi. I never wake up with an erection - at best a semi. I always feel like I need to piss and sometimes I am already ejaculating a bit when I've not even got to a semi. I can't even remember what it's like to have that hardness where you struggle to go to the toilet. I'm sure I couldn't have sex with this level of hardness - it's really nothing.

    I've tried viagra and cialis and they don't help - just give me a major headache and make me really sensitive to light. I've had an ultrasound and something injected into my penis - and nothing was found.

    They suggested it was mental, which it could be, but surely if that was the case I'd still wake up with an erection?

    I really don't know what do :frown1:
     
  2. MickeyLee

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    other than second opinions with a urologist who specialized in the treatment of ED in men under the age of 25? really ya best bet.

    the stamp test? get the strip of postage stamps. use enough to make a paper cock ring around ya junk snug without being too tight. if you wake up in the morning with busted ring you wooded up in your sleep.

    repeat every night for a couple of days. if ya never get the busted stamps you really really really need to get a new doctor.

    ml
     
  3. VeeP

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    Look for posts by member fak_et. Turns out he had a pinched nerve that was causing his ED.
     
  4. rdpugh

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    Are you overweight? Have you had your blood pressure checked and have you been checked for diabetes? ED can also be an indicator of circulation problems. I started having erectile problems at 23 because I was overweight and had high blood pressure. I am now pre-diabetic and my ED has gotten progressively worse. My ED started out as loosing my erection during sex, getting an erection and then loosing it immediately, and then to not having morning erections and not being able to get more than semi-hard.


    What I ended up doing for my ED after talking to the doctor with the wife present at the appointment was to take the route of using a Vacuum Erection Device, aka VED or pump. These pumps are of a much higher quality than what one would normally find in the adult store. I had concerns with viagra/cialis with my blood pressure medicine and other side effects, and I did not want to do injections. The wife and I have had good success with it, and both of us are happy.

    I have also started losing weight through cardio and weight lifting. I use the pump on a daily basis to get an erection and maintain it in the pump whether the wife and I have sex or not. Since I have started doing this, I am getting my morning erections back. They don't last long, but they are coming back. This is what has worked atleast for me.
     
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    You should get a full check-up straight away, as ED might be a symptom of a bigger problem. However, psychological influences can dampen your wake-up erections, so it may well be psychological.

    If you wish to have sex, there is an injection therapy called 'Caverject' which virtually guarantees an erection regardless of your mental state. It is very effective, I have ED from nerve damage and I used it until Cialis came onto the market. As a former user, I can assure you that self-injection is really, really easy. In any case, I'd much rather an injection followed by good sex, than no injection and no sex. This could help your life in the short-term, and I know that rarely is it offered as a treatment option for those with psychological ED.

    Hypnosis might be the best long-term cure for your problem.
     
  6. sexplease

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    Careful though, I did this and my cock ended up in Cleveland. It took weeks to get it mailed back.

    Seriously though, Mental health is a huge part of sexual function and sexuality. Seek assistance of a therapist.
    Also, diet is THE major function of the health of the human animal. Perhaps try going on a raw foods diet, much like our pre-machine age ancestors. A little cooked meat, (red once a week), but mostly chicken and fish, lots of fruits and vegies.
    let us know how things are going (or coming as you'd like)

    M*
     
  7. D_Giggleswick_Gropefanny

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    Sounds an odd, but good idea, will give it a go lol.

    Thank you, will do.

    I have had all the checks, thanks, but to no avail. Pumps? Oh God, what a stigma! Different with a wife, but for a single man!! Hmm.

    Interesting to know about the Caverject - I know something was injected into my penis to see if I got an erection at the hospital, but I didnt - could that have been it?

    I do think hypnosis might work - but the idea of being hypnotised is scary enough, when you're completely in their control, but even worse for something sexual - feels very seedy!

    My diet is good - fair wack of fruits and vegetables, and very little/no junk food or anything like that. I'm also in shape.

    Oddly, I'm fairly sure I'm ejaculating before I can attain an erection....
     
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    Could be low testosterone, or a whole bunch of things. Your doc is not a good doc, if he thinks this could somehow be normal in your age category. Get a second opinion, and do a little reading so you can be of help to yourself. Google ED, low testosterone, etc., and see what you come up with. Talk to a doc who can and wants to help.
     
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    Definitely get your hormones checked - Testosterone, primarily. Don't accept you're doctor looking at the test and saying "you're normal" ... get a copy and report back the numbers. Doctors are notorius for not knowing anything about good testosterone ranges for men.

    Eisenhower
     
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    Wow this must be extremely hard for you to deal with at such a young age. :frown1:

    I know you have already been to the doctor; but did they check to see if you are diabetic? Do you have high blood pressure? Often these two common ailments have the side effect of ED. If you are borderline for either one it may not even show up as something to be concerned about to the doctor.:cool:
     
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    If you have already seen a urologist, I suggest you make an appointment to see another.
    Make sure he or she understands that this is something which has been going on for 3 years and shouldn't be brushed aside.
    It doesn't sound like a mental block to me as then you would most likely be experiencing spontanious erections.
    In your post you never mentioned your libido, or sex drive. Perhaps you have a unusually low drive and simply put don't get sexually aroused. This is something you want to address with your urologist as well.
    Another option is that you have something called vascular leakage which means that the blood being pumped into the spongy tissue of your penis to make it erect, isn't being trapped there, and is leaking out (back into the blood stream).

    No matter what is causing this though, it is something a good urologist will help you investigate and hopefully treat for you.

    Best of luck
     
  12. D_Giggleswick_Gropefanny

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    Thanks for your help - it's quite ridiculous that this is happening at my age, when I'm in pretty good shape, diet wise and don't smoke or drink.

    Went to the doctor today, turns out I have thrush! Unreal..and pretty disgusting (even though no gruesome symptoms, merely a bit of swelling and extra sensitivity/soreness). No idea if this is linked - will get rid of this and then address the main issue.

    Really is time to stop ignoring this and face the truth.

    As for my sex drive, I don't know, to be honest. I think it takes a lot for me to be really turned on, so maybe that's a factor too. It really is complex when it could be so many things. It's obviously made harder due to the fact I'm single.
     
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    The substance injected could have been caverject or similar. As far as hypnosis goes, it's not like you imagine. The therapist would give you positive suggestions and thoughts which ultimately become part of your concious mind. So if you have psychological ED, hypnosis can help break the cycle of stressing over getting an erection, guaranteeing you won't get an erection. Instead you would suddenly feel positive that you can get hard, and voila!
     
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    well i experience sort of the same thing .. i wanted to try anal sex twice with a guy but couldnt get it hard enough to execute the act of penetration ;( since the second try i really feel insecure about my potency can anyone give me some advice?
     
  15. SpeedoMike

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    your doctor has reviewed any meds you take for side effects? and yes, diabetes as well as some other conditions can cause what you describe. antidepressants are particularly noted for causing impotency.

    ask for a second opinion, if that hasn't already been done. I hope you resolve this real soon.
     
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