I'm doing nofap in an attempt resolve sexual dysfunction issues

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The compound pharmacy called me today, and I should get my order of cialis 7 mg sometime next week. They are charging me $200 with shipping for a 90-day supply. I don't know to what extent my health insurance company will refund me.

I did get the cabergoline, I got 8 pills, so a 4-week supply. But I won't be starting for another month, I only want to start one drug at a time.

From Amazon, I bought 60 capsules of zinc picolinate, 15 mg, supposedly it's 15 mg of zinc and not 15 mg of zinc picolinate. That might be the one that I start first.

Is that better than zinc glucconate? Glucconate was what my readings suggested.
 

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The compound pharmacy called me today, and I should get my order of cialis 7 mg sometime next week. They are charging me $200 with shipping for a 90-day supply. I don't know to what extent my health insurance company will refund me.

I did get the cabergoline, I got 8 pills, so a 4-week supply. But I won't be starting for another month, I only want to start one drug at a time.

From Amazon, I bought 60 capsules of zinc picolinate, 15 mg, supposedly it's 15 mg of zinc and not 15 mg of zinc picolinate. That might be the one that I start first.
U need picolinate the rest is garbage. I use now brand.
 

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Is that better than zinc glucconate? Glucconate was what my readings suggested.
My impression is that orotate is the best, then picolinate, then gluconate. However, I couldn't get the right dosage of zinc orotate, so I didn't bother.

U need picolinate the rest is garbage. I use now brand.
We're not discussing hair regrowth. The other products are for different uses, for example the doctor said that the cialis also helps with prostate health.
 

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My impression is that orotate is the best, then picolinate, then gluconate. However, I couldn't get the right dosage of zinc orotate, so I didn't bother.


We're not discussing hair regrowth. The other products are for different uses, for example the doctor said that the cialis also helps with prostate health.

I know, I was recommending picolinate earlier in this thread for getting your mojo back .worked wonders for me .
 

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Cialis 7 mg/day has been absolutely phenomenal in fixing my urinary issues. It's apparently an off-label use but god damn is life better now. This is absolutely fantastic.

I'm going to wait a few more days to see if this holds, to confirm that it's not a fluke.
 

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Cialis 7 mg/day has been absolutely phenomenal in fixing my urinary issues. It's apparently an off-label use but god damn is life better now. This is absolutely fantastic.

I'm going to wait a few more days to see if this holds, to confirm that it's not a fluke.

Thats great to hear brother :)
 

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Success is continuing on a combination of cabergoline and cialis.

I actually had a difficult time crawling out of bed this morning without jerking off. I subsequently had a few hard, spontaneous, erections throughout the day. I was actually worried about being embarrassed at one point today, but luckily it went away.
 

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Hello,

I would like to express my opinion on this thread. I read the first page only so if I repeat something that has already been posted, please excuse me.

ED or worsened erections can be caused by pituitary issues or injury to the penis. For example, a small tumor in the pituitary or an enlarged pituitary supresses one hormone and exaggerates another. Also, a circumsition can be the cause if too much foreskin was cut and/or fibrotic tissue was created during recovery. Penis may not have enough space to be erect, blood flow may be worsened, etc.

For the second condition, you don’t mention it on page one so I assume you don’t have it. For pituitary issues, you most likely have elevated prolactin since I now read that you are getting results with a prolactin reducing medicine. High prolactin when other hormones are fine means an issue with your pituitary gland. You need that hormone for sleep but it causes a host of problems sadly.

My advice is to have an mri for the gland and to stop taking oral medications that lead nowhere in the long run. For example, zinc is not the issue unless you are very deficient which you aren’t. By improving your diet, you won’t be needing any vitamin or mineral in oral form of questionable quality and you put less pressure to your organs.

Good post.

The zinc and magnesium supplements are low dose and temporary, I do not plan to keep them up long term. They will not be undermining my organs at this dosage.

Circumcision is not an issue as I had normal erections for a long time.

As for the prolactin, I can always reduce the dose. Mine has been tested twice with the testing done two years apart, I'm at the upper end of the normal range and I got the same result both times. With a prolactinoma I would have a much, much higher prolactin level and it would have increased my prolactin levels over those two years.
 

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I went in for my penile doppler ultrasound today, what an ordeal that was.

First they measure your blood vessel sizes and responses in the flaccid state, that's easy, takes ~30 minutes.

Then there's an injection of "tri-mix", which is the name for a mixture of three compounds. One of the three compounds if PGE1 which is popular around here. The injection is made into the side of the penis. After this the doctors leave the room, one is told to manually stimulate until an erection arrives, which it did in my case with a low dose of 10 mg. They took all of my measurements and they were fine, which included left-right symmetry of venous response. My nerves, my wiring, etc. are fine, though it was a bit slow to fill up which explains why the medication helped. At this point I have not taken any cialis since Wednesday, the doctor wanted me at baseline.

What happened next was kind of annoying ... the erection would not go away. I was hard for roughly 3 hours. They had to withdraw some blood with a needle (roughly ~40 ml worth), after which I was still hard, so they injected me with another drug, something that sounds like ephedra, maybe ephenylene? It's a good thing that I stayed at the hospital as they were able to deal with it quickly and thus prevent damage.

Today I had a 3 hour erection and 4 needles inserted into my dick, it might have been five, but at least we ruled out some hypothetical problems.
 

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A four hour erection, is extremely dangerous. And it can be caused by testosterone.

Rather than injections, I prefer to take testosterone and rub it around my testicles/or penis, sometimes
in my armpits.

It's MUCH better for me than either Cialis or v****. I have much better erections, and multiple ones
(intercourse) in one night with testosterone (5% cream).

Here's more information on it. I highly recommend testosterone for older guys like myself (i.e. @DoctorHouse, but
that's way up there in age! LOL).

https://www.everydayhealth.com/erectile-dysfunction/whats-wrong-with-long-lasting-erections.aspx
 

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A four hour erection, is extremely dangerous. And it can be caused by testosterone.

Rather than injections, I prefer to take testosterone and rub it around my testicles/or penis, sometimes
in my armpits.

It's MUCH better for me than either Cialis or v****. I have much better erections, and multiple ones
(intercourse) in one night with testosterone (5% cream).

Here's more information on it. I highly recommend testosterone for older guys like myself (i.e. @DoctorHouse, but
that's way up there in age! LOL).

https://www.everydayhealth.com/erectile-dysfunction/whats-wrong-with-long-lasting-erections.aspx

The injections were a one-time thing meant to investigate the status of my veins, etc.
 

rclark

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OK. Now I understand. That sucks, but at least you're in the normal range for everything.

I am currently just having issues with "man boobs", which is from medication that I've taken
for hair regrowth.

I'm trying (lol, :p), or "failing" at doing a Navy Seals workout (push ups and situps, but I'm on the
weak side), in an attempt to get rid of my boobs.

Do you recommend anything. I'm probably going to have to go down on the Progesterone (I already
cut out the estrogen, currently took my last topical dose tonight).
 

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OK. Now I understand. That sucks, but at least you're in the normal range for everything.

I am currently just having issues with "man boobs", which is from medication that I've taken
for hair regrowth.

I'm trying (lol, :p), or "failing" at doing a Navy Seals workout (push ups and situps, but I'm on the
weak side), in an attempt to get rid of my boobs.

Do you recommend anything. I'm probably going to have to go down on the Progesterone (I already
cut out the estrogen, currently took my last topical dose tonight).

I can't recommend anything given the hormones that you're taking. What I've learned about weight loss applies to total body fat, not to the distribution of fat, which is determined by hormones.
 

rclark

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I can't recommend anything given the hormones that you're taking. What I've learned about weight loss applies to total body fat, not to the distribution of fat, which is determined by hormones.

I stopped taking Estrogen, and I believe that was the cause of my man boobs.

Now I only take Progesterone (topically), for hair loss. It's possible it might be doing it as well.

For now, I'm going to the gym, and who knows, maybe I'll become and "oldcel".
 

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I went back on the drugs on either Monday afternoon or Tuesday. At first I was wondering if they had lost their effect, as they take a few days to work. By Friday night (last night) I was waking up at 230am with hard erections. I definitely need to reduce the dose.
 

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A user recently sent me a PM asking for information about ED. He said that he has ED and he doesn't know how to deal with it. I gave him this answer, it can apply to many of you who might be reading this.

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How old are you? How long have you had these symptoms? What city do you live in? How often do you masturbate? What is your height, weight, diet, and waist size? Do you also have urinary issues such as dripping after the main pee? Are you sleeping well?

I want to warn you that the urologist that I'm seeing now is the 4th that I've tried. You might need to try a few more.

The issue with ED is, as far as I can tell, that it can be caused by many things. It's like the first things that goes wrong when anything goes wrong, almost. It can be caused by low testosterone, wrong levels of prolactin or estrogen, low nitric oxide, excess PDE5, atherosclerosis, depression, anxiety, alcohol, so it might take a while to rule everything out. It's also the case that many, many other medications seem to cause ED as a side effect.

The way that it's likely to start when you see your urologist that he'll order a full blood panel. At a minimum:

Metabolic health:
Glucose
A1c
insulin
cholesterol
triglycerides
*****
Vitamins and minerals and electrolytes:
[I forget which ones but it's standard]
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hormones:
TSH, T3, and T4 (thyroid)
testosterone, total and bioavailable
SHBG
estradiol
prolactin
LH
FSH
DHEA

Your doctor may add more to that. It may or may not have your answer. But it's a great place to start.
 

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A user recently sent me a PM asking for information about ED. He said that he has ED and he doesn't know how to deal with it. I gave him this answer, it can apply to many of you who might be reading this.

*******

How old are you? How long have you had these symptoms? What city do you live in? How often do you masturbate? What is your height, weight, diet, and waist size? Do you also have urinary issues such as dripping after the main pee? Are you sleeping well?

I want to warn you that the urologist that I'm seeing now is the 4th that I've tried. You might need to try a few more.

The issue with ED is, as far as I can tell, that it can be caused by many things. It's like the first things that goes wrong when anything goes wrong, almost. It can be caused by low testosterone, wrong levels of prolactin or estrogen, low nitric oxide, excess PDE5, atherosclerosis, depression, anxiety, alcohol, so it might take a while to rule everything out. It's also the case that many, many other medications seem to cause ED as a side effect.

The way that it's likely to start when you see your urologist that he'll order a full blood panel. At a minimum:

Metabolic health:
Glucose
A1c
insulin
cholesterol
triglycerides
*****
Vitamins and minerals and electrolytes:
[I forget which ones but it's standard]
*******
hormones:
TSH, T3, and T4 (thyroid)
testosterone, total and bioavailable
SHBG
estradiol
prolactin
LH
FSH
DHEA

Your doctor may add more to that. It may or may not have your answer. But it's a great place to start.

How's your progress man?
By the way I've of my friend had its bph operated with a new minimal invasive method in London and said that not only his bph is solved but cialis is working 10 times better after it.
Had you ever tried pycnogenol or l dopa too?
 
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