I suffer from Erectile Dysfunction. Dr claimed it as BOTH physical, but more psychological. Any suggestions ?
I suffer from Bipolar Disorder, the Mixed episode and this has some effect. The Dr. diagnosed the reason to be both physical (Prostate troubles)
and to a much greater extent,psychological.
Problems include premature ejaculation as well. Although I take Zoloft Antidepressant which has effect on ejaculation, still I ejaculate very rapidly. Viagra, Cialis and Levitra do help to some extent, but do not produce the desired outcome.
They have no effect on the fast ejaculation problem.
I and my partner failed to tolerate to Vacium devices. Pennis Injections do work but they induce pain and have harmful side effects on the long range.
Prostate problems can cause major erectile problems, and even problems with ejaculation. And if you are taking meds for bipolar disorder, those almost always cause problems with ejaculation, but not necessarily with erectile function. You are not in the best of situations, because viagra would probably work well without the bipolar meds. The best course of action is a patient, willing, and caring partner, even if the sex is marginal because of your situation, and understanding and caring partner can help make it very good. A good psychological state and situation can make up for the physical problems – it won’t really do much of anything to fix the physical problems, but it can make intimacy more enjoyable. Get creative, and be satisfied with what you’ve got. A selfish or non-understanding partner would probably not only be extremely stressful and unfulfilling, but probably would tell you a whole lot about them. The most ironic thing is that sexual dysfunction is severly underrearched and not understood very well – particularly physical causes. Until the more recent decades it was almost always assumed to be purely psychological.
on: 21st January 06