I have ED

Hi there. I’m 34 yo. And you’ve probably guessed what’s the case here.
I lost it.
Had a few months gap in relationships. Found a new girlfriend and found out that I completely can’t handle our sexual relationships. That’s ED. I have a psychological desire but just can’t make it to the needed conditions whatever she does.
I have morning woods from time to time. That’s it. Had my hormones tested- they are in an adequate condition for my type ii diabetes.
Taking metformin thiaz etc. Heaving pretty adequate diet and quite an active routine.
What are your solutions here? I’m up to anything to fix it because it’s an extremely important part of my life.

There are 3 well-known ED meds. Talk to your urologist about those. If you don’t have a urologist, get one. Good luck. If that all fails there are other things to do besides PIV.

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Which are those things?
I’m extremely confused now. On the one side I’m willing to take all the possible drugs, but given the malign nature of the pharmacological industry and all the consequences of drugs, I’m wondering are there any natural ways and is there at least a single effective one.
oh man, that’s so strange.
It’s been a few days since I figured out about this. Haven’t had the appointment yet.
What’s going on there usually?

best to get your treatment options from your doc. I’m not biting on a philosophical debate about pharma.

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Try nitric oxide supplementation. It works similarly to Viagra and other prescription drugs. I take Super Beets every day, a non-Rx supplement, primarily for vascular health, but I’ve noticed other beneficial effects :wink:. Your experience may differ. Good luck with this. Don’t give up!

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Hey @Terry4.
It’s a bit suspicious you’ve sent me a link to a shop, you know. But thank you for your kind words. I will definitely ask my doc about this.

Yeah, that thought crossed my mind. I have no connection to this company other than as a customer. I’m not a spammer!

Three US doctors were awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discovery of nitric oxide’s role in blood vessel signaling. Here’s a NYTimes story about that.

I’ve used an L-Arginine supplement, too. L-Arginine is the precursor to nitric oxide in the blood.

Come to think of it, I noticed that you just joined this community an hour ago and your first post is about a topic rife with spammers and ripoffs. Now I’m wondering about your intentions! :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

If you are a spammer, it’s best you move on to another target. We don’t take kindly to spammers!

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(not sure why it is so funny but really - it is)

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Ahem… will it take a female to tell the man to bring his blood glucose levels down with diet, exercise and medication, if necessary? That ED is a common complication of diabetes? It all has to do with blood flow? And I, too, chuckled at the OPs exchange with “spammer” Terry!!! :smirk:


Stress can play a major role. Since you’ve recently ended and then begun a relationship, you could be experiencing stress/anxiety (performance or otherwise) on some level. Or it’s work stress or financial stress or illness stress or neighbor stress or you name it. In which event, working on that can be a solution. In the meantime, the common pills are common for a reason.

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It may be something that is just passing… sometimes with a new partner there could be psychological kinks to work out that aren’t necessarily indicative of an underlying physical inability…

Most diabetic complications interact with each other in such a way as to magnify their effect. Thus blind diabetics have more problems learning Braille because their fingertips are insensitive from frequent blood sugar testing, diabetics with kidney failure have more problems adhering to strict fluid limitations because their higher than normal blood sugar makes them thirstier, and they also have more blood sugar control problems because their kidney fails to remove excess sugar via the urine. But when diabetic neuropathy causes impotence, the gastroparesis that typically accompanies it requires the patient to take domperidone, which is a drug that completely negates sexual desire. For once the coincidences in diabetic complications work out favorably for the patient!

You lost me. Just how were any of your examples things that work out favorably? Having no sexual desire is something that many people would love a pill to fix, so I hope that wasn’t your example.

If you don’t want to do what you can’t do, it’s no problem any more.

What an insensitive comment to make.

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that is beyond comprehension–your attitude. The lack of sexual desire has torn apart many, many couples, married, or otherwise. It is a serious problem; not one to be so glib about.

In my view, a good life is concentrating on the defining feature of being homo sapiens, or ‘man the thinker,’ is thinking, and anything that interrupts that, from having to breathe, to eat, to calculate and take insulin, to deal with hypoglycemic seizures, etc., subtracts from what is most valuable. People don’t miss sex when they are in what Freud called the ‘latency period,’ around the age of six or seven, and they don’t miss it when they take domperidone. Do you pity little children because they are asexual? On the contrary, society tends to view them as blessed in their innocence. So since patients taking domperidone can just shrug and forget about sex, which they don’t even think of unless it is theoretically, they seem equally blessed, freer than the ordinary adult.

Would you prefer to have some other need constantly pestering you and distracting you from what is most characteristic of you? For example, consider patients on peritoneal dialysis, who must constantly fill their abdomen with fluid from bags and drain it out again to remove toxins that their kidneys can no longer remove. This makes them sleepy, causes cramping, and I have seen patients in the hospital falling asleep after each treatment and having to do the next treatment when they wake up again, so that they have no life beyond keeping themselves alive. That’s a physical need I can happily live without, like a lot of others I can think of.

We all have our own view of things, but I think the overriding imperative of this forum should be the rule: no personal attacks, only theoretical discussions. This is violated repeatedly, and the moderators do little to enforce that basic principle of morality.

not once in that reply did you recognize that a person not having any sex drive can be a problem for their marriage, or relationships, etc… which was the whole point that was presented to you


Prudence requires that anyone contemplating marriage should discuss likely medical problems emerging in the future to ensure the potential partner is all right with those possibilities.

The entire philosophy of ancient Stoicism was based on the idea that personal freedom can be maximized by having fewer needs, and losing needs, if properly understood, can be a gain.