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30 yo, trying to wean off the "V"

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Old 08-29-2006, 06:18 AM   #1
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30 yo, trying to wean off the "V"

Just wanted to do an update post on this board as haven't posted in a while. I have anxiety-related ED dx'ed by my uro, Rx'ed Viagra.

My experience with the drug has been great over the past few years, though I did want to see if anyone else out there has had the same experience as me. My goal with the drug has always been to get to the point where I could overcome the block in my head about holding an erection, essentially weaning myself off of V over a period of time. Up until recently, I felt I was close to accomplishing this goal. I started out two years ago at 50 mg (100 mg cut in half) with no chance of me being "spontaneous" with my wife. Soon, I was able to cut the pills down to 25 mg and slowly I could get more spontaneous, I felt even at 25 mg, the effect seemingly could last past the 4 hours.

Earlier this year, I really took off. I was at the point where I could cut a 100 mg pill into eigths, take one, and the effect in my head seemingly would last for 6-8 hours. We've had more intimacy than ever and I told myself - "I'm cured, the pill is essentially a placebo at this point."

The problem is... everytime I try to start having sex without V, without even 1/8 of a pill, I'm back to "mr. softee" when it's time to perform. What's strange is that I can often (in theory!) go all day if I know I have 12 mg of V in my system, but if we try to have sex and I haven't taken anything, more often than not I still have trouble performing.

Can anyone else relate to this issue? I feel so close to my goal, but as many of you know, when you have even one bout of ED, it can seemingly set your progress back eons.

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Old 08-29-2006, 01:12 PM   #2
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Re: 30 yo, trying to wean off the "V"

So you're 30 and need Viagra. I'm 29 and just started having ED problems about 2 months ago. I feel wierd going to the dr. because I feel like I am too young to have ED problems.

What type of tests did your urologist do before making the diagnosis that you suffer from anxiety-based ED?


Old 08-29-2006, 04:31 PM   #3
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Re: 30 yo, trying to wean off the "V"

Standard bloodwork, prostate exam, nothing that special. He checked my T levels and everything turned out ok. I'm really glad I did it as it really helped things. Many of my friends the same age ask about it all the time. Yes, its embarrasing at first but I'm really glad I speak to a doctor about it - it's always been a problem for me.

Old 09-04-2006, 10:31 PM   #4
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Re: 30 yo, trying to wean off the "V"

i have similar condition. (and i am almost 30 as well).

i will say that you are lucky to be in a relationship where it is a problem willing to be able to talk about and work with. that right in itself may be enough to give you more confidence (she wont laugh at you, leave you, etc). if you can do it one out of ten times, then you know you can do it. and if it doesnt work out, so what. some people have to take insulin every day. some people are schizophrenic. thats life! good thing we have V as therapy anyhow!

Old 09-10-2006, 09:57 PM   #5
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Re: 30 yo, trying to wean off the "V"

I wrote earlier because unfortunately I had an ED problem. Then, I quit eating soy products and have regained my prowess.

Maybe, my case was totally mental, but eating less soy has helped. Apparently, there are compounds in soy that are chemically similar to estrogen. Some people think the soy compounds can affect male testosterone levels.

I do not have any ED problems now. Good luck to you all.

Old 09-24-2006, 03:45 AM   #6
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Re: 30 yo, trying to wean off the "V"

hi what are the food that is helpful? i am approcing 30 and facing some mr softee problem....

Old 09-24-2006, 07:30 PM   #7
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Re: 30 yo, trying to wean off the "V"

Hello, I just though i had some tips that might help alot. I belive that alot of the time it has to do with your overall health. I know that there can be other problems. But if your having trouble, try eating better, getting some exercise. Sleeping enuff for your body. Things like that, They can also increase the feeling from the big O

Old 09-28-2006, 08:55 PM   #8
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Re: 30 yo, trying to wean off the "V"

Just wanted to mention that Viagra is only in your system for around 3 hours. My doctor told me this. - sam

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