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.