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Old 12-03-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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35 and suffering from severe ED

Help! This is my first time posting in such a public forum but I would love some help. I'm a single white male, age 35, and I suffer from severe erectile dysfunction. Any time I am with a woman, I am not able to even achieve (much less maintain) an erection. Viagra works sometimes but I usually have to take 2 to see any results. I am 6ft tall and about 200 pounds. This has been a problem for about 2 years now. To help correct my ED I have done the following: I quit smoking six weeks ago and I go to the gym 4-5 days a week. There I work with weights and do a ton of cardio. My diet is not very good but I have normal BP and Cholestoral.
Is it possible I have low testosterone? I ask because I think I have problems with depression and anxiety.
I recently got a job with benefits and would love to see some professionals on this but I have no idea who I should see and what I should be tested for. I had a normal sex life until about 2 years ago when I was divorced. Could all of this be a mental thing? And if so how does one fix it? I really love dating but I just can't seem to do it anymore because this just seems to hang over me. Help!

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Old 12-03-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Re: 35 and suffering from severe ED

Man I am so sorry to hear of your difficulties. I know how you feel because I suffered almost the same thing you described. I was in a relationship with my ex-wife for 17 years and never once had a problem with erectile difficulty. After the divorce, what you've described happened to me. I did a lot of reading on the subject and found a variety of answers and suggestions as to what might have happened. One I read suggested that sometimes when a man has been divorced and hasn't been sexually active for a while, he can sometimes lose his sexual confidence or suffer from performance anxiety with a new partner. If he fails to acheive an erection with a woman, and he gets embarrased or humiliated by that experience, the next time he tries the same thing is very likely to happen again, but may be even worse. Kind of like a snowball effect. You might become so afraid that you won't be relaxed or be able to perform that you actually can't. Like you said, I believe sometimes it can be a mental thing, a mind ove matter situation. It's amazing how powerful the mind can be sometimes.

From what you've described, especially since you had no problems before, it sounds like it might be phychological.

Best of luck to you.


Old 12-04-2007, 11:46 AM   #3
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Re: 35 and suffering from severe ED

You most certainly could have low testosterone. Have your doc test you, it's pretty easy. The plus is that if you do, not only will your sex life improve, but so will your time at the gym.

Good luck!

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