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Sexual Health - Men board

I have been having a problem getting an erection for several years now. I have had all the tests, and they are fine. I am 42 years old (which is way to young to have this problem). About 10 years ago, I went through a divorce, and was very depressed. My Dr. put me on an antidepressant that had the usual sexual side effects - I could get an erection, but it was almost impossible to reach orgasm. This is very common with Prozac and the other drugs like that. I went off the antidepressant, and about a year later, I was still depressed, so my Dr. put me on Wellbutrine which is an antidepressant that does not have the same side effects. I also take medication for high cholesterol (Lipitor) and medication for ADHD (the one a day long acting one, I forget the name). Now, I can achieve an orgasm, but during sex, I either can not get an erection, or I start out with one and then it goes away. It is very frustrating. I can still have an orgasm while masturbating, and sometimes, I ejaculate even though I am not completely erect. Go figure. I do not know what it is. I think it is one of two things. It is either the medication, or combination of medications I take, or it is psychological. The problem with the psychological cause, is the more you worry about it, the worse it gets. But I do not think it is all that. One thing I have noticed is that the nerves on my penis (this is embarrassing to talk about) but the nerves in my penis seem to be not as sensitive. It is almost as if I have lost some feeling in my penis and so it doesn’t get hard when it is stimulated. But on the other hand (no pun intended), I can ejaculate when I masturbate. Maybe that is because I have more pressure in the right places. I really do not know what to think.

Here is the good news. Viagra works. It is a miracle drug. The down side is you have to take it about an hour before you want to have sex, so it takes some of the spontaneity out of it, but it works! Also, it works best if you have not had a big heavy meal.

I would like to hear from others on this as well.