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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: raym on June 18, 2013, 05:26:32 pm

Title: Ephedrine and Erections
Post by: raym on June 18, 2013, 05:26:32 pm
Well, that was a surprise.  I've been taking a pre-workout thermogenic (ephedrine/caffeine) for about 6 months now to help with energy in the gym.  I was doing some unrelated research and read that one of the side effects of ephedrine was poor quality erections.  I stopped taking the ephedrine component last friday and wow what a difference in morning wood and overall quality.   I guess it just goes to show how small tweaks can make a huge change.

Ray

Title: Re: Ephedrine and Erections
Post by: PeakT on June 18, 2013, 05:51:30 pm
Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Ephedrine and Erections
Post by: Ken on June 18, 2013, 06:47:05 pm
Well, that was a surprise.  I've been taking a pre-workout thermogenic (ephedrine/caffeine) for about 6 months now to help with energy in the gym.  I was doing some unrelated research and read that one of the side effects of ephedrine was poor quality erections.  I stopped taking the ephedrine component last friday and wow what a difference in morning wood and overall quality.   I guess it just goes to show how small tweaks can make a huge change.

Ray

I've tried that stack many years ago and it does boost your energy for sure.  I think that the stack also ups your adrenaline (I read somewhere) a bit too.  I stopped doing it because it was throwing my sleep cycle off a bit and also because I found myself at times going a little too hard and mildly injuring myself. 

I did not notice a change in wood quality, but maybe I wasn't paying attention.  Again, that was likely 15 years ago.
Title: Re: Ephedrine and Erections
Post by: PeakT on June 18, 2013, 07:14:40 pm
You don't want to do anything that increases blood pressure.  Just ain't worth it...
Title: Re: Ephedrine and Erections
Post by: raym on June 18, 2013, 08:10:38 pm
The other big stack in the weight lifting crowd is Yohimbe + caffeine.  Yohimbe seems to be a natural ED treatment, so I could have ended up with a different problem :). 
Title: Re: Ephedrine and Erections
Post by: PeakT on June 18, 2013, 09:43:19 pm
The other big stack in the weight lifting crowd is Yohimbe + caffeine.  Yohimbe seems to be a natural ED treatment, so I could have ended up with a different problem :).

Of course.  But yohimbe (non-HCL form) is the same:  potential elevation in blood pressure, arrythmias, "light headedness", etc.  Yohimbe can also initiate priapism, especially in young guys that don't need it...