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Nocturne

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Normal erectile rigidity and age
« on: January 10, 2016, 05:05:22 pm »
I've looked for more solid info on this online and not found much, other than the notion that "as men age, their erections change".

I talk about my "ED issues", but the truth is that the last time I really couldn't complete a sexual encounter was sometime in October, and before that it was sometime in August (July was Hell, but that was another story).

What I mostly notice now is a disturbing lack of rigidity in my normal (Cialis-free) erections, and even the ones on Cialis as well.  But I wonder how much of this is my own mind/perception.  I had been aware for maybe a year before things came crashing down in May that my erections were maybe not quite what they had used to be, but I never really worried about it that much until I had my first real ED experience and then basically lost my ability to have sex for a period of months (interrupted by about a month when Cialis worked, before it stopped working in July).

Now of course I'm terrified of repeating THAT situation, and I'm in Clomid which might be making me emotionally more fragile than usual.

Anyway -- my question is for any of you more experienced men out there.  If you don't think of yourself as having ED, then in what ways has your EQ (erection quality) changed over the years?

I notice that I do not get as hard or swollen as I used to.  I also remember feeling a sort of throbbing "pulse" in my erections that I just don't seem to feel anymore, not even on low-dose Cialis.  Even on Cialis, my erections are often "bendable", meaning I can bend them maybe 45 degrees at the middle (upwards, but not so much downwards) even though they are rigid enough for penetration.

Is this just a "typical" middle aged erection?  Is it something to worry about?  I feel like I get really worked I about it but at the same time I know that a year ago I might have NOTICED but not CARED so much.

I know a huge part of my worry is paranoia about going back to the essential impotence that characterized this past July.  I'm pretty much out of that now (thank God), but the trauma of it -- and the reality of my apparently altered erections -- is messing with my head (and I doubt the Clomid is helping).
43 years old
5'7", was 220 pounds when trouble started, now down to 165
Trouble began with abrupt ED Early May '15
Initial T level 130
Started Clomid in hopes of rebooting system June '15
Currently taking 25 mg eod and .25 mg Arimidex every 4 days
T level 480 or so at last reading
ED in check with 2.5 mg Cialis eod and supplements:
POM juice, L-Cit, Pycnogenol

Morning anxiety currently in check with GABA taken every night

Biggest current worry is heart health:
Aortic stenosis (very mild for now)
CAC score 156(!) at age 42
Lp(a) is a shockingly bad 390 nmol/L -- TRIPLE the "extremely high risk" level!
Homozygous for the bad "G" variant of SNP rs10455872, which increases Lp(a) as well as odds for aortic stenosis and coronary artery lesions. 
I think I know what trashed my heart...

40 mg Crestor and baby aspirin every day
CoQ-10, Vitamin K2, and Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract every day too
Walking 10,000 steps a day

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Re: Normal erectile rigidity and age
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 05:56:46 pm »
What is your age?
Any other symptoms? energy?
This can be normal but any worry in your head will kill everything for you no matter what. no real way to take a pill to overcome this. Clomid is know for working at first to feel better and then it gets worse over time due to E2 and shbg rising.
The issue is what is causing it, many take cialis but that isnt the root cause.

Really I had this issue once, solution: wasn't turned on enough, different woman and was totally different.
Your not going to be 18 again unless you get a perfectly executed HRT of some sort. Most other peoples expediences are temporary.
I wonder if doing something like Trimix might help just to help you overcome your anxiety of performing and then not use it. 

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Re: Normal erectile rigidity and age
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2016, 06:19:47 pm »
Make sure your N.O. is GOOD, that is when Cialis or Viagra will make it stand and salute!
 Read PeakT's post about improving Nitric Oxide,  Use test strips to confirm.

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Re: Normal erectile rigidity and age
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2016, 06:43:55 pm »
I've used the strips and they always say I am deficient, but I thought that was diet only.  Still, it is an area with room for improvement for sure.  How much can diet really improve NO levels?  Does that NO even make it to the penis?

Will look into it.

43 years old
5'7", was 220 pounds when trouble started, now down to 165
Trouble began with abrupt ED Early May '15
Initial T level 130
Started Clomid in hopes of rebooting system June '15
Currently taking 25 mg eod and .25 mg Arimidex every 4 days
T level 480 or so at last reading
ED in check with 2.5 mg Cialis eod and supplements:
POM juice, L-Cit, Pycnogenol

Morning anxiety currently in check with GABA taken every night

Biggest current worry is heart health:
Aortic stenosis (very mild for now)
CAC score 156(!) at age 42
Lp(a) is a shockingly bad 390 nmol/L -- TRIPLE the "extremely high risk" level!
Homozygous for the bad "G" variant of SNP rs10455872, which increases Lp(a) as well as odds for aortic stenosis and coronary artery lesions. 
I think I know what trashed my heart...

40 mg Crestor and baby aspirin every day
CoQ-10, Vitamin K2, and Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract every day too
Walking 10,000 steps a day

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Re: Normal erectile rigidity and age
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2016, 07:17:20 pm »
If you have take a Cialis, take 2 L-Citrulline 1000mg. {I use Source Naturals} 1-2 hours before sex, your erection will be a cat scratcher!!
 If your strip says deficient before  the L-Citrulline it will be deep red after.

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Re: Normal erectile rigidity and age
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2016, 07:33:25 pm »
If you have take a Cialis, take 2 L-Citrulline 1000mg. {I use Source Naturals} 1-2 hours before sex, your erection will be a cat scratcher!!
 If your strip says deficient before  the L-Citrulline it will be deep red after.

I already take 1500 mg L-Citrulline every day, in a mix with my POM juice.

Will check with strips after I drink this today, though.
43 years old
5'7", was 220 pounds when trouble started, now down to 165
Trouble began with abrupt ED Early May '15
Initial T level 130
Started Clomid in hopes of rebooting system June '15
Currently taking 25 mg eod and .25 mg Arimidex every 4 days
T level 480 or so at last reading
ED in check with 2.5 mg Cialis eod and supplements:
POM juice, L-Cit, Pycnogenol

Morning anxiety currently in check with GABA taken every night

Biggest current worry is heart health:
Aortic stenosis (very mild for now)
CAC score 156(!) at age 42
Lp(a) is a shockingly bad 390 nmol/L -- TRIPLE the "extremely high risk" level!
Homozygous for the bad "G" variant of SNP rs10455872, which increases Lp(a) as well as odds for aortic stenosis and coronary artery lesions. 
I think I know what trashed my heart...

40 mg Crestor and baby aspirin every day
CoQ-10, Vitamin K2, and Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract every day too
Walking 10,000 steps a day

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Re: Normal erectile rigidity and age
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 02:48:51 am »
FWIW I am 53 and my erections are still pretty firm.  I can hardly bend mine when I'm erect. 
Age: 55, Ht: 5'08", Wt: 155 lbs
Protocol: 25 mg T Cyp + 25 IU HCG M,W,F + 2 clicks T Cream + 15mg DHEA + 15mg Pregnenalone daily.
12/2018 test results: TT: 1054 ng/dL (264-916), FT: 17.2 pg/mL (7.2-24), E2: 21.6 pg/mL sensitive (8.0-35.0)

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Re: Normal erectile rigidity and age
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 12:31:03 pm »
Maybe it is just me but the Brand I use of anything makes a HUGE difference, that is why I put the brand I use. (no I don't work for any of the companies I have mentioned.)
Example: As I have stated before my vitamin D level with a cheaper brand is in the 20-30 range, with Pure Encapsulation it is 60-70  same 5000mg. 5 days per wk.

Not a doctor just my opinions on any post from experience.

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Re: Normal erectile rigidity and age
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 12:31:03 pm »