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Restorex
« on: September 30, 2018, 02:57:08 PM »

Hey guys. Just purchased Restorex and have been using about a week. It’s my first traction device. My peyronies scar and bend is just below my penis head. My big question is the amount of tension the device is providing. My penis is on the thinner side and I feel like the device’s ring at the base of my penis pushes down to envelop my scrotum causing me to lose tension. Kinda strange thing to describe so I’m not sure if you guys will understand what I mean. Hoping someone that has used other devices will give their opinion on differing tension among devices. I do feel I’m getting good stretch when using the device on 90 degree angle.
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 06:46:53 PM »

Hey man. Are you sure you are to bend your penis right on first week? I knew there was some restrictions when you first started using it... Also, do you want to take pictures and show what you are talking about? I am unsure I understood.

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Re: Restorex
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 07:25:28 PM »

Thanks for the reply. The instructions direct you to utilize the angular bend feature in the first week for a short duration of a few minutes. The device is comfortable. That’s kinda my concern. I’ve been reading descriptions of traction devices for years on this website and they always sound like torture. I’m concerned I’m not getting enough tension. That’s why I’m hoping someone who has used multiple devices will give their input on if they think the tension is enough. I’m also not sure if I need to add the extensions. My penis prior to peyronies was just short of six inches. I’m surprised because I thought a person would need to be sevin plus to need them. Also not sure if I’m securing the head of my penis correctly. Lots of questions but I’m pretty happy with the device. As for pics I’m a technological caveman. No idea how to do that.
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 08:41:43 AM »

Well... There's two or three videos from Landon trost on the restorex website, and one of them mentions exactly that. People not putting the traction device pulling on the penis ccorrectly, and pulling on the skin instead. I would take it easy for now. Better not put enough traction, than to use a lot..

How did you find the initial setup of the device? Complicated? I find it confusing..

Also... As soon as you take it off, how does your penis feel and look like?
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 12:09:37 PM »

I did watch the troubleshooting video the doctor put out. Lol. You don’t need it in regards to the skin issue. That becomes evident about two seconds after you start using it. It’s no big deal, just a quick adjustment as your extending. I find the device incredibly simple to use. The only obstacle I found was initially removing the tape from the head of my penis was pretty uncomfortable. But after about two uses of doing that I started wrapping the head with one wrap of guaze before I apply the tape. Visually my penis appears like if you had been using manual tension and let go. A bit wrinkly. The head looks a bit compressed but no biggie. I’ve been using a Soma pump right after traction every other day. The days I don’t, I just use heat and use my imagination to attain a quick erection just to get a bit blood flow. Everything is fine afterwards. My flaccid penis hangs lower and feels normal. Like I stated in my previous message I’ve been reading the traction board for a couple of years and while there are exceptions, the impression I’ve walked away with is that a lot of the devices are torture. Because my issue is right under the head of my penis I’ve ruled out any traction devices that use a noose. I did purchase a Phallason Forte when they first hit the market. Holy mackerel, talk about complicated and uncomfortable putting it on and taking it off. And expensive with the rubber hats. One thing about this disease is that there’s an expensive learning curve. I hope people find what works for them though. I’ve only been using this for two weeks so I’m no expert at traction. Schedule wise I’ve just been doing what’s comfortable for me. A couple of days on and then a day off if I feel I need one. I know consistency is key with traction but I don’t want to obsess. This disease has already impacted my life enough. Sorry for blabbing on. By the way, what therapies have you tried?
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 06:10:11 PM »

So far? Nothing. I want to buy the restored as well. Going to book an appointment with a new doctor in Toronto, no referral needed and see if wants to help me out with choosing a therapy and if some side effects appear. Really afraid to try the device...
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 06:51:04 PM »

What do you have to lose? The only problem I see is that the device damaged the glans
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 08:37:15 PM »

Well best of luck. I know there are a couple of big name doctors guys often mention on this forum. Geographically none are near me. I tried a couple of doctors in my area and none were very proactive about treatments. I did the xiaflex and that was ok. Verapamil sucked. I’ve found that you’re mostly on your own. Experimenting and trying to figure out what works for you. This forum is helpful. If you go with restorex let me know how you like it. Like I said I never tried other traction devices but from descriptions I’ve read this one seems pretty gentle.
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 02:08:39 PM »

Quick question, with Ventral bending (50%),hourglassing (both sides) deformity and a (30%) curve. (I know, right!). which is the best traction should I use? Straight extension, counter bending?   I've been using Restorex for about 6 weeks, I don't know if it's working...  somedays i am beaming that it is, and then other days I'm suicidal about this entire experience.
I am starting to look into Excision and Grafting (which I swore off) out of desperation.

tell me something please
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 03:10:56 PM »

Juice, I’d give it 6 months to see progress.  Are you able to add in any other treatment modalities such as VED, xiaflex, pentox and low dose daily PDE5 inhibitors?
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2018, 05:01:29 PM »

Thanks Tsanchez
I do, I use a VED as well,and  I’ve already spend $6k on Gainswave with PRP shots (waste of money and hope) as you may know the physiological impact this has as well. 
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2018, 01:28:22 PM »

Problem is, ventral bending isn’t approved for xiaflex..  interferon and verapamil is (I think) except the side affects are crazy.  I’ve been using Restorex and VED.   I would like to try the xiaflex but it’s o damn expensive !  Out of desperation I was convinced and tried Gainswave and I will tell you all Do not waste your money $6000 if you’re trying to help Peyronies!  It’s a bust.
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2018, 01:46:57 PM »

Juice: i could not agree more with you, on that. Also... are you using Restorex correctly?
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2018, 04:06:26 PM »

If xiaflex isn’t an option, I’d continue w traction, VED, and consider adding pentox, low dose daily PDE5 inhibitors and maybe supplements.  Maybe tell yourself how long you’re willing to give it (6/9 mos?) before resorting to surgery?  Hang in there man!
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2018, 06:55:04 PM »

Thank you all..   I am using it exactly the way I should (as per videos) I was also incorporating the counterbending and (VED) but now just sticking with the straight traction.  Problem is, as good as Restorex is there isn’t much explanation for ventral counterbending.   So I’ve just assumed straight traction would be best.   I must wait until January rolls around for the xiaflex shos though because of expense. 80% is covered by insurance but it’s still $650 for each visit (cycle) and I need 4 within 6-8 weeks.   I never thought I’d consider the grafting or any other surgery options but as you may know this is definitely f'^+'ing with my brain
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2018, 07:22:19 PM »

Def ask for xiaflex financial assistance from the pharmaceutical company.  If you email restorex they will give specific instructions for a ventral curve.
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2018, 06:49:42 PM »

How do I ask the pharmaceutical company for help?   Also, let me ask, has anyone tried interferon? How is it compared to xiaflex? Verapmamil? And has anyone seen any good studies that are current?  Everything I find is always 5-10 years old!  I can’t believe this isn’t something they’re working on constantly!
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2018, 10:48:46 PM »

Nothing current in interferon, seems to have lost favor after xiaflex came out. 
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2018, 06:47:24 AM »

Does anyone know why Xiaflex is not approved from Ventral bending? Naturally the only shining light I may have, is restricted from the area I am having the most problems with! 
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2018, 10:07:00 AM »

Because they cannot inject in and around the urethra that runs through the spongiosium on the ventral plane of the penis.
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2018, 10:35:09 AM »

ok. Thank you, but how come they can inject Verapamil or Interferon?
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 10:52:55 AM »

Can Restorex bend just under the glans?
There is the place where my plaque is.
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Re: Restorex
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 11:35:09 AM »

I believe it can, but I’d email them w any specific questions such as if it can bend just under the glans.
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