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Erection Killers    

Most men with high blood pressure know that 'nasal decongestants can raise blood pressure'. Most men that take Viagra know it can lower blood pressure, even dangerously so. This is one more example of how decongestants and drugs like Viagra work as antagonists to each other. I am surprised more on this is not dispensed to the public since this is information that all doctors accept as fact. An antidote for prolonged erection (priapism) is 4 Sudafed. If this fails to reduce a prolonged erection the next level of intervention is a Neosynephrine injection into the cavernosa. Neosynephrine is a vaso-suppressor. It actually works by activating the adrenalin receptors. Adrenalin receptors constrict the blood vessels. I am told that it works instantly.  Sudafed works because I have had priapism and used Sudafed intervention more than once.

This brings up another ED point. Adrenaline is a strong direct antagonist to an erection. You may have no anxiety about your understanding spouse of 40 years, and scoff at "performance anxiety", but if you are anxious or stressed about whether your penis will be able to get erect, will it be more curved than the last time you looked at it, will it be painful, or any such thing, your body can produce adrenalin as a result. The adrenalin activates these same receptors that cause an involuntary constriction of the blood vessels and your penis WILL shut down. Decongestants and adrenaline are two of the many things that you should try to avoid if you have ED problems. Unless you ask, however, your doctor, even the good ones, are not likely to mention this. The final "Catch 22" is that the more you worry about producing adrenaline, the more you are likely to produce it.


Trazodone (Desyrel)    
I am convinced from research, personal experience, and doctor recommendations that getting blood flow to the tissues regularly is very important for every man's penile health.  Nature tries to keep us functional with NTE several times during every sleep cycle.  This is true from infancy.  These erections pull oxygen-rich blood to the penis and the entire prostate capsule area where the unseen part of the penis is hidden from view. This is the area where the nerves controlling blood flow get damaged during a prostatectomy.  I have resolved my dilemma of inducing erections in the 24 months after prostate surgery to support nerve growth and maintain healthy penile tissue.  Strangely my Night Time Erections (NTE) with no Viagra are now as good as my 100 mg Viagra erections during the day. Also strangely, if I awake with one it dies within 2 minutes of waking up.  Thru some research I found out this is because NTE's use different pathways than daytime stimulated erections.  They used to think if you got erections at night and had ED that it was psychologically based.  Now they know that is not necessarily true.

Since NTEs do as much, however, to nourish penile tissue as daytime erections, I just got my family doctor to prescribe Trazadone - (Desyrel) 25 mg per nite. It is an antidepressant/sleep aid. The smallest pill is 50mg and I take ½ of the smallest pill.  It is too small of a dose to have any effect on depression but it can help you sleep at that dose although take twice that amount for sleep.  I take this small dose for one reason.   I am taking it for the listed side effect of prolonged, erection (priapism).  Trazadone is known to cause NTE's and sometimes to delay orgasm.  It should be taken with a small snack for better absorption.
The good part is the cost. This is a whopping $1.08 for a months supply.  A 3 cent dose caused me to wake with possibly a 10 on the erection scale.  This probably exceeds any erection in 15 1/2 months since surgery including those from injections.  This erection remained for several minutes after waking. Trazadone at the tiny dose of 25mg per night with a snack is a great way for a man that does not get NTE's to get them and the health benifits they bring to the penis.

I know 3 other men that tried these and it worked for all at a cost of 3 cents per night.


I am not sure how well this is known in these circles but the general population of men associates erection and orgasm because the one always precedes the other in a healthy male. The fact is that there is no connection between the two. Any individual several weeks after prostate surgery will tell you that erection ability is likely to be zero. Orgasm, however, can be even more intense than it was pre-surgery.

I was stunned the first time I learned that there is no connection. I was more stunned the first time I ever experienced it, not only is this an interesting fact, It illustrates that a sex life in some form, is almost always possible.
Prostatectomy 2004, radiation 2009, currently 74 yrs old
After pills, injections, VED - Dr Eid, Titan 22cm implant 8/7/18
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