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#11
Introduce Yourself / Re: New here would like to pos...
Last post by Mikel7 - Today at 05:54:37 AM
Welcome Jubilee to the forum and thank you for filling out your signature line. I also say hats off to you for the courage to beat an addiction!! You now have the knowledge and hope to give out to encourage others in need!.

You need to read the forum and hopefully other members can chime in on grafting surgery. I do know that it is more challenging to perform a graft. This is probably due to the location of the plaque and size and surrounding structures. Also the surgeon should be a high volume one who specializes in the procedure. My physician is Dr Levine in Chicago and he is qualified for this procedure if you are close to Illinois.

I would say that you could give traction and VED a try to see if you have any improvements. It is noninvasive and you may have some success with it. You should also educate yourself on grafting surgeries and make a list of questions for your new Dr to answer. Again welcome to the forum !   :)

Mikel7
#12
If you continue with traction and are patiently dedicated you could see even more improvement.
#13
Introduce Yourself / Re: New here would like to pos...
Last post by Stabler - Today at 03:09:37 AM
Hello and welcome to the forum. Thank you for filling in your signature under your profile. This will help keep you from having to repeat why your here in the forum when you post.

I have sent a PM giving you some guidelines and rules for the forum, please take some time to read this information. We are happy you are here and look forward to helping

Stabler
#14
Introduce Yourself / New here would like to post do...
Last post by Jubilee - Yesterday at 10:40:44 PM
I would like to post my summary i screenshot it and edited out personal info and downloaded it as pdf. How can I post it here? Its from 2016 tge only time ive been seen for this. So ive had this for 14 years but hqve been an addict the last 20 years, which is how I got it...I shot up in my member, i don't recommend doing that...but have been clean 2 years now taking care of all my issues. Im single, 44, have a 50 degree left and 30 degree up and no plaque whatsoever. Ive lost at least an inch of length and considerable girth and was a little under 6 inches to begin with and the doctor wants to do a plication but I want to do a graph if possible so I can retain some size. I don't remember why he said plication and not graph.  Are graphs only for cases with plaque? This place is the best in my area and specializes in this, I have an appointment at a new place for a second opinion but it's just a local small urology clinic. Im going to be ordering the restorex and have a new appt at the specialty place in September  I guess my main question is in what cases doesn't graphing work or why would they only choose to do plication? Have any new methods come out in the last 8 years? What can I say about my preference for graph besides what I stated here?
#15
Quote from: bguser1 on Yesterday at 03:02:01 PMI saw on your posts that you've been using traction therapy, has it had any effect for you so far?

Hey man. I haven't been doing traction consistently for very long to report on it really. It is also hard to stay consistent for me personally, because in reality, a curve of 20 degrees when fully erect has little to no impact on me and I could live the rest of my life with it without any issue.

It was definitely terrifying at the beginning though, finding out what this disease is and how bad it can get. But since it hasn't gotten worse I've sort of come to terms with it in a way and it doesn't bother me anymore like it did. But I still go on these forums a lot.

Anyway, if you're having the same symptoms, this post might help you - it definitely helped me: https://www.peyroniesforum.net/index.php/topic,16759.msg147066.html#msg147066

Specifically this from Dr Trost's response in the post:
'Sometimes, Peyronies Disease can give you a curve which is visible during a partial erection but that becomes straight(er) with a full erection.  This is usually due to a very small or minor scar.' So assuming this applies to us which it sounds like it does, we at least likely have a very small or minor scar.

I can objectively say though that my semi-erect curve has improved since I wrote this post. There was a point in time at the beginning when the semi-erect curve was really really bad, I did not have it in me to measure the curve at that point and I deleted all the pictures I had of the semi-erect curve back then because it was messing with me a lot and I tried to not think about it. When I saw the semi-erect curve back then it would completely kill my arousal and I would abstain from sex. Now even though there is still semi-erect curve it is much less, and my sex life is just as good as before. This was just the result of time in my opinion, it had improved by the time I started traction.

Feel free to message me also.
#16
Quote from: Lostand Looking24 on February 06, 2024, 03:19:02 AMAlso, the curving when semi erect feels more like the result of the base filling up faster, and so because the right hand side of the top half of the shaft hasnt filled up, it 'falls over' to the right if that makes sense. The semi erect curve is much more severe than when fully erect. I would say 3x as much or even more degree of curvature than when fully erect.

Having the exact same symptoms at the moment. I saw on your posts that you've been using traction therapy, has it had any effect for you so far?
#17
Derfman:

Welcome aboard PDS!

You need to give us more details. At your age, there are many factors that contribute to ED. You need to have a full physical assessment to get a clear picture of what conditions may be contributing to your weak erections. From there, after you check for hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, etc, you choose which treatment is better for you.

Doctors always start by recommending pills. From there on they may talk about vacuum erection devices or injections. But if you want a definitive solution at your stage in life then you have to look into Penile implants.
#18
Fully agree with you, LostandLooking24.
#19
Introduce Yourself / Re: new member
Last post by Pfract - Yesterday at 11:57:56 AM
Welcome Saishu!

How exactly is your condition?
#20
Hello all-
I had a series of verapamil injections over the last 8 months. I originally had a 20 degree downward curve when I first seeked treatment. The doctor was treating plaque on the top of penis, no sure why I had downward curve.

After a few injections, the downward curve corrected, but I had lost length.
I wish I had stopped receiving injections at this point ( around 6 injections), but the doctor told me my plaque was smaller, softer, etc.

Over the course of the next few months, and 4 more injections, I developed a significant upward curve. I told the doctor this, and he said he was targeting the plaque that was causing this. The curve stayed the same, or may have worsened.

I have discontinued the Verapamil injections. Since I received them during the early stages of disease, it's impossible to blame the verapamil for my curvature, but I am confident it did not help. Very reputable doctor as well, I got the feeling he would carry on injecting me indefinitely ($) regardless of outcome.

It is hard to find much positive feedback on Verapamil injections out there.
I have purchased a Restorex device a couple weeks ago and am really hoping for some positive results.