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Re: Abilify for Erectile Dysfunction? SLS

Posted by Jay2112 on August 21, 2021, at 18:06:05

In reply to Re: Abilify for Erectile Dysfunction?, posted by SLS on August 21, 2021, at 8:51:07

> I have only recently developed a loss of sex drive and ED. My depression is much improved, so something is wrong. Usually, one of the first things that happens when I begin to respond to treatment is an increase in libido. This occurs before there is a significant improvement in depression.
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> Something is definitely wrong, and I am beginning to suspect low testosterone produced as a side effect of rosuvastatin (Crestor) treatment as the culprit.
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> Does anyone have any ideas?
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> I am currently taking:
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> Nardil - 90 mg/day
> nortriptyline - 75 mg/day
> Lamictal - 300 mg/day
> lithium - 300 mg/day
>
> I stopped taking rosuvastatin earlier this week.
>
>
> I haven't tried Viagra, or any other vasodilator that enhances nitric oxide (NO).
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> Does anyone know if Viagra can enhance an erection when there are no vascular issues?
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> Thanks.
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>
> - Scott

Hi Scott:

Well, you should get all of your testosterone measured by your doctor, especially free testosterone levels. I have quite a bit of experience with testosterone replacement therapy. I was on androgel from age 36-40. My testosterone levels plummeted by 36 (likely from very chronic, high dose use of Prozac), and an MRI revealed my pituitary gland in my brain had stopped producing luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. Both are needed to stimulate and facilitate testosterone production in men.

Now, I am not saying this is your case, just that it can be complicated. So, now my doctor has said my testosterone levels are normal. AND, as a guy over 50, I am deeply afraid of the strong co-relation between testosterone replacement and prostate cancer. HOWEVER, you can bypass that route, increase bloodflow to the genitals, and slightly increase testosterone, through dopamine agonism. (Everything from pramipexole to bromocriptine.)As well, the amino acids d-aspartic acid and l-tyrosine have been shown to increase testosterone. These things bypass the very powerful effects of supplemental testosterone on PSA, in particular in us men over 50.

I am unsure about Viagra. In low testosterone, anti-depressant induced, and diabetic induced ED, the results are very mixed for Viagra use. I tried Viagra and Cialis, numerous times, and zilch...no go. But, we are all different..so maybe ask your doctor for samples and try?

Best of luck...keep us posted. I too am dealing with the situation. (p.s. It appears that very, very small doses of dopamine agonists prevent the downregulation of dopamine receptors, over much larger doses.)

Very best,
Jay :)


Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
-Don Miguel Ruiz-


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