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Re: Abilify for Erectile Dysfunction? Jay2112

Posted by SLS on August 22, 2021, at 4:20:52

In reply to Re: Abilify for Erectile Dysfunction? SLS, posted by Jay2112 on August 21, 2021, at 18:06:05

Thanks, Jay!

New information for me.

I had wanted to have my testosterone tested on Monday, while still taking Crestor (rosuvastatin) to compare it to the levels arrived at weeks after discontinuing it. Unfortunately, I had become too involved wtih family predicaments to have time to take them. So, I'll rely on empirical observation. All I care about is that my sexual appetite and genital functions return. During the time since I began taking Crestor, I have lost a great deal of muscle mass and strength, along with the disappearance of pimples that always existed on my chest. Too many things point to the putative lowering of testosterone levels by Crestor. I find my eyes lingering longer on females now. It is totally involuntary. This could be the calm before the storm. <smile>

- 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 go. But, we are all 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 :)

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