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Please help!! Rogaine onset ED

Dude, walk a mile in my shoes. Had absolutely no problems, start taking rogaine, had problems, Stop using rogaine, feel noticeably better and I’ve been gradually recovering. Most people online say it takes 4-6 weeks or longer for Minoxidil to leave your system and thats how long its been and I’m now starting to feel better. Believe what you want but I have experienced ED from performance anxiety before, it was NOTHING like this. Not only that but people who did complain about side effects all had THE EXACT SAME SIDE EFFECTS. When I got psychological performance anxiety before I would still be horny, get nocturnal erections, bust my load far, etc… exact opposite of the past few months for me.

Also thats why I said it was a RARE side effect, jesus. Like do you think this thread is supposed to be a personal attack to everyone who uses rogaine? I don’t understand how it affects my erections/libido too but I don’t just chalk up things I can’t explain to be ‘psychological’. I finally figured out what caused ED in MY personal situation and it was right for ME. I was even considering not even going to the urologist because I felt I was making legit improvement, so please don’t belittle me by suggesting I’ll blindly follow whatever someone with a Phd tells me.

First, why does it matter to you if someone thinks its psychological? Its still a real effect. If you take rogaine and your dick don’t work, don’t take rogaine. Problem solved.

Look at your situation pragmatically. You don’t know WHY you got ED from using Rogaine. You assume that it caused some physical/chemical/hormonal problem in your system that caused ED. It can also be a placebo effect. People don’t like hearing that because if its “in your head” we think its less real. But placebo is a powerful, real, documented thing, and can cause exactly the symptoms you describe. And it can cause the same symptoms in multiple people. It makes no difference how Rogaine gave you ED, why worry about it? Just don’t use the stuff, and you’ll be fine.


“I was like, Am I gay? Am I straight? And I realized...I'm just slutty. Where's my parade? What about slut pride?”

― Margaret Cho

Originally Posted by northmiamitop
If you take rogaine and your dick don’t work, don’t take rogaine. Problem solved.

I never argued this? I could give two sh*ts how rogaine gave it to me, I’m just glad I finally figured out what the problem was. Everybody is different, just because something works for you doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for others. Just using the excuse “Well it works for me so it must be in your head” sounds a bit silly. If everybody wants to think that my problem was psychological, go for it… I’m just trying to share my experiences.

Originally Posted by fendrlovr
I don’t understand how it affects my erections/libido too but I don’t just chalk up things I can’t explain to be ‘psychological’.

You didn’t argue the fact you had ED, but have been defensive that people told you they thought it was placebo or psychological. Who cares either way? Your dick works again, that’s really great news.


“I was like, Am I gay? Am I straight? And I realized...I'm just slutty. Where's my parade? What about slut pride?”

― Margaret Cho

I just wanted to comment on my erections since returning my use to Rogaine. Since I started using Rogaine again, here is what I noticed:

My erections did not seem as strong and I did not seem as horny.

My lasting power did not seem to be affected. I felt that I was able to last a long time because I was not especially turned on.

I experienced that as well on some days - loss of sex drive so I could last forever… if I could keep it up.


Serious starting point: Nov. 2, 2009/BPEL 5.75 x 4.75 inches.

Current BPEL 7 1/2 x 5.5 inches.

Goal: BPEL 8 x 6 inches. Hell, if I hit 8, I'm going for 9!

That’s funny, because one very noticeable effect I had from it, and kinda still do is that almost immediately after startin to masturbate I get that Point of No return sensation whereas before it would take several minutes. When I masturbate now I have to constantly stop and start again otherwise I’ll blow my load quickly. Never had this before

I would say that I’m back to “normal” now. My erections are not strong, they disappear quickly, and I reach the PONR far too fast.

This all happened relatively quickly after returning to my use of Rogaine; things were great without the Rogaine, except that my hair started falling out.

If I get a girlfriend, I can’t continue my Rogaine use.

Obafemi, I’m a bit confused. Are you saying that you are on Rogaine now and you have those symptoms you listed above currently? Or that you are off of it and are back to normal meaning you have regular erections and everything is good?

Originally Posted by Obafemi
I would say that I’m back to “normal” now. My erections are not strong, they disappear quickly, and I reach the PONR far too fast.

This all happened relatively quickly after returning to my use of Rogaine; things were great without the Rogaine, except that my hair started falling out.

If I get a girlfriend, I can’t continue my Rogaine use.


Try Saw Palmetto extract. I used it topically at night before bed and it helped slow the hair loss. Eventually I quit, but it worked pretty well.

You can take it internally for prostate problems too.


Serious starting point: Nov. 2, 2009/BPEL 5.75 x 4.75 inches.

Current BPEL 7 1/2 x 5.5 inches.

Goal: BPEL 8 x 6 inches. Hell, if I hit 8, I'm going for 9!

2 months, no improvements, just when I think things are getting better I’m back to square one. I managed to bang some chick when I was really drunk with the help of cialis, thought that would jumpstart my system but no. the urologist said he saw cases that took 2-3 months to get better. I’m startin to wonder if this will ever go away

Hang in there bro - it’ll be back to normal.


Serious starting point: Nov. 2, 2009/BPEL 5.75 x 4.75 inches.

Current BPEL 7 1/2 x 5.5 inches.

Goal: BPEL 8 x 6 inches. Hell, if I hit 8, I'm going for 9!

I hope so man, some other cases I read about online people are reporting 7 months with no improvement. After reading propeciahelp.com I have a theory some of their recovery methods could help me too. Maybe I should start using steroids to kick start the DHT production or something. At this point I have nothing to lose.

I don’t think Rogaine blocks DHT production. SoiIf the Rogaine is the problem, then it isn’t likely to do with it blocking DHT production.

I read online “Minoxidil is a vascular dilator. During a normal erection, the tunica and base of penis is constricted in a way not to allow blood to flow out. Minoxidil causes blood not to be able to stay in penis because it dilates the base of penis. This results in impotence or temporary erectile dysfunction.SO YES, MINOXIDIL DOES CAUSE ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION. -Source : I am a Urologist with over 11 years of experience.”

From what I’ve researched from Propecia horror stories, half the people claim that rogaine does block DHT while the other half claims it does NOT block DHT. Personally, I have absolutely no idea. All of my symptoms match those of propecia users, even ones I did not attribute to rogaine like emotional numbness, indigestion problems, etc… So that’s kinda why I thought it was from DHT, but then again I could be wrong.

The person who I quoted above claims to be a urologist but this can be bullsh*t as there were no sources, just a reply on a message board. However if what he said is true this can help me tackle my problem from a different angle. Although I wouldn’t see how his views explain my loss of sex drive because it seems that if my problems were caused from vascular dialation in my penis, the problem would simply involve my penis and not my sex drive.

Sorry if I am getting annoying guys. I hit rock bottom last night and almost did something very stupid, if you know what I mean, after reading about people experiencing these symptoms permanently. I am committed now to getting my life back and I will do whatever it takes to do so. I just need to figure out the source of my problem now: Is it lack of DHT production, or from vascular dialiation, or something unbeknownst to me?

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