ED and very frustrated
I’m a long-time lurker but still consider myself a newbie when it comes to PE, etc. I’ve tried to avoid writing a long, wordy post so here is a thumbnail sketch…
6-3, 255 lbs
BPEL = 7 3/8”
EG = 6”
Gradually worsening ED over the last 4-5 years.
Lots of stress (separation/divorce, writing dissertation, self-employed…)
Overuse of porn (up until last week it was as often as daily w/masturbation & ejaculation)
Elevated BP (ranging from 132/82 to 156/88 over the previous year)
Resting pulse 68
Testosterone checked in April and was just inside low normal, Doc wants to first manage BP w/weight loss and then determine need for HRT.
Currently need 10-20mg of Levitra for sustainable erection.
Exercise program started in April: 20-35 min cardio 2-5x/week, weight lifting 1-2x/week
Was regular w/kegels (200-300 3x/week) until a few weeks back.
I take 60mg of Adderall daily for ADHD and have for probably 10 years. It doesn’t seem to effect EQ.
Ginsana 200 mg/day
Ginger Root 1100 mg/day
Zinc 50 mg/day
Ginko Biloba 240 mg/day
Green Tea 300 mg/day
Horny Goat Weed w/Maca 1000/600/day
Vitamin C & E 500/400/day
Fish Oil 1400/day
These are cycled 5 days on and 2 days off. The top seven were started to improve EQ and I only recently added the bottom four to focus on my elevated BP. The supplements are clearly helpful in boosting EQ, I’ve checked EQ without them and there is definitely improvement while taking them. That said, I’ve got too many variables to get a clear sense of what is helping and what is not so I’m going to be evaluating those as well. I ran out of Horny Goat Weed about 2 weeks ago and notice I don’t feel as horny so I know that was having an effect. Next week I’m going to try replacing the HGW/Maca w/Tongkat Ali just to see if this provides a meaningful improvement over the HGW.
Have tried some light dry jelqing (I’m circumcised but am halfway through foreskin restoration) but I have difficulty maintaining an erection.
Last week abstained from ejaculation for 7 days w/no significant improvement in EQ
Currently abstaining from masturbation, porn and ejaculation for 7 days and using rice sock to warm penis in evening.
Am considering investing in Bathmate Goliath to assist w/any cardiovascular problems that may be contributing to my EQ problems.
My main focus right now to improve EQ is to address my elevated BP by trying to drop 15-20 lbs but despite changing my eating habits and exercising my weight has remained consistently in the 255-260 lbs range.
Along with the drop in EQ, my main frustration is my inability to lose weight as I view this as the first step to addressing lowering my BP, fostering elevated levels of testosterone and improved EQ overall.
Has anyone had any experiences with elevated BP, poor erection quality and Testosterone levels? I know it’s a complicated question but any suggestions, comments or thoughts on the above would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!