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    I am 47 and have Peyronies. Although the curvature (to the right) of my penis is quite marked, my main problem is that I have lost the rigidity of my past erections. If I can solve this then I can put up with the rest! I'm taking 2ml of Vitamin E three times a day, to try and break down the plaque which forms the 'lump' in the shaft of my penis. I'm not too hopeful of a good outcome but would welcome thoughts from anyone who has seen success from taking either Vitamin E or the likes of Neprinol. I don't really want to go down the route of Viagra or Cialis just yet! As I'd rather try and cure the 'fault' first!





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    I believe you are confusing your conditions. Sensory processing disorder is a condition of atypical sensory perception. Most individuals with ASD also have SPD so I suppose this is an easy mistake to make. But then there are a minority who only have the triad of impairment (social behavour, social communication and rigidity of thought, behaviour and play) who have clear autism. Also, by definition, any ASD must cause "qualitative impairment" in the areas the triad of impairment covers (therefor being disabaling). And that is in the current diagnostic manual, the planned revision is even more restrictive in how severe the symptoms must be to constitute this form of disability.

    I haven't had a proper erection for approximately 9 years since I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes and water retention. It started when I was complaining about swollen ankles. After extensive tests, the specialists at Papworth put me on the following medication which I have taken since. Doxazosin, Perindopril, Amlopodin, Aspirin, and Simvastatin. Shortly after going on this course of treatment I went back to my GP and commented on the erectile dysfuntion, their first response was to suggest Viagra @£6.50 per tablet, which didn't work for me anyway. I was then put on Tydafil which has now been replaced with Levitra. Unfortunately this doesn't work very well either. I need to take 4 x 10mg, to get any form of penile rigidity, but cannot maintain a full erection. ALthough my wife and I have adapted our sex life, it is still quite distressing to both of us that we can't enjoy full penetrable sex. I am 49 years old, consider myself reasonably fit, I eat a reasonably healthy diet. I have read that Doxazosin may be at fault, and don't know whether there is another option for my blood pressure or perhaps better treatment for ED than Levitra. Any help would be appreciated





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    Go back to your Gp and discuss whether he can change the Doxazosin to an alternative tablet for your Bp. He needs to refer you to either a Psychosexual therapist or Urologist who deals also with Erectile dysfunction. There are other treatments i.e injections, vacuum therapies etc they will be able to discuss with you. Try it and wish you the best.

    Marc, demand your GP to examine your testosterone levels. You are at high risk being diabetic and high blood pressure. Your levels should be above 12nmol/L - make sure you ask for the number of your testosterone level when you recieve results.

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