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Erectile Dysfunction Viagra
Posted by: John
Date: May 29, 2000 12:08 AM

I developed erectile dysfunction about 5 years ago at age 54. This seems to have had its onset with taking anti-depressants that first caused a puzzling and frustrating inability to achieve orgasm. I eventually made the connection to the medication and went off it. Interest in sex seemed to decline and ED set in with me usually feeling totally limp.

Now, at 59, I tried Viagra and the results were remarkably positive. This has me wondering: If Viagra essentially allows more cyclic GMP to exist, then could the anti-depressants of years ago have caused a permanent diminishment of my body to produce GMP?

Also, is there any way to boost GMP production naturally?

RE: Erectile Dysfunction Viagra
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: May 29, 2000 12:08 AM

I know of no studies to substantiate permanent enzyme damage by anti-depressants, but then again perhaps no one has looked at the possibility. As to natural means, Arginine/Ornithine at 2000 mg. both has an effect on its own and potentiates Viagra. Country Life makes an excellent preparation, but consult your doctor before you use it with Viagra. Get that person's OK before you proceed.

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