That study did not show Vitamin E doing any better than placebo..... Any urologist giving Vitamin E for peyronie's is seriously behind the times. THERE ARE NO STUDIES showing it works.
Pentoxifylline is FIRST LINE THERAPY. CoQ10, Carnitine, Potaba , verapamil are other things to try (with some to no success, in that order) Then there's Vacuum pumps and penis extenders, that have helped a surprising number of people.
Amazing they can use the latter, if I used either of those methods my dick would be in a lot of pain.....what a life.View Thread
You may not have peyronie's, but there are a number of people like us over there that have just random dick problems that don't have a proper "name". It would be good for several reasons. One is there are many men there that are struggling with problems like ours, which is truly tough to deal with, and good to know your not alone, and to be honest, my situation has been excruciating, but I wouldn't trade it for a bad case of peyronie's, no way. You will find some names of doctor's you may want to go see. I would sign up and write your story in the "introduce yourself" subforum, and see what people say. many smart people there.
Counterso says to go see a urologist instead of a GP when you have dick problems, no argument there. But the average urologist is just as useless as a GP when it comes to stuff like this. And it makes me sick. A great example other than my personal experience, is what you hear on that forum. For peyronie's an average urologist will say "there is nothing to do but wait and see, maybe take some vitamin e"........and that is the worst advice possible as vitamin e has no studies behind it, and there is medicine that does, and you want to use it as soon as possible, NOT WAIT AND SEE. Sorry bout the rant I just absolutely hate ignorant condescending doctors as much as anything in this world. Another possibility down the line, if all else fails is an implant, and there have been some young guys that have got them and they seemed really happy with the results. Some people resist an implant I think because of ego, but to be honest, I think in some ways an implant is better than the real thing. If it was my last option it would not bother me at all. So don't lose hope man.
Hi Gengar, That's rough man..... How is the pain compared to when you last posted 9 months ago? Are your erections "normal looking"?....as in no dents, curvature, "peyronies symptoms"? Have you been masturbating?
I know you are not familiar with MY situation, but I have had a probably equally nightmarish time with dick injury/pain, which started almost 2 years ago. and I'll just say that if I ever tried to jerk off/have sex, my dick would have been toast there and then. So I have abstained, as I have no choice. And utterly miraculously my symptoms/swelling/pain has continued to get better even to this day, albeit extremely slowly, and I am not delusional, it really does take this long for whatever screwy healing pathway to take place ( at least in my case). I also make sure to keep erections to an absolute minimum because they make the swelling worse, I wish there was a way to make nocturnal erections stop happening for a time, because they are seriously slowing my healing down.
If you could get that pain to go away, that would the most important part of the equation, and a great start. Everything else can be dealt with in one way or another. Stay strong and keep in touch man.View Thread
Not really sure why I still am posting here but it's the only place anyone might enjoy my fun story, anonymously. I had went to my GP in JULY to get him to send me to another urologist, at this point in october I had yet to be called about an appointment, and I figured someone just screwed up somewhere but I didn't care because there is another really good urologist I have just found out about that is relatively closeby, so I just wanted to get a referral to him. And I also wanted to see if my GP would prescribe me some stuff that might help but he wouldn't.
Anyway, there was no screw-up, my appointment for the original urologist is scheduled for MARCH, 2015. 8 months wait time. When he mentioned that, I started laughing a bit like an insane person, which I am at this point I might add. And that urologist is just run of the mill, I saw him many years ago, nothing special, so I can only imagine how long it will take to see this better doctor.
A completely functioning healthcare system we have up here in the north. And if anyone hints at even semi-privatization, people go absolutely nuts.
I'm thinking maybe I should just take a medical tourism trip to Liberia. I figure since there are a lot of "Doctors without Borders" there now, I may be able to slash my wait time and get better service.View Thread
There is a very good chance it is Peyronie's disease. Go to the link I provided and read that entire writeup, it will explain the best way to go forward. And also that is the best forum on the web for this disease. It is important to get to a urologist immediately, but most urologists know very little about how to treat this effectively, most will tell you to just wait and see what happens, which is the last thing you want to do. You need to start treating it immediately, to minimize the effects. which means starting on the drug (pentoxifylline ) ASAP.