Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, there, I have said it out loud. Although there are probably many more symptoms to be concerned, it is nevertheless one that chips away at your self confidence. There is a 12 year age difference between my wife and I, she has been going through the menopause, with all the many challenges that brings. As a result, sexual intimacy has not been in high demand, although neither of us want to write things off completely. I have used various versions of tablets, both branded and unbranded, which have worked on occasions but sometimes not. Searching for solutions on the internet is a minefield, which seems to me to end up as a hard sell (no pun intended) MHC contacted me recently and professing to be qualified, ended up with the classic closing question, do you want the six month treatment for £1,000 or 12 month for £1600. He even reported some nice add on benefits, even including an increase in size as well as planting seeds of doubt on the traditional treatments. All this has me genuinely confused, sometimes the problem is that you need to plan ahead and it’s not easy to predict your mood in advance. Does anyone have any real advice to offer, is cialis better than viagra, is branded better than non branded, it is all a bit of a minefield right now

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Hi Gordo, ED is not nice and can be one of the earliest symptoms of the approaching PD. My ED started 10 years ago, I am now 73, I eventually went to the doctor, who referred me to the Urologist who in turn recommended a vacuum pump, free on the NHS. I was shown how to use it properly, it’s a well engineered piece of kit, comes complete with everything needed to do the job. I am very pleased with the results and more to the point my good wife is over the moon with its results too. Yes, I was surprised that PD is a qualification for prescribing a Penis Pump. Hope this helps…

Thank you for taking the trouble to respond to my post. Like a lot of men, it is a subject that I find hard to discuss, hence the reason I came onto the forum. I had never considered a vacuum pump and I must admit the thought of it gives me the fear. I may have to take a deep breath and speak to my doctor, I’m glad to hear that you have found a solution to one of the many challenges that Parkinsons provides us with every day, and appreciate you sharing

The £1000 option is a complete scam so don’t go there… Sorry for not having more to offer

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Absolutely, I let the guy go through his spiel until he tried for a typical “ trial close” you could see it coming from a mile off

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You are very welcome, I first went to the doctors with a view of being prescribed Viagra and was successful. Until they gave me 24 x 50 mg pills and told me to find my ideal dose. Nothing worked on 50 - 75 mg, when I took the 100 mg dose all my blood vessels relaxed and opened up, drained enough blood from my brain to cause me to collapse to the floor. Stupid me did it again just make sure it wasn’t fluke, it wasn’t and the same happened again. Unbeknown to me, PD gives you low blood pressure, so no pills for me, and they offered self administered injections. This required authorizing by a urologist, hence the referral, at which he advised and prescribed the pump, we have not looked back. So take a deep breath and go, you will not regret it…

Hi @gordo, My Doctor prescribed Sildenafil which is a slow burner & can take up to an hour to get there but it does last about 5 or 6 days(the tablet effects, not the erection !! LOL). You can also get Sildenafil for your good lady if she has problems, naturally it comes in a pink colour. You certainly came to the right place for help & advice, never go willy nilly searching on the interweb !! Take care & go & see your GP & tell them what you have tried, maybe they can come up with something different.


Hey there :wink:,

Erectile dysfunction can really take a toll on your self-confidence, especially when you’re navigating it alongside other challenges like your partner going through menopause. It’s tough when sexual intimacy isn’t as frequent as you’d like, but it’s great that you’re still open to finding solutions.

I’ve also tried various tablets, both branded and unbranded, and sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. The internet can indeed be overwhelming with all the options out there, and it’s hard to know who to trust. I’ve had similar experiences with companies trying to sell me expensive treatments without much evidence of their effectiveness.

As for whether Cialis is better than Viagra or if branded is better than non-branded, it really depends on the individual. Some people find one works better for them than the other, and it’s worth experimenting to see what works best for you. It might also be helpful to talk to your doctor about your options and any concerns you have.

Hang in there, and know that you’re not alone in dealing with this. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just need someone to talk to about it.

Take care.

You know… I’ve been using Cialis for a while now, and it’s been a game-changer for me. It really helps with my erectile dysfunction and has improved my overall sexual performance. As for whether it’s better than Viagra or branded versus non-branded, it’s all about personal preference and what works best for your body. For me, Cialis has been the most effective option, but it’s essential to find what works for you through trial and error.