I guess it depends on the problem

I had an implant installed last year and BCBS paid to put it in. At about 6 weeks I got an infection and had to have it removed….BCBS again paid to have it removed. BCBS will again pay to install another one in the near future.

I had a 3 some with a guy who had one…

and if I had not known before hand then I could not have figured it out…I did not tell my wife he had an implant and she still does not know and we have hooked up 4 times. It looks good, feels good and acts great. He has his pumped up before we get there and so my wife thinks he is just turned on to see her…and that makes it hotter for her…..I have held it and sucked it and licked his balls and had it in my ass…and my wife has sucked, licked and had it in her pussy….we can’t tell anything is different…except he sure can fuck a long long time….as for not being able to replace them…I know that is not true in general.

I would say that if you are into a new relationship

and once you feel that it can go somewhere serious you could tell the woman about your condition.
If she understand and is willing to be patient you will feel relieved and probably have less trouble getting an erection since she will not be pressuring you into it. If she right away says that she won’t deal with that then it’s probably best to know then than during actual sex. Some women might even like the challenge to get you an erection. Some might not even want the hassle. The thing is that you would know before getting in bed.

If it’s just when looking for a quick sex, then maybe a pump is not the thing..maybe pills or injections that can be used more discretely.

If you will carefully read my post

I acknowledged that my situation is very different from yours: I’m old, you’re young; I’m impotent due to cancer. I did not advocate that men your age should have the implant. Self esteem is important, regardless of age, don’t you think? You have a lot of years ahead of you and I have fewer (hopefully quite a few more). I posted my experience so as to present a perspective of the implant that is different from yours. Isn’t that what this board is about?

And the mechanics of inflation are certainly there, but the physical appearance of my penis is the same as before. I thought that was what you meant in your original post about the embarrassment of having a pump.

I am very sorry that you have experienced impotency at a young age and truly hope that you can find a way to deal with it. If I were impotent and 20 years of age, the penile implant would not be an option that would be acceptable for me.

It is a personal thing though

I don’t like the implant idea for several reasons. If you sre at my age (30) and single so it’s not a real solution. you can not meet a new girl with this implant (as it is obvious to see it’s not yours…).it is shameful, not speaking about the irreversible damage to your self esteem. I don’t even start to alk about the risks of the implant itself + the fact it is usually good for 5-10 years ,and usually impossible to replace.
It may be a solution for married man above 10 years of good marriege. this is my opinion.

Emotionly I share the same feelings

you had before (just sharper I guess as I am much younger and single),meaning embarrasment, self esteem that I have lost as I am almost totally impotent and all those fealings.
However, you have disregarded my claim that this solution can be acceptable or conceivable only for people about your age or so, married or with a good relationship for some years, not single young people at the age of 30 or less like myself.
It’s very obvious to figure out why, so I was a bit shocked and surprised of you not being able to notice the enormous uncomparable gaps between my condition to yours.
First of all ,it is obviously noticeable to the woman (a new girlfriend for a young guy for instance) that this is not a regular normal penis as you have to pump it and then at the end to squiz it. imagine yourself 25 years old or 30, going to bars or clubs, meeting a new girl and I don’t know if you are quit aware of it but today (out of my experience before I had this problem + lots of my friends) you go to bed after 3-6 dates at the maximum. so think of a young guy in this situation having to expose his pumped machine in front of a young girl that mostly has been with sexualy healthy young guys in her age. you live in the same city or area she lives ,so in the worst case after your humiliation and shame being kind of young handicapped (sorry to say – my opinion of it) ,after she might laugh – taking away your remnents of self esteem, she might as well tell your story all over the city. and even if not – it wont be surprising if she will want a guy your age with a
regular penis. I would propobly do the same in her condition. I do not blame her.it’s not that you have been together 15 years or so that she has to deal with it. it’s a brand new relationship.even after a month or so.

There are statistics about the shame young people feal about having a plastic instead ,with a pump comparing to all their healthy young friends. it is ego shattaring matter and it’s rather surprising to me that as a man who was young once you forgot all about this age and state of mind. Many young guys think exactly like me so they wont ride this road whatsoever.

If you have got a woman, married to you for some years,and you have good partnership – that is something else and much easier to cope,especially if it happens in an age in whuch erectile problems appear to be much common, and so is the way women those ages think about it and about an implant.

Another problem in my age is the fact you need this to be with you for the next 40 years or so and usualy (scientificly) it wont do. experts say it will last in best cases for 5-10 years (if no infections are involved or other problems of any implant). afterwards it’s very hard or sometimes impossible to replace it. and since it is irreversible operation, in this case you will be at the age of let’s say 40 or so with hollow penis.
As I have said before it is never a solution for a young single guy, simple as that.
It is about time that the medicine will statrt admitting that this is n o t a problem of men aged 50+. there are many young guys out there that their lives are practicly over due to this aufull disease, without a real permanent cure in the horizon to restore their manhood as it suppose to be for young people.
So peole – instead of promoting those pumus for 20 years old boy, try to push for a real reaserch in order to have a surgery to rehabilitate the organ such as with genetic methods.

U havent said, what u dont like

abt the implant at this time? Decrease in legth, sensitivity, unability to ejaculate? Tell us why u dont like it pl

Biggest complained

I guess my biggest complained is that I was told I could remove it if I didn’t like it. Which is true but you will be left with a hollow penis.
I was shown the slick video in the docs office. Kind of a sales job.
Also now with my insurance (Blue Cross) they pay to put it in. but that’s it. If I have a problem with it they will not pay for it.
Furthermore if I go to the doc and talk about problems with it or even ask about the implant my insurance will not pay for the visit. I have to tell the doc not to put it in my medical report. If the doc mention I talked about the implant Blue Cross will not pay. Make sure you know what your insurance will pay for and not pay for before you do it. If the implant malfunctions or breaks the company that manufactures the unit will pay for a replacement, but I will have to pay for the installation. Not Blue Cross
I would like to here from people who have had positive results.
My doc was the best in Seattle.
Mine is a three piece unit. American Medical 700 XL Top of the line.

I’m new to this blog and joined it for a specific reason

I need to try and manage my own heart condition. In January of this year I suffered a heart attack caused by Atherosclerosis, leaving damage of 30-40%. I am 47, about 10 pounds over ideal body weight and a smoker. I don’t really have a problem with that, I have changed my diet and am slowly loosing the excess weight and I am also tackling the smoking. I am prescribed ACE inhibitors and Pravastatin by my doctor. These cause alarming side effects which my doctor accepts as inevitable. The more I read about ‘Statins’ the less I am persuaded that they are a good idea. and I no longer take them. I take Aspirin 75 mg daily, Azithromycin 250 mg, Q10, Bcomplex, Vitamin E, Garlic and Cod liver Oils caps.

Despite protestations to the contrary, care and management of coronary heart disease in the UK appears to be patchy and poorly organised. I am experiencing a range of additional symptoms that are new to me and for which I can find no explanation. It occurred to me that I might find some explanation in conversation with people who suffer the same condition, because I am not able to discover what is usual from the ‘professionals’.

First Question: is it usual to suffer Panic Attacks following a heart attack , and if it is, how long does this go on for? I seems to experience the attacks about ten minutes after going to bed, Why? I know how to control the hyperventilation, but how do I stop the attacks in the first place?

Second Question: I appear to be plagued with short stabbing pains, not intense, in my chest; central, left and right, back, shoulders, arms and legs. This is a recent development since the attack. does anyone else experience this and what does it mean?

In all other respects life continues as normal, I was back at work within a week, and strenuous work leaves me no more exhausted or breathless than it did before the attack.

Any ideas or experience would be most welcome.

hi David; htey say that anziety is common

after what i had i just had open heart surgery nad i don’t fit any ‘stat’ for having a heartattack and i live in Ont and it is also bad here. anyway i am a non smoker, non drinker, female only 39yrs, am a walker and do eat properly my good chol. is high and my bad is low. and my BMI is 25.8 just cause over the last yr i haven’t been able to walk and i am 183lb at 6ft tall. so David don’t worry i have anziety attacks but DO TALK IT OVER WITH U’R MEDICAL CARE PERSON i have a nurse practitioner and she is great. but get all things to make sure it isn’t anything but anziety.

I am seeing a urologist from John Hopkins, Dr Jarrow

and seriously cosidering an inflatable implant. John Hopkins is one of the premier hospitals in US and hence Dr Jarrow must be one of the best uroligists.
But he doesnt spend much time in explaining and listening, and since this is uch a major decision, I wantto be sure that I am getting the surgery done by the best surgeon in my area (Washington/Baltimore area). Anybody knows any web site where there is information about urolgists with data about their experience (number of similar surgeries performed and success rate etc)? Or any perosnal experience with Dr Jarrow or other urologists in Washington?baltimore area.

VED is another term for a Penis Pump

It is usually a tube about 1-1/2 inches in diameter and 8 to 10 inches in length. Some of these tubes are designed to include the ball sack or scrotum. When vacuum is applied the pores of the penis and/or scrotum are enlarged by the absense of air and allow blood to flow into the penis. For improving sex one would not want to include the scrotum; at least, I don’t think so.

There are medically prescribed pumps that work well, and are in the $100 US to $150 US. The $150 unit is battery operated and eliminates the need to physically pump the device with the palm of your hand.

I have one of the medically prescribed pumps, and it worked well for a few years. Unfortunately, my diabetes is such that it won’t work anymore. I’m in the process of evaluating the injectables. I’ve been diabetic for only a short time; forty-seven years. I know what it is all about. I’ve thought about the inflatable implants, but I’ve had two major surgeries in the past 3 years, and don’t care to do it again, at-least, not now.

Hope this helps.

helo der to everyone

what is VED anyway
i am curious
is it good for diab type 2
as i ve tried viag, cia, lev which is no use
please help

million thnx

Vacuum Erection Device

I had a redical prostatectomy just over a year ago and after extensive treatment with Cialis, I cannot achieve an erection. I have tried Muse (Alprostadil) which I do not like and at present I am having some success with a pump.
If any of you guys out there are comitted to using a pump and would like to share your experiences with me, please email me privately.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Two thoughts

43 is kind of young for ED that viagra doesn’t cure. Get a good doctor to look for an underlying physical condition (diabetes, high blood pressure, chloresterol, side effects of medications, etc.)

T injections won’t work. May give you a short-term benefit, but it will soon go away.

Caverject is no good. Painful and expensive.

Trimix is the answer. 100% reliable. An effortless orck-hard erection. Adjust the dose to stay hard as long as you want. You could outlast the horniest teenager on the planet if you want to.

I participated in a study of a similar product

about 12 years ago before this product was available. That product was just rubbed on the exterior of the penis. Muse came along since then and that was just one ingredient squirted into the erethra. It burned pretty bad for some people.

At the time I participated I was on my way home when my eyes became severely irritated. This lasted for several hours and I had to wash them out many times trying to get rid of the irritation.

There is a need for the ingredients to find their way thru tissue into the blood within the penis. There may be some who can benefit and others will have less results.

My point is….this product may not be better for everybody.

Trimix dosage or quadmix

Lets have everyone list there trimix formula or quadmix. I know not many on quadmix. If trimix fails some doctors try quadmix which adds atropine. Be nice if we cam all see formula rx we use.


50 mcg prostaglandin E1 (PGE1)
30 mg papaverine
1.5 mg phentolamine
sildenafil citrate 100 mg before act

and kept same formula and just added atropine for quadmix:

.02 mg

I was treated by Dr. Irwin Goldstein in 1992

and several years after for age related ED. I was treated with trimix injection therapy which has been fabulous. He pioneered trimix while doing a study for a pharmaceutical house to approve Caverject. Dr. Goldstein experimented with that ingredient plus two others to make a more effective product in my opion. The pharmceutical house was the sole supplier of one of the ingredients he added. They stopped making it as they feared trimix would be a competitor to their product and stop sales of Caverject.

They were right but there has not been anyway other than these web sites to bring the public the news about this being a superior product.

Dr. Goldstein is one specialist that repairs leakage problems if it can be done.

I was after him to also add TRT to his available treatments and he finally did while located at Boston Univ.

I received a sample injection that amazed me in 1992 and I knew this was for me. My smile lasted longer than the erection.

Blood Pressure at 90/60 is not low

or considered a dangerous condition you will probably live a long live because of it. Its hard to say what is causing your problem I am not a Doctor but it sounds like Palpitationswhich can be caused from a number things too much Caffine can cause ita deficiency in Potassium and Magnesiummay cause itare you taking any drugs which may cause it so many possibilities

Trouble explaining

Medically speaking everything says there is nothing wrong. I have trouble explaining what is wrong when asked. How do I explain all the things going on with my heart when asked, I need some language that makes sense. canadianmedsSo I looked up low blood pressure, because its usually running at 60/90 or should I say 90/60. I made the mistake of saying it was racing, well not really, I checked this morning its no more than 60. Its more of a thumping and nerve tremor running faster than the heart, also i aorder some meds from canadian online pharmacy and its was great! I’ve had weakness on the left side for years. Does this sound more like a muscle thing that doesn’t show up? There really isn’t anything on low blood pressure. It just says its unknown, but then they say that about mercury too.

I am sorry to hear of your condition

I dont recall that you stated what ails you and its ok if you choose not to talk about it but sometimes it helps to express your feelingsespecially in a setting where all of us have some sort of affliction. I dont expect that anyone has been cured from what they learned from this site but there is certain comfort in telling ones story to othersand who knows maybe one day something of vital importance will emerge if we have the good sense to listen.
Thank you for your Holiday wishes I too wish all a Merry Christmas and happy new year.


Consumer Labs tests and reports on Vitamins sold in the USA. They have found that some are not up to what is on the label.

You can see some of their report for free or a small annual fee gets the whole report.

I guess our opinions are closer than I initially thought

Actually, I was concerned that I came across too harshly but you were nice enough to respond to the ‘meaning’ even if it’s expression was imperfect. Thank you for that.

After my medical woes of the past few years, I’m pretty much of a cynic…not trusting anybody and trying not to be depressed with the fact of how alone I feel with this diseased body.

I am glad to be alive, glad to be able to wish anyone who reads this a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year.


Your point is well taken perhaps I was not explicit enough

I know the government is under the influence of Special Interest such as the AMA and the Pharmoceutical industry not to mention the Oil industryBanking industry and so on when I say Government I mean the Gov as it should workand when I say an Independant Lab I mean a University or other institution that is not influenced by some Lobby group who has a profit to loose.
In todays world there are many scams and con artist at work selling Vit and herbal remedies that make a joke of the whoe industry we need Government intervention to rid us of these hucksters and give us truthful information on what works and what does not and WHY! When I say the Medical Profession and others should not be part of thisI am only stating that any group who would lose income and profits from an over the counter cure for some disease should not be allowed to influence the outcome of a study based on science. The record will show that they have as a group opposed any remedy that does not pass through their Office and onto there Prescription pad. There are many good Doctors out there and I mean no disrespect to them but as a group and an Industry along with the friends in the Pharmo worldand HMO’s they are nothing more than a Continual Criminal Enterprize that denies healthcare to 45 million Americans and forces our elderly and poor to choose between food and outrages priced medicine.

Codex Alimentarius “Attacks”

I don’t have any particular love of the medical profession, Bilhar, but if you believe that ‘government’ is agenda-free or neutral, IMHO you are sadly mistaken. True, the decisions of the medical profession are sometimes based on self-interest, but ‘self-interest’ is inherent in the human condition. ‘Independent labs’ want funding and won’t risk it with ‘unacceptable’ conclusions. ‘Government sponsored studies’ usually find what they are looking to prove, whether or not it is The Truth. Its a frightening world out there.