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Levitra suggested for erectile dysfunction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Erectile Dysfunction
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User :   Hello. I am 19 years old and have been taking Paxil for about 4 years now. A side effect I have put up with for a while is erectile dysfunction. It is pretty much impossible to maintain or even get a full erection. I have been off Paxil for about a month now and the side effects haven't ceased. I don't know what to do and am kind of worried this may be a long term issue.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Dr. Can you help me with this?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I know since how long you have been on Paxil and what was the exact dosage ?
User :   I have been taking paxil for about 4 years and the dosage is 20mg, i believe.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you suddenly stopped or gradually waning ?
User :   i just stopped taking it. i don't want to have to live with the side effect of not being able to maintain an erection. especially at my age. it's not worth it to me. and since i've stopped taking it, i've been pretty irritable, but i am willing to put up with it as long as i can keep an erection... but i haven't taken it in about a month, and i still can't maintain an erection.
Doctor :   Usually the side effects of paxil last for at least 2/3 months to 6 months after the discontinuance.
User :   so everything will go back to normal before too long?
Doctor :   Yes , especially at your age , chances of complete recovery are very high.
User :   that's good to hear. also, would viagra or levitra be something that could help in the meantime?
Doctor :   Yes very much , but please wait for two-three months and if not you can take help of levitra.
User :   alright. does smoking slow the recovery process down?
Doctor :   Until then I would advise you to take the following steps : Doctor :   Very much, please quit smoking.
Doctor :   1. Have lots of nuts , brazil nuts rich in zinc and honey - good for erectile dysfunction.
Doctor :   2. Have lots of water, juices and fruits.
Doctor :   3. Lots of physical exercise
Doctor :   4.Take adequate measures to do pelvic muscle exercises.
Doctor :   5. Use a natural herbal ointment called Himcolin and is useful.
Doctor :   Do oyu have anything else to ask ?
User :   thank you for your input. that is all i need to know. i appreciate it.
Doctor :   Thank you for ocnsulting me
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now.
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