First of all i just want to thank you for all the help and advice on this site you have helped me so much with the information you provide.As with many other people on this site i have been suffering symptoms of sexual exhaustion. Symptoms include hard flaccid penis which is worse when standing up and the hardness seems to vary throughout the day do you know the reason for this?Also a lowered libido as i was masturbating between 1 and 5 times a day before this for about 4 months and so I’ve stopped ejaculating completely now and am on my 3rd week although i cant say this has been difficult.Also a weak erection though even this seems to vary from day to day. I don’t get spontaneous erections anymore either and although when i stopped ejaculating i started getting morning wood stronger each day i then took 5htp and it caused me to lose my night time erections(morning wood)gave me a fast heartbeat and i only got about 2 hours sleep a night i took this for 4 days and then stopped because of these side affects,that was 4 days ago and the morning wood still hasn’t come back yet could you please tell me the reason for this?i just took 1x100mg tab for 4 days when will the 5htp effect wear off?. Other symptoms are frequent urination especially at night time (2-4 times a night)and the urine always seems to be clear and not very yellow.Insomnia is also a big problem,i seem to fall to sleep easy enough but then keep waking up every couple of hours and the 5htp i took has only made this worse.also the odd random shooting pain around the top of my legs and tailbone area and my perineum also feels quite raw and tender.also not being able to think straight and focus. I’ve also had to stop exercising as before this happened i lifted weights daily but when i do now it causes my heart to beat fast and this dosn’t go for about 3 days its even there while im sat down or in bed and although i still do get the fast heartbeat now its much worse after exercise could you please explain the fast heartbeat to me also?.The last symptom is depression and i cant seem to stop crying i know this sounds pathetic and im normally a very happy optimistic young 28 year old but this has completely destroyed me,im not sure iff i can cope much longer i don’t even go out anymore.Other supplements I’ve been taking are ginkgo biloba,multi vits amino acids,zinc,and I’m waiting for gaba to arrive also arginine arousal gel will these help? If i continue abstaining from ejaculating how long should i expect to wait till I’ve reached normal functions again(approximately).once again Dr Richards thank you so so much for your help and advice its invaluable.
Your problems are assosiated with unstable acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, and GABA levels, along with improper parasympathetic calming function and sympathetic firing, which is usually comes as a result of weak nervous modulation on excitatory and inflammatory hormones release and moderate or borderline androgen hormones levels.
“Symptoms include hard flaccid penis which is worse when standing up and the hardness seems to vary throughout the day do you know the reason for this?”
It is worst when you are standing because much of the bioavailable androgen hormones are redirected to support the lower body’s increased consumption, so there’s not enough left for sexual function.
Most of the hormones are released through surges, so their levels will actively change throughout the day.
“hasn’t come back yet could you please tell me the reason for this?i just took 1x100mg tab for 4 days when will the 5htp effect wear off?”
Supplying only serotonin while sexually exhausted may not be the best idea. High levels of serotonin while experiencing other abnormalities will lead to ill chain reactions through numerous conversions that may have a long lasting effect on the internal hormonal equilibrium.
“The fast heartbeat now its much worse after exercise could you please explain the fast heartbeat to me also?”
Excessive sympathetic firing, while improper parasympathetic functions are observed.
“Other supplements ive been taking are ginkgo biloba,multi vits amino acids,zinc,and I’m waiting for gaba to arrive also arginine arousal gel will these help?”
A random set of supplements won’t prove to be very effective due to the specific need to properly address every problem to avoid reactions supporting the negative neuroplasticity through various feedback mechanisms.
“if i continue abstaining from ejaculating how long should i expect to wait till I’ve reached normal functions again(approximately).”
Should wait until improvements are observed.
Glad if I could help!