Hello Dr. Richards,
I cannot speak English very well, so I apologize for that and hopefully you will understand me.
About 4 years ago I suffered from depression and phobia, so I took Fevarin (Fluvoxamine) for about a year and a half. Since I’ve stopped using it(I stopped exactly like doctor told me to), I also stopped getting morning erections. I didn’t pay attention to it, because I was 15 at that time and had no idea that it was wrong. I had no problem getting erections, and I masturbated every day. Is there a way to reverse this and be able to have spontaneous morning erections again ? Also, about 2 years ago, I started to get hard flaccid from time to time and I am experiencing this problem since. However I never done any kind of penile exercises. What can I do to fix this ?
You may take a look at this article if haven’t already.
Much could have gone wrong. However, the SSRIs action on the nervous and endocrine systems (especially hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testicular axis functioning) altered the brains neuroplasticity and chronically affected proper dopamine-norepinephrine-epinephrine conversions, serotonian action and oxytocin release. The firm flaccid, experienced without any physical damage, is usually indicative of low androgens and insufficiency/imbalance of neurochemicals to power proper sexual functioning.
“What can I do to fix this ?”
There are several issues that have to be addressed at once for satisfactory results and to avoid any negative feedback reactions.
You must restore proper hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testicular axis functioning, restore proper balance of serotonin, dopamine, acetylcholine, and GABA levels in the brain. You should also power dopaminergic functioning and restore proper dopamine-norepinephrine-epinephrine conversions, while experiencing sufficient GABA and Serotonin neurotransmitter levels in the brain to avoid the anxiety that made you take antidepressants in the first place. Also, you should restore proper liver functioning and its P450 system. A combination of Alpha-Amino, Alpha-AGH, GRB6-GABA, Zeolite-DA, and Ultra-Purified-FishOil will properly address the issues.
Also, beneficial will prove to be: regular exercise, proper diet, negative ion exposure, massages, and positive attitude.
Glad if I could help!