My frustration at having PSSD has lead me to revisit my determination to try things that work in dealing with PSSD. I'm sick of wasting my life waiting for a cure. That might come, but we don't know when. In the meanwhile, I intend to systematically try things that at least *help* to reduce its severity, with the aim of making life with PSSD a little more bearable.
Anyone is welcome to contribute here, with *actual* efforts they've tried. But not historical trials, only things tried in 2017. There are separate efforts underway to research potential treatments, and this could be seen as the second stage of those efforts.
The emphasis here will be on practical outcomes. Think of this as more of a "what can we ACTUALLY do to try to improve PSSD" effort, as opposed to "what might in theory help/cure PSSD".
Given this is a team effort, honesty is key. If you are not able to continue with your effort, or give up, or aren't as methodical as you're supposed to be, that's okay. Just let us know - what's more important is the bigger picture that builds up over time.
An effort like this will hopefully give us a somewhat reliable report of potential treatments, as well as provide a means for us to keep occupied in a positive and productive manner. I know having a concrete goal to work towards will provide me with a useful distraction.
Hopefully together we can gradually develop a "treatment"/"coping" regime that provides reasonably reliable improvement in symptoms.
Last edited by fablecloth on Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:57 pm, edited 5 times in total.
I have stuck to my regime above, with very limited success.
The limited success comes from actually trying to have sex with one of my closest friends - we only recently confessed strong feelings for each other (I provide this for context. This was not a casual encounter or a hook-up). I tried to push her away out of fear of the PSSD, saying I was on ADs and there were sexual side-effects, but I suppose she just didn't realise how serious an issue it was, and persisted. Anyway, I gave in, thinking it might be okay. I occasionally get spontaneous erections during the night - perhaps 80% rigidity, but it's something. I thought that those erections, combined with real stimulation (physical and psychological), might lead to things being okay.
We tried a few times. The only times I got hard were initially at the beginning of foreplay for perhaps a couple of minutes, or if I hadn't ejaculated for over a week. Successful intercourse was achieved only when I hadn't ejaculated for over a week, and even then, duration was only a few minutes (if that), and rigidity was about 80-85%.
Other times, I either: (a) failed to get hard at all; (b) lost my erection after a couple of minutes of foreplay; or (c) lost my erection during intercourse.
Very depressing, given that I know this will be too hard for her - I don't think she'll be able to cope with a geriatric-style injection regime, with no room for spontaneity (we're pretty much at the stage where we'll try to go back to being friends).
My memory seems to be mildly improved, for what it's worth.
I'll keep up the regime for now - I have nothing else to look forward to (other than hearing of the success of others).