I'm a 27 year old male who has been suffering from ED for the past few months - I quit smoking recently and started taking Zyban (smoking anti-depressant) to ease me out from the cravings (but ED started before that). Also the drug has been useful since I has this huge life decision coming up which Ive been trying to avoid at all costs (but cant). I don't do many drugs and I eat healthy(although I drink a lot, smoke weed sometimes and have done some other powders a couple of times before, but that's, a while back).
Anyways now the ED is just bringing me down completely. Cant even masturbate sometimes - even though I did sleep w/ a girl the other day (but that took to much time...an ungodly amount of time). This needs to stop...
Anyways hope you can help


Sure.  First, stop all the unnecessary, non-prescribed and illegal drugs.  They can interfere with erections and are contributing to your anxiety which is probably the reason for your ED.

The fact that it works sometimes is undoubtedly due to anxiety issues.  If the mechanism were physically broken it would always stay broken.

If this doesn't improve, talk to your physician.


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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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