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New study links pain relievers to erectile dysfunction

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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 11:25 PM
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New study links pain relievers to erectile dysfunction


yourlife.usatoday.com

Men who regularly take pain relievers such as ibuprofen and aspirin may be at increased risk for erectile dysfunction, new research suggests.

"It needs to be tested in a clinical trial designed to look at this," Kraus says. He agrees it's premature for men to avoid NSAIDs based solely on this new research.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 11:25 PM
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"Not tonight dear, I have a headache." As many times as that has been spoken it looks like it may have more merit than given credit in the past.

Though it needs clinical testing there does seem to be a connection:

Regular users were about 2.4 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction than men who didn't use those drugs regularly or at all.


It would appear to not be a wise move to give up using these products particularly if the use of them is advised by a physician, though discretionary use of aspirin may now take a downturn. When a headache is felt to be coming on men may not be rushing to the medicine cabinet but instead preferring just to keep a stiff upper lip.

yourlife.usatoday.com



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posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 11:33 PM
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BUGGER so thats why.



posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 11:58 PM
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MS Contin causes impotence.

Constricts the blood veins resulting in impotence. Why would you have a pain medication constrict blood veins? It would lead to other ailments from cells not receiving sufficient nutrients/ waste not being moved away.

America's Pharmaceuticals pedal some deadly poisons as 'medicine'.

America's best days were before Government regulated medicine.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:10 AM
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Ummm...no.

I am going to give you ATSers a very rare peek into the private shenanigans of the Bigfatfurrymember. I take a LOT of motrin (max dose, 800mg, 2-3 times daily). I have that old friend Arthur Itis living with me, and the motrin is what keeps him from being to unruly.

Being 38, I had always thought my libido would diminish as i got older. Nope. I am worse now than when i was 18, with the upside being that I am better at it now than i was then due to age.

Motrin may effect some people, but it is the first I have heard of any of this. And, like i said, i take a LOT of motrin, and have for the last 15 years or so.

Now hydrocodone? Yeah, that'll create some problems. But after 4 hours, I am back to my "old self".



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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You know, after thinking on this, it seems that we could have a reversed cause and effect here.

The motrin isn't what causes it. It is the pain/discomfort. The act of pain is physically exhausting, not to mention distracting. I can also imagine the health problems that would be associated with the increase of pain. High blood pressure is a major killer of erections. And a side effect of chronic pain.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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MS Contin and all other opiates... Methadone is the worst... Analgesics like Ibuprophen, Tylenol and aspirin dilate arteries and veins resulting in more blood flow.. That isn't likely to prevent ED unless you have low blood pressure.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:19 AM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
You know, after thinking on this, it seems that we could have a reversed cause and effect here.

The motrin isn't what causes it. It is the pain/discomfort. The act of pain is physically exhausting, not to mention distracting. I can also imagine the health problems that would be associated with the increase of pain. High blood pressure is a major killer of erections. And a side effect of chronic pain.


That seems far more plausible. I find the assumptions that are come up with due to these "clinical studies" to be next to worthless. With so many factors and reason for something, just observing certain trends doesn't mean much. Correlation does not imply causality as they say.

But going along with what other said, Opiates are a whole different story! They definitely throw a wrench in the gears "downstairs"



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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On the other side of the spectrum...

714s used to be the stuff that reputations of "majicman" were built with and the dividends were fantastic. They don't make em any more. Those were the days!!!

I haven't noticed any ED with analgesics and I use em for Arther as well.


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posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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Originally posted by whaaa
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On the other side of the spectrum...

714s used to be the stuff that reputations of "majicman" were built with and the dividends were fantastic. They don't make em any more. Those were the days!!!

I haven't noticed any ED with analgesics and I use em for Arther as well.


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"another quaalude, she'll love me in the mornin."

Forgot to add in my first post I take a lot of Ibuprofen for a hand that I have several Titanium plates installed on. Quite frequently painful due to scar tissue and the like. I've never had any ED troubles either, while just taking Ibuprofen.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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Everything that doesn't cause ED causes cancer. How bout some good news once in a while?



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 01:41 AM
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Heres yet another reason why medical marijuana for pain management/relief is superior to anything big pharma can come up with.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 02:56 AM
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I swear my first thought when I see a study like this is "Alright who has a new and improved drug coming out soon?"

As the Texan above noted it shouldn't be a surprise that people with chronic pain might have an ED issue as well. I think the real issue is a pharmaceutical company prepping for a new drug release. The clinical trials aren't done which translates roughly as they aren't sure if their hybrid Viagra-Asprin will kill people slow enough to pass the FDA requirements.



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 07:41 AM
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Man i figured people knew this already.

At least when i was young and would do pills every so often, it would be hard to get hard, and i generally wouldn't orgasm during sex. I kinda used it to my advantage when meeting new people.

They like to call it "pill-dick"



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 08:31 AM
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I will testify inder oath this article is 100% correct. My husband broke his foot in 2003, he was given Opana for the pain. Morphine based drug. Within 1 year he became addicted to Opana and he is erictile disfunctional equally as long. I have given him a choice, either get off that drug or I leave him. After this many years it is time to remember he is married. My point is. Yes pain medicines WILL cause ED. Pain medicines will ruin your marriage dont let your mate touch these drugs



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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Seems counter-intuitive that aspirin which thins the blood would cause ED.
Prescription pain killers (ie narcotics) would be a different story though,,,,,,



posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by Jinglelord
I swear my first thought when I see a study like this is "Alright who has a new and improved drug coming out soon?"

As the Texan above noted it shouldn't be a surprise that people with chronic pain might have an ED issue as well. I think the real issue is a pharmaceutical company prepping for a new drug release. The clinical trials aren't done which translates roughly as they aren't sure if their hybrid Viagra-Asprin will kill people slow enough to pass the FDA requirements.


I agree, that is the first thing that crossed my mind as well. There does not seem to be a word spoken about drugs - scrip, OTC's, or illicits - without dollar signs attached. I suppose the patents have run out for all the analgesics that contribute to ED.



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 08:16 AM
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Actually, it has been a known fact already that certain prescription meds can lead to ED. Statins can. I think it is because the medicines interfere with the signaling system of the brain and the brain does not know when to "tell" the blood vessels to loosen up for more blood flow into the penis.

But aspirin is something new to me, though.



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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Statins effect the uptake of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is what signals several different things, such as erections or for the cardiac sphincter in the stomach to open/close. It is why Viagra may be seen as a treatment of people who have a hard time swallowing foods due to cardiac sphincter atrophies and disorders.

Similarly, if you put Viagra in a vase of water, it will keep flowers fresher, for longer. The nitric oxide is the key to the rotting of flowers.

That is also why people with HBP can have ED.



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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LOL!

I had no idea this thread was old, didn't know I already replied, and was going to reply to myself! LOL

Sorry I just thought that was kind of funny.

Anyway,

To the person that is bashing modern medicine because of the effects of MS Contin, MS Contin is just morphine, which is one of the main active chemicals in Opium. You talk about the glory days of medicine before it was regulated, well Opium was used for tons of things back then. So you say government regulated medicine is bad because people are using MS Contin, yet before regulation people where using opiates for even more things. So how can Morphine be bad when it's government regulated Morphine, but when it's sold it a cure-all bottle of snake oil before regulation, it's a good thing?



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