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Erectile Dysfunction
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I've been having this problem for a while and only been gluten free for the last five weeks.I was dianosed 10 years ago but never been able to stay gluten free.I've read Celiac disease can cause this.

Is there any men out there with this similiar problem? I appreciate replies.

Thanks

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I've only been diagnosed for three weeks now, but my doctor said I'd probably had it for some time due to the amount of damage that was done to my intestines.

Over the last few years I've never had any occurances of ED, and the last tthree months before my Dx I was just to plain tired to use the darn thing.

I haven't seen anything on the connection between celiacs and ED, but it wouldn't surprise me. The symptoms and effects of the disease seem to cover a wide spectrum.

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I had this problem on anti-depressants. If you are on one, that's where I'd point the finger.

Standard dosages of things like Paxil can have neutering affects.

If you are middle aged(like me), you should have your doctor run a full hormone panel and see if

your Testosterone levels are where they should be. When I was on an AD, mine were the levels of an 85 year old man....

Being overweight also makes things worse because fat cells tend to convert Testosterone to Estrogen.

When I quit my AD and lost 20 lbs, I felt like a jackrabbit in heat.

I'm sure my wife wishes I'd take Paxil again :lol:

Just a few things on my mind about this subject...jerry

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I've been having this problem for a while and only been gluten free for the last five weeks.I was dianosed 10 years ago but never been able to stay gluten free.I've read Celiac disease can cause this.

Is there any men out there with this similiar problem? I appreciate replies.

Thanks

Funny, I'm seeing my Doctor about this next Tuesday!

At the risk of TMI -- my coeliac senario seems to have flared up upon my moving to the UK. I've been sexually active only twice in seven years. I just can't be bothered. Thank the Lord I'm single. I do get friskier when absolutely 100% gluten free. The mood swings don't help either. Last year I did try a very mild anxiety medication that did help ease the depression and stress of the disease for a short spell. I have noticed that I climax far too quickly and am just wiped for weeks afterwards. Oh I'm weighing-in at 137/145 Lbs. Not over weight by any means. :huh:

I'm hoping I can find something to help adjust this.

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Hi there,

I've been lurking for quite a while now, reading and learning without contributing, but this one has brought me out of my shell.

Before I stopped eating gluten I was emotionally disconnected and physically exhausted all the time...two things that didn't help in the love making area. When I stopped eating gluten it wasn't long before there were spectacular changes for the good on all fronts!!!

A decade with Celiacs is a long time. It may take longer than five weeks for things to balance out. Good luck!

Murray

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All right, now we've got an ED thread for the guys and a lack of sex drive thread for the women!!!

I'm not making fun of either, believe me.

I never have had ED but when I was sick from the undiagnosed celiac disease I certainly had little interest in sex. While I've seen no research that shows celiac disease linked to ED, it would seem common sense that it could be a side effect. Going completely gluten-free might be the answer.

richard

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I sort of have to go along with what others are saying here. I was diagnosed celiac in Nov and leading up to that time I just didn't have the drive or the energy. I would frequently just stop from exhaustion long before climax. I'm in my 20's, not overweight, so I thought I might have something seriously wrong. Well, does celiac count as seriously wrong? I began to feel the effects of a gluten-free lifestyle in January. Since then I have had more and better erections than I ever remember.

I would think that undiagnosed/untreated celiac would easily cause erectile dysfunction in that many nutrients are not being absorbed. I am not familiar with what nutrients are essential to a healthy sex drive in men, but if you were not getting enough, than that might explain the problem. It took almost 2 full months for me to regain normal erectile function, it could take even longer for some. If you are only sitting on 3 weeks, I wouldn't expect much for another 2-4. A great incentive for not eating wheat, eh? I hope everything works out for you.

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I sort of have to go along with what others are saying here. I was diagnosed celiac in Nov and leading up to that time I just didn't have the drive or the energy. I would frequently just stop from exhaustion long before climax. I'm in my 20's, not overweight, so I thought I might have something seriously wrong. Well, does celiac count as seriously wrong? I began to feel the effects of a gluten-free lifestyle in January. Since then I have had more and better erections than I ever remember.

I would think that undiagnosed/untreated celiac would easily cause erectile dysfunction in that many nutrients are not being absorbed. I am not familiar with what nutrients are essential to a healthy sex drive in men, but if you were not getting enough, than that might explain the problem. It took almost 2 full months for me to regain normal erectile function, it could take even longer for some. If you are only sitting on 3 weeks, I wouldn't expect much for another 2-4. A great incentive for not eating wheat, eh? I hope everything works out for you.

Thanks guys for the support! This is a incentive to stay on this diet,sure hopes it helps.

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My drive has come back with a vengence. that's for sure. I had the lack of energy which had translated (or so I thought until now) into ED, causing a HUGE strain on my marriage.

It is nice to see we have a "guys" thread here now as well.

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Interesting, I have just the opposite. The whole body inflammation from constant wheat caused a more constant precharge, now that I'm eating a bland diet, takes a bit more to get worked up. I also avoid most spices though too.

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Interesting, I have just the opposite. The whole body inflammation from constant wheat caused a more constant precharge, now that I'm eating a bland diet, takes a bit more to get worked up. I also avoid most spices though too.

Same here...I never had any issues at all until I went completely gluten free. My gluten sensitivity reared it's ugly head with urinary tract issues and I suffered for 3 and a half years until I finally figured it out. Even at it's worse everything worked real fine. I was raring to go all the time. I went gluten free 9 months ago and like you it takes a lot more to get going now. The desire is there but the body has a hard time catching up. I do believe that a gluten free diet does cause erectile diffculties for some of us, while in others it seems to be the opposite. Like you I see a link between the inflammation I used to have and the lack there of now. It literally felt like going from a full feeling to an empty feeling. Because my sensitivity to gluten seemed to affect my urinary tract more than my intestinal tract the connection is obvious.

I thought that in time things would improve on their own...so far things are about the same. I've tried some herbs with a great deal of success so there is hope for guys like us! Time will tell if I will get back to where I once was on my own without any herbal helpers...:)

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Being there right now. I don't know if there is a link, but my symptoms seemed to be linked with prostatitis. I gues antibiotics did not help!

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Im not officially diagnosed yet, but i tested positive for celiac just over two weeks ago,

 

Thinking back now, over the past year or so my sex drive has been really low, I feel bag because my girlfriend thinks that im just not interested in her.....

 

Im wondering if celiac may have something to do with it.. :unsure:  

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