Erectile dysfunction and loss of libido are becoming more prevalent. I am simply compiling a list of anything I find that could possibly cause erectile dysfunction or loss of libido from case studies, personal experiences and side effect list from manufacturers and FDA. If you have anything to add, please let me know and I will add it to the list. Perhaps you can find something that you weren’t aware of that could be contributing to your ED. Of course there are always physiological and psychological factors but what else can cause it? There are prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, street drugs, chemicals, mental stress, physical stress and food to name a few.
So far I have found lots, no wonder it is such a big problem:
DRUGS Linked to Erectile Dysfunction or Loss of Libido:
DIURETICS AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS:
Hydrochlorothiazide – Esidri, HydroDIURIL, Hydropes, Inderide, Moduretic, Oretic, Lotensin
Chlorthalidone – Hygroton
Triamterene – Maxide, Dyazide
Furosemide – Lasix
Bumetanide – Bumex
Guanfacine – Tenex
Methyldopa – Aldomet
Guanfacine – Tenex
Methyldopa – Aldomet
Clonidine – Catapres
Verapamil – Calan, Isoptin, Verelan
Nifedipine – Adalat, Procardia
Hydralizine – Apresoline
Captopril – Capoten
Enalapril – Vasotec
Metoprolol – Lopressor
Propranolol – Inderal
Atenolol – Tenormin
Phenoxybenzamine – Dibenzyline
Spironolactone – Aldactone
ANTIDEPRESSANTS, ANTI-ANXIETY, ANDANTIEPPELEPTIC DRUGS
Fluoxetine – Prozac
Tranylcypromine – Parnate
Isocarboxazid – Marplan
Amitriptyline – Elavil
Amoxipine – Asendin
Clomipramine – Anafranil
Desipramine – Norpramin
Nortriptyline – Norpramin
Phenelzine – Nardil
Buspirone – Buspar
Clorazepate – Tranxene
Diazapam – Valium
Doxepin – Sinequan
Imipramine – Tofranil
Lorazapam – Ativan
Oxazepam – Serax
Phenytoin – Dilantin
Dimehydrinate – Dramamine
Diphenhydramine – Benadryl
Hydroxyzine – Vistaril
Meclizine – Antivert
Promothazine – Phenergan
NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
Naproxin – Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn
Indomethacin – Indocin
PARKINSON’S DISEASE MEDICATIONS
Biperiden – Akineton
Benztropine – Cogentin
Trihexyphenidyl – Artane
Procyclidine – Kemadrin
Bromocriptine – Parlodel
Levadopa – Sinemet
Disopyramide – Norpace
HISTAMINE H2-RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS
Cimetidine – Tagamet
Nixatidine – Axid
Ranitidine – Zantac
Cyclobenzaprine – Flexeril
Orphenadrine – Norflex
PROSTRATE CANCER MEDICATIONS
Flutamide – Eulexin
Leuprolide – Lupron
Busalfan – Myleran
Cyclophosphamide – Cytoxan
RECREATIONAL DRUGS, STREET DRUGS, DRUG ABUSE
Use and abuse of these drugs can cause ED. These drugs not only affect and often times suppress the central nervous system, but can also cause serious damage to the blood vessels, resulting in permanent ED.
Soy Protein Isolates
Genetically Modified Soy which includes:
Soya, Soja or Yuba
TSF (textured soy flour) or TSP (textured soy protein)
TVP (textured vegetable protein)
MSG (monosodium glutamate)
If you experience ED and think that it may be a result of medication you are taking, do not stop taking the drug without first consulting your doctor.
If foods such as GMO, Aspartame, MSG, soy protein isolates and a LOT of different prescription drugs are causing erectile dysfunction and loss of libido, could this be one of the governments many plans for mass birth control? After all, aren’t they the ones who allow this type of poisoning in our food, personal and health care products? We need to look at the whole picture. A lot of drugs and food can cause erectile dysfunction and loss of libido, then we are given another drug such as Viagra to fix that problem or anti-depressants because we must have too much stress.
Think about it, if there is that much erectile dysfunction and loss of libido happening, there can’t be that much baby making going on. Look at the Viagra being sold nowadays.
A lot of people complain they are too worn out to have sex nowadays, no energy. Our food chain is draining in so many way.
I call the younger generation the WHITE FLOUR KIDS. They have no ambition to get up and do anything. Most of them need an afternoon nap to get by their day. They don’t exercise and they eat food with very little if any nutritional value. Kids are asking Doctors for Viagra nowadays, now how sad is that? We can sit by and consume these foods and pretend like nothing is going on but if you are one of the unfortunate ones who has chronic pain for unexplained reasons, this may be of more interest to you. We should pay attention to cancer, heart disease and the many forms of immunity diseases.
We need change. Just my thoughts!
Alcohol is taken regularly with pain killers, prescription, over the counter and street drugs without thinking twice about it. Do we really know the consequences, long term results or internal damage we could be causing to our bodies?
The addiction to alcohol, pain killers or street drugs can also lead to liver damage, kidney damage, hives, mental illnesses or even worse, child neglect, child abuse or spousal abuse. Not to mention the crime, theft and death and devastation drinking and driving accidents cause.
Lets remember that one alcoholic drink means:
1 1/2 ounces of 80% proof, 1 ounce of 100% proof
Cymbalta – alcohol and drugs like Cymbalta affect similar chemicals in the brain
– concern is increasing effects of alcohol, possibly increasing depression or affecting motor skills
– healthcare professionals advise is you do drink, drink light to moderate amounts
* My thought – it is a fairly new drug and we are the guinea pigs so report your side effects and adverse reactions with drugs/alcohol/herbal/foods. I would consider liver or kidney damage. There are withdrawals symptoms with Cymbalta, libido and on and on.
**I am not a doctor or professional but I wouldn’t combine them or take either if you have a history of depression, suicidal thoughts or any kind of mental illness. Get some help, it will get better.
*** Here is it, though I would include it too. Warnings are for anyone with biopolar, suicidal attempts, heart disease, diabetes, seizures, epilepsy, glaucoma, liver, kidney, bladder or allergies.
Suicidal? Please call for help, it can get better!
I will be adding more soon…………..
Say no to use of Monsanto’s genetically modified sugar beets in Kelloggs, Coca Cola & Kraft Products. We also have corn, soy beans and canola.
Take action today!
Call or E-mail (via their websites) the five companies listed below.
Tell them you will not purchase their foods or beverages unless they can provide you with written assurance that their products will not contain genetically engineered sugar
Kellogg’s · www.kelloggs.com 800-962-1413
Morningstar www.seeveggiesdifferently.com 800-962-1413
Kraft · www.kraftfoods.com 847-646-2000
M&M/Mars · www.mars.com 800-627-7852
Coca Cola · www.coca-cola.com 800-438-2653
Go to this website, bottom right hand sign and click on download the Boycott Kelloggs/Monsanto GE Sugar leaflet pdf. While you are there sign the worthy petitions. Most are US.
Read GMO articles:
Millions against Monsanto
What a hoot! That planet fitness commercial makes me laugh every time I see it. The big, dumb looking body builder in his short, shorts with his 3 liter jug of juice saying over and over………
I lift things up and put them down.
I lift things up and put them down.
I lift things up and put them down.
I lift things up and put them down.
As they escort him out the back door……
Hmmm, too much steroids or too much genetically modified soy protein isolate? LOL
You know, it doesn’t matter what it is that makes you laugh, make sure you do it everyday. It releases endorphins, those feel good hormones and we need a burst of them everyday!
Seriously though, most body builders take some form of that protein with soy protein isolate. The problem is that most of it is genetically modified or GMO which has been shown to cause erectile dysfunction, hormonal disturbance, infertility and loss of libido in women as well as many other symptoms. Kind of ironic isn’t it? Trying to build a hard, sexy body meanwhile it is robbing you of your sexual well being.
Why do they allow these products on the market if they are harming us? Soy is good if it is organic, just make sure you are buying from a source you can trust. GMO foods not only jeopardize human health but also our environment, organic farming and animals.
I try to find the best products and the best prices for you.
If you are looking for pure, natural and organic body building proteins you can trust, click on the link below and put proteins in the search. This is the best price so far that I have found so far, but will continue to search.
For serious body builders, the Capra Double Bonded Protein sound like a good product, is gluten free, GMO free. I would think the Sun Warriors protein would be a good product too. I haven’t tried the body building products because I just exercise to firm not build, I am chick not a dude. : ) I can buy my chia seeds and have them delivered cheaper than I can buy them here though. We Canadians do have to pay a duty fee on the order which puts the price up for us.
Here are some articles I wrote on the effects of genetically modified foods. It is worth checking them out:
So the FDA has finally admitted that all anti-inflammatories can kill you. Have you been treated with anti-inflammatories for your Fibromyalgia? Here is some information you really need to be aware of before taking Vioxx, Bextra or Celebrex associated with heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular disease. Also over the counter drugs Aleve, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxyn and prescription Naproxyn and Aleve to limit or discontinue. He also talks about the effects of aspirin causing internal bleeding and wasn’t it Dr Oz who recommended a baby aspirin a day? Tylenol causes liver damage. Nsaids or anti-inflammatories causing erectile dysfunction. When is it going to end? Aren’t these the very things that are supposed to be keeping us healthy?
My confusion is the mixed information or rather mis-information and prescribing for Fibromyalgia. I have been given prescription anti-inflammatories for the past 18 years, now I am concerned. Anyone else been on years of anti-inflammatories?
What can we do for pain? Be educated! Jon Baron is a miracle doctor and here is his explanation for pain. What I find interesting is the link of Substance P and Fibromyalgia I wrote about in another article. You can read his book for free on line or buy it for a low price. I have tried his products and they are amazing, organic, wildcrafted herbs. I am not an affiliate, I just highly recommend the man and trust his information and product. He genuinely cares for your health, not his pocket book.
Little do we know that the soy they claim is healthy for us is not so healthy. Why? Besides the fact that they turn it into soy protein isolate which can hide in so many foods we are unaware of, 90 to 95% of it is Genetically Modified Soy or GMO. According to quite a few sources it can cause quite a list of side effects from hormonal disruptions, miscarriage, infertility in women, loss of libido and erectile dysfunction in men, man boobs as well.
Another article I wrote showed that codeine can cause loss of libido and erectile dysfunction as well. So body builders should be warned, especially if they are having erectile dysfunction to stay away from those protein drinks with soy protein isolates. Dr Mercola says it can age you 5 years and it hides out in foods like:
Here are a few other names soy tends to hide under:
Not all textured vegetable protein is made from soy, but a great deal of it is. Lecithin can be made from soy, eggs, sunflower or corn. Be sure to contact the manufacturer to find out which is in your product if the label doesn’t reveal this information.
What I find interesting about Codeine is how we use this drug so freely, yet it is:
– dangerously addictive
– causes numerous side effects
– can cause erectile dysfunction and diminished libido which can be a longer-term effect (years to decades). Even worse, they make a pill called Viagra to make up for that erectile dysfunction which in turn, we know can add to even more problems!
I listed what sources you could be getting codeine from, the possible side effect and withdrawals. Have a good look, there may be a source you weren’t aware of.
Do we ever suspect that the drugs we are taking could be causing the symptoms in the first place? Not usually, especially over-the-counter drugs. They can’t be harmful, you can buy them off the shelf, right? We throw them in the cart like they are part of our groceries nowadays. Part of our weekly chemical intoxicants.
Even worse, we mix them with alcohol, prescription drugs, street drugs or even certain foods that have a chemical reaction. If you seriously think about it, most of our foods are chemical cocktails. Quite a mix going on there, a chemical war for. It only leads to more pain and suffering in the long run, believe me, especially if you end up with kidney or liver failure or something serious. Think twice before you start mixing prescriptions and over-the counter drugs. Take care of yourself.
The true dangers are overuse as it has become so wide spread in so many products. It is:
– marketed as both a single-ingredient drug
– in combination preparations with the analgesic acetaminophen (paracetamol, as co-codamol paracod, panadeine, or the Tylenol With Codeine series (e.g., Tylenol 3 and 4 tablets and elixir)
– with the analgesic acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), as co-codaprin
– with the NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) ibuprofen, as Nurofen Plus. These combinations provide greater pain relief than either agent alone (drug synergy). Commonly marketed in products containing:
– codeine with other pain killers – muscle relaxers such as Fioricet with Codeine, Soma Compound/Codeine – codeine mixed with phenacetin (Emprazil With Codeine No. 1, 2, 3, and 4), naproxen, indomethacin, diclofenac and others – more complex mixtures including such mixtures as aspirin + paracetamol + codeine ± caffeine ± antihistamines and other agents such as mentioned above – Codeine-only products can be obtained with a prescription as a time release tablet (e.g., Codeine Contin 100 mg and Perduretas 50 mg)
– also marketed in cough syrups with zero to a half-dozen other active ingredients
– a linctus (e.g., Paveral) for all of the uses for which codeine is indicated.
– injectable codeine is available for subcutaneous or intramuscular injection; intravenous injection can cause a serious reaction that can progress to anaphylaxis (you don’t want to go there, the anaphylaxis is life threatening and a horrible roller coaster from hell you can’t get off. I experienced that from a 3 month injection of Lupron)
– Codeine suppositories are also marketed in some countries
Are you starting to see how you could overdose so easily? These are the silent killers. So easy to consume, but with such serious consequences. You may not see your liver or kidneys being destroyed from mixing, but eventually you may feel some effects like erectile dysfunction or rashes or intestinal pain.
Rather than linking the symptoms to the use or overuse of the codeine or drugs, we are off to get diagnosed for this strange skin rash or a prescription for Viagra. Many of these symptoms could disappear without the addition of new drugs but rather the mere elimination of certain chemicals or food.
Sure, you have pain but getting to the root cause of your pain is the best answer. Long term pain killer use can cause serious damage to humans.
Common effects other than analgesia associated with the use of codeine include:
– dry mouth
– orthostatic hypotension
– urinary retention
– lack of sexual drive
– increased complications in erectile dysfunction
– some people may also have an allergic reaction to codeine, such as the swelling of skin and rashes
– erectile dysfunction and diminished libido can be a longer-term effect (years to decades) of many narcotic analgesics due to development of central hypogonadism; this appears to be an especially common effect of methadone.
– the hypoglycaemic effect of codeine, although usually weaker than that of morphine, diamorphine, or hydromorphone, can lead to cravings for sugar.
Tolerance to many of the effects of codeine develops with prolonged use, including therapeutic effects. The rate at which this occurs develops at different rates for different effects, with tolerance to the constipation-inducing effects developing particularly slowly for instance.
A potentially serious adverse drug reaction, as with other opioids, is respiratory depression. This depression is dose-related and is the mechanism for the potentially fatal consequences of overdose.
– as codeine is metabolized to morphine, morphine can be passed through breast milk in potentially lethal amounts, fatally depressing the respiration of a breastfed baby.
As with other opiate-based pain killers, chronic use of codeine can cause physical dependence. When physical dependence has developed, withdrawal symptoms may occur if a person suddenly stops the medication. Withdrawal symptoms include
– drug craving
– runny nose
– stomach cramps
– muscle spasms
To minimize withdrawal symptoms, long-term users should gradually reduce their codeine medication under the supervision of a healthcare professional. A support group called Codeine Free exists to help people who have found themselves dependent on codeine.
Generic Name: codeine (KOE deen)
– codeine may be habit-forming
– do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with a narcotic pain medicine.
– never take codeine in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor – follow the directions on your prescription label
– tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain. (This is really important, sometimes we stay on a medication for years, seriously consider if it is really working for you. Why risk possible organ damage and premature death for something that isn’t even helping?)
– codeine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert
– do not stop using codeine suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using codeine.
Do not use codeine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a narcotic medicine (examples include:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether codeine will harm an unborn baby. Codeine may cause addiction or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes this medicine during pregnancy. Codeine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. The use of codeine by some nursing mothers may lead to life-threatening side effects in the baby. Do not use codeine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
By Sharon Kirkey, Postmedia News
– can be lethally toxic even in normal doses
– Canada’s leading medical journal says it’s time to seriously consider phasing out the popular painkille
– The Canadian Medical Association Journal says codeine — a drug that has been in use since the 1800s —has never been subjected to the safety testing now mandatory for modern day drugs, and that a person’s genetic makeup can leave them vulnerable to life-threatening or fatal reactions.
– recent advances in our understanding of pharmacogenetics raise serious concerns about the safety of codeine, including emerging evidence that the narcotic can cause death even at conventional doses.”
– the liver converts codeine to morphine. But some people are ultrarapid metabolizers, meaning their bodies break codeine down far faster than most, leading to a toxic accumulation of morphine that can be deadly.
“We now have more cases in Canada,” said Dr. Gideon Koren, director of the Motherisk program at Sick Kids and a professor at the University of Toronto.
” Koren has also started a study involving children who are sent home with codeine after a tonsillectomy with an apnea monitor. “The study’s ongoing but I can tell you quite a few of them show episodes of apnea — they stop breathing.
So this is serious,” Koren says. Currently, there are 124 approved and marketed products containing codeine in Canada, including over the counter cough and cold medicines, analgesics and back pain medications.
Drug products containing more than 8 mg of codeine are available with a prescription. Tylenol 3 — Tylenol with codeine — is among the top 20 prescribed drugs in Canada.
In a statement, Janssen-Ortho Inc., makers of Tylenol, said the company “remains confident that its products are safe and effective for consumers. We don’t believe it is appropriate for us to comment on the CMAJ editorial.”
Last year, nearly 2.5 million prescriptions worth $37.3 million were filled by retail drugstores, according to prescription drug tracking firm IMS Health Canada. Until more research is done into codeine’s safety, physicians should be warned of the potential for harm, the CMAJ says. “We really think there needs to be some serious look at ensuring that physicians are warned about toxicity — and the general public is warned about toxicity,” MacDonald said. Read the full article at: http://www.canada.com/health/Medical+journal+raises+concerns+about+codeine/3621069/story.html