“Better” erections after a stroke
This is not a problem, on the contrary. I just couldn’t find a better category for my question. Feel free to move it if necessary.
I recently suffered from a stroke and miraculously my body restored all functions rather quickly. I have an active sex life with DW both before and after the stroke.
Now to my question; I take a mild anticoagulant and also something that will lower my (already low to normal) cholesterol levels as prescribed by the doctors.
I feel I get an erection easier now and it is also harder and angled more upwards than before, especially the ones I wake up with during the night and my morning erections but also during lovemaking. It’s like when I was younger. Does anyone have any idea if this is possible or just my perception/imagination, if it’s because of the stroke or the medications?
I have experienced this but with a herbal supplement that clears your arteries and improves circulation. I always thought my circulation was good, but like you mentioned, I felt like when I was younger first thing in the morning. An anticoagulant will improve circulation by thinning the blood, so it would be reasonable to conclude that it is a bonus side effect of the medication.
Viagra was originally developed as a drug for cardiovascular problems, and its effect on erectile dysfunction was actually a side effect noted in clinical trials. It’s therefore entirely possible that stronger erections are a result of your stroke medication.
When I first read the subject line, I thought I sometimes get better erections after my wife strokes me. But that’s not what was meant, of course. Viagra was originally intended as a heart medicine. One of the patients who was on a conference call for the trials said he wanted some more of this stuff. He was getting an erection. They found out about this ‘side effect’ for this drug that did not work well as a heart drug, and turned it into a sexual enhancement drug that made a lot of money.
It could be that other circulatory drugs have some side effects similar to viagra, but probably less intense.