“Better” erections after a stroke

    Hi!

    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?

    Thanks!

    /dc9

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      Erections are hydraulic and rely on good blood flow. Anything that improves blood flow will help.

      This is why ED always needs to be addressed with a doctor – it could be the only warning of a heart attack or stroke!

      California King Answered on November 28, 2019.
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        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.

        California King Answered on November 28, 2019.

        Just a note on herbs – they should be considered drugs and your doctor needs to know what you take.

        In particular, many of them can thin blood, and added to prescribed blood thinners they can result in problems including a stroke!

        on November 28, 2019.

        This one will thin blood for sure

        on November 28, 2019.
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          Not a clue about why this (positive) outcome is happening to you. No desire to find out for myself, either!!

          On the floor Answered on November 28, 2019.
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            @Hungry–What is the herbal supplement? Seems like a good preventative for a DH who loves bacon…

            Under the stars Answered on November 28, 2019.

            Strauss Heart Drops. It’s a little pricey but apparently it can open up clogged arteries and can be an alternative to bypass surgery. At least people who needed the surgery have gone this way instead. I definitely noticed a difference and still take a small dose.

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              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.

              Hammock Answered on November 28, 2019.
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                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.

                Queen bed Answered on November 30, 2019.
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