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Can alcohol cessation cause ED or cause it to worsen?
wtbeau posted:
I'm 59 and have been a heavy drinker for years. I quit drinking about 5 weeks ago. I have had an occasional problem with ED, but after quitting alcohol the problem is much worse. I was hoping that my performance would improve with time. I certainly didn't expect it to get worse. Is my experience with quitting alcohol normal or abnormal?
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Anon_8089 responded:
Stopping drinking should help with ED problems. After stopping drinking myself for a few months, I was having good erections again after it being very hit and miss while drinking a lot.

Given your age it may be that ED has crept up unrelated to the drinking. I've had a similar issue and started taking Viagra from time to time which was great. I gained confidence and it became a mental thing. I think when I drank, I had less performance anxiety and when always sober, that started creeping back a little. Viagra has been great but I have also heard good things from my doc about Cialis. Prob just a matter of which one is right for you (and check your prescription drug plan to see which is preferred). Hope this helped and good luck

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