I would like to start off by saying that I've read these forums many times, and think that you guys are awesome for the informative posts, and great advice.
So, I'll try to make this as short and sweet as possible.
I just started the beginners routine-again-a few weeks ago. Kegels, stretching, jelqing.
A little history:
I'm 31, and I've smoked-on and off-for about 15 years, and up until a little under a year ago I drank heavily too. For about a 3 year period I rarely had sex without alcohol and weed in my system. I quit drinking a little under a year ago and didn't date-at all-up until about a month ago.
I haven't smoked weed since being sexually active again.
I still smoke cigarettes though.
So now I'm recently sexually active again but my little guy has no consistency-whatsoever. And, I haven't had a great erection yet. I mean one of those rock hard ones ya know. It's caused me some frustration but the woman I'm with is really cool about it, and, my anxiety over it has gone way down since we've talked about potential intimacy issues, but, no real improvement in my package. It will be hard one moment and then I'll switch positions like laying on my back or laying on her and it'll go limp.
Vitamins I'm currently taking on a daily basis:
Flax Seed Oil
L-Arginine (last two weeks)
Ginkgo Biloba (last two weeks)
Ginseng Complex (last two weeks)
I drink green tea (or the erection tea) almost daily
Meditate, almost daily
When I quit smoking I've always had so much more energy, I'm talking someone going from barely taking walks when smoking, to running 7 miles within two months of quitting, and then smoking again and never breaking a hurried walk. It's like night and day, smoking compared to not smoking.
So, I'm planning on quitting, again, tomorrow, and I have good motivation to do so, but does this sound like it may have a lot to do with smoking? I'm assuming my energy level goes down because of lack of blood flow or oxygen to the brain, but I'd love to get others input. Plus, if I use the nicotine gum will that still cause problems, or is it the smoke filling up your lungs that does the most harm to blood flow?
I'm young and never really had this problem before. At first I thought it may be mental, but like I said I've really felt a lot more comfortable recently and it hasn't changed the performance, it's like I have to be super-excited to keep it up and if I relax it's gone.
Any input would be awesome. If you've had some form of ed, and quit smoking and it helped I'd love to hear from you too.