Amlodipine and Erection problem

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Hi I am 39 year Old. I have recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. So my GP put me on Amlodipine 5mg. I am diabetic type 2 as well and taking Metformine 500 mg for that. 

Now after being on this two medications I am experiencing some erection problems. I can always obtain an erection but recently can't maintain that when try to have sex. I am loosing my election right inside vagina which is utterly frustrating for both of us.

I have already got long time premature ejaculation problem on top I am facing this Erection problem. My sex life now almost non existent. Frustration is at sky high between us two. 

I studied online some people said amolodipine cause some kind of erection difficulty but with careful further study I got to know Amlodipine is calcium blocker drug so it is actually less likely to be responsible for erectile dysfunction. 

I find it too embarrassing to get myself checked by GP.  Besides if once I change the Amlodipine if the new one make it worse how would I know.

Do any of you have similar conditions please let me know your advice 

Thanks 

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    Please don't feel embarrassed about seeking help from your GP - they are used to dealing with such problems.  There is no need to suffer in silence.  Neither Amlodipine nor Metformin are known to cause ED - that is more commonly a side effect of the Beta Blockers such as Atenolol.  But everyone is different and what suits one may not suit another.  The only way to find out is to stop the Amlodipine and try a different pill.  See your GP - you won't regret it.

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      Thanks for your compassionate and informative  reply MrsO Surrey. Someone had written that I might be able to get Amlodipine changed by my GP without being physical examined part. Is I tell them  I have side effects.  So hopefully I will manage to get that changed without much of embarrassing hassles. 

      Thanks 

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    Hi, when I stopped taking the Amlodipine the side effects I was having started to subside within the week so I knew it was the Amlodipine causing my chest tightness, intestinal discomfort, left arm aches, and various other problems.   I contacted my PCP and explained that I had stopped, and requested we try some other BP meds. There are so many different types of BP meds to try.  
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    Amlodipine was the first BP med I was prescribed and that was one of its many side effects. I asked to be put on something else and it resolved the problem.
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      Thanks Darek I am really glad I found this forum and getting wonderful piece of information.  Can you please advise which would be least likely to cause this problem as you said it resolved. If I change Amlodipine then which one should I replace for. 

      Thanks 

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    Quite a few can evidently cause ED. Did they give him cold extemities? Hands, feet and penis. We went on holiday to Barbados the week after it was prsecribed and every one I met commented how could I have cold hands in their climate.

    I later had several other tablets that gave different side effects but really it depends on how they affect the individual. I got on best with Losartan and Verapamil but many evidently get ED with Losartan. 

    Don't be embarrased to speak to your GP or practice nurse they are used to it. Tamsulosin for the prostate also caused a problem and I stopped it. I once asked the nurse which drug was the most complained about and she said Tamsulosin. I said, yes by men and she said No by their wifes.

    There are drugs for ED and premature ejaculation that they can offer as well as injections into the penis or a penis pump for ED.

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      Thanks Darek for your kind and informative reply. I have been suffering internally and trying to resolve this problems for long time. I am very much shy about directly taking this matters with Doctor/Nurses. I have now the hope from your letter that there is really solution to my problems. 

      Thanks again 

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      After reading Mrs O's reply I now remember that I was taking Amlodipine  and Atenelol together when I had my side effects in 2000 so it could have been either drug that caused them. Another one was tiredness after dinner and struggling to keep awake for and hour and then not being able to sleep easily at night (whats new) with disturbed sleep and strange dreams.

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    They know how to put patients at ease.

    A few minutes of embarrassment is a small price to pay for you future happiness.

    Someone on a Forum went to his GP who referred him to a sexual health clinic. The advisor listened to his problem of losing his erection during sex and suggested the problem might be his wife. She offered him an appointment with a surrogate to see if he fared better with her. He stomped out in disgust!

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    Oh dear.  You will be okay.  You need to talk to the doctor or print out what you wrote and take it into the doctor for review.  Do not be afraid to talk about penises, vaginas, and ED with your doctors.  Good luck!!!
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      Thank you so much  Henpen for your valuable time for reading and replying. It's really a good idea of printing the problem and give it to the GP. Never came up in my mind. It's lot easier now. 

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