I posted this question before and got no takers. I am in a great relationship but my UC took a big toll on my last one in part because flaring and meds kind of have killed off my libido over the years and also seem to have correlated with ED too. I am trying not to go down the same path again by using Viagra and/or Cialis which of course does nothing for libido but can work really well for ED.
I do notice that both of these, while they work fairly well for their purpose, can cause a little pain down in the pelvis and rectum if the gut happens to be inflamed at all to begin with- as is often the case lately since I am not in full remission yet. Just wondering if other men have experienced this.
The funny thing is, I have seen a few researchers looking into these drugs as possibly benefiting IBD by their effects in releasing nitric oxide and dilating the blood vessels. But I am wondering if maybe the opposite could also be true i.e. if that effect could worsen IBD.
Anyway, second call for comments if anyone is interested.
Pancolitis dx'd 1986, full med-free remission 88-97
Flaring or simmering ever since
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), TSO
Turmeric/circumin, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD)