Viagra?

Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by WillyUnable, May 8, 2020.

  1. WillyUnable

    WillyUnable Guest

    Looking at bluechew to help with ED. To my understanding, it’s generic viagra (Sildenafil). I am young (20’s) on a first class medical. What effects will this have on recertification. Thank you.
     
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    Young 20's and got viagra prescribed? My diagnosis is troll.
     
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    Go see a doctor.

    True story, I have buddy who is/was a driver for UPS, hooked up with a nympho girlfriend who gave him a run for his money, he's an older guy, 50's. So he got mail order Viagra and popped them as needed, sometimes doubling or maybe tripling up, this girl was wild, according to him. She lasted with him about 6 months. Less than a year or so later, he's taking an eye exam for his driving physical, fails the test in one eye due to some type of damage. Now he's chucking boxes, has about 7 years before he can retire. Was it Viagra??? Maybe. 20's is too young for issues like this IMO, go see a real doc and figure it out.
     
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    Umm yea...

    Needing Viagra in your 20’s? Sounds like you’ve got bigger problems... o_O
     
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    I’m having a hard time with this thread.
     
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    Well, it's considered an up and coming topic.
     
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    This link someone posted up thread is well written: https://www.leftseat.com/faa-medical-certification-viagra-levitra/

    Incidentally, there's a great chemistry channel that did a video on this, see below

    And lastly.. the drug doesn't actually "do" anything per se, as the article above notes your body still has to get the initial chemicals flowing.. I would advise not getting hooked and dependent on this stuff, especially at such a young age. Spend some time on yourself emotionally/mentally first before throwing chemicals at your body

     
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    Keep a stiff upper lip and hang in there. It's gonna get better
     
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    all the jokes aside, ED can appear unannounced at any age, due to other underlying health conditions or injury to pelvic region among many other reasons. @AggieMike88 's post covers how to handle in respect to flying
     
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    Old Italian men eat handfuls of pignoli (pine seeds, usually called "pine nuts") for both ED and BPH. I have no idea if they work, but they taste good. They also don't make you go blind. Personally, I'd try them before Viagra if I had that problem. But I'm an old Italian man, so of course I would.

    They're pricey, though, unless you buy them from a wholesale club.

    I am not a doctor. I'm not even very smart. You probably should ignore everything I say.

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    I smell a troll.
     
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    I can’t help but think of “dear penthouse..”

    I rx a fair amount of vitamin V. Eye issues are rare. Took years to discover the side of effect. Non-arteritic optic neuropathy is rare- usually happens to older diabetic men with heart disease but can be associated with ppl that double up triple up like your friend.
    younger cats need it at times. But need work up for vascular diseaSe IMO. As it could be sign of other issues
     
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    Yeah, it's not me, it's my buddy, I made the connection to the V not him so it could be due to other causes. He's been to the doctors, they just tell him they can't fix it. But the timing was suspect to me and he is screwed, luckily he is scrappy enough to keep up with the younger guys tossing those packages. Ups doesn't let them drive with only one good eye. He can see out of the affected eye, but can't pass an eye test, so it's obviously degraded, I think he said it's a wrinkle in his retina or something like that. I'm not a doctor, just sgoti.
     
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    yeaahh, how is that ever going to work with a bunch of pilots?!

    Honestly though, I was always taught that it was the solo activity that resulted in vision loss..
    ba-da-bump
     
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    WillyUnable. OP username and thread topic go hand in hand ;) ! LMAO.
     
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    dollars to doughnuts he planned it that way. Anon users get to choose their moniker; many others have done something similar.