Dr. Herazy, I know you are a busy man, but if you can recommend something specifically for me, then I would greatly appreciate it to boost my confidence. I struggle with a very black depression from my Peyronie's. Here is my status: when not erect my penis is just fine/when about 30% erect I have the beginning of an hour glass shape/when about 70% erect the curve is on the left side/when fully erect it hangs to the left and has a curve on the left side. Also, question: can masturbation cause this to have happened? Thank You
If you are like most men, I believe the primary reason you are so depressed is that you do not realize how much you can actually do to help yourself recover from PD. A large part of your emotional state is due to feeling helpless and depressed, and these start with not understanding Peyronie's disease. Therefore, once you begin to learn more about the problem you will feel less scared and alone, as many men do with PD. Once you begin to actually do something to improve your physical condition you will feel empowered and in control of you situation.
There are three things you can do right now to help yourself:
1. Go to the PDI website to the page about using EFT for distressing emotional states. I have worked with many PD men using this technique and the results are often rapid and gratifying. Contact me directly for an EFT session when you are ready to feel better.
2. Get my book, "Peyronie's Disease and Sex" to develop a better understanding of yourself and how women relate to your condition. Men usually make their situation worse by assuming that women will automatically reject a man who has PD; this is often not the case when the man knows how to effectively manage his sexual problems. This book can help you in this area.
3. Get started on the most aggressive Peyronies treatment plan you can sustain for a few months to hopefully begin to make positive changes in your physical condition. As part of your PD education you should read, "Peyronie's Disease Handbook."
Masturbation, by itself, will not cause injury that can lead to Peyronie's disease. However, very rough or physically abusive masturbation practices can cause injury to the tunica albuginea that leads to PD. All masturbation to be safe should be as gentle and well lubricated as sexual intercourse. TRH