Since about 1-2 months ago I've been waking up after 2-3 hours sleep with an aching stiff erection. It's not like a regular erection (I don't feel aroused at all) and it won't go down. I have to stand up and take a walk to the bathroom every time, force myself to urinate and breath deeply a few times before it begins to subside. After that, I can sleep again for maybe 1-2 hours before being woken again with the same thing.
I've found a similar thread that mentions this as a symptom of hard flaccid penis, but I wanted to make a separate thread as this one is a little old, and I don't have all of the symptoms of hard flaccid (yet?):
I went to a urologist about this who had no idea, but gave me some anti depressants (I currently live in Japan, so having to deal with a language barrier plus a relatively unknown condition here is tough). I am not depressed at all, but this is slowly bringing my quality of life to a complete halt.
I have never had this in the day time and it only occurs when I fall into a deep (I guess REM?) sleep. Some other symptoms I have been experiencing recently which I'm not sure are related:
- Pain in my pelvis when sitting for extended periods
- Mild lower back pain
- Muscle twitching around knees
- Veiny appearance of my penis
I have a relatively healthy sex life and can still reach arousal normally during the day time. I am worried that these night erections might lead to a decrease in the quality of this in the future. I have started taking Fish Oil and L. Arginine (1500mg) in a hope I can improve circulation, but I have no idea what else I can do or how long this will last. Has anyone had similar symptoms and recovered or cured it?
Again as I live in Japan, I'm feeling pretty limited with my options right now. Any help or advice will be very much appreciated.