Hi There Life,
I am pleased to see you learning as much as you can and taking control. Here is my experience and the information that you requested.
I had a lot of aching with the Caverjet and could not used it. If you are not having any significant discomfort with Caverjet then it is good to use as it has a lower level of incidences of Peyronies and priapism.
I am using Bimix. My cost including two packages of 10 syringes each is about $59. I have been using Bimix since April and at first went up to a dosage level of .35 cc's. At this level my cost was about $3.00 an injection. I started combining the Bimix with Viagra at the end of June as directed by my urologist. Since then I have been able to reduce the dosage down to .15 cc's. Since the combination of the injection and Viagra I have been able to get about a 50% erection unassisted. I may be reading something into the response but it appears that the combination has helped with the nerve rehab or enough time has passed that it is coming back on it's own. It has been about nine months since my surgery and this is when many men report the beginning of natural erections coming back.
I only had the initial injection of Caverjet in the surgeon's office. Once I got the Bimix I began injecting myself. I have probably injected myself 20 to 30 times and have only had two misses. One was when I injected myself too close to the base of the penis and apparently missed the spongy tissue. It caused a spectacular bruise but no pain. The second was just recently when I think that I was too low and again missed the tissue. That was when I was doing it left handed(being right handed). I have found that slowly inserting the needle is better then sort of stabbing it. There is no bleeding when I do it that way and no bruising.
I was shown once in the my Doctors office how to inject. After that, I was on my own. No problems after about 20 injections. Tried PGE1 with no effect, but alot of pain. Then tried Trimix, worked, but very painful for a couple of hours. Switched to Bimix, no pain or problems. I inject .5ml with a 30 gauge needle with about a 45 min erection. I asked on this forum about where people have found injectable drugs reasonably. I was told about Franck's Compounding Lab located in Ocala, Fl. A 5ml vile cost $50.00 and 10-30 gauge needles cost $4.00. I live 25 mile south of Ocala most of the year, so a trip up to Ocala to see this Lab was easily done. I have been there and can speak for the cleanliness and professionism of the lab. They will overnight ship to you in a cold pack box out of state at no charge. I was previously paying $15.50 per injection at a local pharmacy in the midwest. Hope this helps you. I am not connected to or affilated with Franck's Compouding Lab in any way.
1210 SW 33Rd Ave.
Ocala, Fl. 34474
Post Edited (jerryg) : 8/24/2007 4:55:32 PM (GMT-6)
As you can see by my recent posts, this one from last August (8/2007) tells of a work in progress. As I have posted recently, I am now using a Bi-Mix that causes no pain, but does not work quite as good as the straight Caverject. The freedom from pain is worth the change.
Unlike some people here, I still do not get any erection without help. I had no problems before surgery. Now However,I use various combinations of pills, pumps, and shots. I am past 60 but still very motivated to return to a fulfilling sex life.
I am fortunate to have a wife who is as motivated as me. We work together well.
How did you figure out that the inner wall was pressed against the outer wall? Is there a "scan" of some sort that would show this?
Thanks in advance.
Oh yea, the cost? Under my GI insurance bimix or trimix cost me only $9.00 copay. Getting it from the VA now at no cost to me. Either of these, without insurance to help would cost upwards of $200.00 plus for a 10 ml bottle. Then add in needles and alachol pads.
Trimix still has Alpostadil in it, which is what causes the pain. Every guy seems to be different in response to Alpostadil. I couldn't take the aching pain from either Caverject or Edex which is almost pure Alpostadil. It did give me 4 hour, really hard erections though.
Currently I'm on Trimix with a low mix of Alpostadil and it is working great. The pharmacy I use, will either fill the syringes or give me a vial and extra syringes.
Post Edited (James C.) : 1/17/2010 5:55:12 PM (GMT-7)