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wd40
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   Posted 3/24/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Although it still takes a good bit of mental focus, my sex drive has returned. I think a lot of it had to do with feeling better and deliberately thinking erotic thoughts even though in the beginning it was getting me no where. But then one day, I had a brief moment of being horney which was wonderful.
I can't help but think you have to make the mental tie to sex drive to get full benefit of the ED pills. Maybe we lean on ED treatments without pushing the erotic button. Maybe its like a person that is trying to walk again after an ijury and traing the mind to reconnect.

Just some thoughts.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 11/15/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
    Hello! can anyone tell me why my sex drive has completly shut down? I have DDD, and have been on Percocet #10 325 x2, and I always had a strong sex drive while on it. However mr Dr upped, changed my meds for pain control in my lower back, I continue to take the Percocet's, and now Oxycontin 30mg for 12hr and 20mg for the other 12hrs. When I come off the pain meds after my surgery will I get my sex drive back?

TeddyG
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   Posted 11/15/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are a red blooded male and they did not remove your testacles while they were in the neighborhood, you in all liklihood will still like to look at the ladies. I do.
Ted
Background:
Age 55, two teens, very fit cyclist (avg 2000+ miles per year) and weight, diet, etc. consistent with good habits. Stressful job as attorney; very supporting wife who is helping me through every stage of this war.
Stats:
2006 PSA - 1.5
2007 PSA - 2.3
2008 PSA - 5.3 (18 mos.)
2009 Jan. 20 - Biopsy 12 samples
        Feb 3 Dx 2/12 samples positive, low volume  (5% and 7-10%)
Gleason 3+4, later downgraded by second opinion at Johns-Hopkins to 3+3, but "it's still PCa" as my Doc said.
Laproscopic surgery April 9,  University of KY Medical Center, Lexington, 3 days in hospital, catheter removal April 21.
Pathology: clear margins, no cancer in prostate: told that this is very rare and Doc has only seen it in 3 out of over 1400 cases; I rearched the concept of "vanishing cancer" and found a tumor classification of tP0 and asked Doc if it applied to me. He said that it was unlikely because if a pathologist had done a much more detailed analysis of the tissue, he would likely find more foci somewhere, and biopsy found "needle in the haystack as opposed to the tip of the iceberg"; Nevertheless, it is a blessing;
Regardless of the science, my family says "miracle."
Now working w/ post-surgery issues....
 


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 11/15/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Eagle,

We're somewhat off topic, but since it's not always clear what is affecting what...

Are you on any other meds? I've found that pretty much any of the statins for lowering cholesterol, for example lipitor, any of these will knock out the libido. Tried four or five I think. This is listed as a side effect, though they claim that around 90% of the time it doesn't happen. Guess I'm in the lucky 10%.

DJ
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)
4/23/09, 07/30/09, Oct 2009 still undetectable!


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 11/15/2009 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Evening Bear, I do take Crestor, but have never had this problem until the recent change to my pain meds. It only came on, when the Oxycontin was added to the mix. I have also posted the same question on the Chronic Pain Forum where I spend most of my time. I wasn't sure where else to go and ask this, but I did a quick search, and followed the link to this forum. Sorry, if the question has been posed in the wrong place. Again, Thanks for the replies!



Michael

MrGimpy
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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Screaming eagle,

Not sure why you need so many pain meds for your back, even the most chronic back pain has more long lasting pain relief available in the form of injections that eliminate the need and side effects of Percocet and Oxycontin

Statins use has a mixed blessing, on one hand the clearing of the plaque or preventing of its buildup helps with ED, on the other I have read and suspect in myself as well that it lowers ones sex drive

Not taking a statin very well may increase sex drive, but having a heart attack or stroke may be a real sex drive killer
Stats:
Age: 52
PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on Jan 09, 2009
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Gleason Score = 3+3
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, under .0


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 11/16/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
   Hello Mr Gimpy! I'm not new to back problems, and have been suffering with DDD for several yrs now. Have had 5 Epidurals, and a no go with them. Been on Percocet for  6yrs, been through PT. and now I'm looking at surgery for it, as Im getting worse. I had a HA in 2002, and trust me nothing has been wrong with my sex drive, until I got on the OXY.

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/16/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Eagle, that is good news for you ,glad to hear that. I was under the impression that the ED drugs have nothing to do with one's sex drive or interest, so that would make sense. There is that mental bridge that has to be connected along the way.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place


JoeyG
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   Posted 11/16/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Screaming Eagle,
 
If the combination of the two analgesics are making you drowsy, they likewise will make other parts of you drowsy too....that's a lot of pain medication you are taking. Howver, pain killers, used in moderation, will ehance libido but will not help with performance; in fact they may make you limp even if your brain is saying go. 
Age -57; Diagnosed 10/05 PSA 13.4 GS 9 Organ confined (T2B)
Cryoablation 4/06 Allegheny Hosp-Dr Ralph Miller (Cohen/Miller)
Post Cryo Nadir 8/06 0.2
Rising steadily to 0.7 4/09 :-(
Steady at 0.7 (7/09) (Pomegranate???)
Looking to take next steps soon
Hoping to qualify for salvage cryo or radiation


MrGimpy
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   Posted 11/16/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Screaming Eagle,

Both of those pain meds contribute greatly to Constipation, that may limit desire, did you try a stool softener while taking them ?
Stats:
Age: 52
PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on Jan 09, 2009
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Gleason Score = 3+3
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, under .0


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 11/16/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Mr! Gimpy...Like I said I have been on Percocet for the last  6yrs.......I take a ton of Metamucil.

reachout
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   Posted 11/16/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I have post-surgery ED but it hasn't affected my sex drive any. Which can be frustrating :-)
Age 64 yrs
DX 5/2009
8 out of 12 cores positive
PSA 5.6
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Stage T2a
Da Vinci Surgery 08/07/2009
Upgrade Gleanson Score 4+3=7
Stage pT2c
Neg Margins and Nodes
Extracapsular extension noted but neg Extraprostatic Extention
Dry immediately
First PSA 11/3/09 <0.1


60Michael
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   Posted 11/16/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Screaming Eagle,
Oxy helped with my pain for a short period of time after surgery but made me nauseated so I quit taking it. There is no way it could have helped with my libido especially after surgery. I think the answer to your question wont be known until your surgery and your off the pain meds. Wish you the best with both as pain is bad enough without losing your sex drive.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margins not involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Great family
Michael

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