Facial flushing with Viagra

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   Posted 3/28/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I took Viagra occasionally before my surgery, usually 25MG or 50MG for special occasions....lol...and now take 100MG 3 times a week for therapy.  I have not experienced the facial flushing that many here mention.
Am I an oddball in this respect?  Do most people experience this side effect?
Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008

James C.
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   Posted 3/28/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't take it before, but am getting it with the 50 mg and 100 mg dose of Viagra and the generic from alldaychemists.  I didn't get any flushing from the 25mg dose.  The higher the dose, the more flushing I experience.  That is the only side effect of it, though.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1211
   Posted 3/28/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I too experienced the facial flushing when taking Sildenafil doses greater than 25mg. I always found it a small price to pay for the good results. Thank goodness, I can now (after over a year) function satisfactorily without the use of the pill.
Best of health to you.

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA test Mar., 08 =.04 

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 3/28/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I have found that the side affects for me change, disappear, in a crazy mix. Only once did the light sensitive thing appear. Sometimes i get a stuffy nose, once, aching legs. I take 100mg every night. I get good erections with it - used it for ocassional fun pre PCa - but will continue to use it for a few more months to keep things going.
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 3/30/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I too get flushing from viagra, also running nose, it seems to work better than cialis but I don't have any side effects from cialis

50 years old
gleason 3+4=7 psa5.8 clinical stageT3a
Da vinci surgery April10 2007 Mayo clinic Rochester, Mn.
extraprostatic extension Gleason -same
pelvic lymph nodes -negative
Catheter out April 19
37 treatments IMRT ended 10/26/07

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 218
   Posted 3/30/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Lavetra and have the same face flushing but it doesn't last long.
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.

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