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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 598
   Posted 6/28/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a situation I haven't read of anybody talking about. Ten weeks after surgery, (March) with 100mg viagra, I was having really good erections, very firm, even my wife said it was just like old times. Since then though they have disappeared. It was a gradual disappearing. Now, I am barely able to get any erection at all. Even with 100mg viagra, there are almost no results - certainly not enough for sex.  I know i am only six months out, but isn't it a bit unusual to have the erections only to have them disappear?  The only difference between now and then, is that my surgeon put me on 150 wellbutrin. Anyone ever hear of this?
I'm 48, 195, normal stats as far as bp goes. nothing different at all.
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
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage T2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
PSA 0 at six weeks
Pad free on March 14 - (10 weeks.)
ED - Take 100mg viagra every night.
Totally usable erections at 10 weeks.

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 6/28/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   


    hey Paul, Few years ago, 6+ to be exact,  I took Wellbutrin to help me quit smoking and it did a great job to that end. Took it for a couple months.....but, that is also  a side effect of Welbutrin. Check it out that could be your problem......I'm bettin' it is...had the same issue with it until I stopped taking it after a couple months..






   age: 53
   Pre-0p PSA  Feb. 08, 5.0
      4.22.08, 4.1
      PSA had spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
      back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled 
      "missed" appointment this past Feb.
      Biopsy 5.1.08 
      5 of 15 cores positive
      Da Vinci I read somewhere on this 
      site....."the first show of the day"

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 6/29/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
You know I'm knew at all this but as soon as you said Wellbutrin, a bell went off. I have known of several men that have been on anti-depressents for smoking or various other reasons and had to stop taking it because of lack of erections. I have been on celexa (along the same lines) and it affects lots of women in the exact way. It did affect me for awhile but being a woman its alittle different. :)
When Kent first had the surgery and seemed alittle down, he wondered about takinig something, then I reminded him about the side affects and how he had a long road anyway. He quickly backed away.
Great on stopping smoking (we certainly can't) but if you can stop taking the wellbutrin, I'm sure you will see an improvement as it leaves your body.
Good luck
Age 51 Kent Cindy 49
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 another round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th. Only took 1 1/2 hours. In recovery 1 hour.  Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11. Cath out 4-22. Incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25.  Incontinence "a thing of the past" as of 5-28
lst PSA 0.04 June 3. YAY!!!
viagra up to 100 a day and feeling some change. Keep our fingers crossed.

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