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forumjunkie
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 9/28/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
my husband ran out of his Cialis and doesnt want to use it anymore because it makes his hips and joints ache. What is the other one besides Viagra? His erections seem to be getting better and he thinks he doesnt need anything but i think the doc prescribed the Cialis for a reason. He does the pump and i give him "therapy" at least 4 times a week, with successful orgasms, but the erection is about 85-90% there.
52 y/o
Diagnosed June 4th, 08, after getting PSA checked after unrelated urinary tract infection.
PSA 3.8
scan done, nothing shown.
 
Biopsies taken, 3 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7(T1CG7)
Davinci Robotic Prostatectomy 8/25/08
Cells contained within prostate, margins clear
Nerve bundles saved, Anatomy"excellent" acdg to surgeon
Cath removed day 8
Cialis began after cath removal , 10 mg 3x week
Pump every morning.
3 orgasms so far, only 1 with full erection after pumping(i wasnt involved in that one ,haha)
Back to work after 2 weeks.
wears thin pad, but no leakage, small amount early on from sneezing,coughing, laughing or yelling.
 
I am his wife, 49y/o
 
 


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 9/28/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, there's Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate), Cialis (Tadalafil) and Levitra (Vardenafil HCI) as the top 3 and only pills for ED. Levitra works similar to Cialis, 'a weekend pill', Lasts 72 hours or so. Whether it would gives less side effects but more response I don't know. The drug content and formulation is different, so experimentation will tell you that. tongue With 85% capacity now, I would expect it to work at least as well as Cialis, and hopefully without the side effects he doesn't like. If he tries that, let us know if how it goes...
James C.
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum

Age 61
4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/24/07 (open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
7/31/08 ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0, 9 mts.-0.

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