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   Posted 4/14/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
    I am currently at almost 7 months from surgery and can have an orgasm but no erection. I have tried cialis and levitra 20 mg. I have also injected 3 times with trimix. With the trimix injections I find the top half of my penis very painfull when it becomes semi erect. When I`m standing there is a 3/4 erection (painfull) and when I lie down the erection falls away, but the pain subsides.
   My Dr. has given me a prescription for muse and says that it will work well without the pain if place inside the uretha properly. Can anyone give me any advice on using muse or on the trimix, with any success. I`m asking because I now have a $122.00 worth of trimix which I can`t use now
Thanks Fred
Diagnosed Feb 08
PSA 6.3
gleason 3+3
first biopsy 1 of 10 needles positive
surgery Sept 18 08
bone scan negative
evidence of sinus histiocytosis?
involvement of the margins identified at right and left apex and right anterior surface
also perineural invasion
no extraprostatic extention
no seminal vesicle invasion
tumor cells aggressive features of moderate to severe pleomorphism
1st PSA nov 08 undectable
kept left side bundle of nerves but lost some of the right side bundle
also had laser surgery in July 2008 to save eye sight from glaucoma hospitalized twice for kidney stones  in summer of 2008

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 4/14/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Muse is an insertable ED med. (alprostadil) Edex is the injectable ED med (alprostadil). The trimix you used probably contains alprostadil too. I tried Muse years ago but found out that I could not obtain a usable erection every time. When I switched to Edex I found that I can obtain a usable erection every time without pain or discomfort. I have used Edex or Caverject for 10 years. Suggest you try an "alprostadil only" injection if you don't have sucess with Muse. Best wishes as you try to find something that works best for YOU! Al

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   Posted 4/14/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   


I tried 3 doses of Muse but it never worked for me and all I got was the Caverject pain. My doctor then went to Caverject Impulse injections which worked fine but is unavailable right now. Edex which is the same drug but different company is available but they have a different applicator. I had great erections (with both) which lasted for 4 hours but also had lots of pain.

Now I'm on the lowest version of Trimix. It works fine with hardly any pain. Some guys on here combine Viagra with a really small dose of Trimix. You might try that approach. 

Age 60
PSA 2007 4.1
PSA 2008 10.0
Diagnosed April 2008
Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
CT and Bone Scan negative
Open surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center May 21, 2008
Right side nerves spared
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Cather removed on June 3rd, totally dry on July 9th
lymph nodes negative
PSA Sept 28, 2008 0.00
PSA Jan 22, 2009 0.00

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/15/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I will be going to the Dr. next wk and have planned to discuss Muse with him as well. I have tried Cialis but nothing useful has happened. I hope other that have tried Muse will give their prospective. Thanks for you help.

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   Posted 4/16/2009 5:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Fred.  I have never used Muse so can't be much help.  I guess I am one of the fortunate guys where Cialis and Levitra seem to work.  David

Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 4/16/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   

I tried Muse and while it gave an erection firm enough for penetration it was just not firm enough. In the beginning my doctor's PA injected me with Caverjet(alprostadil) and I had severe aching. He then placed me on Bimix which has no alprostadil and I used that for a couple of years with no pain. While Bimix worked it lack giving me that little extra firmness. I had read on this forum of other men using Trimix compounded with a lower percentage of alprostadil then standard. I got a prescription for Trimix with one fourth the amount of alprostadil and have been using it with good success. I still get a little aching but it is not much. In the last year I have been able to reduce the dosage level as my erections are responding better. At the beginning at was using up to .35 cc's of Bimix. I am now at 0.1 cc of Trimix and still adjusting downward. Since both my nerves were saved I suspect my experience may not be reflective of what you can expect.

Good Luck.

Diagnosed 7/6/06, 1 of 10 core samples, 40%,Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06, Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path, Gleason 3+3, Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06, 6/25/07, 1/8/08
No more pads as of 1/13/07
Began injections in April '07

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