RE: ED Drugs. You will want to read this thread if you haven't already: www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1494964
Using ED Drugs for long periods of time may be required, and if so, normally causes no harm to someone, except in the billfold...lol. The same with using a pump- no harm for long term use. Both are very beneficial for ED recovery. If neither of these singly or in combo are working after 6 months or so, most men should consider adding injections to the mix. Using a pump once or twice daily, small doses of Viagra nightly, or the other 2 or 3 times weekly along with the injections maybe twice a week is not uncommon for longterm ED sufferers. None of them should cause any harm, except for some cases of piraprism (SP) with injections.
I have not read of anyone reporting any less effectiive responses or unsafe meds from ADC. They sell safety certified drugs worldwide and what we get is what the rest of the world uses if they don't have access to our big name and big expensive US drug companies.
If you only do one thing of the the 3, I would do the pump, as it stretches, infuses the penile tissues by vacuuming blood into it, and keeps the penis and tissues from atrophy. Pumping gives an erection manually, used with silicone penis rings, it can be used for intercourse by some men. Pills may or may not give an erection -chemically- but is supposed to infuse the penis with fresh blood and encourage nocturnal erections. Injections will give an erection almost everytime, once you are 'dialed in' with the technique, amount and placement. If you can get an erection with injections, it will probably be the most 'natural' of what you had pre-treatment.
All of these statements are generalized, since each man here is individual and their reactions to the 3 are also individualized. Hope this helps.
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing
open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
21 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months