Levrita waiting period?

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snuggleup
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi my extended family and friends. Always thankful for this forum.You guys have always helped me with hubbys RRP questions, and concerns. I have a question regarding the time period of when to initiate intimacy. Should we begin within the hour of taking the pill? or wait a couple of hours for Levrita to take full effect? A member told me that he usually waits 4 hours,, umm.  Thanks for you input.. Loves of love and prayers for all..         Maritza

hb2006
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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
The info with the pills, says to wait for an hour. I wouldn't wait four hours, some of the effect has probably already worn off. But if it starts to have an effect before the hour is up, I would go ahead.

All the ED pills are affected by what one has eaten prior to taking the pill, so the response can be different each time. I have found that if I take one early in the morning before eating or drinking anything, the response time is cut in half. Viagra used to make me hard in 15 minutes at 6:00 AM. This was prior to the surgery.
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
pT2c
lymph nodes negative
PSA Sept 28, 2008 0.00
PSA Jan 22, 2009 0.00
ED Status- Currently using Trimix, Levitra daily for increased blood flow.
Noctural Erections have completely returned on a nightly basis, same hardness as before.


James C.
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   Posted 6/30/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
My brochure says effective after an hour, and lasts UP TO 48 hrs.  I'd wait a couple hours, after all it is one of the two marketed (Cialis is the other) as the 'weekend pill.'
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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


snuggleup
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   Posted 6/30/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hb and James ,, thanks for your reply. I recall that hubby ate dinner prior to taking pill. Maybe, thats the reason it didn't take full effect. He had a very, very weak semi erection.. Just hope next time it works.

hb2006
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   Posted 6/30/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, food intake makes a huge difference. Red meat, greasy hamburgers, rich pasta will all delay or negate the effect of V, C or L. Viagra actually notes now that french fries will delay the effect by as much as an hour. I found that french fries pretty much negated any effect at all.

Have him try it in the morning or before dinner...
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
pT2c
lymph nodes negative
PSA Sept 28, 2008 0.00
PSA Jan 22, 2009 0.00
ED Status- Currently using Trimix, Levitra daily for increased blood flow.
Noctural Erections have completely returned on a nightly basis, same hardness as before.


CPA
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   Posted 6/30/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Maritza.  I believe I'm the one who said to take it about 4 hours beforehand.  Actually, I tend to take a Levitra at bedtime (on an empty stomach) two times a week.  That seems to work for me and I am ready to go just about any time.  It probably also makes a difference that I am 17 months post surgery.  I am finding my ability to function gets better all the time and we trust your husbands ability will continue to get better as time goes by.  I know it is difficult to be patient but that is a word we all have had to learn a new respect for as we fight this battle.  Thank you for your proactive support of your husband as he deals with all of these issues.  It really is a team effort - and it is always good to have a great team mate.  David

Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


snuggleup
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   Posted 6/30/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
David,, Thanks for the input. Am willing to try anything and anything to make this work. Regardless, If things don't work the way we would like, I willl always be by his side,, Thanks all
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