Yeah I have wondered about
how much Viagra would be too much.
The most I have tried (once) was 150mg ... did not make much difference but that was in my wild early stages of recovery.
I know that Cialis is now being offered for hypertension(reduction) purposes at double the 20 mg dose. Ultimately though everything has to still work:
The entire brain to nerve bundles to Nitric-Oxide to GTP to cGMP (the stuff that ED drugs ultimately keep from being broken down) to blood flow in (and not OUT too quickly) all has to work.
If one part is not up and running yet then the rest of the chain of events is not going to happen and no amount of ED drug you use will help. Stupid slow recovering nerves!
And yes I think the hypertensive properties of ED drugs is what will kick at the higher than recommended dosages levels -- although I don't think it will cause more than maybe a 10-20 mmHg drop at any rate -- which for most people would still be safe (but I am no doctor so don't blame me). Also I dunno if having lower BP would be helpful for trying to get an erection, right??
And how about
this interesting fact that you won't find anywhere else on the web:
BP at the penis level when you are standing is about
10-20 mmHg higher that at your heart level. I won't go into details of how I measured it - but it involved my trusty wrist BP cuff ;-) The higher BP levels explains the obvious reason for sitting up or standing after taking MUSE or Trimix or even ED drugs -- stay sitting or standing as much as possible (or if you happen to have a NASA Centrifuge handy that might work pretty good too!!).
keep on, keeping on!
Age 58, 195lbs, 6'4", 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
Biopsy Nov2008 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed size 140+ cc (110 grams post op).
open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm oblong STONE within hours.
03/06/09 Started Levitra@20mg / Viagra@100mg / (04/01) Cialis@20mg -- no real effect (thru 07/2009).
04/01/09, 07/07/09 PSA <0.1 - Stone Was Oxalate stone -- X-ray no stones.
08/07/2009 - MUSE@1000mcg@Uro Office -- worked OK -- AlProstadil ache not bad.
Post Edited (JimStars) : 8/25/2009 11:08:14 AM (GMT-6)