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Bonedoctor
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 9/3/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
 
56 Years old
Diagnosed 1-15-09
DiVinci 3-18-09
Superpubic cath removed after 6 days
Continient after two weeks
Currently using VED and went home with a perscription for Viagra (100mg) to be taken on demand. Health insur dropped coverage of Viagra, willing to purchase if resonable.
What is demand, or should I ask how often has been found by some of you to be ideal.
 
Geman

Jstars
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 9/3/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Geman,

I always use the full 100 whenever I take Viagra. I can't say that it has done all that much (post 210 days now) (and I took it last night before sleep). I think I received 80 V's from ADC about 5 months ago and they are almost all gone now -- Money down the drain?? Hard to say -- at least it keeps my HOPE up .. if nothing else ;-)

jim
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).
02/03/09 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.


geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 9/3/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Generally "on demand" or "as needed" on an ED drug prescription means "when you want to have sex." While something like three times a week is more typical when the drug is prescribed for rehabilitation. Most health insurance doesn't differentiate -- they think of all use as "recreational" and don't want you to have too much fun. This is the reason that many here buy from ADC.

100 seems to be the top dosage for Viagra -- don't go over this without talking to your doc. Also, consider the other ED drugs, some guys are responsive to one but not othersw.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads


MrGimpy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 504
   Posted 9/3/2009 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
100mg would be the dosage

Be very careful as to what you eat and how long after you eat that you take the med, its absorption is greatly affected by fatty foods as well as the quantity and timing of the meal

Best bet take one hour after a meal and do not eat again after you take it

Hold the booze as well
Stats:
Age: 52
PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on Jan 09, 2009
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Gleason Score = 3+3
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, under .0


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 9/3/2009 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Geman.  I don't have any experience with Viagara.  My doc starts his patients with either Cialis or Levitra and only goes to Viagara if the first 2 don't work.  They both worked for me, so I've never tried Viagara.  You might ask your doc about Cialis or Levitra if the Viagara doesn't work.  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


Bonedoctor
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 9/3/2009 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to the forum and want to just say thanks for the replys to my post. I'm glad that I found this forum because there were times that I felt I had no one to talk to about what I was thinking or experiencing. JimStars, when you tried the MUSE were there any issues that would cause you to not use it again? At my last appointment I ask my Dr. about it and the Dr. said that some guys experience a burning when they use it, so I havent tried it. I just wanted to find out what worked best for guys that have made to the other side and have a choice as to what they want to or not to use. I sometimes want to throw the VED away but know that I need to continue with some kind of rehab.
 
Geman 

MrGimpy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 504
   Posted 9/4/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Bonedoctor

You may want to hold onto the VED, if you decide to go with Trimix or one of the other injectable treatments a few pumps with a VED then the shot will completely eliminate the need for any ED oral drugs and really get you ready for prime time
Stats:
Age: 52
PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on Jan 09, 2009
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Gleason Score = 3+3
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, under .0

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