I always think of the Saturday Night Live bit on ED meds, it was one of those fake commercials. But I have had back pain but even worse is the headaches I get everytime. I sometimes just take half a tablet and that helps some. The Dr. told me to take a full tablet, but shoot, he is not the one getting the head and back pain. I am seeing improvement with time, but the post op neuropathy has kept me from taking the meds as often as I needed to. It appears that time is helping me more than the meds, but will wait and see. Some say a full year. But still enjoy my sex life so that is the good thing as I do continue to feel romantic.
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Consulting with Primary Urologist for further tx.
Great family and friends