Here's an update on my Trimix saga. 7 months post DaVinci.
Exactly one month ago I had a bad reaction to my first shot of 0.15 ml Trimix #1 - very low blood pressure, passed out, required IV. See attached thread.
I had been taking Cialis, and tried to go light on fluids so I would not be dripping when engaged in the anticipated activity. My blood pressure dropped to 49/26. I was told to reschedule after the Cialis cleared - at least 2 weeks. I waited 4 weeks.
Today I ate and drank a lot, so I was ready for the second attempt. The Uro cut the dose in half, to 0.08ml and everyone was standing by in case I had a reaction.
Well, I did get a little tumescence near the base and the size was larger than anything I've had since joining the club. Nothing usable but at least something. I was told to wait 48 hours, bump up the dose and try again. And never try it when I had been taking Cialis. Fair enough. I will try 0.12 next time. Can't wait!
How long did it take you guys to find your correct dosage? Did you take baby steps or jump right in and make large changes?
Married 34 years, DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg. RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm,
location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots, See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix unsuccessful. Incontinence -
8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
11/14 4 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day
1/11/10 6 months: Still 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 2/22/2010 6:21:08 PM (GMT-7)