Cialis Needed?

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RobnTexas
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   Posted 6/4/2010 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not really sure how to approach this subject, but I am hoping that someone here has experienced this and can provide some advice.

The day after I got my catheter out I was able to obtain an erection with self stimulation. It faded as soon as I stopped the stimulation. I did not try and obtain a climax because I was afraid that I may hurt my healing process. I repeated this successfully 2 more times that day with the same results. I know that I am not yet released from my uro to have sex, but I was very curious to find out the extent of my ed.

The day that the uro took out my catheter he prescribed cialis so that I could start to get the machinery going. From what I have read I thought this too soon, but he explained that we wanted to get things going as soon as possible.

I have not taken the medication yet.

My question is should I go ahead and take the medication and hopefully get back to where I was before surgery (I could get aroused just thinking about sex with my wife), or should I not take the medication because I might become dependent on it?

I will not be able to contact my uro for several days to ask this so I thought I would ask you.

Sorry for the long question and I apologize if this is not appropriate for this forum.

Rob
Age: 49, Height 5'11, Weight 190
Problem with urgency and frequency
No family history of C
Biopsy: 4/10 - 4 of 12 Positive 2@ 30% 2 @ 60%, Gleason 3+3=6, T2A
RRP: 5/18
PostOp: Gleason 3+4=7, 45g, 2cm tumor
6/1 - Catheter out YES!!!!


hb2006
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Total Posts : 299
   Posted 6/4/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
You can't get dependent on Cialis, it costs too much. My urologist had me start on Viagra/Cialis as soon as the catheter was out so I don't think it's too soon.

Unfortunately, neither one worked like before the surgery so I was switched to Levitra which did work. I have hypertension so have been on ED drugs for years.

There are also a few side effects to Cialis, it would give me these night erections that were unreal. They would last for over an hour and really hard. But I would also sometimes get leg cramps. If I skipped Cialis for a week, the cramps would go away. This was all before 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, PSA June 29, 2009 0.00
PSA Sept 2009 0.00, PSA Dec 21, 2009 0.02, PSA March 29, 2010 0.03
ED Status- Currently using Trimix, Levitra daily for increased blood flow.
Noctural Erections have completely returned on a nightly basis, same hardness as before.
Stopped the injections except for "Fun" weekends. Really don't need them anymore.


RobnTexas
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 6/4/2010 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks HB. I did not want to "mess up" something that seems to be coming back naturally by taking the med and finding that I have to continue taking them to achieve the results, but I also do not want to hinder a jump start if that will help speed full recovery.
Age: 49, Height 5'11, Weight 190
Problem with urgency and frequency
No family history of C
Biopsy: 4/10 - 4 of 12 Positive 2@ 30% 2 @ 60%, Gleason 3+3=6, T2A
RRP: 5/18
PostOp: Gleason 3+4=7, 45g, 2cm tumor
6/1 - Catheter out YES!!!!


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 6/4/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Rob, the ed drugs don't work as a stimulate. They act on the blood tissues and valves to allow blood into the penis, not by stimulating anything, so no harm can come from taking them as you heal. Start early and continue, it's good for you and your tissues. At such time as you are allowed more vigourous sex, then take advantage of it. The purpose now is to keep the erectile system healthy, infused with plenty of fresh blood and ready to go if/when the nerves awaken.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cX61oNsRQ&feature=channel
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% invloved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, 110gms, Path Report- Stg. pT2c, 110 gms., margins clear
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN

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