I've been taking low dose PDE5 inhibitors (viagra, cialis, levitra) daily for rehab and full doses for sex. I've followed the advice given in Mulhall's book on how much to take and when. It's been a long process but things keep improving with time (it'll be two years in April since the DaVinci), and a few months back I had my first (and only?) nocturnal erection (NE).
My question is "How long should I keep taking the low dose PDE5 inhinitor?". I could see if I was having NEs on a constant basis that maybe enough oxygen was reaching the target and that I could quit the PDE5s. But with non-consistent NEs I tend to think that I should stay on the PDE5 inhibitors. But for how long .... forever?
I did not see any clear guidance in Mulhalll's book and my doctor ... well I'm switching docs in February. Any insight on how long to stay on the LOW DOSE PDE5 inhibitors, or when to go off of them, would be greatly appreciated.
Happy New Year.
PSA 2007 - 2.8; 11/24/2008 - 7.6; PCa Dx 2/11/09; age at Dx 62; RLP 4/20/09
Biopsy - Invasive moderately differentiated prostatic andenocarconoma; G 3+3=6; PT2C; No evidence of Seminal Vesicle or Extraprostatic Involvement; Margins clear; Tumor identified in sections from prostatic apex. 70 gram prostate. Continent after removal of cath.
ED - Trimix works well; levitra @ 90%
PSA - 7/31/09 <0.06; 12/1/09 <0.06; 3/29/10 <0.06; 8/4/10 <0.06
Post Edited (RCS) : 1/1/2011 12:23:07 PM (GMT-7)