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   Posted 3/11/2011 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Met a wonderful women and there is talk of marriage. I have been cancer free for 5 years but suffer from ED, small price to pay. I now want to treat the ED and so my Oncologist is going to start me on Cialis and says both my blood pressure meds cause ED (Lisinopril, Metoprolol). Now once when I received a heart stent about 2 years ago they took me off all meds for about 2 days and out of blue I got about 3/4 erection. Since it has been 5 years has anyone heard of someone being able to treat ED with drug therapy. Thanks and Wonderful site.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/11/2011 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome new guy.
Course the ED meds are designed to help in a situation like yours smilewinkgrin
Guessing that your Oncologist has factored in the other meds.. So its really a matter of plop plop and see what happens. 
Good luck with the marriage.

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   Posted 3/11/2011 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I can only add that, if you are able given your other meds, try out all the regular drugs (Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, etc.). Everyone seems to have a different level of response to each of these independently. And, at multiple times during your 'recovery' phase. My experience in the early days (up to about 6 months after RALP) was that Viagra did a little, but none of the others helped at all. Now, Levitra gives the best and useable response.
age 52
RALP 10/08
One nerve spared
Gleason 7 - T1c
Pre op PSA 8.2 -- first PSA ever taken at age 50 physical
Most recent PSA 0.02 (12/10)

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   Posted 3/12/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input.
Prostate Cancer, Removed by Da Vincie Robotic
in Aug. 2006 
Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma involving Left and Right Lobes involving 80% of the Specimens
Gleason 4+4=8
Pathologic Stage T2C No Mx
Age at Diag. 51
1 year PSA .02
DES Stent Placement on 12/31/07

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   Posted 3/12/2011 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
id like to add something people rarely talk about vis-a-vis this topic. Before my surgery, when I was worried i might end up suffering from ED ( I didn't ), I would talk to my secretary about it and she helped reassure me in many ways many times over. She would tell me how stupid men were and that there were dozens of ways of satisfying a woman and that if I did end up with ED, it might be good for me cause I would have ot get creative and change things up after 20 years of marriage. I told her she didn't understand from a male's perspective and she said males don't understand that the best sex women have is usually with other women where no penis is involved.

what i'm saying is that I understand what you're saying regarding your new relationship and what you want and what you think she may want/need. but in the end, there are many alternatives and you shouldn't let that get int he way of a good long lasting relationship. I'd just advise on being completely open and honest with her.
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