Cialis vs Viagra. Newbie checking in.

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   Posted 4/1/2011 5:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I am from Louisville. 51. Insulin Dependent Diabetic since 08.

I have been reading the forums for a while. I know there is a post concerning this subject but wanted to ad my experience.

I have found that with either Viagra or Cialis, if you take aspirin at the same time, the headaches aren't there. None. I take 3 aspirin when I take my Cialis.

Cialis last's longer. Exactly how long, I don't know but I do know in the morning after I am well ready for round 2 or 3. At times even after lunch the next day. I take it on an empty stomach and a little later, giving it time to be absorbed into my system, I eat a snack. I also have to be careful with my BG numbers.

The one question I have that somewhat concerns me? Is anyone having dreams or thoughts about weird things? Unusual things?

After taking Cialis on occasion for a while it seems I am having sexual dreams and thoughts that I didn't have before?

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   Posted 4/1/2011 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
no reason for concern. that sounds healthy.

I only had wild dreams when I travelled to Asia and took Lariam to prevent malaria. Hideous drug which even the army has banned now. It took me 3 months to get off the bizarre side effects of that drug and a week later found out I had pc.

I also prefer Cialis.

I make the mistake of not taking it for a few days at a time so I can have sex without and track my progress "au natural" but it's more fun on Cialis for now. Hadn't given any thought to taking on an empty stomach. Thought that was required only for Viagra. Do not get headaches from it, but did have a mini anxiety attack yesterday and wondered if there was a connection.

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   Posted 4/1/2011 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I havent had any anxiety issues that I know of or connected to it as of yet.

As far as taking on empty stomach, that is just my preference to aid in digestion a little quicker. I do however, make sure I take aspirin at the same time.

As far as it being more fun taking Cialis, I agree. My wife says I dont need it. However, she gets more for her money when I take it.... turn

Bob D
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   Posted 4/2/2011 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I found Cialis to work great when recovering from RP 3 years ago. I have no problems having sex now even with no meds. I did find the Cialas lasted for several days when I took it.

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   Posted 4/3/2011 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Cialis stays in your system for 36 hours, the longest of the ED meds. It is also what my uro prescribed for penile rehab, 5mg daily. So far after close to 4 months post op, not enough wood to start a fire. Apparently though that's not entirely unexpected or unacceptable since the presence of a PDE5 inhibitor is beneficial for long term penile tissue health.

Of the three, Cialis has fewer side effects for me and I like that it has a lasting effect. Prior to my surgery my uro had me on 5mg Cialis and tossed in a few 20 mg for fun. For a day and a half just the slightest breeze would raise the flag full mast, my wife wasn't amused, I loved being a teenager again. smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 4/3/2011 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
 My doc told me to take 5 mg every other day.  This works when I take pill the day I have sex.  The odd days are less predictable.
How much Cialis are you guys taking? 
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PSA 4.1 - November 2010 after a month of antibiotic, DRE Normal
Age 41 in December 2010 at Dx of 6 of 12 cores positive T1C and Gleason 3 + 3

open RP on 2/14/11 at Mass General

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   Posted 4/5/2011 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
My script is for 20mg but if I take the 20 it gives me the jitters or something. It totally does what it is supposed to do if I take the 20mg through the next day though.

I fill my script for 5 at a time, and break them in half which gives me 10 dosages and this works fairly well for me.

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   Posted 4/5/2011 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried Cialis a single time, 20 mg, upon catheter removal, and had such a severe backache that prescription pain killers would not touch it; this lasted for 8 days. Tried Levitra and Viagra, and nothing, yet. Sure would like to find something that would yield success.
Age 61
PSA: 12/09 7.3 (Proscar) -- 7/10 9.06 (Proscar)
Biopsy 9/13/2010
Diagnosed 9/20/2010
One of 12 cores positive: <5%

RRP at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 12/15/2010
Gleason 3 + 4 with tertiary grade 5
Tumor confined to the prostate
Surgical margins negative

Catheter removed 01/03/2011
Pad free with min leakage 01/18/2011

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   Posted 4/5/2011 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
dtherren: Levitra also requires empty stomach.

Best 2 hours before or after meals. (okay, that gives you about a 15 minute window...) but I find that for me, if I take it an hour to hour and a half before dinner, I can eat, drink (within reason) and be merry, and still have a positive effect for activity after all that.
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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 4/5/2011 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
the muscle aches went away after 10 days for me.
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