I had my RP over one year ago and I would like to revisit with you my path to the use of Trimix for those that might benefit from it.
My RP went well, my Uro was also my Surgeon and I am very pleased with my outcome.
The only part that I would change would be my education to dealing with the typical ED issues that most have after RP.
I wish I knew early on what I know now about
ED rehab, this is my attempt to try and help my fellow PC brothers to maybe make earlier decisions.
It seems that some Uro's and surgeons are not very
ED rehab and don't really talk about
it. They don't seem to understand how important it is to us in keeping our male sexuality intact.
My Uro did not even bring ED rehab up until I started asking questions because of the information I was starting to get from these very important sites I have gotten involved with.
After telling him about
my concerns, he finally gave me some ED Drug samples and said to take one every week to help with rehab. I also asked him about
a VED and he said that might help also.
I ended up purchasing a VED and used it for a while but found it to be quit a process to use and not much fun. In my readings I was hearing, "use it or lose it" !!!!
I was over six months out from my RP and had an appointment with my Uro when I brought up the idea of injections, nothing else was working. I told him how I felt and that I wanted to try that approach and he said ok. He wanted me to make another appointment and then come in for a trial injection to see how it worked.
The next week, I went in and he explained the procedure, he injected a small amount of trimix to see how I reacted and WoW, it worked !!!! I was elated at the idea of actually being back in control of my ability to have sex again and the rehab qualities that this might bring me.
I purchased 5 syringes from my Uro with 1 cc of trimix in each one. While reading on the boards, I could see that 1 cc of trimix could send you off to the ER, I have no idea why he would prescribe such a large starting dose !! I think the boards really saved me from this.
The small dose my Uro gave me in his office was around .2 cc and I did have a nice reaction that lasted about
an hour. I decided to start myself at .25 cc and work my way up from there till I had about
a 2 hour reaction which is really good for sex and rehab.
The syringes he gave me were 5 cc and had big needles. Also because of what I had been reading, I decided to get .5 cc syringes with 30 gauge needles. The smaller size syringes gave me really accurate control of my dose and the small needles totally eliminated any pinch feeling I was getting from the larger needles. No pain and accurate control of your dose is really a good thing.
I slowly worked my way up to .5 cc keeping track of my dose, date and site of the injection. I was injecting 3 times per week and unfortunatley did not have a partner to try this out on so I just chocked it up to rehab.
i have now been using trimix since December, had great sex with a gal 4 times, have proven to myself that having a 2 hr woody can be very productive having sex and for its physical rehab qualities.
If I was to do this all over again, I would get started on trimix as soon as possible after RP, would start out with the proper syringe needle combination for accurate control of dose and eliminating any pain from injection and would inject 3 times per week with or without a sex partner.
You might need to challenge your Doctor about
all this and take control !!! This is not at all a mystery to me anymore and it was in the beginning.
From my personal experience and from everything I am reading, there is nothing wrong with this approach, in fact, it should be the standard, not the exception. You should not have to pull this info out of your Doctor nor feel funny asking about
it. Be forward, be strong and take control !!
For us guy's, this is a very big mental and physical challenge that we all need to take control of and it can be done.
Hope this helps some of you make the decision to get with it, you have nothing to loose other than your own sexual well being which was really important to me.
Cheers, and here's to harder days ahead for you that jump on to the Trimix wagon.
PSA: 5/05-2.008, 12/08-2.87, 2/11-4.357
3/11- 12 needle biopsy, 1 core positive GS 3+3
5/3/11- RP performed, tumor volume 1cc, pT2c all margins and lymph nodes negative
PSA: 8/1/11-.06, 10/26/11-.16, 10/31/11-.17, 10/31/11-.19
11/24/11- Started for 22 days
PSA: 12/16/11- .154 Stopped Avodart
12/22/11 Started Trimix
PSA: 3/12/12- .157
PSA: 6/12/12- < .1
Post Edited (trimix) : 7/8/2012 11:08:20 AM (GMT-6)