Posted 1/25/2007 9:21 AM (GMT -7)
M. Kat said...
Raheeb, alldaychemist is a non-US provider of drugs. after hearing about
it several times, I finally ordered their version of cialis (60 pills for $63). we're waiting for the pills to come in. I would like to find a lab that will test it, but don't have a clue how to do that. We are hesitant to do this, but figured if others here have experience with it and are fine, then we will be too. maybe that is being naive, but we figure it's worth the chance. cialis is $12 a pill and taking it every other day gets to be very expensive. it infuriates us that the US health insurance companies won't cover it for post-surgery rehab. let's all take a deep breath and relax. I know we're getting frustrated.....kat
Thanks for this info, M. Kat... My original question probably wasn't clear, which led to some confusion. I was looking to see if anyone had experience with Revatio, not the cost issue, though it's related.
Mostly I was shocked when I went to the pharmacist and they told me Revatio was for pulmonary arterial hypertension - I didn't read up on it when my doctor's assistant put the order in, other than that it was the same drug as Viagra with different dosage. The pharmacist hadn't heard of any of the ED drugs being used for post-prostate-surgery, so that didn't help either.
After discussing with the physician's assistant yesterday, they have told me to skip the Revatio AND the Viagra, to use the pump twice daily, and use the Cialis "on demand" for sex. Quite a bit different from using the pump daily, Cialis every other day and Viagra on demand. The doctor is busy with surgery and I haven't spoken to him yet, so for now I am thinking of trying to use the pump twice daily with every other day Cialis. I have an appointment for follow-up for my second post-surgery PSA, so I'll discuss it further with him there.
Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: 3+3=6
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches
post-surgery Gleason score: 3+4=7
negative margins from surgery
number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
first post-surgery PSA: 0
ongoing post-surgery treatment: Cialis every other day, Viagra "on-demand", ErecAid pump daily