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Posted 26 May 2018 at 18:50

Hi everyone reading thru some of the posts I have seen  quite a few of you are on Cialis could anyone tell me when it is best to start ,I had my op on the 17th April ,I won't be seeing my surgeon until June 13th for the the full results should I  wait until then or do I need to see my own GP any advice would be much appreciated thanks Steve 

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Posted 26 May 2018 at 20:34
Unless you have a heart condition it is wonderful to get on low dose daily Cialis asap. There won’t be any miracles but it just keeps the little fella warm and healthy. The main issue is getting it prescribed and it’s a post code lottery tbh. Also ,NICE guidelines are refuting it’s efficacy despite many many men getting great results. Your GP is likely waiting for your consultants advice before prescribing anything. It’s ok to wait for your first meeting post op but make damn sure he knows you aim to regain erectile function as soon as possible. Ask about ED clinic and ask about a pump on prescription. You sometimes really need to drive your own recovery in this area or you’ll be left out to dry. Good luck

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

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Posted 20 Jun 2018 at 22:05
It is down to cost and I would challenge it, partly because while there is clinical evidence that Cialis daily dose (2.5mg or 5mg) promotes healing of the nerve bundles and recovery of erectile function, the research found no evidence that Viagra has the same benefit. Plus Viagra 100mg every two days is an awful lot to take which means side effects are more likely.

If the GP won't bend, or it turns out that your CCG has put a ban on Cialis daily, the viagra is better than nothing If side effects are a problem, perhaps cut the tablets in half? The chemist should be able to sell you a pill-cutter.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 26 May 2018 at 20:34
Unless you have a heart condition it is wonderful to get on low dose daily Cialis asap. There won’t be any miracles but it just keeps the little fella warm and healthy. The main issue is getting it prescribed and it’s a post code lottery tbh. Also ,NICE guidelines are refuting it’s efficacy despite many many men getting great results. Your GP is likely waiting for your consultants advice before prescribing anything. It’s ok to wait for your first meeting post op but make damn sure he knows you aim to regain erectile function as soon as possible. Ask about ED clinic and ask about a pump on prescription. You sometimes really need to drive your own recovery in this area or you’ll be left out to dry. Good luck

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

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Posted 27 May 2018 at 07:54

Thanks for that advice Chris I shall attend my follow up then I shall be straight down to the GP to see if I can win the postcode lottery ,I can't complain too much as everything has happened so fast its all  been a bit of a blur ,although I do agree after my TWOC it's a case of bye bye see you in six weeks time steep learning curve lol I have got everything I have needed to know reading off this site tis brilliant thanks again Steve ,

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Posted 20 Jun 2018 at 20:13

Well my big day came and went so the words used were you are cancer free and psa level is undetectable so now blood tests every three months .

The question I have to ask all you experienced Gents and Ladies is my consultant gave me a form to hand to my Doctors to prescribe me with Tadalafil which is Cialis 5 mg a day but because of CCG which i'm guessing is all down to cost he has given me Sildenafil 100mg every other day .

So which is best ? and can I appeal to have Cialis as I'm guessing it is a better choice Chris J I know you had a issue getting Cialis any advice would be appreciated thanks Steve 

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Posted 20 Jun 2018 at 22:05
It is down to cost and I would challenge it, partly because while there is clinical evidence that Cialis daily dose (2.5mg or 5mg) promotes healing of the nerve bundles and recovery of erectile function, the research found no evidence that Viagra has the same benefit. Plus Viagra 100mg every two days is an awful lot to take which means side effects are more likely.

If the GP won't bend, or it turns out that your CCG has put a ban on Cialis daily, the viagra is better than nothing If side effects are a problem, perhaps cut the tablets in half? The chemist should be able to sell you a pill-cutter.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted 20 Jun 2018 at 22:23
This is so awful. Apparently the bulk evidence out there is that daily 5mg Cialis has no evidence of being beneficial. Overall maybe they are right. I don’t know. What I do know is that it changed my life like many many others , where most other drugs and event doses and injections were less successful. Just recently I had my daily dose withdrawn due to “ research “ , but after pleading with my GP it was re-established immediately. I have no doubt that side-effects wise and continuity wise you can’t beat daily low dose Cialis and the health it provides in the genital area providing nerves were spared. Any sympathetic GP would prescribe this , especially now it is half the price as generic Tadalafil

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

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Posted 20 Jun 2018 at 23:08

I have been on Sildenafil since I had my operation last year, 50mg twice a week.

To be honest I had hoped that I was seeing better results than I am experiencing so went to the docs and asked for Cialis. She went to write out the prescription on screen but then said she was sorry it was red listed so couldn't prescribe it.

I mentioned all the good reviews from people on this site and she told me to ask the consultant at my next 3 monthly meeting. This has been and gone and the consultant has asked me to do another 3 months on Sildenafil and see how I am doing next time.

I'd like to try the low dosage here's hoping I get the chance.

 

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Posted 23 Jun 2018 at 06:27

Thanks for all the advice I rang my case nurse yesterday just to double check the dosage of 100mg Sildenafil was ok she did say they do get this a lot so I must be playing the post code lottery lol .My nurse is going review how I'm doing at my next appointment then if need be push for the Tadanafil so we shall see what pops up lol in the meantime good idea on the pill cutter Lyn will pop down today to see if I can get one at the moment I am not getting any side effects but 100mg does seem a lot .

Also got my follow up letter today which gave me a psa figure below 0.04 so I'm guessing that's as low as there machine goes no idea why but at the actual appointment he did not give me a figure just feel better now I know what it is, the mind is a powerful tool :) enjoy the sun everybody .

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Posted 23 Jun 2018 at 07:53
Cialis (tadalafil) is out of patent now and the generic version is now being made by at least three competing pharma companies.

The price should drop, so there is no reason why you should not be prescribed the 5mg daily dose on the NHS like me.

User
Posted 23 Jun 2018 at 16:15

Problems obtaining Cialis

 

my husband has been taking Cialis daily since January, and our difficulty is not in getting the prescription from our GP but in getting the prescription filled at the pharmacy.

For the last four months we have had to chase round locally for chemist who is able to order it in.  We have been told it is a supply problem, but after a long discussion with the GP surgery their pharmacy has said they can get it as an "emergency" item, and will try to keep some in stock for us.  Not quite sure it is a emergency ,but hopefully we have solved the problem!

 

Mikesmum

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Posted 23 Jun 2018 at 16:33
I have a lot of medication , and each time I went to the chemist the Cialis was still not in. It’s very expensive apparently. The patent on Cialis has now expired and you can now get generic 5mg Tadalafil which is identical and half the price. Maybe question GP office and or chemist. I just get the generic stuff no probs now !!

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 24 Jun 2018 at 06:31
Pharmacists try to order generic Tadalafil to save money for themselves. However, the last prescription I got was the original Cialis itself, although I have had generics as well over the last few months since the patent expired late last year.
 
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