Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
This is one of the reasons that 2.5mg or 5mg daily is preferable WHAT? WHO FOR? MAYBE FOR SOME, NOT NECESSARILY FOR EVERYONE. to taking the 'event' dose every few days. Some men on here have gleaned a pill-cutter from the chemist and take half a tablet every 2 days - or you could ask the GP to prescribe 10mg instead of 20mg.
Since he is already prescribing you more than twice the NICE guideline (4 tablets per month) IT'S ONLY GUIDELINES.he sounds fairly helpful so would he be amenable to giving you the daily dose instead? I'm not sure of the pricing to GP surgeries but 28 days at 2.5mg (70mg) or 5mg (140mg) might be cheaper than 10 days at
Perhaps, an example of where *unqualified sweeping generalisations*can do more harm than good. Some men who read this may take it as gospel, as prescriptive. One thing that everyone shoud surely be aware of is that no "one size fits all'? Not every prescription for one man works for another, every other.
What, how much is the 'event dose" referred to? Tut Tut Tut. ;-)
Some of us are fortunate to have a somewhat enlightened GP who prescribed 5mg Cialis as a daily dose. 50mg Viagra/Sildenafil as an event dose. 8 per month. This has worked very well for me. That does not necessarily mean anything for you Surr33. It may not work for you at all. In the past I have tried 2 x 5mg Cialis and 3 x 50mg Viagra in one evening, with nill effect. Sadly! I would not even dream of trying that now as things are working, even without meds. Pleased to say.
Want to amend the comment re sweeping generalisations above, but that would put this out of context, so I will leave it but explain it here. In hindsight this is too strong a criticism of Lyns comments and opinions which are based on many unfortunate and sad years of direct involvement in and around PCa. My comments were unreasonable. I hope I never have cause to be as familiar with PCa as many others here.
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man", someone once said.
I am not reasonable where my PCa is concerned. When I was told I could not get a pump early on, my reaction was not "Okay,ho hum, Little Dave dies". It was, I bloody well am because from what I have researched and gleaned it can only help me. If necessary I would have bought one.
When I was diagnosed Cialis at the hospital it was explained to me what the Cialis would do and what the Viagra should do. I was warned about the does and overdoing it etc. Well, I played about with that as well. With good results.
When I had the catheter removed I was told about the PFEs, did not work for me at all. So I stopped. I am 99.9% dry now, worked for me.
Tried Kegels, did not work for me so I stopped.
I was warned that bagging up with a Conveen might make my bladder urethra lazy, may hinder my recovery. Being exhausted every day and dealing with the head issues round that, did me no good at all, so once again I did my own thing, and it has worked for me. If you run a marathon, and get tired, it may hep if you rest and take a break, then run again when you are refreshed. Some men recover according to the books and currently accepted convention. But not everyone.
It's all about putting out a balanced view, in my view.
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