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User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 09:46
Good morning everyone.
I started taken Cialis last Friday (20mg every 3 days) and on Sunday started to develop aches in my legs and buttocks. Last night had poor night, needed paracetamol, this morning still very uncomfortable. It is well documented that this is a side effect.
If anyone one can help with info relating to this ie will this issue subside as I continue to take the Cialis, is there anything other than pain killers to relieve this pain. At the moment the cons certainly outway any potential pros of the drug.
Thanks very much
Regards
AL
User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 10:31

Hi AL,

I don't know if your symptoms will ease or persist? My early experience of taking Cialis was like yours with regard to pain and location of pain. What level of pain are you getting, 1 - 10, 10 being trashing about on the floor screaming in agony? Mine was a about 4, occasionally enough to wake me if I had fallen asleep.

Most people I know of who have taken Cialis do eventually get over the symptoms, within a few weeks. The use of painkillers to control it is about all you can do. Paracetamol and Ibuprofen.

Took mine last thing at night, still do, and in my case the potential benefits far outweighed a few disturbed or sleepless nights for a few weeks.

When do you take yours? If you took them in the morning, the moving about of day to day walking may ease any discomfort? Or may not?

The Cialis promotes blood circulation around the body and should aid your potential long term EF recovery. Only you know if it is bearable and worth it?

So painkillers and beer or wine to help you sleep.

Good luck with it.

dave

Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 12:33

Hello AL

It took me 2-3 weeks to get comfortable with the side effects, especially the sore legs but after a few months I can honestly say they're well in the past....the GP told me to take co-codomol at the same time and it made a massive difference....

Duncan

User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 12:34

This is one of the reasons that 2.5mg or 5mg daily is preferable 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) 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 20mg and with less side effects?

Having said that, John was on daily Cialis for 4 years and the leg pain never lessened. In his case though, it wasn't uncomfortable enough to stop him taking them :-0

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
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User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 10:31

Hi AL,

I don't know if your symptoms will ease or persist? My early experience of taking Cialis was like yours with regard to pain and location of pain. What level of pain are you getting, 1 - 10, 10 being trashing about on the floor screaming in agony? Mine was a about 4, occasionally enough to wake me if I had fallen asleep.

Most people I know of who have taken Cialis do eventually get over the symptoms, within a few weeks. The use of painkillers to control it is about all you can do. Paracetamol and Ibuprofen.

Took mine last thing at night, still do, and in my case the potential benefits far outweighed a few disturbed or sleepless nights for a few weeks.

When do you take yours? If you took them in the morning, the moving about of day to day walking may ease any discomfort? Or may not?

The Cialis promotes blood circulation around the body and should aid your potential long term EF recovery. Only you know if it is bearable and worth it?

So painkillers and beer or wine to help you sleep.

Good luck with it.

dave

Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 10:46
Thanks Dave,
My pain is probably about 5 seems slightly worse at night hence the paracetamol, walking about does seem to ease it. I take mine at lunchtime mainly to avoid other meds morning and evening, having said that have just stopped the evening ones so may take Cialis then. Good to know that the symptoms may ease over time. Really appreciate the advice particularly regarding the wine and beer!
Regards
AL
User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 12:33

Hello AL

It took me 2-3 weeks to get comfortable with the side effects, especially the sore legs but after a few months I can honestly say they're well in the past....the GP told me to take co-codomol at the same time and it made a massive difference....

Duncan

User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 12:34

This is one of the reasons that 2.5mg or 5mg daily is preferable 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) 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 20mg and with less side effects?

Having said that, John was on daily Cialis for 4 years and the leg pain never lessened. In his case though, it wasn't uncomfortable enough to stop him taking them :-0

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 13:24
Thanks Lyn,
It was my uro/surgeon who prescribed (privately) the 20mg (x16), he suggested I speak to my gp to see if he would prescribe on nhs and hey presto (probably already saved the nhs a small fortune by having tests and surgery privately so the least he could do). Will quiz uro next time I see him about reasoning behind the 20mg and if the symptoms don't subside.
AL
User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 14:10
Hi,

I started Cialis about 10 days ago primarily to avert penile atrophy ( on HT - no Iibido) . I'm on a daily 5 mg dose for an initial 28 day trial. I take these tablets alongside the other medication I'm on in the morning. The only side effects I have had have been low back pain. I take painkillers to alleviate the pain but the s/e are easing now so hopefully I can try to stop taking them in early course. I haven't been kept awake at night at all but have found some mobility problems but the situation is improving daily. I have though noticed an improvement to my urinary flow.

John
User
Posted 05 Apr 2016 at 19:51

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.


dave


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.


atb


dave


dave


 

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Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
User
Posted 10 Apr 2016 at 22:20
Why not start on a lower dose and work your way up to a higher dose.

My oh took 5mg daily for some months with side effects limited to chronic heartburn, for which he took lansoprazole
He stopped this because it didn't really work, and started on injections (which do). However, he still takes one tablet every two days. No longer has heartburn.
User
Posted 11 Apr 2016 at 08:18
Hi Louise,
Thanks for the reply and glad your OH has found a solution.
I am only doing what the uro and gp suggested and at the time didn't know that there were other dosing regimes. Having said that my pain has now disappeared so I only suffered for about 5days so this side effect in my case was transient. I have no other side effects. Happy to continue on the 20mg every 3 days. Much more importantly there may also be signs that it is working😀.
Cheers
AL
User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 15:16

Hi Everyone. |Just a hello from a new subscriber. Taken 5mg Cialis daily for enlarged prostate for a week now. Legs, buttocks lower back ache like hell and mostly at night. Also Cialis's other purpose, while  sometimes welcome, can be a bit of a nuisance when it lasts for 2 to 3 hours each night. I will persevere though and hope it subsides.

User
Posted 29 Mar 2018 at 15:59

If 5mg cialis is resulting in 3 hour erections, you shouldn't be taking it. Cialis does not reduce the size of your prostate - speak to your doctor or pharmacist about getting alfuzosin or tamsulosin

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 28 Jul 2018 at 05:20

I’m going on 6 months taking 5 mg generic Tadalafil daily for an enlarged prostate. I also have muscle pain as described on several of these posts. I switched to branded Cialis for 2 weeks and I experienced no pain. I am back on the generic now and the pain is unpredictable: some days I have it and others I don’t. When it becomes severe enough not to let me sleep I take an analgesic. My physician (urologist) does not have a solution short of stopping Tadalafil, which I’m not inclined to do. I suspect the culprit might be the binder used by this generic manufacturer (Netpharma in Slovakia). When I refill the Rx, I’ll try to get a different source and hopefully the pain will disappear. 

User
Posted 28 Jul 2018 at 23:49
I wouldn't count on it being the binder I like the beneficial effects of daily cialls but I can't stand the aches and disturbed vision. I found genetic and branded to be identical in that respect.
User
Posted 28 Jul 2018 at 23:50
I wouldn't count on it being the binder I like the beneficial effects of daily cialls but I can't stand the aches and disturbed vision. I found genetic and branded to be identical in that respect.
User
Posted 29 Jul 2018 at 01:31
John had the branded version and lots of leg pain
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 29 Jul 2018 at 09:25
It’s a catch 22. My leg pain is chronic now but blamed on osteo arthritis in both knees. The doc says it won’t be the Cialis .........
I’m enjoying having an erection back so much that I darent stop it , especially as my next near avenues of treatment seem to be only HT or Chemo. Damned if you do , damned if you don’t. I’m not seeing my Onco till January now where my psa is expected to be over 100. He’s given up offering RT I think

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade
User
Posted 29 Jul 2018 at 10:15
I wouldn't count on it being the binder I like the beneficial effects of daily cialls but I can't stand the aches and disturbed vision. I found genetic and branded to be identical in that respect.
User
Posted 30 Jul 2018 at 15:03

Tell me about “disturbed vision”, please. My eyeglasses don’t correct my eyesight suffiently any longer even after a new prescription. I had attributed to developing cataracts, but the rather quick onset may have other causes and I hadn’t thought of Cialis. 

User
Posted 30 Jul 2018 at 17:49
The Cialis is similar to Viagra and Levitra in that its purpose is to increase blood flow to certain parts of the body. Unfortunately, that includes the eyes and skin as well as the groin. Some people have blurred vision or floaters.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 03 Aug 2018 at 16:12

Started 5mg daily on cialis (tadalafil) for 28 day’s. Stopped after 5 days to share symptoms to see what advice is available from this great community. At 3 days in I get;


1) lower back pain.


2) mental fogginess, slightly distracted and loss of concentration.


3) sleeping is a bit irregular.


Does this make sense and do you think the drugs exacerbate pre existing sports/bone injuries hence the back pain. All symptoms went away after stopping cialis after 2 Days.


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User
Posted 05 Aug 2018 at 23:27
Back pain - yes I got that with Ciallis

Lack of concentration and not sleeping - Now you mention it yes but I put that down to the "stiffie" I now had!!

Ciallis definitely worked for me but I could not stand the side effects. I thought Viagra was better because at least the effects (all of them! ) wear off and don't last for days like Ciallis.

Best of all are the caverject injections get the dose right and its just like old times!

Fortunately after what is now 3 years I can make do with a Durex cock ring most of the time, even had a nocturnal erecting the other night - that was a first for non drug assisted!!
User
Posted 06 Aug 2018 at 01:16

thanks. Gonna try that route 


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