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User
Posted 07 Jul 2018 at 18:00

Hi people,


wonder if anyone else here suffers with restless leg syndrome?


So I'm 69 year old and now 3 months post robotic surgery and have been prescribed Cialis 50mg twice a week. Took the first yesterday, didn't make a jot of difference to getting an erection, but it knocked my legs sideways to say the least....It was as if I had not taken any medication for my legs and kept me up all with the pain...


So I have a couple of questions...


Firstly can I cut the cialis into 4 and if so will it still do the job in the long term ? I have no idea if a smaller dose will effect my RSL but it's worth asking..


Secondly I bought a pump of the internet but each time I use it one of testicles get sucked inside the machine ... flipping hurts a lot 😨 What can be done to stop this please...?


I am so lucky to have the most wonderful wife who says I'm not to get stressed as it is okay, but I know just how much our lovemaking means to her. So I need to find a way of making this work for us both...


Any advice would be most welcome..


David

User
Posted 07 Jul 2018 at 20:25
The maximum event dose of Cialis is normally 20 mg and only to be used three times a week with a minimum of 24 hrs between each dose, so I’m not sure if you are talking about the same drug ?? I take 5mg daily Cialis and it has certainly returned me to normal function after 3 yrs , but I do have excruciating leg pain most of the time if I’m honest. Very regular use of the pump is essential even if not for penetration , to keep your penis healthy. If it is a one handed version then pull your scrotum and testicles out of the way whilst a vacuum is being created. At one point with my pump — somaerect response 2 — I bought a smaller tube insert as I was developing a bend. It had a smaller entry so less chance of sucking random stuff in.
It’s been a long journey for my wife and I , me being 48 at surgery, and tbh I’m still grieving for my loss , but we found loads of ways to enjoy lovemaking using gadgets and props from Lovehoney.com , and in essence we were probably having more fun and intimacy than most able bodied couples lol. Don’t rush it nor give up hope.

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade
User
Posted 08 Jul 2018 at 01:38
The 50mg pills will be viagra or its generic equivalent. Does the same thing as ciallis but doesn't last as long.

Pumping takes practice - try just using a bit of soapy water to get the seal rather than the expensive gloop they recommend!

Try the injections too they work - sometimes a bit too well - hence when after a bit of "extra stiffness" tonight I am still sat here at 1.30 waiting for it to wear off!!
User
Posted 08 Jul 2018 at 10:24

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
The maximum event dose of Cialis is normally 20 mg and only to be used three times a week with a minimum of 24 hrs between each dose, so I’m not sure if you are talking about the same drug ?? I take 5mg daily Cialis and it has certainly returned me to normal function after 3 yrs , but I do have excruciating leg pain most of the time if I’m honest. Very regular use of the pump is essential even if not for penetration , to keep your penis healthy. If it is a one handed version then pull your scrotum and testicles out of the way whilst a vacuum is being created. At one point with my pump — somaerect response 2 — I bought a smaller tube insert as I was developing a bend. It had a smaller entry so less chance of sucking random stuff in.
It’s been a long journey for my wife and I , me being 48 at surgery, and tbh I’m still grieving for my loss , but we found loads of ways to enjoy lovemaking using gadgets and props from Lovehoney.com , and in essence we were probably having more fun and intimacy than most able bodied couples lol. Don’t rush it nor give up hope.


 


Sorry Chris J . Meant to say 20mg.... ... RLS is very nasty and lots of things can effect it. There is still no cure for it, only a limited number of drugs which can (sometimes) hold it at bay. For instance if I take just one small glass of beer after about 6 pm then I suffer all night, regardless of any other drug I may be on, So if I'm going to take Cialis then I'm thinking little and often, rather than two large doses each week. 


I'm still waiting to see the ED people, been referred  so will just have to wait and see, in the meantime I think I'll not be taking any drug until then ...


More practice with the pump I think ....


Thanks for your reply.. 

Edited by member 08 Jul 2018 at 10:24  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 08 Jul 2018 at 12:41
Ok friend but 5mg per day is a great way to keep him healthy as is the pump. I still use it each time I shave. Look at the SomaErect response 2 on imedicare.com. Brilliant pump , quite expensive but available on prescription depending on your GP.

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade
User
Posted 10 Jul 2018 at 12:39

From my experience the pump takes quite a few weeks to re-establish something like the previous erect penis size. At the beginning it was clear that a lot of the tissue had tightened up, and it didn't take much enlargement to feel quite uncomfortable. Added to that, because its size was small there was room for a testis to get drawn up as you report - even more uncomfortable!


Like Chris J I have the SomaErect pump from my local NHS. It came with an inner tube of smaller diameter, which I used at first. There was associated with that an inner rubber seal, and that was important in reducing the space for the testicle to get involved. I still had to manually hold my bits out of the way though.


Slowly but surely though the ability of my penis to enlarge increased, and the problem got forgotten. After a couple of months of regular pump use it was reassuringly similar to a "proper" erection, which indeed slowly then became possible. Now the insert tube of the pump seems too small to imagine I ever needed to use it.


Good luck, and have patience.


(Sorry, I can't add any personal advice on the leg problem).

 
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