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User
Posted 13 Dec 2018 at 21:55

Hi, am new to this community and I need help, my question is, does anyone know an alternative to Caverject impulse without priapism? Caverject is the only one that has given me erection after having my prostate removed but after 3 episodes of priapism and embarrassing visits to A&E, I've stopped using it, I've tried viagra, cialis, pellets, creams, pumps etc. Hopefully, someone has had my experience and something must have work for him,

User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 22:05

I get Invicorp on the NHS, but i did have to buy my own pump.


Ulsterman

User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 16:35

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
It’s a postcode thing I think.  I get a massive hot flush to start with.


Yes Chris .. My chest gets pretty red too!  laughing




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User
Posted 13 Dec 2018 at 22:35
What dose were you on? Have you tried a lower dose?
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 13 Dec 2018 at 23:13

I use Invicorp 25 - have you tried that?  The other injections had me bent over double in agony.


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User
Posted 14 Dec 2018 at 12:47
As above. Caverject was agony. Invicorp25 has been amazing.

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade
User
Posted 14 Dec 2018 at 12:58

Yep! 


Caverject works well for me... but it does give me some discomfort.. not unbearable.. as some here experience.. but uncomfortable nevertheless. 


I use the dual chamber 20microgram version .. but only dial in for a 15microgram dose..


I also confirm that when using Invicorp I have no discomfort at all! 


Unfortunately in my area Invicorp is not provided on the NHS ... so I have to buy that privately 


Luther

User
Posted 14 Dec 2018 at 17:30
Getting the dose right is key, I know it's a pain risking a "failure to erect" but starting really low is key. I would try halving whatever you are using that is causing a prisprism.
User
Posted 14 Dec 2018 at 21:59

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member


Yep! 


Caverject works well for me... but it does give me some discomfort.. not unbearable.. as some here experience.. but uncomfortable nevertheless. 


I use the dual chamber 20microgram version .. but only dial in for a 15microgram dose..


I also confirm that when using Invicorp I have no discomfort at all! 


Unfortunately in my area Invicorp is not provided on the NHS ... so I have to buy that privately 


Luther



 


John was setting it at 7.5mg and that was enough. Dad had to have the single chamber version because he needed 100mg which isnt available on dual chamber  

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 16 Dec 2018 at 10:35

Invicorp for me really does the trick.

User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 15:49

Hi thanks for all the inputs, I started with the  lowest dose i.e. 2.5mcg and no erection so moved on to 5mcg and it worked very well for the first 2hrs then the pain started and it becomes so unbearable I ended up in A&E. 


I have read about this Invicorp25, and am not sure if NHS will prescribe it in England. I want to try it to see if it will help. Can anyone confirm if I can get it of NHS England, thanks for your feedback once again.

User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 16:17

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member


Hi thanks for all the inputs, I started with the  lowest dose i.e. 2.5mcg and no erection so moved on to 5mcg and it worked very well for the first 2hrs then the pain started and it becomes so unbearable I ended up in A&E. 


I have read about this Invicorp25, and am not sure if NHS will prescribe it in England. I want to try it to see if it will help. Can anyone confirm if I can get it of NHS England, thanks for your feedback once again.






Hello jeff11

I use Invicorp when there is a supply problem on the NHS with Caverject ....and can confirm that for me it's just as effective as Caverject, but without any pain!
My NHS Trust does not supply Invicorp and so I have to buy it privately...
I don't know about other Trusts / Authorities... or even if it's been approved for use by the NHS at present.. 
My consultant is quite happy for me to use it though...
Not much help I'm afraid.... Hopefully others will provide you with more info 

Just as an afterthought ..5mcg Caverject  is a pretty low dose...so I would check with a medic before you use Invicorp  as it's only available in 25 mcg aviptadil along with 2 mcg phentolamine mesilate doses as far as I know.. 

There is a 'scale' on the side of the syringe so you can regulate the amount of your dose accordingly ... 

It has a different active ingredient to Caverject as you will know... so maybe there is no comparison to be made

Best Wishes 
Luther 

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User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 16:26
It’s a postcode thing I think. You’ll just have to ask your GP. Otherwise it’s £25 per shot privately but well worth the money. I don’t think priapism is as much of a risk with Invicorp tbh. But I get a massive hot flush to start with.

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade
User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 16:35

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
It’s a postcode thing I think.  I get a massive hot flush to start with.


Yes Chris .. My chest gets pretty red too!  laughing




User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 22:05

I get Invicorp on the NHS, but i did have to buy my own pump.


Ulsterman

User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 22:13

Thanks mate, I will see my GP after the xmas. 

User
Posted 22 Dec 2018 at 22:32

Jeff - my local pharmacy had huge issues getting Invicorp.  pharmacy2u.co.uk had no problems.


Ulsterman

User
Posted 24 Dec 2018 at 00:14

If priapism is an issue on 5mg Caverject, I think Invicorp is a bit of a risk and perhaps should only be tried under medical supervision the first time - do you have an ED nurse or is it all being managed by the GP?


 


There is an antidote for priapism caused by alprostadil; John was prescribed it after our A&E trips but it was on a private prescription and he had to carry special medical notes around with him if he used it. 


Perhaps ask whether you can try Muse pellets or Vitaros cream first?

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"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 24 Dec 2018 at 07:09

Hi thanks,  I've tried both the muse pellets and the vitaros cream with no success. Do you know the name of the antidote that was prescribed for John?  I've got ED nurse I will discuss it with her. Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you all. 

User
Posted 29 Jan 2019 at 13:56

Hi all,


Not meaning to hijack this thread...I used 5mcg caverject for the 1st time last night. Successful result but, my god, the discomfort! 


The actual jab was ok but my penis, once erect, felt under huge internal pressure and was really uncomfortable. The effect lasted the whole 70 minutes of erection and only went away once the erection reduced. It ruined the whole moment and, tbh, I'm not looking forward to future episodes!


Is my experience normal for 1st use? Does it improve or should I consider a pump?


Any advice appreciated  

User
Posted 29 Jan 2019 at 15:29

My husband has got a prescription for Androskat.  Seemed to work well at the doctor’s office, hasn’t tried at home yet. However we live outside UK. 

User
Posted 29 Jan 2019 at 18:27
Caverject was agony for me too. Stopped me using it tbh. There is an injection called Invicorp 25 which worked better and zero pain. Some people can get it NHS but is available online at roughly £25 per jab. Well worth it though

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade
User
Posted 29 Jan 2019 at 18:38

Thanks for that, I thought it might have just been me.


I spoke with my Macmillan nurse who believed it not uncommon to suffer the symptoms I did on the 1st couple of uses. 


Might give it another go in a week or so (having 1st plucked up the corouge) and see what happens!

User
Posted 29 Jan 2019 at 19:34
I used to quote that it felt like my penis had been slammed in a car door. It didn’t actually give me that good an erection either if I’m honest.

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade
User
Posted 29 Jan 2019 at 23:22
The antidote to caverject is sudoephidrim as found in cold cures. When I was using the caverject the urologist told me to take a cold cure and walk up and down the stairs.
Worked every time but takes some practicing having sex while climbing the stairs!
User
Posted 30 Jan 2019 at 08:33

See if you can get some Invicorp to try. As mentioned by others above, it works well for many and is painless. Mine is prescribed by the NHS so it can be done.


Best of luck


stu k

User
Posted 30 Jan 2019 at 09:53

Ha halaughing


Excellent! I'll have a chat with my urologist and gets some tips on stair climb sex techniques at the same time.


Seriously though,  thanks for that, I'll mention the cold cure suggestion and see what reaction I get (from the urologist, as well as my wife!)

 
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