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Cialis and Heartburn

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Posted 07 Jan 2019 at 10:43

Hello

I had my RALP on 21 November 2018.  Gleason 3+4 and T2a.  Thankfully PSA was zero post surgery and all the pathology showed no cancer had escaped.  A few post op complications with infection and heamatoma led to re-admittance to hospital for 5 days, but I am  improving daily now and feeling almost human again.  Good urinary control and keeping up the daily pelvic floor exercises.

I started 5mg daily Cialis around 7 days ago on the recommendation of my urologist.  For the last 3 days/nights I have had uncomfortable leg and back pain, which is bearable, but horrific acid reflux/heartburn which is not and comes on around 2 in the morning and keeps me awake for several hours with pain that can only be slightly relieved by walking about.

I was diagnosed with a hiatus hernia in 1990 and currently take Omeprazole 20 mg daily in the mornings to control this.  Rarely had any heartburn issues until I started on the Cialis, but guess this condition is not helping.

Having read some info I have now taken my Cialis first thing in the morning to see if this helps.  I have read elsewhere that the pain and heartburn side effects can naturally subside, but would welcome any advice from fellow sufferers.

Not seen any benefits from the Cialis, but I understand this is very early days for me.

Any help and advice would be appreciated.

Mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by member 07 Jan 2019 at 12:21  | Reason: spelling correction

User
Posted 07 Jan 2019 at 11:56
I take my daily Cialis 5mg at bedtime. I have awful leg pain but put up with it as I like the natural erections now. But I’m 3 1/2 yrs post op and incurable so I’ll take it till I go on HT and become a monk. Yes it gave me bad reflux and swallowing problems but I was put on pantoprazole and it fixed it. Good luck

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 07 Jan 2019 at 15:23
Cialis doesn't definitely work for all men that have had nerve sparing, Francij - it works for about 28% of men who have retained at least some nerves.

But yes, acid / reflux / leg pain are all common side effects.

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

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User
Posted 07 Jan 2019 at 11:56
I take my daily Cialis 5mg at bedtime. I have awful leg pain but put up with it as I like the natural erections now. But I’m 3 1/2 yrs post op and incurable so I’ll take it till I go on HT and become a monk. Yes it gave me bad reflux and swallowing problems but I was put on pantoprazole and it fixed it. Good luck

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 07 Jan 2019 at 12:40
Yes they are all the delightful symptoms of Ciallis

I found them a real drag but they definitely work re erections if you have nerves spared.

Once you have recovered try swapping to Viagra for events, it works just as well for me and by the time you get up the similar side effects have gone. Good news for me is I only need it when I am on a downer - proves that erection issues are often in one's head!

User
Posted 07 Jan 2019 at 15:23
Cialis doesn't definitely work for all men that have had nerve sparing, Francij - it works for about 28% of men who have retained at least some nerves.

But yes, acid / reflux / leg pain are all common side effects.

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

User
Posted 08 Jan 2019 at 23:21

The Cialis can have these effects, up to you if you decide to persevere and give Cialis a chance to work for you.

Back in the day, I read the potential benefits of the Cialis, decided to go with it, took painkillers to deal with the aches and pains that did keep me awake at night early on. Were those aches and pains unbearable? Maybe I thought so at the time. Looking back now, the leg pains were at 6 or 7/10 some nights. But, after about 4 to 6 weeks, my body got accustomed, and I no longer have pain. I am so glad I persevered.

There was mention on another thread about there being no visible results for Cialis.

I would look for the less obvious potential side effects such as nail growth, hair growth or thickening. The repair work done internally by Cialis may not be immediately apparent but the proof that bit is working may manifest in other areas. If something is growing to indicate that circulation is improved, Cialis is working maybe?

I've got great nails today. Not a lot of hair though.

dave

 

Edited by member 08 Jan 2019 at 23:22  | Reason: Not specified

Do all you can to help yourself, then make the best of your time. :-)
User
Posted 09 Jan 2019 at 13:32

Cialis gave me a bad case of indigestion at night but switching to taking it first thing in the morning has seemed to put a stop to it.  

Does it matter at hat time of day it is taken?

stu k

User
Posted 09 Jan 2019 at 14:06
Makes no difference at all tbh once the level has built up in your body

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

User
Posted 26 Apr 2019 at 15:38

Some time since I commented here but to update what happened to me.

The belly pain became unbearable even with Omeprazole and Ranitidine, so I stopped taking Tadalafil after around 10 days.  Pain continued and I ended up having to call an ambulance out one night in mid January.  After some further consolations and CT scans, I was advised to have my gall bladder removed which happened 2 weeks ago with no problems.

I remain unconvinced that the gall bladder was really the issue here, but I have been advised to now go back on the Tadalafil 5mg daily.  I am apprehensive that the belly pain will recur, but equally nervous that I may never recover any erectile function if I don't give it a go.  I have never been offered an alternative such as a pump and interested to read about the need to keep things "active" to avoid atrophy.   Dry limp orgasms are possible, but certainly no erection in sight. Not due to see my consultant again until June.

I will try taking the first tablet today and see what happens next.  Is there a better time of day to stick to?

Not lost sight of the fact that I have been lucky with the cancer but the ED effects are mentally tough.

User
Posted 26 Apr 2019 at 17:59
Tadalafil can cause some stomach ache but is not known for causing such extreme pain.

John always took his Cialis at bed time. If he used a Viagra or Caverject during the evening, he knew not to take his Cialis that night. If he was taking the Cialis earlier in the day, he would always have needed to know in advance that he might be wanting to take a Viagra later ... or might want to use a Viagra or injection but not be able to because he had already had his Cialis that day.

Does that make sense - it was hard to explain coherently? :-/

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

 
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