First time posting on the forums so bear with me and feel free tell me if I skip any vital information or break any taboos.
I had RALP on 1st April (great date eh!) following diagnosis in January and since then had ‘all clear’ from post operative biopsy and PSA undetectable so all good.
Continence is returning and not there yet but see good progress and had good support from the hospital physio.
But I don’t feel I had much support from the urology on ED. In the build up to op I had advice, and in plenty of PCUK leaflets as well, that good practice is to start out on 5mg Tadalafil and then ‘if that doesn’t help we have lots of other options’
When I had my surgical/urology follow up the consultant said he was going to issue weekly viagra - I challenged this and he then issued the 5mg Tadalafil. Unfortunately when I’ve gone to get repeats from my GO surgery they have refused and said their guidelines are to only issue a 20mg event pill In all the reading I have done it seems that the initial 5mg daily is as much about penile health and yet I feel my GP sees it only as specifically ED treatment .
Ive asked the Urology nurses for help and whilst saying they will try so far all they can do is send the consultant letter with initial issuing of the 5mg.
They have made me an appointment regarding a Pump and I gather from that I may get a prescription for one.
I have two questions
Does anyone have any advice regarding convincing the GP to continue the daily dose Tadalafil? And any supporting documentation?
And having had this experience already will I also need to get my GO to support the Pump prescription or is it likely they hospital can issue the prescription I can take directly to a pharmacy?
Many thanks in advance
Edited by member 25 Jul 2019 at 14:14
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