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Re: The Pump for dealing with erectile issues after surgery
Did your doc also give you viagra? I'm now 1 year post RRP and have been taking 25mg of viagra nightly. I never got headaches from the viagra although I've had a stuffy nose for a year now and initially I found some light sensitivity - the side effects would have to be very severe before I decided against taking it. Although I'm at the point where I can get a 6-10 erection probably 95% of the time (not that I really consider a 6 adequate for sex) I still don't have nocturnal erections (hope they come back someday). There's probably more activity there at night then there used to be, but nothing like it used to be. Does that ability to have a spontaneous or nocturnal erection ever come back?
Re: Re: The Pump for dealing with erectile issues after surgery
He mentioned Viagra and told me that I could have some samples but I forgot to ask him for them. When he started talking about the Pump I just forgot about everything else. So far no night erections. He talked about getting the sensitivity back and the blood flow back but again, no timetable. The nerves still seem to be functioning (my only evidence is when I take a shower!!) but thats about it. I am really not that fond of the idea of taking Viagra every night if that is what I have to do. If I was still married to my Ex, then I would definately be doing that...but as a divorced man, I don't need to have an erection every night UNLESS I need to do that for a period of time so that the spongy cells don't dry up. Its only been 6 weeks since the surgery so I am still new to this game but I have a few questions for my next appointment! Like I said, I go see the Demo of the Pump in a couple of weeks but I have read on the forum and places where some guys have two pumps, one for therapy and one for right before intercourse, and then those who bought a cheap one at Walgreens (cheap meaning $200 as opposed to $400 for this one I am going to see).
As far as if the nocturnal erection coming back, I dont know. So far it hasnt for me but I'm the new guy on the block!!!
Theraputic Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra) increases blood flow to fine capillaries. It was use for impotence was actually discovered by accident. During medication trials as an aid for people with heart disease, almost every male in the test group came back after taking the medication and commented on the fact that it really increased or enhanced erections. Eureka!! The reason one takes it nightly is to maintain blood supply to the fine tissue while you are healing. The pump does the additional work, so its recommended you do the two together. Once in the morning and once at night, sounds like a lot of work I know but you get into a routine. Funny but I do it while brushing my teeth, always have been a multi-tasker.
Sildenafil Citrate is not covered under any insurance I have found. The most economical way to acquire the medication is have your Dr prescribe 100 mg tablets, then purchase a pill cutter from your pharmacy and divide into four pieces. That way your are getting the dose of 25mg daily.
You can also purchase the medication through Canadian Pharmacy on the web for about 1/5 you pay in the US.