Cialis for BPH

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Anyone who has tried Cialis for BPH? Can you tell me if it worked to improve urination, and how long it took before it was effective?

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Fred

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    HiLight1, I used Cialis for about 3.5 years 5 mg once a day. It helped me sleep thru the night without having to get up two or more times. Eventually it wasn’t helping with flow problems and going to Medicare they won’t pay for it so tried Flomax but it gave me Tachycardia so I had to stop it also. Had a laser TURP in January (whole other tale). As for the Cialis like I said it worked for frequency for a couple of years and for me started working in a week or two.  Good luck Roy
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      Hi Fred, I had a Holep on January 9th. Initially not to bad. Had a catheter in for two days but was home same day about 1pm. Doc removed 48 grams so it was a decent amount.  Things went well first two weeks I took it very easy.  I have Afib and am in NSR but take eliqus as a preventative stroke measure. So after three weeks I started the eliqus, tripped and kinda strained my groin muscles and started to bleed so stopped and waited two more weeks. Started again and on February 2nd started bleeding real bad as in went to Er got another catheter inserted stopped the eliqus again but this time the bleeding didn’t stop.  Ended up in the hospital again on Super Bowl Sunday for three days and a new catheter was inserted and then my bladder continuesly irrigated for 36 hours via the catheter.  At one point prior to being admitted blood was coming out around the catheter.  Just no fun! I write the detail to let all know Trup is not a simple little procedure. It is a major deal. Now almost 3 months later I can now say the BPH problems are better in I’m now as of last 4 nights sleeping 7-8 hours without getting up to pee and flow is tremendously better almost like twenty plus years ago. I do have retrograde ejection a little weird but getting use to it. The only other side effect which I was told would be temporary and thank goodness it’s resolving itself is incontentince.  It was bad enough I used Depends for 2 months wasn’t thrilled with that but they were better than the alternative!!! I think I’d do it again but I certainly would be more cautious about the eliqus especially since My heart was staying in rhythm and I would try to take to heart potential side effects as things absolutely guaranteed to occur. If i wasn’t in rhythm I don’t know what I do. Hopefully this doesn’t come across as to scary but I think it’s important for the facts to be known. Roy
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      Hi Roy,

      Thanks for sharing your experience. Sounds pretty unpleasant, but glad to hear you are doing better now. Good luck, and please keep us posted on your progress.

      Thanks!

      Fred

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      I was taking Warfarin when I had my second laser procedure in 2013. I stopped it two days prior to the procedure. I bled much more then than after my previous GL in 2004 and was kept for a second night and sent me home with a catheter in and the surgeon had said to come back in a week. Somehow this was changed to two weeks before I was allowed home. I went back on Warfarin on day three. There continued to be some blood in the bag for all of the two weeks but as soon as the catheter was removed and I was flushed out my urine was crystal clear 
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    I initially took tamsulosin for BPH, but had very bad side effects. Switched to Cialis taking 2.5 mg day. My recollection is that it worked fine after 2 or 3 days. I eventually had a PAE, and now am able to be off any meds. If I need meds again, I would try Cialis again.
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    I switched from tamsulosin to cialis and I've done fairly well. I only have trouble with slow flow during the night time hours. That is rather unpredictable.

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