erectile dysfunction

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i am very sorry to say but i have been allowed by my doctor to take this medication for over 8 years. and now for over a year i have had total erectile dysfunction. as you can imagine this has caused majour problems for myself and my partner. should i have been allowed to take this medication for so long totally unmonitered by my doctor. your comments would be most appreciated.

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    I have been on tamsalosin for over 10yrs and in the last 18mths have had a problem with an erection I have taken Viagra but a waste of money I now realise that I believe taking this drug for all these years has solved one problem but created another but I have done my own experiment I left it off a couple of weeks ago whilst on holiday ins pain and bingo my love life roared back into life it ha s given me enormous e problems over the last 18mths to 2yrs i have stopped taking again and things have picked up again but what worries me is stopping it all together but I will see my gp at the end of August .can anybody with these kind of problems give me some feed back

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    since staring this treatment my lower abdominal muscles wont work ,my gp calls them bizarre symptoms so i didn't take it for a week everything is ok again but bladder stopped working again so had to go back on them and suffer lower abdomen pain again and muscle weakness any body else had this problem please
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    Hi

    You should have reported back to your doctor.

    Go back now and ask questions please

     

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    Did it work in the beginning, It must have done some good if you have been on it for 8 yrs. I have been on Tamasolusin for about 14 months at the moment i find it the complete opposite. i'm getting erections in the most inappropriate moments. i am a 52 yr old male, perhaps the erectile dysfunction is unrelated to this drug. i'd seek medical advice if i was in the same position. good luck with it all.
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    I think ED and enlarged prostate are not directly connected.  I have no problem (age 73) with erection (though use Levitra to maintain it). My problem is that Tamulosin can stop ejaculation of fluid (meaning you can reach an orgasm but nothing comes out). My GF found that disconcerting (as did I) until I found the explanation and told her.
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      For some people Tamsulosin has some strange and unpredictable side effects. I had to discontinue this

      treatment after only one week. I desperately tried to keep a record of these events but wrote absolute nonsense. I sometimes go back and read it for pure entertainment!

      Did it improve my urination? Yes, for the the first two days, then it went downhill fast. Better said I went downhill fast!

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      I suspect that as with other drugs, they work for some people but not for others.  I heard about Tamulosin from a colleague who I had noticed was often popping off to the loo, and then was not.  He said the difference was Tamulosin.  So I bought some.  He had warned me that its effect was gradual and I might not notice fewer trips to the loo until I had been taking it for about a week.  He was right.  My GP has since said that info was correct.   If you tried it for a week only, it might be that you had not yet got full benefit from it.  My GP has also confirmed that dry ejaculations can be a by-product of tamulosin.  This seems to be the experience of some others on this bulletin board
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      I think you are absolutely right. However, in my case I solved the problem by using a urinary catheter twice a day. Perhaps I should re-state that.

      My body prefers a non-chemical approach, so that's the path I chose. Best of luck and take care,

      Regards, Alan.

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