Experiment : Cialis replacing Doxazosin

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 So many people on this forum suggested Cialis over other alpha blockers like Doxazosin (that I have been taking effectively for years) that I finally gave in and decided to give it a try. I replaced 4mg Doxazosin with 5mg Cialis for 3 weeks, and the results were not good. Sure, retro ejaculation was gone and erection was improved. However, all of BPH symptoms came back. Low flow, urgency, low void volume, high retention, even stomach cramp. 

 Anyone else tried Cialis before with a result like this ? Can you tell from this that my problem is more of  a bladder or  prostate problem ? 

Hank

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    Some meds work for some, some for others, some for none. It's all trial and error. You might consider switching to Alfusozin - its another alpha blocker with a much lower incidence of RE.

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    Hello Hank.

    Been on A Blockers for a couple of years now. The one I take now has no retro problems and is not a generic. I have no problems with it at all. Try XATRAL XL 10MG. Regards.

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    Hi Hank,

    People react differently to the drugs. I don't think reacting well to Doxazosin versus Cialis will be helpful distinguishing a bladder from a prostate problem, keeping in mind that most of us have some combination of both. If you really want to go the nine yards on that, video urodynamics is the gold standard, assuming it's being done by someone who knows what they're doing. 

    I took Flomax at one point and probably Doxazozin (not sure) but can't remember what dose I took which could be a factor in your case. I did take 5mg Daily Cialis an found it comparable to both, but the marginal results seemed to fade after a month or so. People react differently to different drugs and then there's the dose issue. Not sure if 4mg Doxa is considered a starting dose, medium or high dose. 

    Jim

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       Jim, 4mg Doxazosin is a medium dose. 8mg is high, even though someone on this forum was taking 16mg. 

      I know what tests need to be done. Just that when it comes to urologists I have the worst luck. They just want to push for procedures. Next year, I am planning to change my medical group or even insurance. Until then, I am trying to find out as much as I can, even risking appearing silly. 

      Hank

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