Why am I such a wimp!?

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I am actively researching the best procedure for me, but in the mean time I thought I would try my Cialis again for some symptom relief.

I have 5mg Cialis that my uro prescribed some time ago. I took it for 30 days about a year ago, but I quit because of side effects.

I took 2.5mg ( I cut in half ) 2 days now, and I feel horrible! Flush face, heavy feeling in my head, dizzy, stuffed nose, just overall not myself with 2 tiny doses! It does seem to help with flow very quickly.

I am at the gym right now and I am finding it very difficult to focus on my workout.

Is it just me? Do I need to just power through this feeling? Anyone else so sensitive to meds?

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    I initially had a runny nose etc from Cialis but it went away after a few days - it didn't affect me as badly as what you are describing, maybe give it a week and see ? having said that if you have BPH eventually you should get some procedure to avoid damaging the bladder

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    It took me months to get used to Flowmax and I still don't feel as good as I used to. I hate drugs. I had Rezum in Dec, and my next appt is 2 weeks away, hoping to get off the pills.

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      Tim if you had Rezum 3 months ago if your flow is not already better my guess is it was not effective enough - from what I have read here and it's anecdotal not a proper study if a procedure works men tend to throw the pills in the garbage when they feel they have a much better flow - with something like Rezum you'd have to keep taking if for a couple of months maybe but after around 3 months it's probably as good as it's going to get. By that time the dead tissue would have absorbed or whatever. I hope I'm srong, or maybe you just don't realize you can stop taking Flomax.

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    Drugs affect different people in different ways. If a drug has adverse side-effects for you, it doesn't mean you're a wimp. It's your call to decide to taking for a few more days to see if the side-effects are reduced or minimized. I recommend seeking your doctor's advice. That will be better than random strangers on the internet with no medical training!

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    It is interesting though. I've been reading these boards for two years now and I got the impression that .5 mg of Cialis was relatively side-effect free and an alternative to the other BPH drugs. I just have never been able to get them for a good price from my pharmacy company and I'm skeptical that it would do me much good. For a better price I'd try it. Bobcats: sounds like your reaction is a little unusual.

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      Thanks for the tip unclefester. I have Silver Scripts Medicare Part D and it looks like they still don't have it on their formulary. I looked for Tadalafil 5mg.

      Its ok. I don't really need to take anything as I'm doing fine with cic right now. I thought I'd try it as I'd heard there are less side effects with it. My Urologist actually didn't even offer me drugs; not sure why. He was going to put me in GL surgery straight away after my first visit.

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    I have tried:

    Uroxatral

    flomax

    daily cialis

    i tried cialis for 30 days because of the other obvious benefits. All of these make me feel like - not myself!

    Not looking for advice from strangers on the internet, seeking experience from this forum which seems to be the strongest prostate forum in existence. Without it, I would have never known about all the possible procedures , because my Uro says , take these pills, 0k try these pills, ok lets do a TURP.

    I am overly sensitive to medications both physically and psychologically, just wondering if anyone else feels the same way about meds?

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      Late here... but I am VERY sensitive to all meds... I took Terazosin and thought I would have a heart attack... and that was only 1mg! I just got a script for 5mg Cialis generic...

      What strength Cialis did you try? I find Docs tend to over-prescribe in terms of strength... my Primary wants me to go onto a SSRI antidepressant... talk about side effects! I read way too many horror stories about those... so would get a bad effect for sure...

      Has your UroDoc suggested you try CIC (catheterizing)? I have been doing it for over a year... not a problem at all... but a little inconvenient when traveling, dates, etc... I don't do much of either...

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