chrisg3

Caverject

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I am a type 2 diabetic taking insulin, I had difficulty getting an erection, I tried all 3 main tablets, all worked but Levitra was the best, then last year it was discovered that I had a severlyey enlarged prostate, plus suspicion of bladder cancer.

I was operated on within 14 days, bladder all clear and had laser treaitment to clear out prostate, now I cant get an erection even with tablets and I dont cum at all

Following some net research, I discovered 2 products which supposedley go a little bit further Muse and Caverject, so far only tried Caverject.

Its not pleasant injecting the base of your penis, but no worse than my diabetic injections, but oh boy does it work, still experimenting to see how much I require for a longer lasting hard on

I got my Caverject via ebay, now waiting to see a specialist nurse on NHS to get the correct amount.

Be warned I live in West Kent and they wont fund it, but going to see someone in Dartford, where they will fund it

Going to try Muse next, this is a tablet you stick up your penis, cant be as bad as injecting your old chap

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Have a patient who switched from Caverject to Muse with good result. All diabetics should get ED drugs (limited quantity though) via the NHS, bit confused if they aren't funding!

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I totally agree, and have had Viagra and Levitra prescribed for several years, but when I went to see my GP, he agreed to put me forward, but he received a letter from local consultant stating the local PCT were not funding erectile dysfunction cures, postcode lottery?

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Alprostadil was all we had prior to sildenafil becoming widely available at the end of the nineties.  It is good I agree and I do hope that you get a result in finding someone to prescribe.  Never tried Muse.  

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I totally agree, and have had Viagra and Levitra prescribed for several years, but when I went to see my GP, he agreed to put me forward, but he received a letter from local consultant stating the local PCT were not funding erectile dysfunction cures, postcode lottery?

 

Check this link out:

 

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/882.aspx?CategoryID=61&SubCategoryID=612

 

Seems pretty clear here.  From the 1st of April all PCT's have now ceased to be the body which 'purchases' health for the community and local Commissioning Groups have taken over this role.  Might be worth complaining to your local one?

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Contacted my GP, they knew nothing at the moment seems PCT's have been scrapped, however they know nothing about the new Commisioning Group, how it works etc., so typical Government/NHS, maybe they should run a mushroom farm

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This is happening everywhere.  The NHS in every local setting is undergoing a car crash change of power from the old PCTs (now dead) to the new Clinical Commissioning Groups.  The only problem is that there was minimal continuation planning and so a whole lot of functions of the previous PCT are in limbo whilst people try and figure out who should be doing what.  The budget to run the Clinical Commissioning Groups is less than that to run the PCTs which means less staff and less departments so I suspect lots of things are going to be brushed under the carpet and patients/clinicians locally will just have to make it up as they go along.

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Went to hospital today re ED, been prescribed Viridal Duo, got a sample pack with 4 doses of 20mg, and told to go to GP when I need more, not sure how many a month I can have

 

So far injected 15mg not bad but might go for full 20mg, see how it goes

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Not tried Viridal Duo or Muse, but alprostadil seems to the active ingredient in both.  Both products are presumably manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.  I should investigate.

 

 

This is happening everywhere.  The NHS in every local setting is undergoing a car crash change of power from the old PCTs (now dead) to the new Clinical Commissioning Groups.  The only problem is that there was minimal continuation planning and so a whole lot of functions of the previous PCT are in limbo whilst people try and figure out who should be doing what.  The budget to run the Clinical Commissioning Groups is less than that to run the PCTs which means less staff and less departments so I suspect lots of things are going to be brushed under the carpet and patients/clinicians locally will just have to make it up as they go along.

 

Excellent post, James.  I could weep when I see the money that's being wasted through unnecessary restructuring.  The NHS is far from perfect but being such an unwieldy beast continual tweaking is the answer, not radical, costly change when we're drowning in the rhetoric of austerity.  They clearly haven't thought it through and I confidently predict a chaotic transition that will have a lasting negative impact upon patient care.  The stealthy creep of oursourcing privatising many NHS services is also a major anxiety.  I have some depressing stories about wastage, but they're beyond the remit of this thread.  

 

<And breathe.....>.

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For your information, I was told Muse is not used so much now, yes it does contain alprostadil, but in a great volume, but it only uses about 20% of it getting an erection, and according to my consultant, it is hit and miss.

 

I am an insulin dependant diabetic so using a needle holds no fear for me and Viridal Duo uses a small needle similar to my diabetic pen whereas Caverject's needle is rather long and frightening.

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Chris.  As someone else who is also, for very different reasons, unafraid of needles; let me reassure you, the Caverject needle is very, very fine.  

 

How was the 15mg dosage of Viridal Duo?  Did you achieve a full erection capable of penetrative sex, or was it semi-erect?  I'm curious because your intention is to take 20mg next time.  

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