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    Do the aches / pains from Cialis eventually go away?

    From what I understand, the aches [and pains in more severe cases] sometimes caused by Cialis, are due to the "uneven" expansion of blood vessels. i.e. Part of the vessel are expanding because the Cialis is doing it's job however, other sections are slower to expand [still the original size], causing "bottlenecks" in blood flow and hence the pain.

    So… If this is indeed the case, I'm assuming/hoping that eventually these "latent" sections eventually do expand and the blood flow is evened out; eliminating the aches/pains? And if so, how long does this usually take? Weeks? Months? ...Never?

    I started taking 5mg last week and around day 4 I began getting some minor aches in my glutes and legs.. then eventually my lower back. It's nothing serious, feels like I'd had a tough workout back before TRT, but Aleve hasn't helped much and it's been waking me up the past two nights. I even have prescription Naproxan [high dose Aleve] and it didn't make much difference.

    I have a script, but like most, my insurance won't pay for it. My Doc did give me a 30 day trial supply, with a coupon for another 30 days free, but sadly, my sex life is nonexistent right now. So I'm wondering if I should just stop taking the Cialis, and save what I have for when I do meet someone… OR If the pain does eventually go away, just power through it, reaping the other benefits of daily Clails?

    I've tried searching on this but have had no luck… So what are your thoughts and experiences?
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    I dont experience this with cialis. What made you start taking it? Blood Pressure? BPH? what?

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    Some experiences are different than others. If I take a single dose of 10 mg daily, I get cramping in the left side of my back if I do my usual 3 mile run. Or, if I take a second dose of 20 mg two days later after the first, I start to get a nasty pain in my legs, especially the calf area. Go to two 5 mg doses split 12 hrs apart and it sort of helps, but I do still get some pain. Sucks.

    I have upped my vitamin C to help with my blood vessels, but nothing helps. So I stay mainly at the 5 mg a night level. So to answer your main question - no, not in my case.

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    I get no sides from cia that I can tell, other than extra pump when working out if anything. I usually dose 10-20mg at a time. so i guess it depends on person.

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    Long time C user here. Sadly, the back pain does not go away. I have lessened the amount from 20 to 10 and it helps a bit but only when needed, never daily but I am looking into that too.

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    The pain got the best of me, especially in my back and legs. To the point I had to abort the mission about a week into it. Couldn't sleep well or workout for a few days. Hopin to give it another shot at some point.

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    I've tried everything multiple times to no avail. Low dose (even down to 2.5mg/day), every other day, every three days.

    Most I was able to stand was two weeks of pain in the back of my legs and no sleep with headaches; then gave up.

    Sucks, wish I could take it but can't.

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    Even at 5 to 6 mg Ed of cialis I can't bear the lower back ache. I can't even sleep at night cause it aches so bad. Unfortunately I have just given up on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by forrest_and_trees View Post
    So… If this is indeed the case, I'm assuming/hoping that eventually these "latent" sections eventually do expand and the blood flow is evened out; eliminating the aches/pains? And if so, how long does this usually take? Weeks? Months? ...Never
    Discussed this with my doctor just yesterday. Am not experiencing pain but was curious about blood pressure benefits. He said it can take six months for the body to stabilize on Cialis/Apcalis.
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    Stopped for a while because I started getting bad case of acne like break outs. Stopped but didn't go away. Stopped TRT completely for about a month and all is good now. I haven't started the daily yet but I did take a 20 mg pill for a one nighter and didn't work well. I used to take the V and it worked like a champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OingoBoingo View Post
    Discussed this with my doctor just yesterday. He said it can take six months for the body to stabilize on Cialis/Apcalis.
    Interesting, that must be if on a daily low dose routine?

    I have used it for years and always have the back pain issue. It's manageable with other Meds, but sucks big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastman9 View Post

    Interesting, that must be if on a daily low dose routine?

    I have used it for years and always have the back pain issue. It's manageable with other Meds, but sucks big time.
    Split your dose for a few days and go back up. It worked for me and no more back pain

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    I suppose I should have clarified, I was referring to low dose, long term. In my case 5mg a day. I didn't want to say anything too soon, but the past 24 hours have been better for me so far.

    I would imagine everyone is different depending on how healthy and active you are to begin with, as well as age, etc.
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    Are you sure its the cialis and not the sex causing the back ache?
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    I have the same problem. If I take 5mg on consecutive days. I'll get lower back and leg pains.

    I no longer take it because of this. Really sucks it works so good lol

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    I experienced the lower back pain/hamstring/glute pain when I started tadalafil but it subsided. You gotta lay with though. Mine lasted probably ~ 2 weeks or so. But the benefits were far and away more positive than the achy back/hamstring so I stayed with it. What didn't subside for me was the heartburn...horrid heartburn; however, I chalk some of the heartburn up to the products used to suspend it. I changed sources that doesn't use an alcohol, i.e., ethanol, based suspension medium and the heartburn went WAY down. If you experience the heartburn or are otherwise prone to the condition, better keep the pepcid ac handy if you intend to use the sponsor's liquid cia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdinsOtherSon
    I experienced the lower back pain/hamstring/glute pain when I started tadalafil but it subsided. You gotta lay with though. Mine lasted probably ~ 2 weeks or so. But the benefits were far and away more positive than the achy back/hamstring so I stayed with it. What didn't subside for me was the heartburn...horrid heartburn; however, I chalk some of the heartburn up to the products used to suspend it. I changed sources that doesn't use an alcohol, i.e., ethanol, based suspension medium and the heartburn went WAY down. If you experience the heartburn or are otherwise prone to the condition, better keep the pepcid ac handy if you intend to use the sponsor's liquid cia.
    interesting I haven't made it past the three day mark but maybe I will try to lower the dose and see if the symptoms subside. It was hard to even sleep as I couldn't get comfortable laying down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio-Active View Post
    interesting I haven't made it past the three day mark but maybe I will try to lower the dose and see if the symptoms subside. It was hard to even sleep as I couldn't get comfortable laying down
    Yes, I experienced the pain whilst laying in bed. Mine was more akin to soreness post workout than what I'd consider "pain," so it wasn't really difficult for me press on in terms of the legs/back aches. For me the main issue was the heartburn. Of course we're all individuals and the same compounds affects us all in different ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdinsOtherSon
    Yes, I experienced the pain whilst laying in bed. Mine was more akin to soreness post workout than what I'd consider "pain," so it wasn't really difficult for me press on in terms of the legs/back aches. For me the main issue was the heartburn. Of course we're all individuals and the same compounds affects us all in different ways.
    I never got the heart burn just those extreme aches

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    As a result, have/do you use a PDE5 inhibitor with a shorter half life than tadalafil? That may be an "out" for those who experience the aches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OdinsOtherSon
    As a result, have/do you use a PDE5 inhibitor with a shorter half life than tadalafil? That may be an "out" for those who experience the aches.
    the thing is I like everything else exept those aches but have never attempted to tough it out longer then 3 days. I will give it a try at 6 mg ed and see what happens
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny the blade View Post
    The pain got the best of me, especially in my back and legs. To the point I had to abort the mission about a week into it. Couldn't sleep well or workout for a few days. Hopin to give it another shot at some point.
    I had the same experience with cialis. Even at 5mg a day I would get lower back pain that was to unpleasant to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdinsOtherSon View Post
    Yes, I experienced the pain whilst laying in bed. Mine was more akin to soreness post workout than what I'd consider "pain," so it wasn't really difficult for me press on in terms of the legs/back aches. For me the main issue was the heartburn. Of course we're all individuals and the same compounds affects us all in different ways.
    I was just thinking of these mentioned sides w/tadadafil... I get extreme low back pumps/aches(also in my calves from just walking - they tighten up but can tell they're being worked so I just push through)

    I will add that during hypers or back sessions it's such a crazy low back pump(is it lije the d-Bol pump - I've never used Diana b4 but heard about those low back pumps - are they different??

    I've been taking 5-10mgs daily and didn't know if the heartburn is coming from the C or the supps(I have acid reflux to begin with - OTC Omerprazole/Prilosec works great for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3
    I was just thinking of these mentioned sides w/tadadafil... I get extreme low back pumps/aches(also in my calves from just walking - they tighten up but can tell they're being worked so I just push through) I will add that during hypers or back sessions it's such a crazy low back pump(is it lije the d-Bol pump - I've never used Diana b4 but heard about those low back pumps - are they different?? I've been taking 5-10mgs daily and didn't know if the heartburn is coming from the C or the supps(I have acid reflux to begin with - OTC Omerprazole/Prilosec works great for that.
    keep in mind brothers if you are running pre workout it's going to magnify the sides from cialis as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio-Active View Post
    keep in mind brothers if you are running pre workout it's going to magnify the sides from cialis as well
    That's true... Since starting the neon volt it's gotten worse but I've been pushing through... Some days when I'm walking I need an extra Liter of H2O as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3
    That's true... Since starting the neon volt it's gotten worse but I've been pushing through... Some days when I'm walking I need an extra Liter of H2O as well
    ibuprofen sure helps but I hate taking it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio-Active View Post
    ibuprofen sure helps but I hate taking it
    Saw one of your posts about the ibuprofen and I found some 800mg ers and they have been helping for sure(just don't like taking them often due to liver effects on top of my oral atm...

    Just saw you said you don't like to take it either

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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3 View Post
    Saw one of your posts about the ibuprofen and I found some 800mg ers and they have been helping for sure(just don't like taking them often due to liver effects on top of my oral atm...

    Just saw you said you don't like to take it either
    Load up on NAC for liver support (1800mg per day, divided into 3 doses) accompanied by at LEAST 2x the amount of NAC of Vitamin C with each dose to eliminate oxidation of the NAC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3
    Saw one of your posts about the ibuprofen and I found some 800mg ers and they have been helping for sure(just don't like taking them often due to liver effects on top of my oral atm... Just saw you said you don't like to take it either
    haha no I only take if I really need it
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    Quote Originally Posted by OdinsOtherSon View Post
    Load up on NAC for liver support (1800mg per day, divided into 3 doses) accompanied by at LEAST 2x the amount of NAC of Vitamin C with each dose to eliminate oxidation of the NAC.
    Nice... I was reading your other posts about the oxidation... Now I'm already taking roughly 1800-2400mgs of NAC but also taking winny(oral 75mgs on a backload) I would still think that this much NAC would suffice for both correct??

    I just need some vit C tabs... Thx for the input OOS!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio-Active View Post
    haha no I only take if I really need it
    Oh me too! I hate taking anything if I don't need or require it badly

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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3 View Post
    Nice... I was reading your other posts about the oxidation... Now I'm already taking roughly 1800-2400mgs of NAC but also taking winny(oral 75mgs on a backload) I would still think that this much NAC would suffice for both correct??

    I just need some vit C tabs... Thx for the input OOS!!
    Bold Yes, you should be good to go

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    NAC is one of my staple sups
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio-Active View Post
    NAC is one of my staple sups
    Me too Brother! Like vitamin C, NAC is too cheap with proven benefits to not include it as a staple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OdinsOtherSon
    Me too Brother! Like vitamin C, NAC is too cheap with proven benefits to not include it as a staple.
    oh yes vit c to. Every night vit c NAC and glucosamine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio-Active View Post
    oh yes vit c to. Every night vit c NAC and glucosamine
    X2 except Vit c supp... But I also add Condroiten as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdinsOtherSon View Post
    Me too Brother! Like vitamin C, NAC is too cheap with proven benefits to not include it as a staple.
    What's NAC and what's it do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forrest_and_trees
    What's NAC and what's it do?
    liver protectant

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    N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine... It's great for liver prevention and is a good supplement w/various purposes... Listed above should explain what it does.... Can do...

    And also provides antioxidant support, when coupled w/Vit C it boosts it's effectiveness! 600-1800mgs ed acts effectively on degenerative diseases(chronic as well), and impaired glucose control/& cancer... Anything that passes through the liver(acetaminophen pain killers etc restores protective levels of glutathione(GSH) a natural antioxidant restoring the cells ability to fight damage from reactive oxygen species(regulates oxidative stress to inflammation.... Etc there's a lot it can do...

    Relieves cough, wheezing, cold flu symptoms... It's modified w/sulfur containing amino acid cysteine...


    Got this info from Copyright 2015 Life Extension all rights reserved(all it says) used most of my words except the process of oxidative stress to inflammation (which is what OOS was explaining w/cialis)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bio-Active View Post
    liver protectant
    I didn't realize all it's other benefits till the other night....

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