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Old 02-11-2018, 08:16 PM
 
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I've been taking Cialis for almost 10 years now, since I became sexually active, cause the doctor prescribed to me.

I find it very expensive to purchase though, but was able to take it in quarters to save money. I also preferred to take it in quarters cause taking a whole one, would make feel somewhat sick a few hours later.

Over the years though, eventually quarters were not doing it for me, so I started taking halves, but now halves aren't doing it for me at all, and I started having to take the whole pills.

Eventually I am guessing the whole pills are not going to do it for me. I was just wondering if I my body was developing an immunity to the medication, or is that not possible and it's probably something else?
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Do you have an actual medical condition that prevents you from having an erection? Aren't you a little young to have been prescribed that? I think your issue is anxiety and you are focused to much on getting an erection. Usually men older than your self have erectile dysfunction and diabetics can have that issue as well. MY husband who is diabetic fortunately has no trouble getting an erection and he's 45. Have you seen any other doctors about this especially ones that specialize in this type of condition? What does your doctor say? I find it odd that a doctor would prescribe Cialis to someone at such a young age. Most guys your age don't need this medication unless there is a serious underlying condition.
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:16 PM
 
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Yeah I'm only 33 now, and have been taking it since I was like 23 or 24, when I first became sexually active. I wanted to become sexually active before then, but couldn't get erections and sought medication.

I was referred to a urologist and he did some tests and said I was fine, and whatever issues I have are psychological. So the doctor prescribed Cialis for me, saying it helps psychological ED, as well as physical. So I only saw the general practitioner about it who prescribed to me, as well as the urologist he referred me to.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Go to a urologist and talk to them about your concerns and how to stop taking it. You may also need to talk to a therapist as well.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Bloomington, IL
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Yeah I'm only 33 now, and have been taking it since I was like 23 or 24, when I first became sexually active. I wanted to become sexually active before then, but couldn't get erections and sought medication.

I was referred to a urologist and he did some tests and said I was fine, and whatever issues I have are psychological. So the doctor prescribed Cialis for me, saying it helps psychological ED, as well as physical. So I only saw the general practitioner about it who prescribed to me, as well as the urologist he referred me to.
It may help treat it but it certainly doesn't cure it which is what you need to be working toward by seeing a mental health professional. I doubt it has anything to do with physically needing a larger dose - more likely your mind isn't accepting it any more!

Are you still not interested in resolving the underlying issues? In previous posts it is obvious that even when Cialis was "working" it wasn't really - you had the same concerns, you could just do the deed well enough to get off but things weren't how you wanted them.

BTW, if developing a tolerance IS actually possible, that is all the more reason that you need to look into other treatments that permanently resolve your issue.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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I was just wondering if I my body was developing an immunity to the medication, or is that not possible and it's probably something else?
That would be called tolerance, not immunity. There's definitely drugs where certain people will develop a tolerance to them, when taken repeatedly, not sure about Cialis.

Drug tolerance
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Go to a urologist and talk to them about your concerns and how to stop taking it. You may also need to talk to a therapist as well.


This.

Question is for your MD....urologist the specialist for your issues...not cd folks
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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It may help treat it but it certainly doesn't cure it which is what you need to be working toward by seeing a mental health professional. I doubt it has anything to do with physically needing a larger dose - more likely your mind isn't accepting it any more!

Are you still not interested in resolving the underlying issues? In previous posts it is obvious that even when Cialis was "working" it wasn't really - you had the same concerns, you could just do the deed well enough to get off but things weren't how you wanted them.

BTW, if developing a tolerance IS actually possible, that is all the more reason that you need to look into other treatments that permanently resolve your issue.
I went to a therapist before for the issue, but I feel like my system has perhaps developed a tolerance to the therapy as well. I can get put in the therapy list and see someone else again.

However, is it possible for the mind to develop a tolerance to a drug? I thought that when a person takes a drug, the drug is going to do it's thing in the person's body, and the mind will not be able to stop it.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Fountain Valley
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One other thing you might try is to ask your Doctor if you can try one of the other medications that are available. I've never tried Cialis, but I've taken Viagra and Levitra. Levitra worked best for me because Viagra cause a couple little side effects that I didn't like.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:50 PM
 
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Okay thanks. I tried Levitra before actually. It's been so long I forgot I was switched over, but I do have Levitra in my records. I could try going back to it.
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