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Old 02-20-2004, 02:25 PM   #1
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Combining Cialis with Viagra?

Anyone know about doing this? Is it safe? I know Viagra works well for me but sometimes the erection doesn't last long enough. I'm hoping adding some Cialis to the picture will improve things.

I tried Cialis on its own, and I didn't get the feeling that it was going to be good enough. So now I'm thinking about taking both simultaneously.

 
Old 02-20-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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Re: Combining Cialis with Viagra?

I had the same feeling about Cialis the first time I tried it. I learned, though, that Cialis is great, but that it can take a little bit of time for it to get rolling. Take Cialis a few hours before you're going to have sex and see if that makes a difference. It did with me.

 
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Old 02-21-2004, 03:49 AM   #3
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Re: Combining Cialis with Viagra?

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Anyone know about doing this? Is it safe? I know Viagra works well for me but sometimes the erection doesn't last long enough. I'm hoping adding some Cialis to the picture will improve things.

I tried Cialis on its own, and I didn't get the feeling that it was going to be good enough. So now I'm thinking about taking both simultaneously.
I think you are just experiencing the differences often noticed by men that have tried both drugs. Cialis gives you what most guys classify as a "normal" erection. Viagra gives an erection that most men report as a "steel pipe", often with reduced sensitivity. The most likely result if you took both is a steel erection the first time and a normal one thereafter. What dose do you take of each?

After the most recent visit to my doctor, he gave me free samples of Viagra and Cialis with the warning not to mix them. He said that men who experience side affects with Viagra say they get worse when the two are mixed. It kind of makes sense since most likely they were just increasing the total doseage. Personally, I'm a big fan of Cialis. I use the generic version, Apcalis, and take 10mg every three days. Always ready, morning wood, life is good again. I'm going to Australia on business at the end of next week so I plan to leave it home. When I get back I'm gonna pop a Viagra and see what happens!
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Old 02-21-2004, 05:00 AM   #4
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Re: Combining Cialis with Viagra?

I have to agree that taking both together would not be a good idea. Remember that both medications are fundamentally the same--and both lower blood pressure and relax smooth muscle tissue. Mixing them would, as the previous guy said, be like doubling a dose, and that could be dangerous. I also like Cialis better than Viagra and use the generic--I have much less flushing and heartburn--and I agree too that the initial "result", the first time taken, isn't necessarily typical. I found that after a few times, Cialis worked great, a normal but good erection, none of the steel pipe stuff.

 
Old 02-21-2004, 08:03 AM   #5
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Re: Combining Cialis with Viagra?

Great replies, supertrooper and jim1 and zola. THANKS GUYS! I'd have to agree with the "steel pipe" analogy. LOL!

I guess it's just going to depend on what mood I am in. If I want to be like CONAN THE DESTROYER I'll take the Viagra. If I want a more subtle, natural erection, I'll go Cialis.

But my real problem is the erection not lasting when I take these things. :-( That's why I asked about combining them.

By the way, I have samples of each of these from my urologist. The Viagra samples are 50mg, and the Cialis samples are 20mg.

 
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Great replies, supertrooper and jim1 and zola. THANKS GUYS! I'd have to agree with the "steel pipe" analogy. LOL!

I guess it's just going to depend on what mood I am in. If I want to be like CONAN THE DESTROYER I'll take the Viagra. If I want a more subtle, natural erection, I'll go Cialis.

But my real problem is the erection not lasting when I take these things. :-( That's why I asked about combining them.

By the way, I have samples of each of these from my urologist. The Viagra samples are 50mg, and the Cialis samples are 20mg.
Try splitting them in half. You might not need the full dose for results. I split my 20mg pills with a $2.99 pill splitter from Walmart. If you get a prescrition for Viagra ask for the 100mg pills and you can split them into fours. Viagra now comes in a sublingual tablet that goes under your tongue to be absorbed more rapidly.

How do you define not lasting long enough?
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:19 AM   #7
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Re: Combining Cialis with Viagra?

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Try splitting them in half. You might not need the full dose for results. I split my 20mg pills with a $2.99 pill splitter from Walmart. If you get a prescrition for Viagra ask for the 100mg pills and you can split them into fours. Viagra now comes in a sublingual tablet that goes under your tongue to be absorbed more rapidly.

How do you define not lasting long enough?
Hi supertrooper,

thanks for the splitting suggestion, however, I do believe that I need the full dose for it to work for me. I have split the 100 mg Viagra in the past, but no need to split the 50mg one.

By saying , "not lasting long enough" I mean the erection not lasting long enough to reach ejaculation. :-(

 
Old 02-21-2004, 10:36 AM   #8
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Hi supertrooper,

thanks for the splitting suggestion, however, I do believe that I need the full dose for it to work for me. I have split the 100 mg Viagra in the past, but no need to split the 50mg one.

By saying , "not lasting long enough" I mean the erection not lasting long enough to reach ejaculation. :-(
Oh. How long do you take it before you have sex and how long does it last before you lose it? Viagra is supposed to work 4-6 hours.
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:05 PM   #9
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Re: Combining Cialis with Viagra?

The time lapse before and the duration are really variable--and any honest doctor will tell you that. The usual rule is about an hour before sex, and the duration is usually, like you said, about 4+ hours for Viagra, and longer for Cialis. But no two guys react the same way, and there are other factors too--such as whether or not you've eaten (and what you've eaten), whether or not you are physically tired, and so forth. Neither Viagra or Cialis have ever claimed to be "instant erection" pills, so the bottom line is to figure out what works for you. Another thing, bud, is a big factor: these meds will not and do not work unless you are aroused, and I'd say that means both physically and psychologically too. One of the major differences between Viagra and Cialis is duration: supposedly (and in my case it is true), Cialis will "kick in" faster and last longer. But keep your expectations reasonable: you are not suddenly going to spring a full erection--the meds don;t "do" that--they just allow you to have what you might normally get on your own. I think most guys who actually need them, and are not taking them for a joy ride, will agree with me: you probably won;t get a result you NEVER had before, but WILL get everything you remembered getting before.

It's going to sound lame, but relax a little: this is a bad thing for a guy to experience all in all, and no doubt, you're so upset now that psychologically, you're draining your "power." And that's not without good reason, I know. It took balls to go and get checked out as I said before...so if you're going to use one of the medications, be patient, and go easy on yourself. Try taking a 50 Viagra or a 20 Cialis, and forget about it for a couple hours. Then, when there's no pressure on you to perform, or any possibility that you could become ashamed, try masturbating and see how long it takes you to notice the effects. The advertised, "works in as little as X minutes!" is great marketing hype--but avery guy needs to test the waters on his own. I really wish you all best of luck.

 
Old 02-22-2004, 02:20 AM   #10
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Re: Combining Cialis with Viagra?

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The time lapse before and the duration are really variable--and any honest doctor will tell you that. The usual rule is about an hour before sex, and the duration is usually, like you said, about 4+ hours for Viagra, and longer for Cialis. But no two guys react the same way, and there are other factors too--such as whether or not you've eaten (and what you've eaten), whether or not you are physically tired, and so forth. Neither Viagra or Cialis have ever claimed to be "instant erection" pills, so the bottom line is to figure out what works for you. Another thing, bud, is a big factor: these meds will not and do not work unless you are aroused, and I'd say that means both physically and psychologically too. One of the major differences between Viagra and Cialis is duration: supposedly (and in my case it is true), Cialis will "kick in" faster and last longer. But keep your expectations reasonable: you are not suddenly going to spring a full erection--the meds don;t "do" that--they just allow you to have what you might normally get on your own. I think most guys who actually need them, and are not taking them for a joy ride, will agree with me: you probably won;t get a result you NEVER had before, but WILL get everything you remembered getting before.

It's going to sound lame, but relax a little: this is a bad thing for a guy to experience all in all, and no doubt, you're so upset now that psychologically, you're draining your "power." And that's not without good reason, I know. It took balls to go and get checked out as I said before...so if you're going to use one of the medications, be patient, and go easy on yourself. Try taking a 50 Viagra or a 20 Cialis, and forget about it for a couple hours. Then, when there's no pressure on you to perform, or any possibility that you could become ashamed, try masturbating and see how long it takes you to notice the effects. The advertised, "works in as little as X minutes!" is great marketing hype--but avery guy needs to test the waters on his own. I really wish you all best of luck.
thanks jim1! more good advice!

 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:11 PM   #11
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Re: Combining Cialis with Viagra?

All the ED drugs don't give you erections like the "normal" ones you used to have and it takes a little bit of getting used to how the drugs affect you. As I mentioned earlier, the first time I took Cialis was a little disappointing because I didn't really know how the drug worked. I thought it would give me a hard erection within about 30 minutes with no touching of my penis. I now know to take Cialis several hours before I hope to use it and also know that a little bit of fondling will get me hard if my thoughts alone don't do it.
To be honest, the Cialis erections I get are very, very hard (not steel pipe, but really hard) and I find that my Cialis orgasms don't feel as good as my natural ones. It's almost like I'm too hard. It's kind of hard to explain. Cialis, though, is definitely my drug of choice and I love it - I have no side effects and I get tons of excellent erections for long after the 36 hours stated in the ads.
Anyway, to reiterate what others have said, be easy on yourself and don't expect too much right away. It may take a while to find the proper dose and proper medication. As one guy said, pop a Cialis and then just relax for the day. Cialis lasts forever and there's no need to feel rushed. Enjoy.

 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:33 PM   #12
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All the ED drugs don't give you erections like the "normal" ones you used to have and it takes a little bit of getting used to how the drugs affect you. As I mentioned earlier, the first time I took Cialis was a little disappointing because I didn't really know how the drug worked. I thought it would give me a hard erection within about 30 minutes with no touching of my penis. I now know to take Cialis several hours before I hope to use it and also know that a little bit of fondling will get me hard if my thoughts alone don't do it.
To be honest, the Cialis erections I get are very, very hard (not steel pipe, but really hard) and I find that my Cialis orgasms don't feel as good as my natural ones. It's almost like I'm too hard. It's kind of hard to explain. Cialis, though, is definitely my drug of choice and I love it - I have no side effects and I get tons of excellent erections for long after the 36 hours stated in the ads.
Anyway, to reiterate what others have said, be easy on yourself and don't expect too much right away. It may take a while to find the proper dose and proper medication. As one guy said, pop a Cialis and then just relax for the day. Cialis lasts forever and there's no need to feel rushed. Enjoy.
What dose do you take? Maybe you can cut back a little. I only take 10mg every 3 days. My erection feels very normal as do all the other sensations. Just a thought.
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:26 PM   #13
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Re: Combining Cialis with Viagra?

I take 10 mg of Cialis and am happy with that. I've been taking Cialis once a week for the last few weeks. My erections aren't too hard. It's just that my orgasms are different. The orgasmic contractions are a little different. I think I have fewer contractions. I don't remember if my Levitra orgasms felt different and may try that again just to see if I notice a difference.

 
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Anyone know about doing this? Is it safe? I know Viagra works well for me but sometimes the erection doesn't last long enough. I'm hoping adding some Cialis to the picture will improve things.

I tried Cialis on its own, and I didn't get the feeling that it was going to be good enough. So now I'm thinking about taking both simultaneously.
I combine the two..using 20mg Cialis (Apcalis generic) in the late morning (around 11am) and then 50 mg (before a meal) of Viagra 2-3 hrs prior to sex in the eve. I used to use 100 mg Viagra. I like this combo better. The Apcalis only cost me $3 a pill and I split the Viagra (generic) 100mg, so the combo is inexpensive for me.

 
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