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Old 03-02-2007, 06:20 AM   #1
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Cialis for women?

I take Prozac for anxiety, which also causes me to have NO orgasms. So the doctor tried me on Wellbutrin to help off set the side effects from Prozac. I was hoping that it would work, but after 2 weeks I broke out in hives and had to stop taking it.

She mentioned Cialis and has some samples for me. Does anyone know if it works for women?

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Old 03-02-2007, 07:02 AM   #2
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Re: Any women take Cialis?

I have read that they were doing trials with women on Cialis.

Is the benefit of Prozac worth no sex?

 
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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Re: Cialis for women?

The only drug that I have seen is the OTC avlimil. I believe that it manufactured by the same company as Smiling Bob's Enzyte.

 
Old 03-02-2007, 04:32 PM   #4
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Re: Cialis for women?

Thanks for the info.! I will look that up and see what research I can find.


 
Old 03-04-2007, 03:02 PM   #5
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Re: Cialis for women?

I have heard that trials were done on Viagra for women but did not have any positive results.
My wife tried Viagra and felt nothing, however, you must, I repeat, MUST take it on an empty stomach and no food for the next hour.

But the problem you have is not from blood flow (which is what Viagra and Cialis help with), you have a problem with desire.

Prozac makes you have no bad feelings, emotionally. And no good ones either.
Right? You are just in the middle, no feelings at all. Thats what it is for. To keep you on an "even keel."

So fixing the blood flow wont fix your emotional "even keel."

My wife took something similar to prozac, called Paxil. It is the same type of drug and she took it for depression. After she couldn't stand it anymore because she felt nothing, bad or good, including orgasms, she told me she wanted off. So I gave her a shot of rum and coke and she stopped the paxil.

WARNING: That was dangerous, I've been told. She had only been on the paxil for a couple of months. You just can't stop taking paxil or prozac, you are supposed to ease off of it gradually.

But drinking rum and cokes helped her, and she started having orgasms again.
Since she stopped the paxil, she told me many, many times that she hated the effects of Paxil and won't ever take anything like that again.

By the way, she still has depression. We both are moderate drinkers and we both smoke pot. That is the most helpful to her, by the way.

 
Old 03-04-2007, 03:05 PM   #6
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Re: Cialis for women?

By the way, I took a Cialis yesterday. So I have experience with Cialis and Viagra. With Cialis, you can eat and it still will work. Viagra must be taken on an empty stomach.

I wish you well and hope you find something safer and better than Prozac.

I also used to take Prozac, I have Tourettes syndrome and heard (on this board, in fact) that it helps. It did not. It made me numb and I sweated all the time.
As a salesman, it almost ruined my job.

Prozac sucks. Find something else before your lack of orgasms drives you crazy!

 
Old 03-08-2007, 08:22 AM   #7
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Re: Cialis for women?

I read yesterday that they are in Phase II of clinical trials of Cialis for women. Hope this helps.

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Old 03-09-2007, 02:47 PM   #8
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Re: Cialis for women?

Just an update: I decided to give Wellbutrin another try and phase off from the Prozac.

I am happy to report that I feel great! I stopped the Prozac "cold turkey", not rec. but that is my ADD coming out. With doing so with the Wellbutrin in my system it was a smooth transition.

I have been wanting sex bad the last few days. Doesn't help that my husband is away for 7-10 days

Can't wait for him to get home and with any luck.......!!!!

 
Old 03-12-2007, 06:21 PM   #9
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Re: Cialis for women?

Sportbikechick,

I've been in similar shoes, and I'm so glad your doctor was wise enough to offer. From my perspective the notion that these meds are useless to women is complete poppycock and massively stupid. I'm sure it won't work for all women, just the way it doesn't work for all men, but it's sure worth trying if you've got the antidepressant thing going on.

Viagra definitely helps me to regain sexual sensation and ability to climax beyond what is even "normal" for me, a woman, who sometimes loses the ability to climax, and sometimes nearly all sexual sensation, with my SSRI treatment.

I'd love to try cialis but hubby and I are on different continents right now, but it may be in our future. Right now I have some Kamagra I'm planning to try when I get home.

Several years back I was on a hefty antidepressant cocktail and lost nearly all sexual sensation. Not only was an orgasm not going to happen, but I really didn't have much sensation in my genitals at all. I complained bitterly to the doctor, who offered nothing but more SSRI's, which I tried with no success.

BUT THEN...

Some crazy hippie girlfriends of mine, one of whom worked in a Urologist's office, had gotten samples of Viagra and were using it recreationally. Themselves. Didn't even tell the guys that they had it.
Not a one of the group had negative results. They noted some side effects, but RAVED about how great it was, none the less.

Eventually, after discussing the subject with my doctor, who was somewhat supportive theoretically, but prickishly refused to actually prescribe it, I decided to try V and did have fantastic results, but it was after I altered my SSRI schedule a bit.

What worked for me was a combination of reducing my regular old SSRI's a skosh (about 25%.. had to break up the pills) to regain some sensation (not enough to climax, maddeningly,but the presence of some sensation) which inspired me to try V and wow did it work!

Viagra does make my nose stuffy, and everything looks like I have colored glasses on for a few hours. Otherwise it's not bothersome.


I wish you the best of luck!

JC

 
Old 03-19-2007, 03:16 PM   #10
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Re: Cialis for women?

JCCat, please tell more about viagra and what it did for you. My wife tried it and got nothing. But I think she may have taken it and eaten food, which will ruin it, as you may know.
I take cialis but it is not as good as viagra, it doesn't give me as strong of an erection, but it does last three days (that is, I can have an erection at times for three days).
I didn't think it worked on women, besides, I read that someone had done some testing on women and didn't get good results.

 
Old 03-20-2007, 05:50 AM   #11
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JCCat, please tell more about viagra and what it did for you. My wife tried it and got nothing. But I think she may have taken it and eaten food, which will ruin it, as you may know.
I take cialis but it is not as good as viagra, it doesn't give me as strong of an erection, but it does last three days (that is, I can have an erection at times for three days).
I didn't think it worked on women, besides, I read that someone had done some testing on women and didn't get good results.
Hi Colorado,

Well... the testing results, from what I have read, have been somewhat conflicting. I can only tell you anecdotally that for me and the women I knew who tried it (5 other girls), it definitely resulted in arousal and orgasms. These other ladies were really just recreating, but at the time I had some real trouble.

For me, that meant a lack of sensation, lubrication, vaginal elongation, and clitoral erection. This made arousal nearly impossible, orgasm actually impossible,and in the case of intercourse, very uncomfortable. The viagra makes all of the above OK. I don't need use it all the time, but I sometimes have these problems from antidepressant therapy, which I AM on all the time, so I have viagra. My friends claimed they were able to climax during intercourse where they ordinarily would not have.

I sympathize with your situation. The first time I tried it was before I was married when I was with a gentleman friend. He claimed it did nothing but make his nose stuffy and give him a headache. I just wanted to have sex and feel something, but I couldn't get him to stop complaining long enough to even try. I think if a person is just totally uninterested, male or female, it's just not going to help. I suspect from what you say (i.e., the drink helped) that this is not the problem with your wife, so I'm guessing perhaps there was a food issue, or maybe she was just expecting something to "happen" on it's own, which, I guess it just doesn't. I didn't think it was doing much for me either until a little later that evening, I realized it "worked" for me when I actually had something to be aroused about. (In my case, on that particular occasion, that would have been the gentleman friend leaving lol )

Anyhoo... if you've read the information about how the studies (by Pfizer) were carried out to "measure" the women's response to the viagra, it's pretty easy to imagine why the women weren't "aroused" by all that nonsense. Some studies were more positive, see this article

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Interestingly, you may note on the same page a story concerning viagra's possible use in fertility treatment as well.

If it were me, as long as I didn't have any bad side effects I'd probably give it another try. I've never combined V with food so I can't comment but I notice many people do say it's a deal breaker.

I guess my suggestion, especially since you don't sound crazy about the cialis, would be to suggest a fun adventure to try the viagra together... just like you'd have a drink or a smoke together.. but before dinner!

I'd say if you're careful on the second run about the food issue and if it still doesn't work maybe it's just not the thing for her.

Good luck

JCcat

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Old 03-21-2007, 10:32 AM   #12
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Re: Cialis for women?

JcCat,

Thanks for the reply. Food will prevent viagra from working. That is one of the things that Cialis fixed, that is, you can eat with it and it doesn't affect it.

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