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 sassyscorpiochick
Joined: 9/29/2010
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I did a thread search and came up with nothing regarding the cost of these two medications.

I would imagine Cialis is more expensive because it's supposed to be better. If you don't have insurance and your doctor prescribes either of these, I've heard it's hard to get the prescription filled because the cost is so high.

Does anyone know?
 sassyscorpiochick
Joined: 9/29/2010
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Posted: 5/30/2011 1:33:50 PM
Thanks Cowboy. I have heard of getting it over the internet but I had no clue you could talk to a doctor online or on the phone. I pretty much thought you had to have a local doctor write a prescription and my guy doesn't even have a dr.

Will do more research. thanks.
 URXO2
Joined: 8/27/2009
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Posted: 5/31/2011 7:41:23 AM
Some time ago Nativerock posted she was experimenting with Maca a traditional herb used as an Aphrodisiac, so I decided to investigate..I checked Walgeen and GNC web pages, found they both carried similar products with user reviews.
I found that Maca combined with Horney Goat Weed (epimedium) had some good reviews, so I wanted to know what is this stuff, what makes it work..So I went to Wikipedia investigated Maca also Horney Goat Weed (Epimedium) what I found:
Like sildenafil (Viagra), icariin, the active compound in Epimedium (Horney Goat Weed), inhibits the activity of PDE-5. Icariin is purported to work by increasing levels of nitric oxide, which relax smooth muscle..

I haven't investigated by personal use, yet :) but I'm one of the fortunate ones in our age group as in I don't have any prescription medications, if I were on meds I'd be worried about interactions with herbs so be cautious..Check with a Doctor...

There's also studies on the positive effect of kegals, google Kegals for men..
I'd try diet and exercise before chemical compounds.. You've just met this fellow take the time to get comfortable you'd be surprised what might pop up once he relaxes....
 _TALL_IQ2_
Joined: 2/10/2010
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Posted: 5/31/2011 8:16:10 AM

I've heard it's hard to get the prescription filled because the cost is so high. Does anyone know?


Sorry, never had that problem.. What is cheapest and DOES work is diet and EXERCISE.. For BOTH of you..

Over several months of regular exercise with a healthy low-fat diet, you BOTH will improve your fitness and cardio-vascular circulation to where buying some "medication" will be unnecessary and moot...
 ohenryx
Joined: 3/12/2010
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Posted: 5/31/2011 11:53:22 AM
Even if you have decent medical insurance, the cost out of pocket is rather high, and you are usually limited to the number of pills the insurance will cover in a given period of time.

Do some online searching, find a reputable online vendor. The pills will be shipped to you from India, and you will get the real thing, in the real package. If going for Viagra, go for the 100 mg tablets which only cost slightly more than the 50 mg tablets. Then buy a pill cutter at Walmart for $4. You will then have 50 mg tablets for around $1 each.

My understanding is that Cialis is more of a daily use thing, where Viagra is a "use it only when you need it" type. There is a 20 minute or so delay, but you should be able to think up things to do for 20 minutes (smile).

If you are healthy, and exercise, then get over your anxiety problems and you probably won't need the pills.
 nativerock
Joined: 10/16/2010
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Posted: 6/2/2011 2:08:46 PM
Both of these (Viagra and Cialis) are very dangerous to take and certainly not worth risking the side effects that may result from taking them..They also should not be taken if you have certain conditions..

Eat a healthy diet, with a high raw intake (about 80 percent raw) you want those living enzymes that gives you a kick .. As for Maca I add it to my smoothies daily however once again check with your "ND" before adding it to your daily intake..If you are pregnant for instance I personally would not take it..
 Dave of Indiana
Joined: 3/18/2009
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Posted: 6/4/2011 5:59:30 AM

Both of these (Viagra and Cialis) are very dangerous to take and certainly not worth risking the side effects that may result from taking them..They also should not be taken if you have certain conditions..

Eat a healthy diet, with a high raw intake (about 80 percent raw) you want those living enzymes that gives you a kick .. As for Maca I add it to my smoothies daily however once again check with your "ND" before adding it to your daily intake..If you are pregnant for instance I personally would not take it..


Normally I have found myself agreeing with your ideals. However, cholesterol and blood pressure medications can play havoc for some men and have ED as side effects. No amount of right eating and exercise will help and OTC suppliments aren't always strong enough. Sometimes even the ED treatment drugs have a difficult time overcoming these side effects. There are no cookie cutter answers to this subject.
 satx78218
Joined: 10/30/2007
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Posted: 6/4/2011 7:44:33 AM
The chemicals-for-profit assault on the planet is widespread, non-stop, but the assault on our endocrine systems is particularly pernicious.

Clean Water Act is 35 years old, and that's 35 years out-of-date. Now the hormones and other drugs we excrete and feed to animal factories is in our lakes and rivers, and ends up in municipal "clean" water, wreaking havoc on our endocrine systems.
 Welsh474
Joined: 9/13/2010
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Posted: 6/4/2011 10:01:01 AM
Going "natural" doesn't always cut it. I tried everything in the healthfood store, read tons of books when I was having bad menopause issues. I ended up going on hormone replacement (Premerin) for about 2 years at the minimum dosage that I could get and this is what helped me get over the hump. I also have rhumatoid arthritis and I've done the same thing - gone through bottles of pills, creams, capsules from the healthfood store and read a ton of books trying to be pain free and maybe contain or stop symtoms. Again, I ended up getting relief from big pharma.

In a perfect world we would all have that perfect BMI, eat only what we've grown in our drug/pesticide free garden, gone vegan and raw, walk 10 miles a day and breath clean air and drink pure water. It's just not realistic, we can do our best but we're not perfect and we're not in a perfect world.

Men have issues in the sexual department and so do women. It's easier to jump on the men for this condition as their problems are front and center - no erection, no sex. Us women can hide it a little better and we don't take the negative heat that men do in this regard. I have empathy for any man having these problems and I think they should try whatever works for them, if it's a little blue pill or if it's losing 25 pounds. I love sex, I want my partner to love sex too and hopefully both of us will be enjoying it for many years to come.
 bullfrog12
Joined: 4/24/2009
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Posted: 6/13/2011 7:15:37 PM
I have tried both of the medication,Viagra gives me a serious head ache and not so expensive because I have a job,Cialis is very good and give you a boost for about 36 hours,My wife stay away from me,It is about 25 to 30 dollars each,I am from a big city, may be that is why it is so expensive.
 wvwaterfall
Joined: 1/17/2007
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Posted: 6/13/2011 8:29:41 PM
I experimented with levitra maybe six years ago when I was having some occasional ED problems and found it gave me a headache. If I took some ibuprofen with it that kept the headache away, but the real answer was as suggested here: exercise and improve my diet. I haven't had an issue for years now.

I do remember the pills were expensive, but can't remember how much. Maybe ten dollars a pill

I'm just glad it's not an issue for me any more. And sure do enjoy being fit and energetic.

Dave
 Molly Maude
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Posted: 6/14/2011 12:53:09 AM
$25 to $30 per TABLET? omg! wow ... and I complain about my asthma meds! I'm going to stop complaining now.

maybe there should be a site that pairs men with ED issues with woman who have similar issues ... they could diet, exercise ... and ... exercise together!

 rearguard*2
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Posted: 6/14/2011 6:05:40 AM

I agree and will add~ the only aphrodisiac I need is being with the man I'm nuts about.


Yes, but that may be an even more difficult prescription to fill than one for viagra or cialis...
 rearguard*2
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Posted: 6/14/2011 6:08:43 AM
Dinner date $200, blue pill $25........

The pill looks like a bargain to me.....
 Welsh474
Joined: 9/13/2010
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Posted: 6/14/2011 9:50:03 AM
All joking aside - you can't put a price on a healthy sex life.
 rearguard*2
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Posted: 6/14/2011 10:14:36 AM
Who is joking? However you look at it, maintaining a healthy sex life involves lots and lots of money.
 Welsh474
Joined: 9/13/2010
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Posted: 6/14/2011 10:29:39 AM
Well, I guess those that choose to can stay home by themselves and not worry about spending a dime on dates or meds to help their sex life. It's a choice thing, maybe spend all your money on trains sets or hockey tickets.
 ohenryx
Joined: 3/12/2010
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Posted: 6/14/2011 12:02:53 PM
Yes, Viagra by prescription without insurance coverage can be expensive. But if you will refer back to msg no 8 in this thread, $1 per pill is not so bad, now is it?
 frenchkissu
Joined: 3/20/2011
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Posted: 6/14/2011 12:57:47 PM
$10 a pill for Viagara from a friend i know that takes it. Insurance does not cover it.
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
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Posted: 6/14/2011 2:06:44 PM

fitness and cardio-vascular circulation to where buying some "medication" will be unnecessary and moot


ANY man with more than very occasional ED problems should find a GOOD physician and find out WHY. It *may* be cardio-vascular or circulatory. It could be a good many other things. Diabetic neuropathy can happen before you even know you've slipped over from pre-diabetic to diabetic. Very little reversal of nerve damage. If you're playing with yohimbe or exercise while nerves are dying, more's the pity.

And like sleep apnea, ED is likely to simply be a symptom of some pretty damaging and life threatening other things. Don't *play* around with it.

 867love
Joined: 3/16/2006
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Posted: 6/17/2011 2:57:38 AM
what's the point of viagra or cialis? nobody wants to have sex with a flabby lethargic slob who cant get it up...
- get some exercise (30 min -3x per week min)
-quit smoking -duh
-lose weight -duh
-eat right -no more fast food

 DefConFour
Joined: 4/18/2011
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Posted: 6/18/2011 3:49:27 PM
Cialis is the most expensive and the best IMO. However, ED is usually caused by low testosterone (<200 ng/dl,) Many men are hypogonadal and do not know it. If you are over 45 you should be tested for your level of free testosterone.

Your physican may prescribe a gel or injectible. The injectible, by far is the better, but many men do not have the willingness or technical expertise to give themselves an injection.

I use a 25 gauge 1 inch needle in a 3cc syringe. 1 ml of Depo-Testosterone or Testoserone Cypionate will last for 10-14 days. I inject in the muscle of the hip area. You must be diligent to keep your blood levels stable.

No need for an ED oral medication after that, plus you rebuild or slow down the loss of muscle mass and generally have more energy, physically and psychologically.
 Dave of Indiana
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Posted: 6/18/2011 9:09:36 PM

No need for an ED oral medication after that


Not entirely true. I have the same regimen as you. However, the injectable causes my cholesterol to go over 650 which means I require anti-cholesterol meds which can play havoc in this area. Yes, ED meds may be over used but there are some men who require them.
 Dave of Indiana
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Posted: 6/19/2011 6:22:59 PM
It's much nicer to have a lover who is in shape, strong and fit than one who is not. Men like slim, fit women. Does it, should it surprise them that women also like slim, fit men?


No, it doesn't surprise me at all. Most women who have tried to keep themselves in good shape feel the same way as men. The men and women who have not kept things in order have no grounds to call us shallow.

Yes, we may pickup a "few" extra pounds and a few wrinkles but at this age most reasonable men and women can look beyond that. It's only human nature.
 Rythmn
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Posted: 6/19/2011 8:15:17 PM
It worries me that men are racing out to buy viagra and cialis online from unknown sources--let alone women keeping a supply on hand for them. Not sure this is your case OP, but i do know a woman who does this and I often worry about her liability.

Even so called "natural" herbs are meant to be prescribed by knowledgeable physicians who also know your medical history. A good percentage of prescription and herbal remedies are made in China where there is yet a good quality control manufacturing ethic in place. My Dr. is both an MD and homeopath. So he can list endless natural remedies for just about anything, but he also knows the best manufacturers and which meds and herbs are for "you".

In my limited dating experience since my divorce and having many male friends, I do know that many older men experience the same performance anxieties and pressures that women have faced for most of their lives. This is probably why sex improves as you age, because finally you are on the right page "together"...namely SLOW but SURE. So, if a man is now seeing a woman who just wants him in the sack, he might experience anxiety that he would not experience if he knew that the woman really cared for him. I am guessing that this is due to lower testosterone levels and perhaps the loss of a long standing partner due to either death or divorce.

All that being said, there are medical issues and medication side effects that can effect erectile function. There are also hormonal issues with testosterone replacement remedies that are just going mainstream. This is even being prescribed for the female sex drive. Geeze, even Dr. Phil finally had all this on his TV show!

Here, however, is what is interesting. If you cannot "perform" in the usual manner due to a medical issue, do you still crave intimacy and sensuality and what then do you do about it? I had two female friends whose husband's had the same issues. Once became very creative. The other crawled into a hole and left her out alone. This also happens with women, who make the same kinds of choices when the old sex drive starts diminishing. A lot has to do with the person and a lot with the relationship. I just pray that if my sexual choices are ever taken away from me, that my partner and I still opt for sensuality and perhaps some other alternatives "with" one another!!! Another thing I have found is that for me, although my drive is not as "needy" as it once was, it allowed me to be selective and finally find the right person. After that, came a world I never knew existed and it is great. Plus, for the first time in my life, I feel we will always find some form of intimacy to keep us connected. But, time will tell:)
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