T Nation

Just How Anti-E is Cialis?

About a week ago, had a girl over, and lately had been cutting a lot of sleep and needed a few Cialis to get things going. Not totally sure what’s been going on lately, but it did the trick.

Same thing later last week, but not as bad.

Noticed the last few nights I’ve been having some insomnia, night sweats, anxiety, irritability, acne (I tend to get this when E2 is low vs high), low energy, mediocre orgasms, low libido - almost exactly like when I’ve bombed my E2 with anastrozole in the past. I’ve noticed some moments of high heart rate too, not sure if that’s related or not. Apparently it can be, but I don’t remember this from low E2 in the past.

Starting to wonder just how potent Cialis is in this regard. Anyone else notice this?

https://www.jsm.jsexmed.org/article/S1743-6095(15)31360-6/fulltext

No, not short term or long term.

1 Like

I actually found an old post of mine over on Excelmale describing the same thing last summer.

Curious to see how this blood test I got the other day comes back.

Something’s throwing my sexual function off badly lately though.

I definitely notice this. Ive crashed myself with aromasin, and couldnt get E back up for a while. I stopped all supplements and slowly reintroduced them. Cialis, Iodine, P5P, fairly certain Ashwaghanda, and possibly 5000iu Vitamin D all lowered my E. Never had any labs to test, but acne, anxiety, super dry skin, aching back and ZERO pump at the gym, tells me its low E, I get the exact same symptoms you do OP when its low. It feels exactly like crashing from an AI when i take these supps… I cant take any of those daily any longer or ill still go too low 6 months after my AI crash. I only take 5mg cialis nightly now. Im on the anti AI train now. As much as it sucked learning this, Im grateful that i now know i can regulate E with these and never touch that poison chemical AI again

1 Like

Ive also noticed when my E gets too low, my LEFT and only LEFT armpit stinks. Its a strange body odor i never have any other time. I wake up frequently in a pool of sweat, as well.

1 Like

It’s crazy how some stuff can affect it. Glad to hear I’m not the only one in this boat, but it’s shocking how hard it is to tell the difference between high/low. Hell, I start crying when my E2 is really low!

I forgot too, in the last 2 weeks or so I lost a bunch of fat. I’ve heard this can have a surprising impact until the body makes new aromatase enzymes.

I freaked out last week over this, and when I say a “lot” of cialis, I mean 80mg over 2 days. The stuffy nose was absurd!

I also just realized my skin has been so dry lately, I scratched my chest to the point it started bleeding. It’s been cold out, but I’ve NEVER had that happen.

Interesting, do you think there was a compounding/cumulative effect or can you relate anything to tadalafil only?

I feel like crap on 5,000iu Vit D. I take 1,000-2,000iu vit D now without those issues.

1 Like

How so? I went up to 5k after finding my levels showed up low in a blood test. Haven’t noticed much difference honestly.

I took it for a while but I eventually just started feeling off. Energy was lower and so was wellbeing. I stopped all supplements and reintroduced them individually and found Vit D to be the one that was causing issues. Then @johann77 posted something about taking 1,000-2,000iu so I started doing that. No issues so far.

1 Like

I lowered mine to 2k a year ago, and it seemed to help my mood, but then that changed when I got out of that relationship from hell. Was probably me having more energy and responding to my emotions rather than the vit D. Glad you sorted yours though.

Ever have your levels tested?

I haven’t. When I got bloods I was on 5000/day so I didn’t