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Low Dose Doxazosin and PDE5 Inhibitors


#1

Anyone had any success or failure using low dose Doxazosin combined with pde5 inhibitors for ED issues? I’m considering asking my doc for a script for 2mg per day. Supposedly, greatly enhances the effects of pde5 drugs. For some folks, myself included, pde5 by itself is not that helpful, but Doxazosin added may change that. I searched “Doxazosin” on this forum and did not see much, if any, discussion. This combo is mentioned on other forums.


#2

I did not deeply review your prior thread: HRT - Beyond the Basics

Libido needs good T levels, lower E2 and good thyroid function. These enable but do not create. Libido is complex.

Self eval thyroid function via last paragraph.

PDE5 inhibitors do nothing for libido, but improve the plumbing response to arousal. These drugs do not do much for arousal.

The stickies are now…

Please read the stickies found here: About the T Replacement Category

  • advice for new guys - need more info about you
  • things that damage your hormones
  • protocol for injections
  • finding a TRT doc

Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.

KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.


#3

Added this to my main page “HRT -Beyond the Basics”. I have no idea how to delete it here. Help!!


#4

Good lord you have to keep a 3 year old thread alive you can’t just ask a question about Doxazosin and Cialas? What kind of forum is this.
I’m not going to your old thread. Heres my answer to your question.
I use low dose Doxazosin and Cialas in my NO stack. I had extra low blood pressure and weakness when I first started taking it. It did go away in 3-4 weeks.
I never felt it really helped so I no longer take it. I have also cut back on the cialas do to stuff nose and lower back ache. Since I have my TT up over 1000 now I find my libido is back and if I have some ED issues I will use the cialas.
hth