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Not Sure about Cialis Dose

Take 5 mg a day but recently got divorced and def having anxiety about being with someone new . How much is safe to take on top of my daily dose if the need arises

I’ve had 20mg a few hours beforehand, the only issue for me was at times stuffed sinuses and a slight headache that came on pretty quick and lasted maybe 4-6hours

10-20mg more won’t hurt. It’s pretty low risk.

Thanks , kinda what I was thinking but wasn’t sure

Had anyone tried the Cialis / Viagra combo? My thinking is that one could stick to the low dose Cialis, and pop a Viagra when the time comes. Some advantage with the lower half life of the Viagra in this scenario, I would think? I wouldn’t know how to dose it though? Maybe 25 mg?

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Yeah you can do that, Ive tried it at 5mg cialis/25mg viagra.

Works nice for me :+1:

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What does Cialis do? Does it make you horny or just make dick hard for no reason?

doesn’t make you horny. makes you hard even when you aren’t stimulated.

It also lower blood pressure, and some say gives better pumps in the gym.

Untrue. The mechanism of all PDE5-Is (cialis, viagra, levitra,…) is that it inhibits the processing/degradation of cGMP in the corpus cavernosum, the stuff that makes your dick hard. You only get cGMP when your NO producing nerves fire. These nerves fire when you are stimulated i.e. when you are at least somewhat horny.

You can imagine it like this: cialis makes your dick not go down. It prevents the decline of an erection thus every new stimulation builds on the last and your dick gets hard.

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Good idea, better than taking more cialis!

It’s safe up to at least 20 mg a day, but you will likely get more sides with higher doses. Most commonly, stuffed nose, headache, back muscle aches and dyspepsia. Especially if you are prone to dyspepsia, too much stomach acid, then you will get problems as this lasts for 3 days.

You could take PPI for dyspepsia, ibuprofen for the headache and a nose spray for your nose but I’d say that’s the worst idea.

If you need a lot, which I don’t think you will, then take viagra on top. Otherwise just double your dose as in take 5 mg additionally before action. That should suffice.

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I can only talk about my experiences. I have been using tadalafil everyday since 4/2020 to control blood pressure. There is nothing stimulating about my cubicle. I’ll rephrase I have
constant boners all day long.

I think getting random erections can make me hornier. I think that is an indirect mechanism though. The Cialis gives the erection, having the erection puts me in the mood.

It certainly has increased random and nocturnal erections for the 4 days I’ve been taking it.

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This made me laugh out loud :joy:

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Random boners happen and cialis can make these happen more easily as every time there’s slight stimulation it becomes a full on erection. Still my point remains, the sequence of events is:

Neural activity → NO → cGMP → erection

Where the neural activity stems from does not matter in the context of random erections but in the context of sex it is first sexual/imaginary/anticipated stimulation then the hard on.

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I get it. Just because it happened, doesn’t mean that was the cause.

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I am still tinkering with my protocol trying to get dialed in, but I get some nocturnal erections almost on a nightly basis, but never daytime/spontaneous, despite being on cialis. Any reasonable explanation for this?

As I said, cialis is not the reason for getting an erection. It’s neural activity. If you are freshly on TRT, it takes months until you see all benefits especially of sexual nature.

A big thing is also being sensitive to stimuli. Porn is the number one killer of sensitivity. It basically raises the bar of stimulation you need to get aroused.

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Thanks for your reply, I am a year and a half into TRT. Dont watch a huge amount of porn but I will stop in that case

Interesting. It’s difficult to give good guidance for TRT. I guess you are already active over in the TRT section and are aware of that.

I was actually not aware that it is a concern if one does not have random boners.