My training visit, the results, the cost.

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4jacres
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My training visit, the results, the cost.

Postby 4jacres » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:08 am

This is my experience with my training visit, first injection, results, and the cost. I hope this helps those that are considering injections.

Let me first say that this whole process up to this point was made easier by guys sharing their experiences on Frank Talk. I had very little anxiety going through this and was well informed so there were very few surprises.

I visited the urology clinic at the hospital where I had my surgery seven years ago and had a consultation with the urologist. After going through the question and answer period with him I made it known I wanted to try trimix if possible since all the other oral meds did very little. We scheduled a training visit and first injection for this week. Cost of this visit since I was "self pay"...$166.
Went to my training visit this week that is done by the P.A. Very nice guy that was very straight forward. The tech informed me that I could be there anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on the results. We went through the orientation about trimix, injections, safety, do's and dont'ts. He would inject me with a "starter dose" and wait to see what kind of a reaction I would have. Started out with 20 units and I injected myself with his help. He used a bigger needle than usual for training purposes but it was still easy and nothing more than the initial sting...nothing to be concerned about. He sent me out to go get coffee or breakfast and said they would bring me back in 30 minutes or so.
After a few minutes I began to feel some movement and then eventually soreness or like it does when you had "blue balls". After 40 minutes I get called back in and while waiting for the doc to return I take a feel and notice that not much has happened. (He did warn me that the results in the doctors office could be different that what you get at home.) The PA returns, we take a look, and it is somewhat engorged but no erection. He explains that he uses 15 different formulas and not to be concerned, we just have to find the right formula and dosage. I knew there was a learning curve so I am not worried. He sent me home with a preloaded syringe with 25 units that I will try today. I am to report back to him the results with some answers to questions he wants to know concerning duration, quality of erection, how long, etc. He wants to work with me until we get it right and before he writes a script for the meds. He went over Priapism and the warning signs. He basically said that if I go slow with this and not rush it or try to overdo it I should be fine. He said it's those that try to increase too much at one time that will get into trouble, mainly the younger guys. I left the office a little discouraged that I didn't have better results but I do understand there's a learning curve through all of this. The discomfort took a couple of hours to completely go away but was no big deal. Total cost of my training visit...$292. Hoping for better results today.
I hope this has helped some of you that is contemplating this type of therapy.
61 yrs. DaVinci R.P. in 2010 Nerve sparing but damaged.
VED therapy after surgery, ED pills were ineffective. Now looking at ejections.

bldoink
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Re: My training visit, the results, the cost.

Postby bldoink » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:46 am

4jacres,
Aside from the self pay cost that sounds like a very good doctors office. They sound knowledgeable and thorough. I'm confident that doctors office will get your dosage and mix worked out correctly and you'll have many happy boners in your future.
R.R.P 2011 Mayo Jacksonville by Dr. Michael Wehle. Nerve sparing but damaged. V.E.D, Viagra and Alprostadil manually injected. Originally Edex20. Switched to Alprostadil from compounding pharmacy - cost. Injecting 5-6 yrs. It works. Treasure coast of FL.

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Re: My training visit, the results, the cost.

Postby antelope » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:50 pm

I had more or less the same experience with my urologist, but he did the training/1st injection himself. Fortunately, it was exactly right the first time and every time in the ensuing years. I didn't realize how lucky I was for him to get the formula exactly right the first time. All the best.
Born 1948, married 1969. BPH & Type II Diabetes at age 35. TURP-2002; Some ED even before that. Cardiac valve surgery-2007. ED from diabetes. Poor results with pills. Started trimix injections in Nov, 2010. Great results from the very beginning.

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Re: My training visit, the results, the cost.

Postby oldbeek » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:49 pm

I started with trimix but it gave me pain. Switched to bi mix, now mix 4 units of trimix with 42 units of bi. Used 20 syringes getting it right. Hope I have it right. Cost, sorry to hear but one foxtail sticker removal from the ear of my hunting dog cost $260.00. AND I GOT NO PLEASURE FROM IT. BEST of luck finding the right dose.
76 good health, RP 7-2017, all nerves taken , PSA 0.05, 4-18, Pain with trimix, implant 4-18, Infra-pubic, AMS lgx 15 cm with 5cm rte. Implant ended well, but didn't like surgeons healing technique. USC, KECK medicine.

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Re: My training visit, the results, the cost.

Postby Cigar56 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:42 am

4jacres wrote:This is my experience with my training visit, first injection, results, and the cost. I hope this helps those that are considering injections.


Sounds like you found a great doctor. Congrats! By New Year's Eve you should be rolling!
62. Was under "active surveillance" for prostate cancer. Scheduled for prostate radiation -- Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) -- in December 2018. Considered implant for ED but decided to stay with injections.

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Re: My training visit, the results, the cost.

Postby ThePlumber1964 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:40 pm

Maybe this thread should be moved to the injection area of the forum.
54 years old, happily married for 30 years to a beautiful & outstanding lady. Onset ED at 49. Finally fixed on 11/08/2017 by the master Dr. Eid with a Titan XL 26, no RTEs! Previously had 3 AMS implants (LGX & CX), all botched.

Cigar56
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Re: My training visit, the results, the cost.

Postby Cigar56 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:32 am

ThePlumber1964 wrote:Maybe this thread should be moved to the injection area of the forum.


This is the injections area of the forum.
62. Was under "active surveillance" for prostate cancer. Scheduled for prostate radiation -- Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) -- in December 2018. Considered implant for ED but decided to stay with injections.

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Re: My training visit, the results, the cost.

Postby ThePlumber1964 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:44 am

Oops, sorry!
54 years old, happily married for 30 years to a beautiful & outstanding lady. Onset ED at 49. Finally fixed on 11/08/2017 by the master Dr. Eid with a Titan XL 26, no RTEs! Previously had 3 AMS implants (LGX & CX), all botched.


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