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#1 Kiwi

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:22 AM

Hello
I'm trying to find out information regarding hormones when taking Cialis or Viagra. I was taking Cialis for a while and my ulcers cleared up significantly (yay!) but my menstrual cycle stopped. So I stopped taking the Cialis but now my ulcers are back with a vengance. Has anyone experienced any hormonal changes or if so, did you take anything in conjunction with the Cialis?? I am 35 years old. Thank you
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 07:18 PM

Hey Kiwi,
Cute name. I take revatio aka Viagra and I haven't noticed anything hormonal just my finger ulcers getting better. Are you absolutely sure it has to do with Cialis? Sometimes stress, scleroderma or even other meds can affect a woman's cycle. I guess I ask because I've never read of any relation between Cialis & hormones.

I know viagra is supposed to relax the blood vessels encouraging the blood to flow. It doesn't seem that blood vessels has much to do with hormones but I'm not a doctor so eh.. what do I know? :P

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:34 AM

Hi Kiwi,

I haven't tried the cialis, wish I could but if the ulcers get better why stop?? Not getting a period is not a bad thing. In fact, they've decided that the fewer period we get in alifetime seem to offer some protection against breast cancer! Since breast feeding moms tend to get the cancer way less often than women who didn't breastfeed, they have made a coorellation between fewer periods and less cancer. Ulcers are way worse than no period. I can't imagine why that would make you stop taking the cialis? curious...
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:00 AM

Hi there
thank you for your responses. I have started taking Ginko Biloba instead but it is early days yet. No one here can offer me any info regarding hormones/Cialis but they seem to be in agreeance that it shouildn't affect my cycle.
I was tryimg to get a normal cycle back so I could get my eggs checked. I really want kids (although I have no boyfriend currently!!) and am scared I have jeopodised my7 chances with cyclophospamide and Cialis. Also Cialis is very expensive....
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:19 AM

Kiwi,
I forgot about Gingko Biloba helping Raynaud's. I did find it mentioned on our Raynaud's Prevention page. Apparently, A trial at the University of Dundee using Seredrin high-strength gingko biloba with phytosome reduced the frequency of Raynaud's attacks in sufferers by an average of 70 per cent. The problem with it, is that is can interfere or react with prescription medications. For example, I'm on Coumadin (Warfarin) so I can NOT use it. It could cause my blood to get too thin and unable to clot properly. So please check your medications and talk with you doctor to make sure you don't have any interactions.

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