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Title: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: MarkDS on June 19, 2019, 11:40:55 AM
I’ve stated taking tadalafil 5mg daily.  I’m getting pain in my lower back, which I am aware can be a common side effect.

Can this be relieved with common paracetamol or ibuprofen, or will I need to switch medication?

I have arthritis in my lower back, but this has been fairly good over recent weeks.  So not sure if the pain is from the arthritis or medication.  I’m off to a festival for a few days next week, and not sure I. Will be able to stand for too long with the pain as it is.
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: Hawk on June 19, 2019, 12:14:39 PM
I took large single doses and got significant pain so I never tried to relieve it since by the time I felt the pain I knew it was of limited duration.  Unlike arthritis which is centered in the spine, my Tadalafil backaches were more centered over the kidney area on each side of the spine.
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: MarkDS on June 19, 2019, 12:32:10 PM
Thanks for the response.  I’m reluctant to stop the medication, as really need to get things working again post incision and grafting (which doesn't appear to have gone well).  So I’ll persist and take some over the counter pain relief and hope it’s just temporary.

I feel the pain is lower down than my kidneys, but I’ll monitor it.
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: Hawk on June 20, 2019, 12:59:54 AM
Worst-case scenario, switch to another PDE5 inhibitor with or without L-Arginine.
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: Saynotopyronie on June 20, 2019, 04:54:25 AM
Hi there,

I had the worst possible side effects when I took Cialis 5 mg for the first time. 3 days of extreme pain and agony through out the body, even mild fever. I could not take it anymore and stopped the dose. Waited for a week till I felt normal again and then started with Cialis again. Surprisingly second time around, I did not feel a thing. It has been a month now that I am taking it daily and I dont feel anything now. So I pretty glad about it.

Generally pain medication can be taken but I would suggest you to consult ur doc anyway. He would know your medical history and would be able to suggest you a better solution for your case. We all can only share our experiences.

Hope you feel better. 
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: Hawk on June 20, 2019, 06:27:03 PM
Hi there,

I had the worst possible side effects when I took Cialis 5 mg for the first time. 3 days of extreme pain and agony through out the body, even mild fever. I could not take it anymore and stopped the dose. Waited for a week till I felt normal again and then started with Cialis again. Surprisingly second time around, I did not feel a thing. It has been a month now that I am taking it daily and I don't feel anything now. So I pretty glad about it.

I know you are convinced otherwise, but based on the reaction not being listed side-effects and the fact it did not recure when you resumed the drug, I am convinced that was NOT a reaction to the drug but rather a bacterial or viral illness that just happened to hit you when you started the drug.
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: james1947 on June 24, 2019, 05:57:32 PM
Agree with Hawk on the diagnosis :)
On 5 mg daily Cialis had no side effects.
But 20 mg for sex gave me back pain, excessive sweating, no erection.

James
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: zabavno on July 08, 2020, 07:38:25 AM
I tried Viagra and Cialis and both caused the same problem - back pain and stiff neck.
Moreover I'm 100% sure PDE5 inhibitors were the cause of several disk herniations in my chest-level back and neck.

Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: samsung on July 08, 2020, 10:39:20 AM
How would they cause disk herniation? Are they known to do that?
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: Hawk on July 08, 2020, 11:40:19 AM
The basis for thinking they caused herniation is simple.

He took Viagra, he consumed, and did ten thousand other things, he got a disc herniation = the herniation was caused by Viagra.

Even though there has NEVER been a suggested link between the two,  "A" came before "B" so "A" caused "B".  It is exactly the kind of reasoning that keeps us all in the dark and the lack of logic the forum is here to correct.
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: LWillisjr on July 09, 2020, 07:37:14 PM
Amen Hawk!!!!       ;D
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: melting on July 09, 2020, 09:00:55 PM
Just take less and see if side effects get less too..

Is the tadalafil activating so much down there that it makes the area act up? Or is there a direct effect into the bones?

Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: skunkworks on July 09, 2020, 10:37:05 PM
Cialis also inhibits pde type 11 which has (among other places) receptors in skeletal muscle, particularly in the neck and center of the back. That is the cause of the back/neck pain.

PDE 11 is present in the pituitary, pancreas, skeletal muscle, heart, testes, and corpus cavernosum.

Considering how incredibly wide spread the use of pde5 inhibitors has become and the decades they have been on the market, if there was any connection with disc hernation it would have come up by now. Beware of coming to conclusions about anything when n=1.
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: Crooked_Stick on July 17, 2020, 12:14:53 PM
I started with 5 mg but had redness, slight swelling and severe pain in one eye. My urologist noted it as a rare side effect. He reduced my dosage to 3 mg and I haven’t had any problems.
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: FlavioSousa on December 02, 2020, 06:33:20 AM
Cialis is a wonderful Erectile Dysfunction drug but I'm very skeptical of the daily regimen. I actually tried it for a couple of nights just to maintain vasculogenic health, but I had to quit because of side effects, incl. this weird pain in the back of my eyes that always freaked me out.
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: Pixie1002 on December 02, 2020, 02:00:20 PM
Hi all.  Just a quick update to say that I temporarily stopped taking 5mg daily, but I’ve now been taking it for a few months with no more back pain.

Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: Chimp2020 on December 03, 2020, 02:10:21 AM
@Pixie
So you stopped taking it for how long before you started again?

Now you’ve been on it for a couple of months with no back pain?

I’ve been toying with idea of using 5mg tablet in 4 pieces so 1.25mg on evening just for NTE purposes as even 2.5mg a night gives me really bad back ache.
Title: Re: Tadalafil daily causing back pain
Post by: Shane43 on December 03, 2020, 08:15:49 AM
I have read elsewhere that many have less or no back pain cutting 5 mg pill to usually 2.5 mg or even 1.25 mg as chimp suggests. It is worth a try. Most people without arthritis or some other pre-existing back condition can tolerate 5 mg with little or no pain. I realize that you have a pre-existing back condition, but still worth trying.