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Title: Second course of Xiaflex injections
Post by: BadLuck on January 14, 2022, 10:25:29 AM
I went through an entire course(8 injections) of Xiaflex over a 8 month period.  I had very good results, with a significant curvature reduction.  I would like to try another course of Xiaflex, but my physician without giving reason is not willing to do so. 
Is there any reason why Xiaflex is not permitted beyond the first full course of injections?  Has anyone here gone through more than entire round of 8 injections? 
If you could post or PM me, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks everyone.

Title: Re: Second course of Xiaflex injections
Post by: Torsten64 on January 14, 2022, 12:50:44 PM
I’d have to go to the US to get Xiaflex. I heard it is painful. Is it? I’m afraid to try if and I heard it only improves curve a certain percent. Does Xiaflex help restore length?
Title: Re: Second course of Xiaflex injections
Post by: BadLuck on January 14, 2022, 04:10:13 PM
Torsten, everyone's pain threshold is different.  My opinion, is it was pretty painless.  Similar to a wasp sting.  I did gain some lost length along with curve reduction. 


I’d have to go to the US to get Xiaflex. I heard it is painful. Is it? I’m afraid to try if and I heard it only improves curve a certain percent. Does Xiaflex help restore length?
Title: Re: Second course of Xiaflex injections
Post by: Torsten64 on January 14, 2022, 10:50:18 PM
Thanks Bad Luck. That gives me some food for thought. I can still go to the US and get it I think.  ;)
Title: Re: Second course of Xiaflex injections
Post by: Tobyg on January 15, 2022, 04:42:37 PM
Hello, it is good to know that you can recover length, my problem is not the curve so I don't think I will use xiaflex, but does anyone know why it was removed from the market? Was it expensive? I remember reading forums from 2007 of people commenting on possible Peyronie's treatments and still nothing...
Title: Re: Second course of Xiaflex injections
Post by: Torsten64 on January 15, 2022, 06:59:53 PM
Not sure why it was removed from the EU market. I’d have to read up on it, but I get the suspicion that the cost had a lot to do with it (it’s extremely expensive) and maybe it was viewed as something that just improved a „cosmetic“ problem (which is nonsense, of course.  Peyronies Disease is a real Disease).
Title: Re: Second course of Xiaflex injections
Post by: BrettC on January 16, 2022, 01:33:11 PM
My doctor would like for me to do another round of the shots.  But he says the insurance companies are just not willing to cover a second series these days.  All in for the shots, 8 injections is roughly $32,000.  That is a chunk of change.  I would say if you can get the insurance to say yes then go to a doctor who is willing to do it.  I think it would be worth going through another round. 

I was told I have these options after having gone through the first round: 
1) File for another series of XIAFLEX, and go through the insurance appeal process and hope it works out.  I could then maybe hope for more reduction in curve. 
2) Do a plication surgery.  Problem there is loss of length.  Doctor says he can do a "not perfectly straight" procedure that would get me down to a 15-20 degree range to minimize length loss. 
3) Wait a year and hope to get into a trial for the soundwave therapy that is coming out specifically for Peyronie's and not the Erectile Dysfunction kind.  Supposedly more intense treatment, stronger, and the way it is applied it targets plaque. 

Told me P Shot and Gainswave or Erectile Dysfunction Sound wave treatments are both not worth the money. 

Title: Re: Second course of Xiaflex injections
Post by: Torsten64 on January 16, 2022, 09:56:36 PM
Thanks for your reply BrettC. It was very helpful.
Title: Re: Second course of Xiaflex injections
Post by: Bill2020 on January 17, 2022, 04:51:27 PM
BrettC,

You mentioned a new type of shockwave therapy?

Would you please direct me to some information regarding this?

I would like to read some more about it.

Many thanks,

Bill