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Buying Viagra

(14 Posts)
Friend1964 Sat 07-Sep-13 12:53:09

grin Disgrace although not sure what V is doing for the knees.
Bela rings are something we discussed briefly. I may have to bring it up again. As it were.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Sat 07-Sep-13 12:14:42

A bloke writes: Sildenafil 50 mg costs about £84 for 12 at Boots. OK, that's not cheap, but as it can't be mixed with alcohol you'll make savings elsewhere.

I take it because performance pressure, weight gain and f****d knees mean that dtd is pretty fraught.

TMI alert: DW rarely comes from PIV, but it's an emotional plus for us both to have a classical finish.

BelaLugosisShed Sat 07-Sep-13 08:47:50

If he can get erections, there's no need to rely on medication, you can get erection support rings from boots and lots of places online. Get him on ginseng and ginko to boost his micro-circulation along with pomegranate juice.

Friend1964 Sat 07-Sep-13 08:14:07

Candlefire the generic form, Sildenafil is available. You are still meant to ave a prescription and it still costs £33 for 4.

Candlefire Sat 07-Sep-13 03:32:02

I thought I read that V was coming "off licence" meaning a generic version should be available in a much cheaper form. GP may know more about that.

Friend1964 Sat 07-Sep-13 00:21:18

Thank you for being open about it. It's interesting because I have suspected, based on very little, that DP may be able to maintain an erection better than he thinks. His confidence in his own abilities is very low.
Being denied a prescription on the NHS has not helped.

KittyVonCatsworth Sat 07-Sep-13 00:12:05

Yes he can, but its taken a lot of time and patience and even now, we can both experience it (about twice a year) where it sets him back a bit. He hasn't had counselling, which is a big bugbear of mine, but I can't force him. He's very open with his thinking and I didn't realise how much it impacts on a guy despite reassurances. Have you guys spoken openly about it? I so appreciate how difficult these discussions are, eve the opening gambit to the discussion, but it is key if it has become a dependency (even if he doesn't believe it is),

We started in small steps, one night at a time and a whole lot of foreplay and reassurances. Didn't analyse it overly afterwards but there were always cheeky references the day after of how good it felt when he did such and such, how it made me feel etc, because that's how it was. Over time, the self imposed pressure made it less frequent but it does still happen, which is why you maybe have to recondition his thinking.

I'm not for a second saying thesis the case with your DP, but explaining our circs.

Friend1964 Fri 06-Sep-13 23:54:57

So Kitty, your OH can now maintain one without pills?
DPs problems stem from his back damage. (before we met)

KittyVonCatsworth Fri 06-Sep-13 23:48:09

Not as an after thought, but its worth considering the reliance on Viagra. My OH never needed it to get an erection, but to maintain one. It stemmed back to failing to satisfy based on bad experiences before me. It's a very long and (excuse the pun) hard cycle to break out of xx

Friend1964 Fri 06-Sep-13 23:46:32

I see. Google has helpfully informed me that Lloyds pharmacy will charge something like £8.50 a tablet. It's madness.

KittyVonCatsworth Fri 06-Sep-13 23:44:43

You can buy it over the Internet, via a 'doctor' but you have to be reassured that it doesn't cause I'll health effects. Very risky IMO, but my OH has done it in the past.

Boggler Fri 06-Sep-13 23:41:37

'Pay' not may!

Boggler Fri 06-Sep-13 23:41:03

I guess your dh could ask for a private prescription from the gp, you then may the cost of the tablets and the dispensing fee. It might work out expensive though.

Friend1964 Fri 06-Sep-13 23:33:45

hi, wasn't sure whether to post here or in health and have name changed btw for extra privacy.
GP has informed DP that he no longer falls into the categories to get Viagra on prescription, even though he damaged his back and although can get an erection, cannot maintain it without Vagra.
So where is best to buy it, if indeed we can ?

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