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Offline Alan

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Re: Prostate Cancer News
« Reply #15 on: 13 March 2017, 01:09:37 AM »
And you're not uncomfortable with what you are taking it to relieve?

I am, but it's all a matter of whether the cure is worse than the condition. My main symptom was the typical one (stop here if TMI is a problem :) ): restricted, slow and occasionally painful peeing.

It's a bit like most things Alan - which is worse - the complaint you need relief from - or the possible side effects of any treatment for it?

These are the cause for my concern:
Dutasteride Side effects Dutasteride may cause the following side effects:
  • Heart failure
  • Swelling of the eyelids
  • Skin rash
  • Impotence, decreased libido, and gynecomastia (breast enlargement)[/l][/l]
Tamsulosin is even less cheerful:

Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
 More common
  • Cough or hoarseness
  • fever or chills
  • lower back or side pain
  • painful or difficult urination
Less common
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
  • fainting
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • painful or prolonged erection of the penis
  • sensation of spinning
Incidence not known
  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • blurred vision
  • confusion
  • diarrhea
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • itching
  • joint or muscle pain
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, irritated eyes
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  • sweating
  • tightness of the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
 More common
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • back pain
  • body aches or pain
  • congestion
  • headache
  • lack or loss of strength
  • sneezing
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • trouble swallowing
  • voice changes
Less common
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • decreased sexual drive or performance
  • drowsiness
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • increased cough
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • nausea
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • tooth disorder
  • trouble sleeping
Incidence not known
  • Constipation
  • hives or welts, skin rash
  • redness of the skin
  • vomiting
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Blame the designer of a blokes urinary plumbing system to go smack through the middle of his reproductive bits - ladies were designed a good deal more sensibly really!  But there again, the designer had probably had time to reflect on the daft mistakes he made with the prototype, by the time he got round to us!

Too true :)[/list]
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Prostate Cancer News
« Reply #16 on: 13 March 2017, 09:51:57 AM »
As an alternative to taking some of these horrid drugs don't some chaps have a TURPS procedure aka "a bore"?

Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.

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Offline sedge

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Re: Prostate Cancer News
« Reply #17 on: 13 March 2017, 11:58:44 AM »
Yes Patti.  Possible side effects of TURPS are

Bladder injury.
Blood in the urine after surgery.
Electrolyte abnormalities.
Loss of erections.
Painful or difficult urination.
Retrograde ejaculation (when ejaculate goes into the bladder and not out the penis)


Anything involving that part of a bloke is risky.  End of story - you makes yer choice and if you have to pay for it you have to accept that.  However - there is still a fighting chance that you won't have to pay.

So - travel hopefully is my motto !

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4