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Offline Venomous

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Re: prostate update
« Reply #15 on: 23 September 2017, 08:19:25 PM »
Pleased for you, Paul.
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Re: prostate update
« Reply #16 on: 23 September 2017, 09:38:48 PM »
Paul

So glad to hear that you had a good PSA test.  Must be reassuring. :) :) :)

Alan

WHat is Duodart?

A med prescribed by my doctor when they found my prostate was 5x enlarged: Duodart. It is a combination of two meds,  dutasteride and tamsulosin. If you look down the side effects on the link a couple can be nasty and I found another which isn't listed. I won't go into details but I can assure you ladies can't suffer from it.

Unfortunately I found it necessary because my plumbing seems to need the assistance. By experimentation I have found an acceptable medium taking it twice a week instead of daily.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Re: prostate update
« Reply #17 on: 24 September 2017, 11:01:51 AM »
Arghhh.. doesn't look like a nice drug... if any drugs are "nice", which of course they aren't!
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Offline Paulines7

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Re: prostate update
« Reply #18 on: 27 September 2017, 08:12:24 AM »
There was some good news in the Daily Telegraph yesterday concerning prostate cancer, for those whose cancer has spread. 

See:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/26/prostate-cancer-treatment-could-cure-men-no-hope/

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Re: prostate update
« Reply #19 on: 27 September 2017, 01:20:44 PM »
The IMRT has certainly been operating for a while, but the news is that it can offer hope to some of the chaps considered hopeless.

The snag being - not every cancer centre has the equipment or expertise - when Pete had his 15 months ago - only 3 hospitals were doing it.
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« Reply #20 on: 27 September 2017, 06:47:29 PM »

The snag being - not every cancer centre has the equipment or expertise - when Pete had his 15 months ago - only 3 hospitals were doing it.

I hasten to add, he didn't have IMRT, cos Cov hasn't got it.

That's one bloke every 47 minutes ......
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Re: prostate update
« Reply #21 on: 28 September 2017, 03:39:29 PM »
A med prescribed by my doctor when they found my prostate was 5x enlarged: Duodart. It is a combination of two meds,  dutasteride and tamsulosin. If you look down the side effects on the link a couple can be nasty and I found another which isn't listed. I won't go into details but I can assure you ladies can't suffer from it.

Unfortunately I found it necessary because my plumbing seems to need the assistance. By experimentation I have found an acceptable medium taking it twice a week instead of daily.
My DH is prescribed tamsulosin for BPH and prostatitis, been on it for a few years now with no side effects. His latest PSA, just this week, is 6.2, it goes up and down like a yo-yo, but DH finds that his plumbing problem is much better than it used to be regardless of the PSA result.

Talking of women not suffering from the side effects of prostate meds - DH fills in a questionnaire about his plumbing every year for the doctor. I filled it in just for fun and my plumbing is worse but I obviously don't have protstate problems. Mind you, last year the GP made noises about the Omacor I'm on which is omega-3 (NHS are stopping it soon), he said omega-3 is implicated in prostate cancer - I wasn't quick enough to remind him I haven't a prostate  :o
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: prostate update
« Reply #22 on: 28 September 2017, 03:49:57 PM »
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Talking of women not suffering from the side effects of prostate meds - DH fills in a questionnaire about his plumbing every year for the doctor. I filled it in just for fun and my plumbing is worse but I obviously don't have protstate problems. Mind you, last year the GP made noises about the Omacor I'm on which is omega-3 (NHS are stopping it soon), he said omega-3 is implicated in prostate cancer - I wasn't quick enough to remind him I haven't a prostate  :o


That's quite funny!  I had to look Omacor up - heart med?
   
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Re: prostate update
« Reply #23 on: 28 September 2017, 04:30:22 PM »
I had to look Omacor up - heart med?
It's sometimes prescribed post heart attack and sometimes for high triglycerides but I get it to help things with my heart. It's just omega-3, it’s what’s in oily fish, in fact Omacor is made from fish. If I didn’t get it on prescription I could buy omega-3 at a health food shop or online so it won’t be a disaster when the NHS stop it.
Anne

Atypical Type 2, thin, not insulin resistant, diagnosed March 2007. Very low carb (30 - 50g per day) Paleo diet and exercise - Prandin (Repaglinide) 0.5mg. Aortic Valve Replacement Jan 2014, Osteoporosis, Small airways disease, probable coeliac - Strontium Ranelate 2g/d, Omacor 2g/d, vitamin K2 300mcg/d, Aviticol (vit D3) 20,000 IU every week, Qvar 100 2/day.

Current HbA1c 33 Current total cholesterol 7, HDL 3.5, LDL 3.2, triglycerides 0.4

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: prostate update
« Reply #24 on: 29 September 2017, 09:13:07 AM »
Pleased to hear you will still have access to it Anne.
Patti


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Re: prostate update
« Reply #25 on: 30 September 2017, 11:53:56 PM »

My DH is prescribed tamsulosin for BPH and prostatitis, been on it for a few years now with no side effects. His latest PSA, just this week, is 6.2, it goes up and down like a yo-yo, but DH finds that his plumbing problem is much better than it used to be regardless of the PSA result.

Talking of women not suffering from the side effects of prostate meds - DH fills in a questionnaire about his plumbing every year for the doctor. I filled it in just for fun and my plumbing is worse but I obviously don't have protstate problems. Mind you, last year the GP made noises about the Omacor I'm on which is omega-3 (NHS are stopping it soon), he said omega-3 is implicated in prostate cancer - I wasn't quick enough to remind him I haven't a prostate  :o

I intend asking the doc to change me from the Duodart to just tamsulosin. Hopefully that may not have side effects for me.

I haven't had to fill out a questionnaire - yet :)
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Re: prostate update
« Reply #26 on: 12 November 2017, 11:31:47 PM »
next blood test for next review coming up in a few weeks

-- feel good in myself -- no symptoms

will report on next appt in a few weeks
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Re: prostate update
« Reply #27 on: 13 November 2017, 12:08:42 PM »
Fingers crossed Paul - nice to get it out of the way before Xmas, anyway.
Jenny

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Offline Paulines7

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Re: prostate update
« Reply #28 on: 13 November 2017, 01:12:58 PM »
I hope all is well, Paul and that your PSA remains stable.
Diabetes Type2 diagnosed March 2014.  Treated by diet only.  HbA1c 60 on diagnosis, 52 in June 2014, 50 October 2014, 44 December 2014, 48 May 2015, 50 Sep 2015, 53 Jan 2016, 50 Oct 2016, 56 Feb 2017, 50 Jun 2017. 50 Aug 2017.  Pacemaker fitted 2008.

When I get old I don't want people thinking
                      "What a sweet little old lady"........
                             I want 'em saying
                    "Oh Crap! Whats she up to now ?"

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: prostate update
« Reply #29 on: 13 November 2017, 02:03:21 PM »
Good luck Paul... but if necessary don't be afraid of the op.  Julian has no remaining complications.
Patti


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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