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Posted 26 Mar 2017 at 22:09
Had hormone therapy treatment followed by 20 days of R/T in December 2015 and PSA went from 11.8 to Zero.
Has been that level for 18 months, and now on yearly check ups.
After treatment I had proplems sleeping for at least 2 months and had muscle pain in both arms.
This has now disapeared.
Side affects also forced me to I change my diet completely.
Before my prostate cancer I could eat anything with no problems.
I have been taken short a couple of times outside and it has been a bit embarrassing to say the least.
I also have to run to the toilet after my first cup of tea in the morning.
The visits are now down to 2-3 but in the beginning were 6-8 times.
I am now on a fibreless diet and can not eat any green vegetables,fruit, spiced food and any wholemeal products.
I am grateful for the results so far but I am aware of Radiation damage that I might have acquired in the treatment.
I hope that further advances in Radiotherapy will alleviate these problems for sufferers.


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Posted 27 Mar 2017 at 11:24
Sorry to hear about your issues: with a similar treatment regime, I've just moved from an alternate day man to a daily man.

Part of it, I'm sure, depends on how close the cancer is to the wall of the bowel, but I suspect there's an element of luck, too.

Are you self-managing, or have you had GP / dietician / specialist help?
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-- Andrew --
"I intend to live forever, or die trying" - Groucho Marx
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Posted 27 Mar 2017 at 12:07

Hi Heenan 73
The symptoms are very similar to IBS, and as my wife has this problem she is very cautious with what she can or not eat.
As it is harder now for a control of the bowels due to the radiation, you got to eat foods that firm the stools.
This is foods in a fibreless diet which people reading this can find easy enough on the web
The downside is that I don't think I or others will ever be clear of the symptoms but they can be managed
The problems I have are minuscule to some of the people on here who have worse side affects.
Good luck to you and everyone living with PC.

 
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