Hi Chris, I had a Triptorelin 3 month (11.25 mg) - injection 4 weeks ago and to start with things seem to go quite smoothly. I am scheduled to have a Prostatectomy towards the end of September. In the last 36 hours however I have had 4 quite severe nose bleeds and this morning I was taken by ambulance to A&E for one that I couldn't stop after trying in vain for 30 minutes or so. The diagnosis at A&E was high blood pressure i.e. 180/104. In fact my blood potassium was 2.8 mEq/L and should normally be in the range 3.8 to 5 mEq/L.
I am now 68 and have been on medication for raised blood pressure but the A&E doctor was clearly not happy with the way my BP and electrolytes have been allowed to get out of control. I'm not sure to what extent the Triptorelin has contributed to this but tomorrow I will be back to my GP for an urgent review of my meds.
The A&E department pumped 1 litre of a sodium chloride (0.9%) and potassium chloride (0.3%) into me over a period of 4 hours today and doubled my daily Amlodipine dose from 10mg to 20mg which I take together with 2.5mg of Bisoprolol Fumerate and 100mg of Losartin Potassium to try to control my BP. It looks like I will need a Potassium controlling tablet from now on or at least eat lots of bananas and avocodos. http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/Scripts/tinymce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-smile.gif
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