Flushing Feeling?

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VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 6/24/2008 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Kent has been having a flushing feeling off and on, almost like he has a fever but he doesn't. He has a very stressful job and has alot of anxiety at work too. Has anyone else experienced this flushing? Hormone changes maybe? Just thought I would check here first. Going to call the doc but wasn't sure whether to call the regular GP or surgeon.
Thanks for the help
 
Cindy
 
Age 51 Kent Cindy 49
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 another round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th. Only took 1 1/2 hours. In recovery 1 hour.  Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11. Cath out 4-22. Incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25.  Incontinence "a thing of the past" as of 5-28
lst PSA 0.04 June 3. YAY!!!
viagra up to 100 a day and feeling some change. Keep our fingers crossed.


41diagnosed
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 176
   Posted 6/24/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Noticed in your signature that your husband is taking "viagra up to 100 a day". You may check into the side effects of Viagra, but I believe the "flushing feeling" as you describe it may be a result of the Viagra and have nothing at all to do with his overall stress, etc.

If that is the case, Levitra and Cialis are other options.

Hopefully it will be nothing more serious than that.
 
42 yo. now
 
5/07 PSA 4.65 at routine physical
6/07 biopsy positive for cancer...Gleason 3+4...diagnosed at 41 y.o.
6/07-9/07 manic research and interviews with physicians across the country in search of the "right" decision.  I went to Mass General in Boston, Loma Linda, University of Chicago and Northwestern.
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.  Thankful the father of the PSA test was right here in Chicago.
 
Post op pathology was Gleason 3+4 with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.  
 
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
 
12/07 - Threw out the pads.  I only had to use 1 pad per day for protection against minor drips. 
 
I started Trimix 8 weeks after surgery with success.
 
I hope someday I won't need injections, but I hope more that my PSA stays at 0 forever.
 
 
 


VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 6/24/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, that certainly explains it!! Thank you so much. I didn't remember that was a side effect!
Age 51 Kent Cindy 49
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 another round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th. Only took 1 1/2 hours. In recovery 1 hour.  Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11. Cath out 4-22. Incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25.  Incontinence "a thing of the past" as of 5-28
lst PSA 0.04 June 3. YAY!!!
viagra up to 100 a day and feeling some change. Keep our fingers crossed.


phillysub
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 6/24/2008 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree.  The ED meds will cause flushing (which is a normal side-effect) - this include Viagra and Cialis (I never tried Levitra).

Phillysub.

Age: 51
Last PSA before diagnosis: 2.9
Diagnosed: Oct 2007
Gleason: 3+3=6
RALP surgery: Jan 23, 2008 (Dr Costas Lallas @ Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia)
1st Post-op appt: Feb 1, 2008 (negative margins, cancer contained within the capsule)
1st PSA post-op: May 23, 2008 - <0.1 undetectable


njiceman
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 6/24/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Cindy,

When I took Viagra, I noticed a flushing feeling in my head.  The top of my head actually hurt  tongue .  Doc then gave me some Levitra to try and the flushing was better, however what I have noticed is that my head gets very congested (sinuses).  With spring allergies this was bad enough for me to stop for a while.  It seems to get better the more I take it though.

When I mentioned this @ the last visit, Doc gave me some Cialis samples to try although I haven't used them yet.

I guess everyone is different but these seem to be common side effects.

Wayne


Age- 59 @ Diagnosis
Diagnosed July 2007
PSA-4.0 (Free psa 11%)
Biopsy August 2007 - 2 of 4 on Right Side with 20%, Stage T1c
Gleason (3+4)
Cat Scan & Bone Scan both Clean
DaVinci Surgery Nov. 26th RWJUH Cancer Center, New brunswick, NJ
11/27/07  Home & on the road to recovery
12/4/2007 Catheter Out!
Pathology Report:  Gleason 3+3=6
                          Stage   T2c
                          Organ contained Negative Margins
1/1/08  Back to Officiating Wrestling
2/27/08 1st Post Op PSA...<0.1 Undetectable
Still using a pad everyday for minor leaks (using Detrol for bladder spasms)
4/1/08 Trying Levitra every other day  very little response :(
5/6/08 Stopped the Detrol....Didn't help anyway.
Response to stimulation getting better for Mr. Happy
5/30/08  PSA...0.1

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