Just got home from my 8:15AM Uro appointment for my first Trimix injection.
The fact that I am writing now, 11:15, means it did not have the happy ending I had hoped.
First the good news: my 6 month PSA is 0.05,and the DRE was clear.
Now the bad: The nurse came in and demonstrated how to do the Trimix #1 injection. Start small and work up to a dose that has the desired effect. Start with 0.15 ml. (15 units) . I did it while sitting on the examining table and was supposed to sit there for 15 minutes to let it work. At about
5 minutes I started to get light headed. I figured it was psychological so my wife put the table down so I could lie flat. I felt better for about
5 minutes, sat up and then felt really light headed. My wife called for help. My blood pressure was dropping. They put a monitor on and by then I was almost out. My BP had gone down to 49/26 and I was out. It felt just like going into surgery. I could hear things but not react. They started an IV and kept taking BP 55/30 ... 75/40 After a while it started to come up to 110/50 and I began to feel something happening between my legs although that was the farthest thing from my mind. Once the BP came up, I got a 20% erection but everything from the injection site to the tip was red.
The PA said I might have had an allergic reaction to the Trimix. Oh well.
I will most likely get a call from the Uro tonight with some suggestions.
Has anyone here ever had a similar reaction? This was a first for their office.
What is left after Trimix, VED, Viagra, Cialis?
On the bright side, there will be no earthquake induced tsunamis on the Lake Ontario shoreline.
DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative. RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm,
location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next? See Uro 1/20/10 Incontinence -
8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
11/14 4 months: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak.
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day
1/11/10 6 months: Still 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04 undetectable.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 1/22/2010 12:01:28 PM (GMT-7)