Drug name and a question?

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   Posted 11/21/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
FIRMAGON® is the only available gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonist approved by the FDA for the treatment of patients with advanced ...
I look at things strait on and this is the first truth in advertising name I have ever heard of from a drug company. It lowers testoserone.
The drugs should all be named for their side effects. 
Yeah I guess I'm only a month out from surgury and still touchy about ED but this seems like a first to me.
My question is that I have a moderate to bad pain near my rectum on the inside and a burning sensation in my ureathra contantly except when I pee. No fever and I don't think it is an infection. Has anyone else had these symptoms? I'm trying to see if this common.


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   Posted 11/21/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
The rectal pain, unfortunately, is very commonly reported by us surgery guys, and can lasts from weeks to months or more, it gradually eases on its own over time.

For the burning, the normal med is pyridium, you dr can prescribe it as a cheap generic drug. Watch out, makes your pee bright orange, and will stain all it touches. Even known to discolor contac lens if you where them. But, it can elieviate all the burning you describe.

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   Posted 11/21/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you David. It is good to have you back to the forum nobody really wants to be on.

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   Posted 11/21/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm starting Firmagon this week..Alas, my firm is already gone....
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