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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): Had 18 months of Lupron treatment. Hot flashes and fatigue associated with Lupron treatment have continued and intensified in spite of not having Lupron for six months. Libido issues also continue.

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    Side Effects (Bleeding): Radiation Proctitis from radiation burns. Have received 70 Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments with some success. Have many more sessions to go.

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    Thanks for your commits. I had severe radiation burns and developed Radiation Proctitis in my colon. This caused constant anemia in conjunction with all the other ongoing treatment. I am being treated at the Center For Hyperbaric Medicine at Baylor and so far have had some success. After 50 daily "dives" (jargon for treatment sessions) from first week in September until December 4, 2012,partial healing of the burns occurred. The bleeding returned last month and I am now back in daily treatment at Baylor. Besides helping the bleeding, I have had increased energy from the daily oxygen. This helped my fatigue. Has this been mentioned to you?

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    For two weeks I had bleeding from my colon and had an emergency colonoscopy on Wednesday. I was pleased to learn my cancer had not spread and puzzeled when the doctor diagnosed "radiation proctitis". During my initial treatment for prostate cancer, between June and September 2011, I had 43 Direct Bean Radiation treatments. During this treatment I had a serious radiation burn in my colon anlthough the burn seemed to heal. Last month I began to notice blood in my stool. After a long multi-hour airline trip the bleeding increased to the point I became aneminic. On Wednesday the surgeon carterized a portion of my colon and said the radiation proctitis likely originated with the radiation treatments and burn. I have three more colon procedures to go before the radiation proctitis is cleared up. In addition I take Lupron in three-month shots.

    While I am thankful for not having more cancer, has anyone heard of radiation proctitis? How common is this condition and does it continue to reoccur? Also, does Lupron add to this condition?

    Any insights would be appreciated.

    Walton1410

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    walton1410 wrote on MichaelV's wall

    Thanks for the message. I wanted to put "like" at the end but I messed it up and put "unlike". Truth is, I liked your message. Thanks for the medication suggestions. I will see one of my doctors tomorrow and will discuss this with him. Lupron comes in three-month injections and it will be the end of April before I am scheduled for another injection. MY focus this week is on getting to Portland, Oregon and meeting my newborn granddaughter.

    Walton1410 (my first name is Stuart)