medication for hot flashes

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

goody5
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 7/15/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I forgot to mention in my other post that my uncle has severe hot flashes.  I have read online that there is a medication that can help.  Has anyone here used a medication or soy to help hot flashes?
Thanks again 
Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8.6 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan (clear) 
Fine Needle Lymph Biopsy (Positive)
Gleason Score
(2) 4 + 3
(1) 3 + 3
(4) 3 + 4
7 of 12 cores positive
Pelvic Radiation started 6/2/08
Started Casodex and Eligard
First PSA on 4 weeks of hormones (.2)
 
 


smilingoldcoot
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 7/15/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
My hot flashes from hormone therapy is not bad enough to seek medical help.  On the other hand my wonderful wife used clonodine (sp) which is a high blood pressure medication for hot flashes while going thru menapause.  She felt it did some good.
 
Best to you in finding help
 
Richard
aka smilingoldcoot
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
Jan & Feb & Mar all tests clear
MD Anderson = No surgery and No Proton only Hormone and IMRT
Contacted with Loma Linda and UFPTI in FL
Started Treatment at the U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in April 2008
May 2, 2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to started  5/27/2008 Will get 42 treatments 25 IMRT and then 17 Proton
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASON10.COM
 


goody5
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 7/16/2008 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I read that there are medications for depression that might help the hot flashes. The one study on Paxil was from 2003. He is calling his doctor today.
Thanks
Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8.6 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan (clear) 
Fine Needle Lymph Biopsy (Positive)
Gleason Score
(2) 4 + 3
(1) 3 + 3
(4) 3 + 4
7 of 12 cores positive
Pelvic Radiation started 6/2/08
Started Casodex and Eligard
First PSA on 4 weeks of hormones (.2)
 
 


livinadream
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 7/16/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
this may sound funny, but when I was at The Cancer Treatment Center of America for my treatment, they ask me about hot flashes and I naturally said yes that I do have them frequently. they suggested accupuncture, now please understand I am a southern boy skeptic, but reluctantly thought what the heck I have nothing to loose, and wanted to experience one time anyway. Well much to my surprise for the next two months I did not have a single hot flash. Even though I have been back to the hospital twice I have not repeated this, but for others it just might be something you want to try and it does give immediate relief however like anything it is temporary or was for me.

peace and love
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


goody5
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 7/17/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
This does not sound funny to me at all. My family has used accupuncture for various reasons. I told my Uncle and he is alo a little skeptical. After I told him what we used it for and had amazing results he is now considering it.
Thanks again
Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8.6 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan (clear) 
Fine Needle Lymph Biopsy (Positive)
Gleason Score
(2) 4 + 3
(1) 3 + 3
(4) 3 + 4
7 of 12 cores positive
Pelvic Radiation started 6/2/08
Started Casodex and Eligard
First PSA on 4 weeks of hormones (.2)
 
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, April 20, 2018 7:04 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,953,543 posts in 324,016 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 162080 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, wishIwasNotHere.
321 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
JayMot, Moosiey, wishIwasNotHere, sandyfeet, JNF, Sherrine, Crazyick