Posted 7/29/2009 9:38 PM (GMT -6)
My uro has me on Prosteon Bone Supplement since I am also on Lupron. The supplement, taken twice daily, has 1000 IU Vitamin D3, 50 mcg Vitamin K1, 500 mg Calcium, 100 mg Magnesium, 50 mg Strontium, and 1.5 mg Boron. Anyone of you on that supplement? Or any other supplements to counter adverse side effect of hormone therapy? Thanks for your replies.
Gene in Md
Hopeful in MD
Dx Dec 07. PSA 8.4. DRE confirmed tumor. Three of six biopsies positive. Gleason: 6 (3+3). Seed implants Iodine 125 Jan 08. PSA's 3.9, 1.7 after implants. Rising PSA's: 2.3, 3.4, 3.9, indicating seed therapy not working. April 2009 began hormone injection therapy with Lupron 30 MG ea. 4 mos. So far so good. Slight fever and aches 2nd day after shot. Buttock soreness 2-3 days. June - hot flashes. Lot of fatigue in morning which has eased as of mid July. Next PSA Aug 09.
Oncologist Jun 17. DRE negative for nodules - hooray!
Began seeing psychologist Jun 4 for anxiety and depression. Anxiety from serious IBS (irritable bowel) probs. Doctor using hypno-therapy for the IBS - talk therapy for anxiety. Was taking Celexa for anxiety-depression but decided it was not needed so stopped it. Depression not a problem as of mid July. Recommend anyone having difficulty coping with PC or other chronic conditions etc. get professional help.