I can only tell you from my experience - and I have all the data to back it up.
I heard I was supposed to avoid diet sodas, caffeinated drinks, carbonated drinks, orange juice, fruit drinks, etc. I drank only water for weeks. I measured my daily pad output and found it made NO difference. In my case the most significant factor was the amount I drank not the drink itself. The next most significant factor was the time I sat or was in bed.
I now try to take a nap during the day, and dilute what I normally would drink just in case it matters. That combo has me down to 320ml per day.
You can do your own experiments too. All you need are a Mettler balance accurate to 0.01 gram and an understanding wife - a very understanding wife.
Married 34 years, DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg. 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, See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix unsuccessful. 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, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 2/16/2010 5:21:48 PM (GMT-7)