casey, i said all my doctors dismiss them, not just one. and yes, i know who dr. myers is, a brilliant doctor, not a doubt.
my own personal take, nothing to do with doctor's opinions, is that if people eat right, a good well rounded diet, there isn't any need to take supplements/vitamins. its not a natural thing to do outside of diet. i realize that many, perhaps most people, don't eat a good diet, so there may be a case from that point of view.
zufus - i for one, read all the side effect details closely. when they run these slick evening television adds for drugs, that info goes by real fast in small print. i am real particular about taking any kind of med, i study it long and hard before it ever goes inside me, i really have to be convince i need something and that it will work without making things worse. i believe the drug companies are all about the money. while there are hundreds of good modern pharmesutical's out there, that are helping millions of people, the big Money word is always first and front.
for all the years my wife has been a nurse, she alwasy tells me a bout the slick drug reps they send ing. The best looking male and females money can buy, expensive clothes, always bearing free lunches and gifts. its no wonder that certain doctors push certain drugs.
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days