Lupron and Hot Flashes

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Opa N
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 3/26/2010 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I am finishing up month 5 of 8 total on Lupron for my Hormone Therapy part of treatment. My biggest complaint is with the hot flashes I get, especially at night. I wake up bathed in sweat, have to throw all the covers off, while the wife sleeps next to me under a pile of blankets.

I read in the local paper the other day a doctor’s advice column in which a woman complained about her hot flashes during menopause. The doctors advised that she should try Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract from some tree that only grows in France. Sold in health food stores, etc.

So my question for fellow endurers of Lupron is have you heard of, tried, had success with, Pycnogenol for minimizing or eliminating hot flashes? What other remedy works?

Thanks in advance for chiming in.

All the best.
Roger

 Age 67 at diagnosis. Treated for coronary artery disease (CAD) since 1998, and under control with medications.

2/6/09              Routine physical, with DRE and PSA Test. PSA 4.02. Referred to Uro

4/20/09            TRUS  w/needle biopsy

4/23/09            Diagnosis PCa with Gleason 4+3 in 2/2 cores, Gleason 3+3 in 5/10 cores.

                        CT scan and Bone Scan both negative. Stage T2C.

8/27/09            DaVinci RP at WakeMed Cary NC with Dr. Tortora. Discharged 8/28.

9/8/09              Catheder removed. Path post-surgery confirms PCa, with Gleason 3+3 with scattering of 4. Positive margins in L & R posterior, R and L seminal vesicles, with perineural invasion.  Stage pT3b.

9/30/09            PSA Post-Op <0.01. Met w/Uro/Surgeon to review surgery and path report. Referred to Prostate Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist. Appointments set for 10/8.

10/8/09            Met w/ both oncologists. Adjuvant Combination Therapy to begin ASAP.

10/21/09          First Lupron injection. 30 mg dose (4 month)

11/2/09            PSA 2-month <0.01. Cystoscope w/calibration and dilation to remove scar tissue from urethra. Big relief.

12/18/09          psa 4-Month <0.01 undetectable. MRI/CT scan set for 1/5/10 for IMRT planning. RT to begin week of 1/11/09. Anticipate 64-66 grays over 32-33 treatments.

1/14/10            Start RT with 32 treatments # 2 gys per.

2/26/10            IMRT completed.

 

Initial incontinence pretty bad, starting w/6 Depends pants/day. Gradually getting better, with dramatic reduction in leakage around 9/20. Currently on 1 pad during the day and one at night (for security). Actually totally dry at night. After 1/16/10 down to a female regular pad. Barely felt.

 

 

 


zufus
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   Posted 3/26/2010 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
See Paxil I think it was and others mentioned on www.psarising.com (or google same things). Cancells alot of the effects, seem doc should have helped you with that if you asked.

There are other choices, but you would have to look outside the box and docs usually don't like that.
Youth is wasted on the Young-(W.C. Fields)


medved
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 1096
   Posted 3/26/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I think some have also used depo-prevera to counteract hot flashes.
Age 45.  Father died of p ca. 
My psa starting age 40: 1.4, 1.3, 1.43, 1.74, 1.7, 1.5
 


deer hunter
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 246
   Posted 3/26/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Opal Ihad cssdex for 4 months I have the darn hot flashes to the things are worst at times and sweat lie horse but its the first time i have been deer hunting and been comfortable in the woods and the rest where freezing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was told by a friend that Black Cohosh which is a Herbal supplement for natural menopausal relief I tried it and i can't say it helps or not but it wouldn't hurt to try it everybodys system is different who knows it might work for you or ease them some what
DEERHUNTER
dx age 57 01/06 open RP 4/06 psa in 01/06 8.1  surgery path report Gleason 3+4=7 poorly differentiated  tumor was 90%involved in both lobes surgical margins postive. in the right apex and right radial margins tumor grade G3  perineural invasion present high grade of PIN found  T2c NX MX PSA 0706  .01 10/06 .02 01/07 .03 04/07 .04  06/07 .05  07/07 .08 07/07 bone scans pelvic ct neg. 08/07 proscintic scan neg.9/07 psa.10 net with rad onc. wanted to do SRT but i did not do it 10/07  saw a new dr at Emory University [my old dr urg. suggested second opinion ]  bone scans negs ct scans pelvics neg. biopies of the bladder and adrinal glands neg.another proscintic scan neg.12/07 Psa .11 clinial trial Emory injected with protons to try and find the cancer cells no luck 3/08 psa .17 06/08 psa .23 psa 09/08 psa .32 12/08 psa .39 3/09 psa .39 6/09 psa .43  meet with medical onc. he said  i might have waited to long to start SRT 7/09 psa .50  another bone scan ct scan all neg.MRI neg. meet rad. psa the last of 7/09was .55 onc. 7/09 started casdex 50mg 1 day for 30 days 2 shots of lupron started rad treament 10/09 40 treatments 75 gm 12 shots each time all aroud pelvic finished 12/09  psa .07 and psa 01/10.05 next dr visit 03/10 wait and see 3/10 psa.05

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