Question about: DHA vs Testosterone.

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JB71
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 5/2/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm currently still on Lupron since November. open surgery back in January.
I'm told that the Lupron job's is to lower my testosterone, which it is doing just fine. The number for that is 0.6, so well below the medium range of 7 - 38.0 nmol/L

I'm also taking several vitamins including Omega-3. The label reads:

Fish Oils: 1000mg.
EPA: 300mg
DHA: 200 mg.


Now I read (somewhere?) that the DHA supports and is beneficial in raising testosterone and if so, am I adding to the problem by taking this?

Any help out there?


Age, only 71.
July 2009, PSA 9.1, free ratio 0.16
September GLEASON 4+4=8, T2A
Prostate 44cc.
Calcium: 2.46  (range: 2.20 - 2.65 mmol/L)
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D: 102 (range: sufficiency:
76 - 250 nmol/L)
Bone Scan: Negative
CT Scan scheduled for Dec. 1st. Negative.
Started Casodex 50mg. on Nov. 6, first pill of 30.
Got Lupron 22.5mg ( 90 day ) on  November 19.
No real side effects as of Dec. 15 except dry skin and hair but getting quite 'porky' in the belt area even though now I go to the gym, three times a week. Also I dont have a need to shave anymore so now I can save my 'shaving' allowance and direct it to my stash of Depends !
 
Christmas Day got my first hot flashes. Thanks Santa!
 
Open surgery done on Jan. 20th. by Dr. J. Chin at London's University Hospital.
 
Cath removel scheduled for Feb. 8th. Yes, I know,
that will be 19 days. Dr. is out of country until then.
====================================
Pathology Report:
 
Gleason Score: cannot be determined due to hormone therapy effects. ???????
Extraprostatic Extension:
present, left radial, multifocal
present, left basal, multifocal
Resection Margins:
Apical: involved by invasive carcinoma, multifocal
Bladder Neck: involved by invasive carcinoma, unifocal on left side.Other: non-tumoural prostatic present at resection margin.
Perineural Invasion: present.
Seminal Vesicle Invasion: absent
Lymphovascular Invasion: absent
Lymph Node Status: no malignancy in regional lymph nodes
Additional path. findings:
high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
 
Pathology Stage: yp T3a NO MX
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Radialogist appointment was on Friday Feb. 26 with Dr. Glenn Bauman in London.
Got another Lupron 90 day shot today and he wants to start IMRT soon. CT Scan plus measure scheduled in about 3 weeks. ( march 15)
 
First PSA test since surgery on March 18th.
with the results of <0.03 !!!
 
Started a Facebook page for bikers with prostate issues at:
 
IMRT to start on May 10.
 
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Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 5/3/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Not likely an issue with the small amount you're taking. The only way to raise your testosterone is to give yourself more. Supplements on the market support however, do not actually raise the level. Hard to explain in the few moments I have free today. Lets just say, you need a lot more than the single dose taken with your daily Omega 3's.

Be Well,
Swim
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MrGimpy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 504
   Posted 5/3/2010 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
That 1mg of fish oil pill is far far less than even one serving of Wild caught Tuna or Salmon provides

Instead of taking supplements I simply consume wild caught fish products, such as Wild Planet Tuna, just one 5 oz can has 2320mg of DHA and 720mgh of EPA and no chance of dreaded fish oil burps

www.wildplanetfoods.com/store/products/wild-albacore-tuna.html
Stats:
Age: 52, PSA (2008)=1.9
Biopsy on 01/09/09, Gleason Score = 3+3
One (1) out of twelve (12) cores was positive, plus external nodule found
Surgery (Da Vinci, robotic prostatectomy): 4/7/09
Post Op Path 3+3
Removed Catheter: 04/19/09
100% bladder control - Pad free 7/09
PSA 7/09 undetectable, <0.01 - 3 months post-op
PSA 1/10 undetectable, <0.01 - 9 months post-op
Trimix provides 100% erectile function

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