Posted 8/16/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -6)
I just got the results from my six month psa----it actually fell from 1.5 to 1.4 after more than doubling in the previous six months.
Yes, I am relieved as I NEVER expected the psa to remain stable. While 1.4 is not great, any signs of stability is. But how can psa more than double and then....nothing? Well, there are some things that may have had an impact:
1. In the previous six months (when it doubled), I had stop taking Lovastatin in favor of pomegranate (I instead took another non-statin drug to keep my cholsteral at bay, that had some rough side effects and was not as effective as Lovastatin). After February, I stopped taking pomegranate and began the Lovastatin again, which made my primary doctor happy.
2. Is Vitaman D really the reason? I had one other time when my psa fell and it was in the summer. This summer, not only have I gotten a lot of sun but I am also taking a lot of Vitamin D supplements.
Any way, I hope this thing stays stabile for awhile and I just wanted to share the news.
Age -57; Diagnosed 10/05 PSA 13.4 GS 7 (4+3) Organ confined (T2B)
Cryoablation 4/06 Allegheny Hosp-Dr Ralph Miller (Cohen/Miller)
Post Cryo Nadir 8/06 0.2
Rising steadily to 0.7 4/09 :-(
Steady at 0.7 (7/09)
Doubled to 1.5 (2/10) YUCH!
Hoping to qualify for salvage cryo or radiation