I took me almost a month to get the true HT side effects. And I didn't have any urges to go shoe shopping for most of the first shot. That came later then I out shopped my wife...
Seriously, my experience was like Don's. Juts delayed a little bit more. It is highly possible that since my first shot was near the end of may, but the time it kicked in so did summer here in Las Vegas. Everybody has hot flashes here in the summer.
Mike, it's good to see you again. I hope all else is well for you. You can handle the HT. I did and after your PSA drops out, you can stop and everything comes back.
Peace and prayers for you, buddy...,
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
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