i take a subclinical dose of celexa for hot flashes which worked pretty well until recently (so i think). what celexa also did was put my emotions in check early on -- i didn't feel like i wanted to die all the time, and i could talk about
my disease without getting choked up. my wife participates in a forum for women with men who have prostate cancer. she says many of the guys on lupron become emotionally detached nags. i've actually become closer to my wife and we spend more time together. maybe the celexa helped there too?
i was talking to my wife this morning about tapering off celexa because my testosterone is slowly returning and i am now having hot flashes anyway. she said she thinks the drug is helping more than i think and i should wait at least until i get the first definitive PSA test -- around june. i think that's what i'll do because kicking the drug would create a whole new set of issues from what i read and i really am doing very well now.
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
no symptoms, no prostate enlargement
12/12 cores positive....gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10