I don't know how I missed your question. My experience was very similar to the other poster. I was on for 28 months. My last shot was May of 2009 and it was a 4 month depot. So in September of that year we measured my T levels and it was at 21. But then again we measured in January and my T levels had climbed to 128. Still well below normal but it was still climbing. In May of 2010 my T level was 230. At this point I started feeling more "normal" and my libido was returning. Over summer last year my hair on arms and legs had darkened back up and my hot flashes were gone.
When we had my last test in October 2010 my T levels were at 265...Still below normal so my oncologist and I did a look at my history. It turned out that before I was ever treated for my PCa my T level was 218. This means that I was suffering from hygonadism when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Probably the reason I was in the office for some Cialis before treatment.
Feeling good today more than a year after stopping HT. We considered adding testosterone by as my doctor said, it's risky business because I am a late stage pT3B guy. We decided to let things fly naturally.
I hope this helps...
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
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