Zufus, and David, good to hear from you two veterans here..,
Zoladex (Lupron) failed on me ,after 6 months rising psa levels again,despite two
additional Zoladex injections.
Due to my age - past 75 at first psa test -RP was not an option whatsoever.
Doc at hospital then offered me bilateral orchiectomy, and to continue with Eligard injections.
For various reasons I refused these options, but agreed on TUR-P to get rid of Foley Catheter.
During following 7 months I tried Prostasol and ProstaNat,but psa continue to rise to 116.
Then reading from,among others, these sources:
Dr.Fred Lee, J.Urol et al may 2003,PATCH study dr.Ruth Langley et al Imperial College London,
Ph.D.Richard Wassersug Prostate Conference 2007 Toronto, Dr.Premoli Argentina,
Dr.Robert Leibowitz California, I decided to try Estrogen.
This is not approved in my country, but got hold of a bottle of Estracyt 100 tabl. (Estramustine -
brand name in US Emcyt). This is a mix of Estrogen and Chemo.
67 tablets in 32 days -psa down from 116 to 6.7.
Now it is uncertain wether Estrogen or Chemo are responsible for this ,or a combination of
I have not taken any Aspirin or such, beeing in good overall condition, blood pressure 120/63,
vegetarian,weight same as 20 years old minus 10 kg, daily outdoor exercises.
But had to stop taking Estracyt due to blood platelets count reduced from 160 before
Estracyt to 120 after.
So - continue with Estradiol patches (Alcis100), one patch twice a week.
PATCH Study recommended two patches twice a week for maintaining nadir level.
Blood test next week will tell me wether I'm on the right track,or not!
I will also apply to Health dep. to get permission to use Estradiol patches, so as to
be able to take regular blood tests at my local doc's office.