Dizzy spells and vertigo

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   Posted 4/20/2011 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
     My dad was recently diagnosed with advance prostate cancer with exstensive mets to the bones.  He had his first shot of Trelstar almost 3 weeks ago. His Gleason is 9 and his PSA was 8.45.  Yesterday he developed dizzy spells.  He feels dizzy with any kind of movement of his head. Turning it side to side, looking up or down and when turning in bed.  Sounds to me like typical vertigo symptoms, but I am still concerned.  His regular doctor started him on antivert yesterday.  He had a severe dizzy, room spinning episode today while in the grocery store.  He made contact with both of the drs he has seen for his prostate cancer and they told him that this has nothing to do with his PCa.  I am just worried about mets to the brain.  His cancer came so suddenly and was already very advanced when it was found. He had a PSA of 1.41 in August.  Any ideas?

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   Posted 4/20/2011 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry to hear about your dad.  is he on flomax or a similar drug?  flomax made me dizzy almost to the point of passing out a couple of times.
age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

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   Posted 4/20/2011 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to hear about your father. Glad that you posted and all that I can say is work with his Dr.s to rule things in or out and hopefully it is just a side effect of meds and not mets. Keep us posted.

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   Posted 4/20/2011 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
google benign positional vertigo, very common in ageing men
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving

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   Posted 4/21/2011 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   

I googled "trelastar side affects" on the internet and dizziness was listed.

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   Posted 4/21/2011 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Agree with logo...dizziness means lots of different things, but vertigo (a spinning, falling or moving sensation) means it's coming from the inner ear or brain. If it's positional, that is, comes on in certain positions, then it may be benign positional vertigo, a common problem in "older" folks like us.
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