Side Effects, I'm dealing with the general HT type side effects and also the Prednisone side effects.
What Zytiga does in the simplest terms is to block virtually ALL testosterone. So;
Hot flashes - was getting prior to Zytiga but when do get seem to be more severe. I've told myself the hot flashes are good as means the stuff is working
Night Sweats - not 100 % sure if from Zytiga - but they have gotten much worse since I went on the treatment. Sleep with a overhead fan on - helps a lot.
Spend considerably more time picking out my outfit for the day.
New found enjoyment of soap operas.
Headache - oh wait that was actually a hangover after I celebrated my PSA drop to 66.2.
Continued ED - well I've been on HT's since last Aug. - BUT - MUSE works for me!
Increased occurrences of flirting with wife. - Hmm a MUSE side effect?
To Prednisone I attribute
Difficulty with sleep
Occasional ravenous hunger. NOT skipping meals helps with this, but does not eliminate.
Some edgeless at times. - Actually seems if I miss (I take 2x a day) - seems to occur about
24 hours later, even though I had taken within that 24 hour period. - Coincidence ? Unrelated? Dunno but have enlisted the wife to make sure I do not skip the Pred.
My oncologist is very upbeat on Zytiga and wants to use that before chemo (as he is doing with me), this is a recent development of about
4 months ago. Prior to that it was Chemo first - fail - only than Zytiga.
I understand Zytiga HAS been FDA approved, but that approval was for use after failing chemo. What is being worked on now is approval before chemo. I could be wrong on that.
65 as of April 2013
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12 Jul 11 - PSA 1447 (It's just a number! )
Scans showed active prostate cancer widespread in bones
Started HT treatments and Zometa for bone
31 Oct 11 - 46.6 Cheers!
25 Jan 12 - 75 - Crap
22 Feb 12 - 99 - Restarted Casodex
22 Mar 12 - 149 - Start Zytiga
25 Apr 12 - 113 -Yippee
22 May 12 - 66 - YIPPEE!!