I'm on Zytiga and Pred also. I take the 4 Zytiga first thing in the morning, than 1 Pred about
2 hours later with breakfast and the second Pred at dinner time (with dinner - 6ish). That works the best for me. The Pred by itself can be disruptive to sleep, least so I have found.
You are taking Pred twice a day correct?
Two weeks is not a lot of time my friend, give the Zytiga more time than that!
In the trials Zytiga was not discontinued solely because the man’s PSA was increasing. Instead, Zytiga was considered to no longer be effective when three things happened:
1- They had a 25% increase in their PSA over the baseline which was taken at the beginning of the treatment.
2- They had radiographic evidence of disease progression as seen in a bone scan, MRI or CAT scan.
3- They had symptomatic progression as defined by the treating physician.
Zytiga was only discontinued when all three of the criteria were experienced, not because of any one of the items
Added with edit. I'm also on Zometa for bones once a month and Eligard (Lupron) every three months.
We will beat this crap
65 - April 2013
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12 7 11 - 1447 (It's just a number! )
Scans showed active prostate cancer widespread in bones
HT treatments & Zometa for bone
31 10 11 - 46.6 Cheers!
25 1 12 - 75 - Crap
22 2 - 99
22 3 - 149 - Start Zytiga
25 4 - 113 | 22 5 - 66 | 19 6 - 38 | 19 7 -34
21 8 - 27.4 | 21 9 - 36.8 | 6 10 - 33 Down! Cheer
Post Edited (Raddad) : 10/21/2012 1:31:42 PM (GMT-6)