Hubby finally let me call the doctor about
his hot flashes, aches and pains. He is having a series of 3 or 4, each lasting 5-15 min. every hour or so. They were waking him up at night, too. He is also having to urinate a Lot. And he gets aches and pain, and stiffness if he sits for more than a few minuets. The doctor calle din a prescript
Megestrol, which is a cross between progesterone (female hormone) and a steroid.
Has anyone else taken this? One of the side effects is increased appitite and weight gain. He has already had to get all new pants due to belly swelling/bloat. Hope he doesn't gain too much.
Hubby's details- Age 57
8/27/12 PSA 81 8/30/12 Gleason 5+4=9 8/8 cores+ 9/5/12 bone scan & ct negative DaVinci surgery 10/9/12 Final stats- G 4+5=9 T3a N0Mx tumor both lobes, size 3.3x3.2x2.6x , positive margins extensive perineural invasion, extracapsular extension, no lymph node/seminal vessical involvement
11/21/12 1st post-op PSA 3.8 CT -lymph node involvement 12/7/12 HDT start