I decided I would reply to your question you left on my thread on your own thread. I guess I need to update my profile. My signature says 5 1/2 years on ADT but it has been closer to 7 1/2 years. In the beginning of androgen deprivation therapy, I must admit, I hated it. I had no less than a dozen hot flashes every day, I slept under a sheet and still had night sweats almost every night, my chest became swollen and tender like I was growing breasts, and I became rather emotional. I lost all interest in making love to my bride. The little guy quit working but it didn't bother me. It bothered my wife a lot though. It was hard Tom. It was really really hard. I was alive though. I am alive still.
I learned how to deal with it. We kept the heat off in the bedroom and I bought a small fan that sits on the night stand and blows cool air in my face. Because we were newly weds we kept trying in the bedroom and finally started using Trimix. 9 years later I am still on ADT but we no longer require ED medication. I still don't have a libido but I can will myself to perform. My chest went back to normal. I did a 6 month stint on D.E.S. ( not recommended) and had to have my chest radiated when I reached an a-cup. I am still emotional. Humor helps. My daughter revoked my man card when I cried at the Hannah Montana movie. I now have a shoe fettish. Fatigue is there but I am married to a woman who would not allow me to lay on the porch and lick my nuts. We stay active. It helps.....there is a light at the end of your tunnel. The only light at the end of mine is the light that you go into at the end. Ha ha ha. I am sick..... What can I say. Regards.... Todd
DX 2006 age 42 PSA 3216 stage 4 Gleason (3+4=7 ) Lung, Bone, and Lymph metastasis
A.D.T. 5-1/2 years. Provenge, Zytiga, D.E.S.
Latest Bone scan, C.T. scan, and chest X-ray clear. Current P.S.A. <0.05
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