Thank you for the posts in this thread. I recently started Zytiga as an addition to my Lupron. I will be on it for the duration of my initial ADT treatment. My two years of ADT is up in August of this year so I'll be taking Zytiga for about
six months. I take two 500 pills instead of the four 250 ones. I'm drinking a large Tervis glass of water before taking the pills and another while taking them. My only issue is that my doctor recommended taking them before I go to bed to lessen the fatigue impact. The two large glasses of water just before bed are now causing me to need to get up to urinate during the night. Cyclone's "dry heaves" post makes me think the more water the better but maybe I'll cut it back a bit. I see some guys take their Zytiga in the morning instead. Has anyone tried both ways? I'm wondering if there is really a big difference with fatigue if you take it in the morning vs. night time.
Since some asked to include insurance info with posts, I have insurance through my employer. My Zytiga comes through Accredo with a six dollar copay. I am not castrate resistant and PSA is currently "undetectable" so I definitely feel blessed that I had no problem getting insurance approval with a meager copay. It is rotten to hear that some that very much need it have a very difficult time getting coverage for it.
Age 50 at DX July 2016 PSA at DX =47
Mixture of G7 and (4+5) G9 cores.
Lupron scheduled for 2 yrs. w/Zytiga last 6 mths
open RP At Cleveland Clinic w/Dr. Eric Klein on 12/19/2016. Post Op Path Report confirms G9 and positive pelvic lymph node
ART w/Dr. Rahul Tendulkar at Cleveland Clinic 5/17 -6/17.
Adjuvant Docetaxel (4 infusions) starting March, 2018
PSA undetectable since surgery 12/2016
Post Edited (schoolpsych) : 2/26/2018 3:22:43 PM (GMT-7)