JkorourkeRN for husband said...
Venlafexine and Gabapentin are on the top of my list of med requests should these SE occur I will def make sure he gets them if needed this disease is a nitemare from day 1 I know everyone agrees! we ll just keep keepin on trying to keep it positive
My side effects started probably close to 4 weeks from the Lupron injection. The hot flashes where unreal some lasting 30 minutes. They where so bad i was ready to come off the lupron. I was put on Venlafexine 37.5 mg and worked my way up to 150 mg daily. The Venlafexine stopped working at about
the 7 month mark and Gabapentin was introduced to me. I am now up to 900mg of the Gabapentin. I am still on the Venlafexine as well as i have no more hot flashes and did not want to screw up a good thing by coming off it.
I have noticed a loss of strength and lack energy. I am going to the gym twice a week to try and regain some strength. I do walk the dog for 30 minutes daily also.
Age 59 when DX
DX Nov 2016
Start Lupron every 3 months
Jan 4 PSA 10.3
Feb 4 PSA 0.60
Feb Testosterone 0.2
Nov scan shows Bone & Lung Mets
Dec radiation to hip
Jan Biopsy 12 samples all positive
Gleason 9 ( 5 + 4 )
Jan Start chemo 6 times 3 weeks apart, Apr 21 done
Docetaxel with Predisone
March start Zometa
April 4 Turp due to prostate collapsing around urethra