Saipan Paradise said...
I’m really fed up with the hot flashes. Don’t think the Effexor is effective anymore. Sept 18, maybe we’ll try a different medication for the hot flashes.
How much venlafaxine? 75mg daily is the off-label recommendation for ADT related hot flashes. Mine was upped to 150/day back in January, and seemed to work okay until starting daily oral prednisone last month. Now they gang up on me and make my evenings miserable. Seeing my GP today. The "other med" for flashes might be...? My RO prescribed Megace but my GP nixed that one due to blood clots.
And testosterone is 8, down from three-test mean of 450.
Welcome to the single digit "T" club! ... Mine was never tested prior to HT, but whatever it might have been, I now know that it will never be that high again. Alas.
2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: MRI Fusion biopsy, 6+ Right Base, 2x40%, 2x100% G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, 3 foci EPE, PNI, 11 LN-, 53g gland 25% Gr4, BL SVI, pT3b
1/17: started 18 months Lupron, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 AUS implanted, revised 6/17
8/17-10/17: RapidArc IMRT 39 tx (70 Gy), 4/18 Dx Radiation Colitis
1/18, 4/18, 7/18: PSA's 0.0, T=9