The hormone treatments were taking their toll on me
At least 75% of all side effects. I'll list, starting with the worst:
- I was an emotional wreck. When the doctor finally told me I may need to be on hormone therapy for a year or two I lost it... No more Lupron for me! Last shot in November.
- Hot flashes/meltdowns, cold chills, heat sensitivity every hour or so 24/7
- No energy
- Weight gain
- No libido
- Incontinency....I'll stop there
Talking to my doctor
I had a heart-to-heart discussion with the doctor about other medications available. Now I'm taking Erleada. It's working. PSA .3..... Still recovering from Lupron.
It's been a year since diagnosis. Feeling stronger and not as emotional. I still have hot flashes not as severe or often. I love my $15 turbofans from Wal-Mart. Better have good insurance for Erleada... $14,000 for 120 tablets. I have found strength in reading others' stories/fight against good cancer...... I hope the best for all affected. Take care.
Have you made personal connections through your journey with prostate cancer?