Jan 13, 2014 - 6:37 am
As previously posted my Doctor put me on casodex 50mg daily because I have a "recurrence" after IMRT. I was to try this medicine for one month and see if my PSA went down. After about a week of taking casodex I started terrible stomach pains, diahrea and nausea. So I have to stop taking it. It seems not only HT but now this medicine badly effects me. I really can not think why. I was prepared for some side effects but not as severe as I experienced. At age nearly 83 and still suffering the side effects of HT two years ago I fear that such bad side effects could cause some really bad deterioration in my health or trigger another heart attack.
Since the three specialists that I saw gave only 50% chance of lowering my PSA and they all recommended orchietomy if the casodex fails it seems that this is now the course that I have to take. I am not quite sure what a recurrence means because I was told that my IMRT was sucessful having brought my PSA down from 40 to 0.1 and I expected it would take at least 5 years to rise again.
The doctor explained that there are three types of reccurence but I do not know which one I have. But presumably the surgical castration will be effective for which ever type I have? I have no symptoms at all and it is unlikely to to have spread much in such a short time. But I do know that ading casoex to orchectomy gives a more favourable out but since now this is ot possible it seeems that orchiectony is the last uption left for me.
Any comments would be appreciated