Casodex increases testoserone while decreasing PSA. However, since I am on Casodex 150mg/day monotherapy, beginning in October 2015; my testosterone scores NG/DL are:
1/22/16 - 505
5/16/16 - 717
8/12/16 - 703
10/13/16 - 542
3/28/17 - 493
My PSA NG/ML levels were:
8/12/16 - 7.8
10/13/16 - 6.7
2/16/17 - 13.6
3/28/17 - 23.0
(Testosterone was not taken on 2/16/17.)
(Blood draws were all done in the morning)
Summary: Testosterone increased from 505 to 717 then 703, but decreased to 542 and 493; why did it decrease?
**Why did testosterone decrease while on casodex?**
P.S. I will have Firmagon monthly injections for three months; then Lupron monthly injections for three months, then I will re-evaluate. I will stay on Casodex for combined hormone blockage. In addition, I will add daily Metaformin and my supplements (Lycopene, Zflamend, Zinc, and Magnesium). Also, I am scheduled for both a CAT scan and bone scan this month.
Thank you. Rich.