Hi everyone. My Dad, 84 years old, has been battling prostate cancer, and about 9 months ago his oncologist put him on xtandi. We noticed a marked drop in his psa, but now, after very little side effects noticed, in the past 10 days, he has went from fully functional and walking to unable to stand up. We discussed with his oncologist who reccomended he stop taking xtandi. it has been 4 days since he stopped, and now, he cant even stand up, let alone walk.
Can anyone offer any insight on how long do the side effects last? I asked the oncologist about something I read regarding couda equina syndrome, and he said based on his experience and my Dad that it was highly unlikely...he prescribed physical therapy, but my Dad cant even muster enough strength in his legs to go to it ( we will set up home therapy)...this is having a devestating effect on his psuche, one day walking to being bed ridden...
any insight, info, opinion will be greatly appreciated and my prayers are with all of you.
Nick in Denver