Newly diagnosed on 11/11/17, I'm on hold until I see the docs again after the first of the year, but was told to expect my first line of treatment to be ADT (Lupron, Zytiga, and prednisone). I can read the list of side effects for these drugs, but what is it really like to live with this treatment? Will I be able to work? I'm an executive coach and corporate trainer. Am I going to have the energy to fly around the country? Am I going to forget my lines in front of the room? Should I cancel work I have booked in the first couple of months next year while I adjust to the meds? And what, if anything, have people found effective to minimize side effects (especially hot flashes, cognitive impairment, energy levels, depression)?
I know many people have posted about their experiences in various posts, but it would be helpful to have them in one place. What was your experience like when you first started treatment? What was the adjustment like? Thanks for your help!