Started BAT on 75th birthday with psa just starting to rise after 11 years of IADT with several vacations of 9 to 16 months of just Avodart and supplements mainly consisting of pom seed extract and green tea extract. MO and I determined that I became castrate resistant when last 4, 2 month psa results showed increases of +10%, + 36%, + 33% and + 40% from .1 to .28. with DT of ~ 114 days.
Currently I am 408 days into BAT and just started into cycle 3 of T injections that elevate T to 1500+ every 28 days.
My current psa starting into this 3rd cycle is 2.2 and T is 5.
My calculations indicate that, at a modest estimation, had I not started BAT my current psa would be 9+. This of course assumes I would have just stayed on ADT.
My psa has over the last 404 days ranged from .28 at onset to 5.88 at the highest.
I am no longer concerned about T levels with regard to my pc.
So far during this sojourn, I have had 6 months of normal+ T and several side benefits including regrowth of leg, chest, belly and pubic hair in modest amounts. Evident increases in energy and definitely some libido improvements and an ability to find my willy!
I will be glad to provide some of the statistics with regard to psa level and T level at various stages.
Bottom line, I see this protocol as a way to defer chemo (taxanes) and xytiga and xtandi until last resort. In addition, tests, if I interpret them properly, have shown that some may benefit by reversal of cr and second line treatment failures.
May God bless you all and keep the beast at bay.