I was Dx Gleason 8 (4+4) 2015 at 70 years old; had IMRT (25 sessions) & seeds early 2016; shortly after PSA went to .44, but progressively increased to 1.95 by Jan 16 2018; then started dropping: Feb 26 was 1.3, Apr 2 was 1.18, then July 2 it dropped to 0.83. Around Feb was when I discovered Biotin, which I’d been supplementing for years past, could raise PSA so I stopped the supplement and sure enough my PSA dropped some (for me anyway). Coincidence that it was finally time for PSA to drop or biotin, I don’t know. For the April PSA test I stopped the multiple morning vitamin that had biotin in it and made sure no eggs 4 days before; down to 1.18…coincidence? Around May I started Pygeum BID & Turmeric once in the morning (I went from 2-3 nightly bathroom visits to 1, or none), then 10 days before the next PSA test (July) I stopped vitamins, wine at dinner, and gym 4 days before. About 10-12 days before the test I hurt my back and took Advil for 3 days, but this was stopped at least a week before the test...also I donated blood about 5 days before the July test because it was found I had very high, above normal, B6 levels. So finally now comes my question: does Pygeum have the same/equal affect on the prostate in regards to lowering PSA as finisteride, and if so to what affect? I read: ‘Unlike the drug finisteride, pygeum does not appear to work by affecting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone; but rather, it is thought to reduce inflammation in the prostate and to inhibit prostate growth factors, substances implicated in inappropriate prostate enlargement…is believed to be a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor’. I’ve read that if taking finisteride then your PSA shows only half of what it actually is, thus the question does finisteride mask PCa… anyway does pygeum produce the same PSA results as finisteride ie., a showing of 50% less than actual PSA; if not then to what extent? It is really exhilarating to have my PSA fall from 1.95 to 0.83 in about 6 months with only the use of 2 supplements and stopping vitamins for a week…or it’s just a coincidence and now is finally the time it took the PSA to fall after IMRT & seeds…and my prayers to GOD. Thank You.