I have been on lupron for 13 years and discovered mets to spine and shoulder blade a year ago. Started Xgeva and Xtandi 6 months ago. I have taken extra calcium the entire time with fortified antacids but never knew how to take until 6 months ago my onco suggested I take 1,500 mg of calcium a day which I do with fortified antacids, OJ and almond milk. How much calcium does anyone take a day and in what form??
Calcium intake: I have been on lupron... - Advanced Prostate...
Excess calcium intake may be problematic, causing the cancer to progress FASTER. If your blood levels are too low, consider supplementing. Better yet, get your calcium from food - tiny fish bones (sardines, canned salmon, herring, anchovies) are a particularly good source.
Osteoporosis is a common symptom of longterm Lupron use. However, calcium supplementation doesn't prevent it. A much better proven solution is Xgeva or a bisphosphonate like Zometa. Or you can try estrogen patches (with tamoxifen). Estrogen also has other benefits- prevents hot flashes, increases libido and suppresses testosterone. It's downside is that it can cause blood clots (less of a problem with the patches).
I use Prosteon, which can be ordered via their web site. It's a combination of calcium and other minerals.
Also, as Tall Allen suggests, there are other preventative steps that can be taken. I got a Prolia shot a few weeks ago, with no obvious side effects.
This was after the DEXA scan showed I am bordering between osteopenia and osteoporosis, all thanks to 5 years of ADT shots.
I'm in the sun a lot and still take vitamin D, according to Snuffy any excess is eliminated by the body. My bloodwork remains spot on in regards to calcium and vitamin D levels so I'm gonna leave as is and continue with supplements. Snuffy was really big in healing the sclerotic areas left from bone mets now that scans show no active disease. It is a big part of a long term durable remission - per Snuffy. Of course calcium and vitamin D help with that I also continue to use estradiol patches to help with ADT SE's and for bone health.
I am on xgeva and was told to by the research doctor to take Citracal 1200 + D3. Two tabs daily. I trust the doctor and staff at the research Department.
i still eat eggs, chicken, animal products of all kinds. the most plausible explanation of what exactly cancer feeds on, imho being whatever the host feeds on. how else did the cancer begin in the first place? i do accept that the best way to go is vegan, but sorry, my QOL trumps going vegan. the time i'd gain without some mornings of bacon and eggs for breakfast just wouldn't be worth living.
so i boil eggshells about 15 mins to destroy any bacteria, then dry them out and grind 'em up in a coffee bean grinder til powdered. i wash down about 1/3 of a tsp. with a gulp of distilled water. almost pure CaCO3, in all its molecular, inorganic glory, with trace quantities of elemental and/or inorganic salts of magnesium, boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, sulphur, silicon, zinc, etc.
carry on, warriors. love you all, even the fools and dogmatic robots here.
PSA 80 Gleason 9 some bone mets. After 2nd bone scan 6 months later bone mets not showing PSA went down to .2
I started on 6 months Lupron last month after being on monthly Firmagon for 11 months. No side effects, maybe mild hot flashes sometimes.
I take calcium / vitamin D3 1000/800 daily. This all am taking, not having any problems work 40 /52 hours weekly. Walk 20 minute treadmill and lift weights.
Good luck all in this journey