well...I got my first PSA back after using BIRM for just 3 weeks...and feeling MUCH better and more energetic the whole time. But, ALAS, my PSA wasn't feeling the "BIRM" yet...LOL. It actually went UP...from 0.88 (six weeks ago) to 1.130 this time.
I told my oncologist about starting BIRM at my appointment where the blood was drawn...and she said "let's see what happens". I plan to stay on BIRM for the next 6 weeks and see how the PSA goes. If it's not lower, I will lower my dosage of BIRM and see how low I can go and still get the effects of pain reduction and energy increase. (I'm on Lupron and Xtandi)...and before BIRM I was already talking with them about lowering my dosage as I was feeling so weak and tired and in so much leg and feet pain.
The sense of well-being I've been having had me ready for a really low PSA....but my latest Axumin Pet Scan was really good...so I hope I'm still heading the right direction.
p.s. keep hoping that the "uptick" in PSA may be from cancer cells dying. It had gone up slightly (like this) when I had my Pet Scan done...and the results were "greatly improved" as I said. Has anyone ever had this happen with PSA?