Diagnosed 5 Oct, PSA 11, biopsy 12 cores, all positive. Lowest Gleason 6 (3+3), remaining 11 a mix of 8's and 9's (4+4), (4+5) & (5+4). Surgery out. Hormone + Proton and Seeds + IMRT my two options. Looking for info on hormone side effects when used to shrink prostate prior to Proton's. Looking at 6 months to 18 months of hormones. No I don't know which ones, yet. I am looking for someone that had hormones for a limited time (less than 2 years) before stopping them. Did you return to normal, how long did it take, If not back to normal, how close? What works and dosen't work?
Finding much about long term hormone use, not so much about short term effects and recovery.