I began EBRT treatments (72 Gy in 40 fractions) combined with 6 months of ADT (Lupron every 3 months and Bicaludamide) last March. I'm tolerating the radiation well, with only minor urinary and bowel issues, but the ADT is throwing me for a loop. I'm trying to maintain some level of sexual function with the help of PDE-5 inhibitors and bimix injections (10 ml), but maintaining any kind of ongoing relationship on ADT seems impossible. To complicate matters, my wife died last Oct after her own long, drawn out miserable battle with cancer. So I find myself alone and depressed, with severe mood swings, crying jags and 10 to 12 hot flashes a day. If the EBRT doesn't work, and I have to go on ADT permanently or even just intermittently, until I become castrate resistant, I really don't know what I'm going to do. If I didn't have two high school aged kids and no other immediate family, I think I'd gladly check out. But under the circumstances that isn't even an option. I already exercise, eat well and maintain my weight. Any suggestions?
Suggestions on Tolerating ADT? - Prostate Cancer N...
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