Well that didn’t take long. I was expecting the transition to Casodex to be straightforward. I’d been on it in late Dec. last year with no problems. Was I in for a surprise. The first night I only got 2-3 hours of sleep and woke up in a deep depression. The second night I slept for fourteen hours and woke up feeling OK. The third night was four hours of sleep and I woke up with uncontrollable chills and my deepest depression to date.
I bundled up as best I could to say warm. My wife told me I was burning hot. I took a Xanax to calm down, which helped, and then emailed my doctor a request for knock em dead sleeping pills. In the meantime the depression continued to worsen. That’s when I decided I couldn’t handle the Casodex at this point in time. The sleeping pill got me to sleep and I was out solid for 16 hours. Today is not much better than yesterday.
I’m hoping it’s just my accumulated setbacks from the last three months and that with some exercise I will be able to tolerate Lupron or Casodex. If not, I think I’m in a world of hurt. Going to try to see the oncologist on Monday. Until then just try to control my fears.