Be Cautious Taking Megace To Treat Hormone Therapy Hot Flashes

When taking hormone therapy (ADT) each of us experiences different side effects and each of us experiences them differently.  Anyone experiencing hot flashes, probably the most commonly reported side effect of ADT during hormone therapy (ADT) knows how difficult, embarrassing and uncomfortable they can become as you go through your life. Some men, who find [...]

Nationwide Recall of Gabapentin for the Treatment of Hot Flashes Resulting from Hormone Therapy (ADT)

The drug Gabapentin is occasionally prescribed to help control hot flashes resulting from hormone deprivation therapy (ADT). Today, Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. issued a voluntary nationwide recall of their Northstar Labeled Gabapentin Capsules, USP 300 mg 100 count bottle. The recall was issued on complaints about empty capsules in prescriptions received by patients. There is [...]

Hot Flash Treatments Used for Women Don’t Work in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer on ADT

Those of us with advanced prostate cancer who have used hormone therapy (ADT) often find that we are plagued with hot flashes that are detrimental to our quality of life (QOL). I believe that hot flashes are the most common side effect complained about by men who are on ADT, in the scheme of seriousness [...]

So, Where Is Your Evidence – Is Our Propensity to Believe the Folk Law Wasting our Time & Money

Having hot flashes because of hormone deprivation therapy (ADT)? All of us dealing with advanced prostate cancer will be on ADT, it is the usual first line of therapy and it will continue until we die. Men who elect to have radiation to treat prostate cancer as their primary treatment modality will often have some [...]

Acupuncture for Hot Flashes in Men with Prostate Cancer

In men with prostate cancer hot flashes are one of the most commonly reported adverse effects of hormonal therapy (ADT). Researchers at the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon wanted to confirm the many reports that acupuncture can moderate hot flashes. […]

Using Gabapentin to Control Hot Flashes with ADT

A small phase III, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial of Gabapentin which looked at the Management of hot flashes in men on a hormone blockade (ADT) was recently completed and published in the March 2009 journal of the Ann of Oncology. One of the most common and bothersome side effects of a hormone blockade [...]

Gabapentin to Treat Hot Flashes

I suffered with significant hot flashes when I was on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). I experienced between seven to 15 flashes in a twenty-four hour period. Often the flashes were accompanied with breathing difficulties and fatigue. My quality of life was significantly negatively affected. The flashes were significant enough to require that I occasionally change [...]

Acupuncture Just As Effective Without Needle Puncture

When I was on a hormone block I suffered from many side effects, among them were the classical hot flashes. Some days I found that I would have to change shirts three to four times a day; Costco loved me because I eventually became their highest volume laundry detergent purchaser. One of my doctors suggested [...]

ADT and Hot Flashes

Did you have androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)? If you have you probably experienced hot flashes. Up to 80% of men treated with ADT for prostate cancer will experience hot flashes, ranging from very mild to very severe. Along with hot flashes many of us will also have insomnia, fatigue, irritability and a host of other [...]