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    Asked by nipp on Saturday, March 4, 2017

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    In November of 2014 I had my prostate removed.I think my Gleason was between 7-9, Urologist did call it aggressive. My PSA was .5 afterwards so i did 33 treatments of radiation, still up until September of 2016 my PSA hung around .5-.7. Yesterday my PSA (6month chk) was 7.4! The Dr. had me do another lab to verify, and in the process of scheduling Bone and CAT scan. I live a pretty active lifestyle and healthy diet. I work two jobs. I have been taking Bikram Yogaand Hot Pilates 2-4 times a week since Sept 2016. I am 57yrs old. In reality I think it's back or spreaded, but no real symptoms. I plan on pursing some type of alternative regiment alkaline diet,tumeric, vitamins, moringa and/or whatever it takes. The hormone treatment raises an eyebrow. So has anyone had sucess with atlernaive treatment with or w/o meds? I'm fustrated, scared and confused

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    • davewfence's Avatar
      davewfence

      I had a PSA score of 6.5, I had prostate removal. After surgery, my PSA was 1.25. A month later it was 1.43. I had 32 rounds of radiation and for the last two years my PSA has been around .84. I have a friend and he had prostate removal 17 years ago and his PSA level has been around .6 for this entire time. My urologist says as long as it does not rise dramatically, quickly, there is not a real danger. Keep it in check and hang tough.

      over 2 years ago
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      jackieg

      I have not had any experience with alternatives or anything that you are asking, but I would definitely discuss it with your health care provider and see what they say. They can give you some ideas as well. Good luck finding answers to what you are searching for

      over 2 years ago
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      meyati

      When I told the ER, Urgent Care, ENT, and family doctor that I was taking herbs, they were happy. An urgent Care and an Italian doctor also added a few of their fav herbs that might help. They said that because I brought the subject up, they could discuss herbs with me.

      I completely lost my voice from an Endoscopy-lots of throat pain too. The availiable meds didn't work.. Our dear Geekling sent me a list of herbs to use. At this point, I don't see how they could hurt me anymore than the doctor did.

      The thing about the word choice of "Integretive", it reduces the hostility of the doctor, and lets him/her know that you are listening to him--

      over 2 years ago

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