Today I participated in a market research study. Although the name of the treatment was not revealed I am making an assumption that it is Relugolix. Relugolix is an LHRH inhibitor much like injectables such as Lupron but in pill form. It is one small pill taken daily. At present I do not know if they have completed the phase 3 trial but I know the FDA has released it under the right to try act.
If the promises hold true, this is a wonderful advancement for men with advanced prostate cancer. The medication acts quickly reducing testosterone to castration levels in as few as 15 days with no testosterone flare. The medication was well tolerated with side effects similar to injectable LHRH inhibitor’s including fatigue, joint pain, 54%, diarrhea 12%, constipation 12%, and hypertension 8%. Best of all with this medication there was a 54% reduction in cardiovascular incidents. Most men who went off this medication experienced a testosterone rebound within three months. I will not go so far as to say this is a game changer yet but it is definitely a step in the right direction.
On a personal note. When Mandy and I got together one of her most cherished possessions was a1978 V.W. Camper van. We were poor and hard up for cash. I talked her into selling it. Last week I repented for my sin.
Meet Sunshine. She is a 1972 V.W. Transporter and she is as close to mint condition as I have come across. I cannot believe how much these things have gone up in price but I promise you it was worth every penny to see my wife’s face light up.