Subject: Fred's protocol, Bad News, Good news
Date: Thu, Apr 18, 2002, 5:30 AM
Feb 4, 2002 was my last day on PC-SPES and Feb 5, 2002 was my first day on Fred's Protocol (LVL 3, I weigh less than 150 lbs.) The week prior to stopping PC-SPES I had my PSA tested and it was 7.7 . Last week, after 2 months off PC-SPES and on Fred's protocol I had my PSA tested again. I got the results today, it was 15.7.
Obviously I am not happy about this and a little concerned as it not only doubled, but it is the highest PSA reading I have ever had and it doubled in only 2 months time. For the record, I have had no conventional treatments whatsoever and have no urinary symptoms. In fact, 3 years ago when I had my 11 area biopsy taken (ouch), the technician commented to the doctor present that I had an unusually small prostate for someone with a then PSA of 6.8. That was 3 years ago.
For 15 years I suffered terribly with prostatitis and for 25 years with low back pain. The first 5 years of my prostatitis treatment was with anti-biotics, even though no infection was ever found. That is simply the standard treatment protocol, although after the first 6 months had gone by I would have assumed they would have suspected something else. Virtually all of my visits to doctors and hospitals in those 25 years have been prompted by chronic pain. First in my lower back and then with prostatitis. Had I not had these symptoms I probably would never have visited a doctor. Strangely, right now I ''feel'' better than I have in 25 years and have been virtually pain free for the past 6 weeks.
I was on PC-SPES for 18 months. When I went on PC-SPES my PSA was 6.8 and I was taking 4 capsules per day. Initially I was taking it with Honvan and got my PSA down to 1.5 within two months. I then dropped the honvan and my PSA rose to 2.0 and then 2.5 and stayed there for 6 months. I then went off of PC-SPES for 3 months and my PSA rose to 7.4 and I remained on PC-SPES continuously from that time until the present. During that entire time my PSA remained between 6.4 and 7.7.
I will remain on this protocol and get another PSA in 2 months. For the 6 weeks of totally pain free living which I have not experienced in 25 years. Fred tells me that many people do not see positive results until they have been on the protocol for at least 4 months. However, I did not expect my PSA to rise as high has it has.
I hope this information will be of value to all who are interested and also hope that I will have
better news to report two months from now.
Strange that this is the best I've felt in 15 years and my PSA has gone up so much. I was on PC-SPES for 18 months at 4 per day.