It is hard to imagine that this cancer journey actually started just before Christmas 2007. That will be 3 years this coming December. I made a list of most of the medications that were prescribed for me beginning chronologically at the bottom of the list working up. The reason I am making the list is because I am curious as to what precipitated the loss of my hair after this adventure began. Not the hair on my head, but rather my back, my legs, chest, and my arms. There is still some left on my legs, arms, and chest, but not even close to what was there before.

It is funny how I discovered my loss. My wife who has a very keen memory of my hairy back was almost shocked when she noticed that my back was hair barren. (I say barren because the back hair is not growing back.) This was after about a year from the time this whole cancer heart thing started. I don’t know if I have any pictures hanging around with me and my hairy back, but I do have a recent video  and post showing and explaining how I used Atomidine Iodine to fight skin cancer and blemishes.

Here is the list of most of the meds:

TAMSULOSIN HCL 0.4MG CAP
GOSERELIN ACETATE IMPLANT, 10.8MG 11/27/2008
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80MG TAB
ASPIRIN 325MG EC TAB
AMOXICILLIN 500MG CAP
ALLOPURINOL 100MG TAB
LISINOPRIL 2.5MG TAB
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 25MG SA TAB
SIMVASTATIN 80MG TAB
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100MG SA TAB
FINASTERIDE 5MG TAB
GOSERELIN 10.8MG IMPLANT 3-MONTH
LISINOPRIL 5MG TAB
TERAZOSIN HCL 5MG CAP
LOVASTATIN 40MG TAB
TERAZOSIN HCL 2MG CAP
BICALUTAMIDE (Casodex) 50MG TAB
OXYCODONE 5MG & ACETAMINOPHEN 325MG TAB
PREDNISONE 20MG TAB
TERAZOSIN HCL 5MG CAP
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 500MG TAB
LOVASTATIN 40MG TAB
LOVASTATIN 20MG TAB
TERAZOSIN HCL 2MG CAP
SIMVASTATIN 80MG TAB
LISINOPRIL 10MG TAB
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100MG SA TAB
ASPIRIN 325MG TAB
DILTIAZEM (INWOOD) 180MG SA CAP
TERAZOSIN HCL 1MG CAP
DILTIAZEM (INWOOD) 120MG SA CAP 12/20/2007

It is kind of weird looking at this list of medications. It brings back memories.

I would think that the hormone therapy meds like the Goserelin implant and Casodex may be candidates for hair loss. After all this meds were designed to block my testosterone. I believe some transgender folks have used hormone therapy to try and get rid of some of their body hair. But what the heck, I also heard that some of the statins like lipitor and lovastatin used to control cholestrol readings may also play a role in body hair loss.

Of course, my body hair loss may have been caused because my age then was 64 years old. But. . . I don’t think so! Another thing that may have played a role were all those xrays that were taken of my pelvic area – I would guess close to 20 were taken. Those full body scans which required me drink some sort of cocktail designed to show the cancer trouble spots also may have played a part. I just don’t know. My guess is that it was a combination of the hormone therapy and the statins. Hopefully, my shiny back will once again grow some hair.

By the way, I have been off of the statins and the hormone meds for almost two years. It has also been almost two years since I have been seen by an oncologist, cardiologist, or primary care physician. Alkaline diet and alklaine substances have been good for me! . . . . Good Night!

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6 Responses to “Where did my hair go? Meds, Cancer, Statins, Xrays, Nuke Cocktail for cancer imaging?”

  1. june taylor says:

    Hi. We think you were waiting to help us learn to dance our ovarian cancer dance. So much research from my two wonderful daughters booted me onto the same page, and so we found you. Dr Simoncini was always a factor and you brought it to a do-able level. I am now on an alkaline diet and waiting for my ph strips so that I can measure my progress when I start The Protocol.Of course I am scared,but I’m also excited, as the prospect of chemo terrifies me.I have 2 “fights” on my hands, as, prior to being diagnosed with ovarian cancer about 2 weeks ago, I was scheduled for a quadriple heart by-pass.They will not now perform the op until the tumours are shrunk, they say, by chemo. I say,by bicarb.I am very curious to know when you stopped your heart meds. At present, and as they seem to have been good for me for 11 years since my heart attack and subsequent angioplasty,I am really scared to be without my heart meds.
    I am rather vague on the dowsing and muscle testing and need to find ways of increasing my potassium levels (more research!)and the amounts of vitamins etc.Really appreciate your help and thankyou so much for bringing hope into focus for us..us being my fab family.
    Warmest regards and best wishes for your continued good health,
    June Taylor, Blackpool UK.

    • Vernon aka Vito says:

      June, thanks for posting and thanks for the questions. You know of course, that I am not a medical doctor. I am a human being who wants to keep on Being. I am honored you wrote.

      It is excellent that you have moved to an alkaline diet. Perhaps, one of these days you can share a favorite dish or two. Did you get a chance to read Don Porter’s Protocol and story. He has some powerful information as well. He also did the Breathing. Did you look at the PTR Breathing, the FAQs, and this post? Read those, and also read some of the pertinent posts. Two words that you may choose to type in the SEARCH box are – PTR and reclaiming. You will have to decide what is best for you! Isn’t that great. . .

      I stopped my heart meds while I was living in my brother Sam’s RV that he and his wife kindly set up for me after they ‘dragged’ me out of Hawaii. Lets see. . . I arrived at their place in April or May of 2008. Started the Baking Soda Protocol first part of June 2008. I went off of heart meds (without looking at my notes – under my bed – do not want to disturb Alice) probably October 2008. I went off gradually. Decreased them incrementally. Glad I did, the meds were lowering my blood pressure way too much. Once it got down to 48 over 35 or so. I could hardly move, but drank a lot of water and rested until it came back up. Plus – the last time I saw a cardiologist, they told me that one of the heart chamber’s that was operating at 35% had improved to 55%. That, and the fact that I could go on walks without my legs swelling up was good enough reason for me. I was gradually turning my health over to Me.

      I know what you mean about the deptarment of cardiology not wanting to or cant do anything until the oncology department accomplishes a certain feat. In my case, I think they were not sure what I was going to die from first – the stage 4 metasticised prostate cancer or the atrial fibrilation, irregular heart beat, weak heart chamber, and some partially blocked and mangled arteries. I don’t blame them, that is a lot of health stuff to weigh and balance. Anyway. . . my heart is much stronger now. Was it the jolting my body with the high alkaline substance baking soda? the alkaline diet? my attitude and exercise? All 4 perhaps!

      I can’t help you with your decision making process. When I did (and do) the Breathing, that not only relaxes me and brings in more oxygen to my body, but it also helps me to see and feel things more clearly. Keep at it and the right thing will show up for you.

      I get the feeling that you have some very good ‘carrots’ so to speak in front of you. Not just your kids and your (if you have any) grandchildren, but more personal things like adventure traveling, learning a new language, arting, music, and etc. In other words – a future.

      Good Night! Vernon “Vito” Johnston

  2. june taylor says:

    Hi Vernon, so, so happy to receive your eagerly awaited reply.Every word was appreciated and every suggestion has or will be followed.I ,too, love my life, my family and the prospects of a full and exciting future. Every day brings more information, so that I positively relish the prospect of my appointment with the oncologist next Friday..previously, I dreaded it. I will start the Protocol next Saturday, as I don’t think it wise to encounter the oncologist during my oxygen euphoria stage!!!.I have just read Dr Budwig’s omega 3 diet and am now planning incorporating it into my long term maintenance programme.Thankyou so much for being such an inspiration, I will keep you posted and rather cherish the idea of sharing a “low alcohol” glass of vino with you and Alice, one day.Both of my darling daughters share my respect for you and I hope they will send you a comment, too.Take care, and here’s to more rainbow hits!!
    June T.

    • Vernon aka Vito says:

      “Clink” . . .

    • Vernon aka Vito says:

      Hi June. . . I have been studying the Budwig Diet and it looks like you have picked a good one. I have seen it before, but like the ‘cancertutor’, more or less shined it off. Now that I have studied it I can see that the fresh flaxseed oil must be mixed with the cottage cheese to make it water soluble. Which in turn, allows it to absorb into the body and use its ‘natural powers’ to re-ignite our cells. Among other things, it is also good for reclaiming a healthy heart. Champagne and fresh ground flaxseeds! Bottoms up! Vj

  3. […] also on the cholestrol statin drugs. Atorvastatin was one, as well as lovastatin and lipitor. Go here to see the drugs I was […]

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