I have been on the Lupron since May of this year. Side effects have been no libido, ED, hot flashes and weight gain. I am gradually working the weight off. I really attribute the weight gain to slowing down some on my execises during the later part of my radiation treatment. I have not had any bone tests so don't know if that is an issue or not. Otherwise it is business as usual. And no man boobs, thankfully.
I only took the Casodex for a month at the start. Sort of curious as to what it adds on a long term basis as I was told it was only needed to prevent the tumor flare from the first Lupron shot.
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
PSA test on July 14, 08 after 8 weeks hormone .82
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
Second Lupron shot 09/11/08
Next PSA test by oncologist 03/09