Lupron erasing my seasonal allergies?

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RBinCountry
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 270
   Posted 7/8/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
With all the negative stuff about Lupron (I had a 4 month shot 3 months ago) it appears to have erased my seasonal allergies.  Usually this time of the year I am hacking, coughing, watery-eyed.  I have been that way since a boy.  It is amazing.  I can mow the grass - be outside - anything and have absolutely no hay-fever like condition.  Well - I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this?  I will soon be out from under the effects and I suppose return to my seasonal allergies.  For now there is a good side to Lupron for yours truly.
 
I guess there is a silver lining in every situation.  RBinCountry
 
Age 61
Original data - pre-operation
PSA: 5.1
T1C clinical diagnosis, Needle biopsy - 10 cores, Gleason 7 = 3+4 in 1 core (40%), 7 cores Gleason 6 = 3+3 ranging from 5% to 12%
All scans negative
Lupron administered 4/9/2008 for 4 months (with idea I would undergo external beam radiation followed by seed implants). 
Post operative - pathology
pT2c NX MX
Gleason 3+4
Margins - negative
Extraprostatic extension - negative
seminal vesicle invasion - uninvolved

Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 7/8/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
RB-

I have the same allergies as you do and the HT has done nothing to alleviate them for me. HOWEVER....the migraines with which I've suffered for more than 30 years completely stopped as soon as I started HT.

Go figger. Who'd a thunk?

-Les
1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01
7/2005-8/2005 5 weeks of IMRT and then HDR brachy
1/2007 Rad Oncologist orders CT scan of pelvis
because of complaints of pain in both thighs
MRI confirms pain not caused by cancer BUT
1/2007 CT scan of pelvis picks up a nodule at bottom of left lung
5/2007 CT scan of lungs shows 1/2007 nodule has grown and
there are numerous nodules on both lungs.
6/2007 Thoracic surgeon removes wedge of left lung for biopsy
6/2007 Path report says 95% chance of metastatic PCa, but she's
never seen cells like this before.
8/2007 2nd opinion at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
They confirm: mutated PCa, very rare, but seen there 2 or
3 times. Recommendation: have CT scans every 6 weeks
and watch for change. At that point start chemo and will
survive for 22 - 24 months thereafter.
PSA still undetectable, but get Lupron shot to bring T down from 27
2/2008 Trip to Houston – PSA now 0.5 and nodules larger. Lupron shot.
6/2008 Trip to Houston - Finally got results from doc. A number of lung nodules have grown, but, more important to him, is the fact that the malignant lesion on my pelvis seems to have flared up and he wants me to start chemo. He said I could wait a few months, but I told him I want to start now. He to get me signed up for a clinical trial in nearby NY.

Post Edited (Gordy) : 7/8/2008 5:09:00 PM (GMT-6)


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 7/8/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Funny you mention that, I was thinking about it just the other day. I to use to have major allergies and for some odd reason I have had none this summer, the only thing I can attribute it to is the Lupron. I think I would take the allergies and give back the cancer if I could.

peace and love
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 

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