I am taking lupron on a four month interval. This is called a "depot" injection. You do not say if you are taking the lower dosages with a higher frequency or the high dosage with lower frequency. In either event I have had no urinary infections or problems that I can relate to the injection.
If you have an enlarged prostate this could be contributing to your problem. You may want to ask your urologist about using Flomax. I used it during my radiation treatment and the relief from the burning, urgency, and frequency was within the first week of taking the medication.
By the way, if I may be so bold, I would like to ask if you have considered palliative radiation treatment of your tumors? There is a technology that may be helpful to you and is available in Vancouver, WA and Seattle. WA. I think I recall from a previous post that you are in that area. Do a web search on Cyberknife and Accuray. I really don't know if this is appropriate for you but it can't hurt to look.
Just for the record I am not a medically trained person nor do I have any financial interest in the pharmaceutical or treatment businesses.
Good luck to you, Todd.
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