Waiting on Lupron

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 12/2/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I finished my 39 IMRT treatments just before Halloween. My last Lupron 1 month shot was Oct 22. 6 week follow up with Rad Onc is 10 Dec.
Still having hot flashes and weak erection. Can anyone give me an idea of when the Lupron will wear off?

The Rad ONC believes the treatment was a success. We will find out with PSA's over the next few years

Gleason 4+3=7, PSA 5.5
Bone scan neg.
IMRT 39 for 79 Grays
Lupron: 5 monthly shots

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 364
   Posted 12/3/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   


If you were on Lupron for only 5 months the effects should take 1 month to 6 weeks to wear off.  I did a three month tour before surgery and it was about 3 weeks after my time finished that things started to get back to normal.  Everyone is a little different.



 54 y.o.
 Diagnosed 4/10/08
 DRE Normal
 Biopsy- 12 cores, 4 positive highest 4+4=8
 Bone scan, CT scan and Chest X-ray clear 4/16/08
 Urologist suggested surgery 4/16/08
 MRI on 4/24/08 clear no suggestion of lymph node   involvement.
 4/24/08 -Started on Lupron and Casodex preparing for HDRT and IMRT in late July.  This treatment will not preclude me from surgery if I change my mind.
Decide to have DaVinci surgery after another consult with surgeon.
6/19/08- DaVinci surgery at University of Washington.
6/25/08- Path report, clear margins, no noted extension
9/12/08- PSA <0.02 
12/05/08-PSA <0.02 Six months after surgery 
3/02/09-PSA <0.02 Nine months after surgery
5/02/09-PSA .10
8/17/09-PSA .21 Begin HT and set up for SRT to begin in 2 months.

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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 485
   Posted 12/3/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a 3 month injection of Eligard before surgery and it took about 6 months from injection date to lose the hot flashes.

Diagnosed 2/2008 at age 71, PSA 9.1, Gleason 8 (5+3)and stage T1c.  CT and bone scan neg.
Robotic surgery 5/2008, nerves spared, bladder neck spared with pelvic floor reconstruction.
All margins, SV and lymph nodes were neg. 
Staged pT2c, Gleason sum 8 (5+3).
Continent at 6 weeks. 
PSA <0.1 at 18 months, Nov. 2009.

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