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   Posted 2/28/2011 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone developed high blood pressure while being on Lupron

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   Posted 2/28/2011 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hormonal Therapy in any form, including Lupron injections, can result in high blood pressure especially on the top number (systolic) side.
Frankly, Lupron scares the hell out of me: From this forum and others the possible side effects are: Fatigue, Flu-like symptoms, hot flashes, numbness in extremities, mood swings, joint pain, blurry vision, swollen breasts, loss of libido, memory loss, weight gain, etc. Consider also that Lupron is a form of, albeit reversible, chemical castration.
A periodic metabolic blood panel workup is necessary when undergoing any form of HT, since it puts the patient at higher risk for heart failure, diabetes, adverse swings in cholesterol, triglycerides and kidney functions, etc.
RESEARCH is the keyword before making any important health choices. Read, look, ask then read, look and ask again.
Mitch in SC

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   Posted 2/28/2011 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I like Mitch's post on this, having done 2 yrs. of ADT3 myself and plenty of years on forums like this, find those words right on the mark.
Oh, let me mention the widsom of Dr. Strum (premier onco-doc), long term useage of Lupron one should monitor bone density with tests like Dexa scan and others, also monitor T levels and blood markers etc.  Men have been found with dibilating bone losses that lead to  fractures that could leave one crippled even, this is with long term useage...a side effect probably overlooked by some uro-docs in mentioning your long term protocols using this.
Patients may be wise to look into options of going intermittent or switching protocols along the long road using HT therapies.

Post Edited (zufus) : 2/28/2011 6:18:03 AM (GMT-7)

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