Oh putting me on the spot for LHRH type drugs, well minor differences...all about the same for side effects and effectiveness, as far as I have heard. I have done Lupron and Zoladex, basically the same side effects, just differently administered and Lupron cost additional $800 from my nice uro-doc back in 2002-2004.
LHRH agonists or LHRH-A: Lupron, Zoladex, Trelstar LA, Viadur, Eligard, etc.
(Zoladex is an implanted like pellet-stomach area I used it there-black n blue for awhile at the implanted site)' Lupron usually shot of liquid in the behind, Eligard has implants like a pellet or small stick and sometimes put into your shoulder arm area(or other places) as a 1-year implant, also they have 6 month implants). The others come in various doseages so you might have 1 month, 3, 4 and such to choose from.
LHRH antagonist: Abarelix, Cetrotide (no T surge on these) assuming you can still get these
Degarelix (GnRH): newer FDA approval (heard it was one month deal from someone on this board), has no T surge and so casodex is not required prior to using this. This costs more than Lupron, I have heard (no numbers on it yet). Might even be superior some LHRH drugs, who knows, it is very new still. (Canada Rx 80mg= $399 ,or 120mg= (2) injections=$750
Lupron 1 mo. from $199, same source in USA dollars outright purchases.)
I can foresee you will not like being on any LHRH type drug, just my guess...but sure it can be done and many guys have done so. If you don't want any black n blue marks, then Lupron or others that are liquid types might be your cup of tea. Not sayin I know all about
these totally as the expert, I am not like Forest Gumps, shrimp boat fisherman talking about
all the ways to prepare shrimp (remember that oratation)-LOL. I haven't tried them all...and don't plan on it either.
Post Edited (zufus) : 4/30/2011 7:54:59 PM (GMT-6)