I have gone through two cycles of Lupron. Six months in 2011 and again 6 months in 2012. Right now I'm waiting to see if my PSA goes back up. I had all the SE's but noticed that drinking Red Wine of any sort, made the hot flashes worse. So even though I love a good Merlot, I have switched to Moscato or a Pinot G.
The second six month period ended as of 1/1/2013. I still have SE's.
Age 64, PSA 2007 4.1, PSA 2008 10.0
Diagnosed April 2008, Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
CT and Bone Scan negative,
open surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center May 21, 2008
Right side nerves spared, Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection PSA Dec, 2009 0.1, PSA March, 2010 0.3, PSA Sept, 2010 0.7, PSA Dec, 2010 1.3, PSA Sept, 2012 0.0. But on Lupron for 6 months.