My 12 months Lupron ended in 3/16/14. How long does it typically take for testosterone and estradiol to return to normal levels after HT? My test results on 6/5/14 showed the following:
Testosterone, total 15 ng/dL 348-1197
Testosterone,Free 0.16 ng/dL 5.00-21.00
% Free Testosterone 1.06% 1.50-4.20
Dihydrotestosterone 5.2 ng/dL Prefer <5.0
Estradiol 8.9 pg/mL 7.6-42.6
Hey Robert.....it depends on the term of your shot(ie 1-4 month duration) and of course other things like age and physical condition.....for me it took a good 6-8 months after the end of my shot cycle to get back to where I thought was normal. One thing I should have done was take my T level reading before I started my treatment.
DX in May 2011, Age 52, Stage T2c, GG 8-10, PSA=10.6 no symptoms.
CT & BS neg, high risk disease EBR + Brachy Seed Implants + HT
50mg of Bicalutamide first 30 days, 22.5 mg Lupron for 12 months
Nov 2011, undetectable
Feb 2012, undetectable T=1.66
Nov 2012, 0.29 T=4.0
May 2013, 0.32 T=5.11
Nov 2013 0.20 T = normal
May 2014 0.22