Posted 5/5/2019 11:13 AM (GMT -7)
I completed 39 treatments of SRT recently and my six-month run of Lupron ends in a couple of weeks. My PSA is now at <0.01 and my testosterone is at 16.
I saw my RO last week for a follow up visit and she said she would defer to my urologist as to whether or not I should continue Lupron. This came as a surprise to me as I was under the impression from them and Sloan Kettering that 6 months would suffice. Side effects from Lupron have been almost non-existent for me; however, a blood panel ordered by my cardiologist last week showed some distressing results. A number of the tests came back "out of range" including WBC, RBC, hemoglobin, lymphocytes, carbon dioxide, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
As I have a mild case of coronary artery disease (no stents, just a build-up of calcium), I am concerned that any additional Lupron will have adverse affects on my overall health -- especially on my heart. I am going for a stress test on Thursday and will discuss all of this with my cardiologist. I see my urologist in a couple of weeks to discuss Lupron. Any thoughts about my concerns would be appreciated. Thanks.