Has anyone experienced a surge in testosterone while on lupron and xtandi? Possibly an increase right before next lupron injection?
Testosterone level while taking lupro... - Advanced Prostate...
Lupron has a characteristic "Testosterone flare," when first admitted. Many doctors will start a patient on Firmagon, which is very similar to Lupron, but doesn't have the same "testosterone flare." And then later will switch thepatient to Lupron, as the Firmagon injections are painful, given in the abdomen on either side of the navel.
But it's unusual to have a testosterone flare after having been on the Lupron for some time---it's usually only at the beginning. And in my case, the Xtandi seemed to magnify the side effects from the Firmagon that I was on at the time---I'd been on Firmagon and bicalutamide (Casodex) along with Avodart for a long time.
Ex got his 3 month lupron shot last week and his back and hip pain is noticeably better. I know pain relief is a one reason to take lupron and he decided to skip the recommended Xofigo altogether but may proceed with Zytiga. I though perhaps his T levels had risen thus explaining the rising PSA. Last T level was 5 in January. I realize that scenario is unlikely though.
I would normally agree with Eric, but you have a point here. I'm on a six month Lupron shot. No other additional meds. About four to five months in, I get a surge of nail and hair growth. I get aggravated when there is no nail clipper in the medicine chest.
So, this tells me, my T is rising. It's been pretty consistent over the past six years. So have the mega-flashes, some fun!