Senses are better while on Lupron

I have noticed that since a have been on Lupron injection that my sense of smell and hearing is much better! Also have noticed that my reaction time is a lot better. I have been on Lupron for 3 years but I am being taken off it to go on Eligard next month. One other thing that is being noticed that woman are responding to me much better when I talk to them. I think the reason is because I understand the female mind better because I have very very low testosterone in my body! Does anyone have this situation?

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  • Most of us on Lupron or Firmagon have a marked decline in memory and cognitive abilities, which is called "Lupron Fog." It's not impossible but it is unlikely that it has increased any of your senses.

    Conversely, I had remarked to my urologist a couple of years ago that "I'm having some memory problems---I never had them before." My uro replied, "You were never 65 before, either." ----a great comeback.

    Perhaps the lower testosterone levels while on Androgen Deprivation Therapy make us less aggressive, which could explain to some degree why you have the ladies responding to you much better, and another part of it could be that if you've told them about your prostate cancer, they're sympathetic.


  • Was on Lupron for 3 years 111/2 years ago and I did not have any brain fog or memory problems then and I have been on Lupron 3 years in August and have no problems now! As far as woman being sympathetic to me because I told them that I have cancer I never have! Thank you for your input on this matter.

  • women also come on to gay men....on lupron you are not a threat constantly try to get sex

  • I will have you know that I'm not gay! I love woman! And remember all medication react differently on people! Thank you for your opinion!

  • Good attitute. Lupron calmed me down and no loss of lobido

  • For memory I suggest:


    10mg 1x (QD)

    Diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, that interfere with thinking. Vinpocetine might have a small effect on the decline of thinking skills due to various causes, but most studies have lasted 4 months or less. Most of the studies were published prior to 1990, and results are hard to interpret because they used a variety of terms and criteria for cognitive decline and dementia.


    100 mg 1x day (QD)

    NADH stands for "nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) + hydrogen (H)." NADH improves mental clarity, alertness, concentration, and memory; as well as for treating Alzheimer’s. Also used for improving athletic endurance and treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). NADH is also used high blood pressure, high cholesterol, jet lag, depression, and Parkinson’s disease; boosting the immune system; opposing alcohol’s effects on the liver and the hormone testosterone; reducing signs of aging; and protecting against the side effects of an AIDS drug called zidovudine (AZT).

    Magnesium-L-threonate (MgT) 200mg - 400mg 1x (QD)

    In a study in Neuron, neuroscientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found increasing brain magnesium using magnesium-L-threonate (MgT) improves learning abilities, working memory, and short- and-long-term memory in rats. The magnesium also helped older rats perform better on a battery of learning tests.

  • I will have you know that I have no problems with my memory and I have been on the hormonal therapy for over 3 years now! And this is the 2nd time around for me because I was on Lupron for 3 years 11 and half years ago when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer! It has been a long journey but my cancer is in remission now! It is <.1 which means it is undetectable which makes me a very happy man indeed! I wake up every morning thanking the lord and the people that have taken care of me all these years! That includes my Doctors, nurses, receptionists and medical assistants! You know that receptionists have a lot to do with they way you feel. They know when you are sad and cheer you up and make you feel good again. Thats my story.

  • Good for you. I only wish you the best my friend. Bill

  • Thank You

  • I've been on Lupron for these past 3 years or so and before that Zoladex and what I've noticed (besides the incessant hot flashes) is my immune system seems to be working better than ever. Haven't had a cold or sniffle since and even the occasional sore throat goes away overnight. I wish I could get on a Prostvac trial while this immune boost is still in effect!!

  • I do notice a sore thoat once in a while too!

  • No ... never noticed this and I've been on Lupron for a few years.

  • Thank you for your opinion!

  • I had Lupron about 3 years ago as a co-treatment for radiation. I had hot flashes, on the good side I laughed more at stupid jokes. I guess that is why women laugh at my stupid jokes :)

  • I've never had a problem with women either before or after my orchiectomy but then I'm a GOOD LISTNER.

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