I received my first Lupron shot 3 1/2 weeks ago. Age 72. Gleason 7. Had PC since 2002. RP in 2002, RT in 2003, PSA finally reach 4.2 in 2012, Cassodex from 2012 and now Cassodex + Lupron. 6 Bone mets.
So far side effects are manageable. Hot flashes are coming more often, but I try to ignore them and stay active working out , lifting weight, walking and golf.
Here are some questions for all of you Lupron warriors out there. Sure appreciate your input:
1. Are there any meds that I can take to lessen the effects / magnitude of the hot flashes?
2. I eat a very low fat diet. Are there certain foods that magnify the ADT effects? Are there foods that help the effects of the ADT?
3. Have 1 glass of red wine a day and an occasional beer. Does alcohol increase the side effects?
Thanks so much.