LUPRON: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Prostate Cancer “I was diagnosed in September 2016 with prostate cancer, and I have been on lupron ever since, in between I had 37 radiotherapy sessions.I have to be on lupron 2 years, but I would love to end it now. It has done o/k at lowering PSA but my QOL has suffered greatly, along with that of my dear wife. My mental health has taken a big hit with extreme depression and anxiety and bodily I have no strength and no ED.It works great for some men without any side effects but for others like me they can be overwhelming.Best wishes to all on this journey. kluff.”

kluff1946 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 26, 2017

For Prostate Cancer “Saving life is most important. However, so is quality of life. My husband of 30 years, the most stable, peaceful, fun, loving person I had ever met, completely disappeared with this drug. Physical side effects are horrible, but the potential psychological and emotional impact of this treatment can be even worse. And, it is not at all addressed by the medical community. He’s gone for support, he’s gone for counselling, but nothing seems to get through. The fact that he’s alive apparently is not enough. SO, after dealing with this for so many years, I would strongly suggest that couples fully deal with this together. Your husband/or partner will become a completely different human being on this drug – and the impact is not reversible.”

Burned out Wife July 1, 2017

For Endometriosis “The hospital OBGYN decided to give me this while I was receiving treatments to prevent me from bleeding out(I have leukemia) and only told me I would get night sweats and a slight mood swing and I would not get my period. I had my period for a month and a half straight, causing me to get transfusions almost daily, my bones feel like they’re breaking, I went from 115 to 170, I’m constantly about to punch through things or cry uncontrollably, suicidal thoughts shot through the roof, blood pressure dropped, sweating so much, I can’t walk much anymore without sharp pain and tiredness, etc. I begged them not to give me it on my second round of chemo and they still did. Do yourself a favor and don’t take this drug.”

MickeyStocks (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 28, 2017

For Endometriosis “Many years of pain – After exploratory surgery and a part of one ovary taken than laparoscopic 3 times to get rid of the endo, I thought this was going to be my saving grace !It has ruined my life and I’m talking well over 20 years Ago.If I remember correctly it was a new drug they we’re trying at the time.Yes it stopped my period and pain but literally jumped from 110 to 140 in one month , had a complete breakdown first time ever in my life breaking a glass table . Depression and anxiety and Anger became my life . I reported all symptoms even the little ones , such as sweating and not sleeping , hot flashes etc . So not worth the lasting side effects depression never went away !Don’t use this drug / it took my happiness in life -“

JustMesue1963 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 10, 2017

For Prostate Cancer “I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in November of 2016 my PSA was 14.8 and my Gleason Score was 6. The good news is that the cancer did not spread outside to prostate and was in 9 out of 12 from the biopsy. I took Casodex for one month and had one Lupron injection then stared 44 treatments of radiation around treatment 20 my PSA went down to .09. After I complete radiation I have one more Lupron Injection to take then that is it no more Cancer I hope. The side effects are some hot flashes, weight gain, shrinking testicles and frequent urination. After my next and last Lupron injection I hope to be done with Cancer”

Ridgback (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 4, 2017

For Prostate Cancer “Hot sweats were the thing most mentioned and most noticeable. My apologies for lack of empathy to all those who I’ve known going through them.Muscle mass loss and decreased exercise tolerance. My total weight lifted in a usual work out fell to about 1/3.Dry scaling skin and increased dry hair. However, my creeping male pattern baldness was certainly less noticeable.Testicular size and libido took a hit.”

dOCwALT (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 13, 2017

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