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Lupron may not be working, cough & sore throat something to be aware

djs123
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Joined: Jan 2012

Brief background: Husband diagnosed January 2012, 40 radiation treatments ending in May, 8 months Lupron ht to date. Loss of energy....

Six weeks ago, thought he had the flu, cough, sore throat and occasional shortness of breath.
GP said it was a cold, 2 weeks later, said it was the flu.
2 weeks after that endoscopy...diagnosed with mild acid reflux, chest x-ray ordered, 2 questionable spots on lungs.
CT ordered, multiple abnormal spots on both lungs and 2 enlarged lymph nodes.

Pet scan was done yesterday
Fu appointment on Tuesday for results.
Doctor mentioned it could mean the lupron is not working and cancer has metastasized, but not sure, possibly old scars from smoking
Obviously we are praying for the latter.
Hopeful

taarph
Posts: 18
Joined: Aug 2012

My prayers are with you also. I had 6 month lupron shot it
also gave me flu like effects in the beginning later went
away. I also have many sleepless nights and many disturbing dreams.
I only sleep 2 hours at a time and after I am up at 3am till 5am.
called urologist about a sleep aid but he never called back'
I guess it wasn"t
worth another hundred grand. So he couldn't be bothered These guys act like pre modanas. I wish
you all the best and hopefully the flu like will go away.
Taarph

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ralph.townsend1
Posts: 351
Joined: Feb 2012

The doctor's at MDACC said that after two and a Half years of Lupron that I was taking continue's to work and If I quit it, the Cancer would have more food to eat. Any HT will help, if it keep the Testosterone low. If not, it's getting it from a second source--- the kidney's.

Sleep is over rated, get up and read a bad romantic book--- you will fall back sleep! Don't drink wine, I have been there and done it!!

hunter49
Posts: 200
Joined: Oct 2011

Curious why not drink wine?

hunter49
Posts: 200
Joined: Oct 2011

Curious why not drink wine?

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