Effects of Zoladex

Posted by bodeygolfer @bodeygolfer, Apr 18 3:12pm

How long after stopping Zoladex, does it take for your system to get over the tiredness and weakness? Thanks

Good question. I'm tagging @tassieb, who also took Zoladex and may be able to share his experiences with tiredness and weakness. @sannira @ken82 @jap57 @john57 and @dmadi61 took a different hormonal therapy drug, Lupron, but may also wish to weigh in.

@bodeygolfer, when did you finish taking Zoladex? What changes have you had to make to cope with the tiredness? Can you still golf 18 holes?

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The Lupron shot that I get stops the body from producing testosterone. Because of almost no testosterone in my system I get tired easily, I believe my muscle strength isn’t what it was pre cancer. I get hot flashes And no sex drive – most of the typical side effects. But if it slows down or stops the cancer growth I believe those are a small price to pay.

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@colleenyoung

Good question. I'm tagging @tassieb, who also took Zoladex and may be able to share his experiences with tiredness and weakness. @sannira @ken82 @jap57 @john57 and @dmadi61 took a different hormonal therapy drug, Lupron, but may also wish to weigh in.

@bodeygolfer, when did you finish taking Zoladex? What changes have you had to make to cope with the tiredness? Can you still golf 18 holes?

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I finish the end of this month April 2020. Haven’t played golf yet due to the weather. Occasionally I’ll feel very tired and weak. Am hoping that will improve over time. Just wondering what I can expect regarding when the tiredness and weakness will get better.

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@jap57

The Lupron shot that I get stops the body from producing testosterone. Because of almost no testosterone in my system I get tired easily, I believe my muscle strength isn’t what it was pre cancer. I get hot flashes And no sex drive – most of the typical side effects. But if it slows down or stops the cancer growth I believe those are a small price to pay.

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Thanks for the info. I agree, the side effects are worth it. Right now the plan is I’ll stop taking Zoladex after this month. Hopefully the tiredness and weakness will subside. Just wondering how long that may be.

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@jap57

The Lupron shot that I get stops the body from producing testosterone. Because of almost no testosterone in my system I get tired easily, I believe my muscle strength isn’t what it was pre cancer. I get hot flashes And no sex drive – most of the typical side effects. But if it slows down or stops the cancer growth I believe those are a small price to pay.

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@jap57 You perfectly described my experience with Lupron. My six-month shot was in December, so the effects should start diminishing in June. Worth it. This will pass.

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