I did 18 months of Lupron from Jan 17-May 18.
Keep in mind that there is a flair associated with each Lupron shot so if you're within five days of the shot, your T may have gone up some before it plummeted.
Don't worry, it is likely the side affects will come…soon enough.
Hot flashes, by and large most men did, certainly I did. How did I deal with them?
Exercise, doesn't eliminate them but may play a role in moderating them. In addition, exercise will help with the metabolic affects, fatigue, weight gain…not sure about the joint and muscle stiffness, felt like I was 100 years old inset instead of 61!
Some things I did.
I never ran the heater in my car over the two winters in Kansas, my friends did not relish riding with me. Fortunately I have dual climate control so my passengers could set their temperature. I remember my daughter came home for Christmas, I loaned her my car so she could go have coffee with friends, When she came back she was curious why I had it set to AC…I smiled and said, in about 40-50 years you'll understand!
At the gym I never swam in the heated pool, just the unheated one.
I drank a lot of ice water, had handy cooling towels when I needed them.
I often slept with the covers off and just a t-shirt and underwear.
In the winter, Sprig and Fall I would often just go out on the deck when a hot flash came on. Winter became my new favorite season.
Some things I didn't do.
I never went the medical route, weighted the SEs of those drugs versus the hot flashes…
I simply could not give up alcohol or coffee though I did cut back on spicy foods.
It took about six months after the Lupron cleared my system before the hot flashes went away.
I can't remember how long after the first shot the hot flashes started but it was within the first 30-60 for sure and continuous after that.