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Zoladex side effects worse than Prostap?

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Posted 03 Jul 2018 at 09:16

Can anyone tell me if the side effects from Zoladex are worse than with Prostap please?

My husband is about to start HT & we have requested Zoladex as we heard it's the HT gold standard but now we've read about the side effects, particularly memory loss, we're having second thoughts.

Thank you,

Brenda

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Posted 03 Jul 2018 at 10:04
I have been on zoladex injections since 2015 with one 9 month break.

I find side effects not too bad, I do get

- the hot flushes

- tendency to put on tummy fat, intermittent helps as gave me 9 months off so was able to lose fat and rebuild the muscles. I do a 3 k run every day and 10k once a week weather permitting and weights and yoga once or twice a week. staying off the sugary food is the key and zoladex does seem to give me a sweet tooth.

- mood swings which are the worst to handle especially the down swings

Cant remember any memory loss

Hope this helps and good luck with the journey

User
Posted 03 Jul 2018 at 10:06
I forgot to say forget about the sex the libido is just gone!
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User
Posted 03 Jul 2018 at 10:04
I have been on zoladex injections since 2015 with one 9 month break.

I find side effects not too bad, I do get

- the hot flushes

- tendency to put on tummy fat, intermittent helps as gave me 9 months off so was able to lose fat and rebuild the muscles. I do a 3 k run every day and 10k once a week weather permitting and weights and yoga once or twice a week. staying off the sugary food is the key and zoladex does seem to give me a sweet tooth.

- mood swings which are the worst to handle especially the down swings

Cant remember any memory loss

Hope this helps and good luck with the journey

User
Posted 03 Jul 2018 at 10:06
I forgot to say forget about the sex the libido is just gone!
User
Posted 03 Jul 2018 at 11:43
Thanks so much for your help, we feel reassured now.

Brenda

 
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