.I have been on the drug for 13 months and I have elected not to continue the drug. How long before I see normal body functions return. (specifically water retention, ears ringing, and shortness of breath.) I was put on lasiks because the water retention was so sever it caused trouble breathing while sleeping.
The elimination half life is approximately 3 hours. It would take approximately 16.5 hours (5.5 x 3 hours) for the drug to be completely out of your system. I hope you have recovered from the side effects by now.
Sometimes, unfortunately, the side-effects stay with you. They may diminish in severity over some years and you maybe one of the lucky ones where they disappear in 6 months of non use. You may get the sex drive back and the ability to have intercourse may return but often the fatigue, hot flashes, memory loss diminish but never go away. I have not suffered from shortness of breath and have had ear ringing for years (about 10). I have been on Eligard for 3 years and then only when required (intermittent)
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