Hi Trey..........you might want to have your levels of B-12, folate, D-3, iron(Ferritin), zinc, and some others tested. I did, and quite a few were either very low, or out of range. You might also check to see if any other RX meds you might be taking are prohibiting the absorption of above. I had been taking Omeprazole (Prilosec) for a gastro problem. Was on it for 2 1/2 years, and shouldnt have been on it more than 2 1/2 weeks!--------it wasn't until i researched and got confirmation from MD that it and other meds (Nexium, Prevacid, etc) prohibit the absorption of most of the above. My testosterone is fairly low, but we're trying to rule out the low-hanging fruit first
............yes, exercise is important. I run and lift but it's like a Catch-22--it's tough to exercise when you don't have the energy to.
Arnie in DE
Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)
PSA at Diagnosis-3.9
Biposy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3)
Surgery 1/26/09-DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA
Dr. David Lee
Pathology Report- Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, Gleason 7 (3+4), Stage T2C, NO MX, Prostate 61.8 grams, gland involvement 2-10%
Catheter removed after 8 days, totally dry at 3 months. ED issues continue, Viagra (via ADC) nightly (100mgs), VED use in earnest at 6 months. "Ball Park Frank" plumping at this point......ED at 10 months continues to improve, albeit slowly. Continued daily use of 100mg Viagra (ADC). Discontinued pump use; manual stimulation to varying states of erections; achieved penetratable erection on a couple of occasions----At 13 months, nocturnal erections are frequent. Still taking 100mg of ADC Viagra nightly. Libido still in the dumper, but working on it with doctors.
3 month PSA--<0.1
6 month PSA--<0.1
10 month PSA--<0.1
18 month PSA--<0.1