I had a lot of fatigue in June/July about
9-10 months after I started HT. At that time I had my annual physical and blood tests showed that I was anemic with a low hematocrit. I was given medication to counter this condition and within about
a month my strength returned. Since then I have felt more or less normal and don't have any physical issues at this point that I would attribute to HT, except for loss of libido. I also had some bone density loss and was put on Fosamax.
For many years I have done aerobic exercise, including running and cycling, as well as a light routine with weights for strength, and I have continued both moderate aerobic exercise and light strength training while on HT. I have not gained any weight since going on HT, in fact I weigh about
ten pounds less today than in August of 2009 when I started.
Age 66, PC diagnosed 7/2009 at age 65
Stage: T2c, Gleason: 9 (4 + 5), 6 of 6 cores positive
Bone, CAT and MIR scans negative
Treatment: brachytherapy (103 palladium), 100 gy, 11/2009 + IMRT on Novalis, 45 gy, 3/2010 + ADT3 (Lupron + Casodex+Avodart)
PSA: 7/2009, At time of diagnosis -- 11.9
10/2009 -- 5.0 ; 12/2009 -- 0.56 ; 5/2010 -- 0.15
8/9/2010 -- 0.06 ; 11/2010 -- 0.013; 3/25/2011-- 0.005
Post Edited (Sancarlos) : 3/8/2011 8:34:24 PM (GMT-7)