Dropping PSA numbers is always good.
Congrats on the Zytiga. My experiences with Zytiga did include a weight loss of about 40-pounds - or close to 20%! That is when I discovered "Ben & Jerrys" ice cream!!!! It helped to keep the weight loss down. Would also suggest taking Ensure also.
The Prednisone does funny things to us. For me - I get bruised just when my dog looks at me! My arms have all kinds of marks on them.
The combination of chemo and prednisone had weakened my legs to a point of having difficulty walking up the stairs. After 5-weeks of excercising the quads specifically (front of legs just above the knee) .... I have become a lot more stable on my feet while walking.
Hope everything stays positive.
Rob & Gizmo
Initial Dx of PCa in 2003/2004
Radiation (5x5wks) & Brachytherapy (96 seeds) in 2004
Low PSA 6-years then Casodex briefly
Lupron from 2011 to current
Zytiga 2012 (5-mths) - PSA increasing
Prednisone & Xgeva from 2012 to current
Taxotere - Aug 2012 (30-wks) - PSA from 54+ to 12+
Xtandi - June to Aug - 2013 - PSA increasing
Jevtana - Oct to March 2014 - PSA from 83+ to 15+
Lexapro from Oct 2013