Has anyone had their PSA jump significantly when they have begun a high intensity weight training or aerobic exercise regimen? After having low testosterone in the 175+/- range I began a high intensity fitness program in June which has resulted in my testosterone level increasing by 50% to 260. I am in much better physical condition, have more energy and sleep better and therefore better mentally overall. I have also read that exercise and/or testosterone may help fight PCA progression and/or delay the onset of metastasis.
Problem is though that my PSA has also gone up over the 5 months from 0.6 to 1.6. Prior to the fitness program I had been on 11 months of testosterone replacement therapy from July 2016 to May 2017 and began the fitness program in June in order to offset any T withdrawal symptoms. I spoke with my urologist/RALP surgeon last week and he said that I should continue with my exercise program yet he would not allow me to supplement with testosterone replacement therapy -- because "testosterone grows cancer". I am now concerned that the high intensity fitness training is increasing my testosterone which is contributing to PSA velocity. To me it necessarily follows that I should want to reverse the testosterone increase and quit the fitness program in hopes I could slow down the PSA velocity. I don't want to lose the healthful benefits of higher testosterone but if I have to go on androgen depravation therapy or have an orchiectomy anyway, why speed up the inevitable?
Thanks in advance for your comments.
Age 45 @DX, Family Hist, PSA 11.3. RP 12/12, T2c, 3+4, NX, MX, R2, 4mm Mar., 40% of gland, nerve sparing. PSA 3 months post-op 0.03, 6 mos. 0.03, 9 mos. 0.12. Began 7 weeks SRT 12/13 w/65Gy. PSA 2/14 0.03, PSA 6/14 0.02, PSA 10/14 0.02, PSA 4/15 0.02, PSA 10/15 0.02, PSA 5/16 0.02, T183. 6/16 Begin TRT, PSA 10/16 0.05, T400 and 49pg/ml(saliva), PSA 2/28/17 0.18, T153, PSA 6/29 0.68, T200. BCR...
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