I’m 6 weeks away from the point where my last (3 month) Lupron shot should start wearing off, which I know may be a long slow slog.
I have multiple joint issues. Bad shoulder which I won’t count as I fell on it twice and an MRI last week revealed a small “recurrent” tear.
My elbow seems to be developing some tendinitis recently
I had trigger finger which started just before my first adt shot, that seems to have gotten worse, especially in the morning.
Most troubling is my knee, which I’d had two surgeries on, last one around 2000. It’s always been arthritic but seems to have gotten much worse over the last few months, resulting in a limp when I walk.
I think a lot of this is Lupron related, as a result of what I think is loss of muscle mass (particularly around the knee.) I hope I’m right because I don’t want more surgeries. I still have some cartilage left, not quite bone on bone yet, as of the November x Ray.
So I’m wondering , especially for guys on a short 6 month course of ADT, do these issues, if you’ve experienced them, resolve after treatment is done? Or is the damage done by the lack of T, permanent.
I realize we are all different just want to hear experiences. I’ve always been very Active and in decent shape, and this is really crimping my lifestyle. No more 3 mile walks, struggling thru 9 holes of golf, etc.
I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078, August 2018 - .08
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
My PSA History - /drive.google.com/file/d/1ltbG8x-iyH3k9pEltudhXt9u1krRwJSH/view?usp=sharing