I am on a prednisone taper for about
6 months now. Started at 30mg per day and now down to 5mg per day. I have an obscure condition of PMR or Poly Malaysia Rheumatica. It make ones muscles very stiff and painful so much so that movement is very difficult. Couldn't turn over in bed. Can't get up from the dinner table. Things like that. Prednisone took it all away or at least 80% of it after the very first pill! I started ADT, radiation and the prednisone all at the same time so it is difficult to know what side effects are from what. I gained about
20 lbs during these treatments. Now losing it at about
1 lb. or more a week by Atkins diet and 1 hr of exercise every day. Started to feel more normal about
2 months after the RT. I have decent energy now and can walk 2 miles a day or bicycle and work out at the gym. I helps immensely. I lust for sex in my mind but have no feeling for it down below in the now "Dead Zone". I never realized that sex was that important to me.
73 year old man in excellent health otherwise
PSA rose from about
3 to 18 over the last 5 or 6 years.
All 12 biopsy samples a year ago had cancer, Prostate was not swollen
Gleason was 9
The cancer did not spread, was only in the prostate
Treatment was radiation and Lupron (Lupron still continues for another 1 1/2 Years)
PSA is currently .01 they say too small to measure
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