Hello, I happy to have found this forum.
My name is Danny.
1. Prostate, right, biopsy:
-- Adenocarcinoma, Gleason score 3+ 4 = 7 (Grade group 2),
2. Prostate, left, biopsy:
-- Adenocarcinoma, Gleason score 5 + 4 = 9 (Grade group 5),
I was diagnosed Sept 2017. I had just turned 53. It completely rocked my world as I'm sure it has done to each of you going through this. I had the initial biopsy a couple days after my primary doctor gave the suspected news. I had several body scans, CT, Bone scan. On top of the tumors on the prostate they found a couple Lymph nodes with tumors also. I started ADT treatment Lupron 6 month injections about 3 weeks later. In Dec 2017 I started my round of external beam radiation treatment. It lasted throughout Jan of 2018. I then immediately had a Brachy Therapy treatment. I have been on Lupron injections every 6 months since then. I have had PSA checks every 3 months. Last check was .77
As mentioned I was only 53. A bit younger than the average guy. I have always lived a healthy lifestyle and am in good physical shape. Visiting the gym has been an almost daily habit for as long as I can remember. I never stopped my gym workouts even throughout all my radiation treatments. It was tough.
The ADT treatment had started to take its toll on me. I began to lose a noticeable amount of strength and started to get more body fat within the last 6 months.
I really want to find a solution to combat this. I have taken Amino Acids, Beef Liver Tablets and Creatine over the last month, but I am unsure if these supplements are risky to be taking or not. These supplements have helped me gain some strength back and I lost some fat, but I have also noticed some of my urinary side effects have returned. I am stopping these supplements to see if the side effects stop. I have asked my doctors, but basically get no help as they don't advise on this stuff and the supplement people tell me to consult my doctor.
Any advice would be appreciated