I'm new to this forum. I had a one-point increase (2-3) in my PSA over 12 months which sent me to a urologist that had me do a 3d biopsy that showed I had cancer. My Gleason scores averaged about 8. I had a Prostatectomy two months later in Jan. '18. Radiation (40 treatments ) and Lupron shots followed due to a few cells found in one seminal vesicle. As of now, I only have to take a shot every 6 months for two years. My physical recovery has been excellent except for hot flashes and 3 stiff fingers on my right hand, as well as, a stiff thumb (Trigger Finger) on my right hand. I have an index finger on my left hand that is slightly stiff as well. It seems the hand that gets the most use has the most issues with Trigger Finger. What's interesting is that I can play competitive tennis at the 4.0-4.5 level and my symptoms improve dramatically.
However, all the stiffness returns afterward. I've had steroid shots in my right hand on two occasions 6 weeks apart (VERY PAINFUL) and the symptoms abated only for a week. What I've learned about this issue with the hands is that it is from the Lupron regardless of what my Dr. thinks. I also understand that this stiffness will go away after I stop using the Lupron. By the way, I take Paroxetine (20mg) for the hot flashes. It's cheap & works great. Now I only get a little warm on occasion instead of dripping sweat. Sorry to be wordy. My Best to All !