I'm a 75 year old male who has been treated for prostate cancer (7-9 Gleason scores throughout the prostate and some evidence of migration) with external beam radiation, brachiotherapy, bicalutamide and lupron injections every three months. Indications are that the cancer has been reduced or eliminated (PSA of zero.) The problem is the pain and loss of strength in my thigh muscles. It is constant and causes me to limp noticeably. Arthritis and inflammation have been ruled out. Does this pain go away after I stop Lupron? Can I do anything in the meantime to reduce the pain? My PT is at a loss since very few men complain of muscle pain with Lupron.
I am a 73 year old male that was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2015. Radiation for 43 days and Lupron Depot inspections every 6 months. I withstood the injections for one year but the side
effects were so bad I had to stop taking them. My PSA is basically zero now but the pain in my hips and ribs are so painful and that I sometimes feel like an 80 years old. Doctors don't have an answer for me and since I take blood thinner, only Tylenol is acceptable, however, it does not relieve the pain. (can't take Aleve, advil, etc) Also, the pain moves around my body and even some rare days, I have none at all.
This medicine is from Hell - period.
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