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Hand & arm pain & Aches following HT & RT

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Posted 25 Nov 2020 at 13:03

I've been off the HT since May this year, recently, I seem to be developing what seem to be arthritic pains in the last month - has this happened to others, who have taken the HT RT route. The worst seems to be in the hands & fingers.

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Posted 09 Dec 2020 at 20:47

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
Hi Bob,
I have a pain & swelling in my wrist & base of my thumb,i spoke to the doctor who referred me to a specialist got an appointment but was later cancelled with no further appointment ..
So i just been putting up with it and hoping it will go away as cant get a diagnosis ,not really the answer though.


You should be able to get some Physiotherapy help, perhaps that depends on where you live?


My Doc's advice is try to avoid doing the things that give you pain, & heat treatment is a good idea. As I'm nearly 72, I thought it might be old age creeping on..... or perhaps even a side effect of the HT.


Thanks for all the good wishes - have a great, but small Xmas one & all. No Virus spreading, please.

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Posted 09 Dec 2020 at 23:44
Rikky, presumably your gym and cycling has been severely curtailed due to Covid? It is noticeable in our house that John has developed all sorts of painful and swollen joints - they have ruled out rheumatoid arthritis and are now assuming plain old fashioned arthritis brought on quickly by the sharp reduction in exercise and therefore mobility of the joints.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
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Posted 25 Nov 2020 at 17:53

Would normally expect it to be the other way round! Have you seen the GP and asked for blood tests to see if there is any indication of rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammation? Is it possible you have had COVID?


John has spent the last 3 months going through various appointments and diagnostics for possible arthritis. It was only on Tuesday at a pre-op assessment that we found out a) he has had COVID at some point and b) the multiple joint pain may be as a result of longcovid


It is easy to assume that everything is related to PCa but it may not be.

Edited by member 25 Nov 2020 at 17:56  | Reason: Not specified

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
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Posted 26 Nov 2020 at 17:36

It may be as a result of having a go at Tennis recently, & not being very good at it!
Giving it a rest for now - symptoms of Tennis wrist.....
Have a phone appointment with Doc on 7th Dec, the soonest date I could get.
Last time I had symptoms of Flu, was spring of 2018. I've not knowingly had Covid 19, I only know personally 2 people that have had it. One a hospital nurse, who was laid low for a week or two, but is now fine (that was in April) & a chap who lives in Cardiff, he has it currently, a bus driver who so far has minimal symptoms.

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Posted 08 Dec 2020 at 11:37

Just an update, had my latest blood test result today 0.05 PSA, which as I have been off Hormone therapy, since May, I think is probably quite OK.


Right Wrist & pain, probably down to being new to Tennis!- according to GP, reffered to possible Physiotherapy.

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Posted 08 Dec 2020 at 21:51

Great news Bob about the PSA! I was thinking about you today so thought I would check in and see you just posted today. Really pleased.


Hope wrist gets better soon!

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Posted 09 Dec 2020 at 08:29

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Great news Bob about the PSA! I was thinking about you today so thought I would check in and see you just posted today. Really pleased.


Hope wrist gets better soon!



I hope my good news, will bring encouragement to others who may have early stage diagnosis & have yet to experience all the "Joys" of HT & RT - I can honestly say, it seems to have worked for me. Addenbrooks in Cambridge were really great.


My strong advice to ANY man over 55, get yourself checked, symptoms or not - Doctors finger may find a problem, but if not - get a PSA test, they are not too keen to give you this, as it can be inaccurate due to the chap having had sex or a tummy upset close to the blood test - leave a gap. of least a week of "good behaviour" before the test.


I think the wrist problem is slowly easing, thanks.


Seasons greetings to one & all - Bob , Suffolk, UK.

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Posted 09 Dec 2020 at 09:44

Great PSA result Bob. 

Ido4

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Posted 09 Dec 2020 at 13:22

We are hoping my dad will have a similar result to you too! It was caught early too and i couldn't agree more about getting checked out for possible prostrate cancer, symptoms or not! 


Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

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Posted 09 Dec 2020 at 16:37
Hi Bob,
I have a pain & swelling in my wrist & base of my thumb,i spoke to the doctor who referred me to a specialist got an appointment but was later cancelled with no further appointment ..
So i just been putting up with it and hoping it will go away as cant get a diagnosis ,not really the answer though.
User
Posted 09 Dec 2020 at 20:47

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member
Hi Bob,
I have a pain & swelling in my wrist & base of my thumb,i spoke to the doctor who referred me to a specialist got an appointment but was later cancelled with no further appointment ..
So i just been putting up with it and hoping it will go away as cant get a diagnosis ,not really the answer though.


You should be able to get some Physiotherapy help, perhaps that depends on where you live?


My Doc's advice is try to avoid doing the things that give you pain, & heat treatment is a good idea. As I'm nearly 72, I thought it might be old age creeping on..... or perhaps even a side effect of the HT.


Thanks for all the good wishes - have a great, but small Xmas one & all. No Virus spreading, please.

User
Posted 09 Dec 2020 at 23:44
Rikky, presumably your gym and cycling has been severely curtailed due to Covid? It is noticeable in our house that John has developed all sorts of painful and swollen joints - they have ruled out rheumatoid arthritis and are now assuming plain old fashioned arthritis brought on quickly by the sharp reduction in exercise and therefore mobility of the joints.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
 
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