Rebuilding muscle mass post-Lupron
I was on Lupron for 12 months and received my last six-month shot in June 2022. I underwent proton radiation treatment in March/April 2022. My PSA dropped from 45 pre-Lupron and radiation to undetectable in November 2022.
With my doctor's agreement, I did not receive another Lupron shot in December 2022 because I wanted to build up muscle mass for a long-planned four-day hike to Machu Picchu in May 2023.
I continued daily exercises and hikes throughout my treatment, but I am conscious that my strength and endurance have dropped significantly. I'm currently working with a personal trainer, but I still feel much less strength on long uphill sections of my daily hike. I'm really concerned that I may not have the leg strength to complete my fairly demanding four-day hike in May.
I'd love to hear others' advice on how long it takes to rebuild muscle mass after the effects of Lupron have moved out of the system.