Over the last couple of weeks I have been taking dutasteride to see if it will help slow the progression. I know it is too early to tell, but I have been noticing something interesting happening this last week and I wanted to share it with you.
I am experiencing a sensation that I have not felt for many years. It might not be related to the dutasteride and it might be just coincidental, but it is interesting.
The feeling I am talking about is a tightness in certain muscles. The kind of tightness that comes when you have exercised muscles that you have not used for some time. This tightness is not a cramp or an ache. It is also not the sensation of weakness you get when you overuse your muscles. The best description I can give this tightness is an awakening of muscles.
My Monday and Wednesday long workout routine (between 65-75 minutes) were quite good. My shoulder exercises (four routines) are much easier. I have increased the number of reps by 50-to-100% without any problem. Then, for several hours afterwards I feel ‘pumped’. The other interesting aspect is that I am not experiencing any unusual twitching or fasciculations. If anything, the fasciculations have decreased.
I have been cautious to not-overdo. At the same time I want my body to tell me when to quit a particular exercise. These last few days, however, I had to tell myself to discontinue a particular exercise. It is a nice feeling to not be forced to quit.
Coincidence or not, I am liking this feeling. I’ll keep you appraised of any further developments.