Time flies … It is hard to believe that a little over two months ago I started taking dutasteride. I reviewed my daily journal this morning and continue to be ‘positively’ surprised.
I am sure you remember that I was impressed the first couple of weeks. I could sense some positive changes happening. At the same time, I thought, and occasionally still think, that it could be the ‘placebo effect’. Whatever it is, however, the experience has been very positive.
My long exercise program has grown to 90+ minutes every other day. The number of reps I am performing is up a minimum of 20% and in some cases up 50%. I find that I have to just stop an exercise, because I am not fatigued and the muscles do not seem to be any weaker. The strongest muscle groups are the quads and the shoulders. I have also increased my every other day routine by 20+%.
I was trying to explain to Dr. Fischbeck the other day the new sensation I have been experiencing recently. The muscles feel different. They feel stronger. I feel more in control … something I have not felt in some time.
I am experiencing a kind of tightness (a positive statement) in my major muscle groups. After my exercise program, I know I have exercised, but I do not feel fatigued. I am not cramping. My muscles are not twitching all over. They are just there (if that makes any sense at all).
I am also wondering if the benefit I am seeing is because I am exercising daily. If someone did not exercise the muscles, would they feel what I am? Whatever is happening, it has been all positive from my perspective.
I realize the mind can play games on you and the power of the mind can accomplish almost anything, but … for what it is worth, this feels like the real thing.
I’ll keep you advised of my experiences, both good and bad.