Alan's Story

White British
Sexual Orientation
East Midlands
Relationship status
Married/In a Civil Partnership

Tips and advice for any mental and emotional side effects of treatment

I asked my GP for help with the anxiety and was given medicatuib, which I took for 6 weeks. It helped, even after I stopped taking it, especially with sleeping.

How this treatment impacted my life the most

Anxiety leading up to each PSA test. I had never suffered anxiety before in my life, but I found myself being anxious about other things, not even health-related, and a bit of a hypochondriac.

If I had to do it all over again, would I choose the same treatment?

Not sure

Why did I give this answer?

It is now 1 year since my diagnosis. My PSA has gone up from 5 to 8 and I' ve just had another MRI, which showed a "slight" change, so I now need another biopsy to determine whether I can continue on active surveillance or need treatment. More anxiety! My Urolologist has really laboured the likely long term side effects of radiography, so, if my biopsy results give me the choice, I will take the active surveillance route again.

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