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I have finished my treatment, apart from continuing Zoladex, about a year ago.
Some of my symptoms are slowly getting worse, as someone said they would if I chose the radiotherapy / Brachytherapy route.
I am getting up 7 or 8 times a night and am exhausted the following day.
I have just seen a Urologist who said there is nothing he can do about it.
Anyone else coping with this?
Because what with this and the Zoladex side effects I have just had enough.
Really sorry to read this last part.
I have no experience of what you are going through. But, on the practical side, I wonder if there isn't a way in which you could at least get a good nights sleep or two?
If I were going through what through what you are going through, I might be inclined to at least seek respite from one of the issues?
Have you considered fitting a Conveen "uri-sheath" at night, connected to a bag? Conveen is like a condom, with a spout at the end which links to a tube which goes to a bag, like a catheter bag. You pee as and when in the night, but sleep through.
At least you may get some uninterrupted sleep. Worked for me when I was struggling with bladder control.
The treatment options suggested by the professionals and used by us sufferers don't always work as originally planned, but maybe a bit of creative thinking may give you some respite?
It's not a long term solution, but a short term sleep giver, maybe?
Worth a try?