Diagnosed Sep 2015 locally advanced (slight spread to seminars) psa21, Gleeson 4+3(might have been 4+4, can't remember but not really relevant here). Treatment 3yrs zoladex & radiotherapy including 2 yrs of abiraterone, enzalutimide & prednisolone by virtue of arm j stampede trial. Treatment went as planned, psa undetectable for a while tho I know the treatment is still working in the body etc. 6 month psa tests so consultant happy with things as I am obviously. Currently aged 62.
The fact I'm writing this at 3.30am is the issue. Since finishing the treatment (last zoladex was June so body was expecting more in Sept?) Particularly the last few weeks, I just cannot get to sleep although I am really tired, now find it difficult to have a nap during the day as well (I am in theory still in full time employt but in practice not). I try the normal sleep aid stuff, tabs and hot drink, ovaltine, lavender spray on pillow etc. I do get some exercise in during the day tho not as much as I'd like just yet.
I'm assuming this is normal 'withdrawal symptom' stuff and it will fade in time but, accepting that people are different, any idea how long this insomnia thing might last? Any ideas what might work so I can get some decent sleep?(I don't drink alcohol). Cheers Peter