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Re: October, and finally OK

Nice one George. You have just stated what we all feel about this site and each other. I do not know how I would have coped without the support and strength of our friends here and the site. The world is such a lonely place when you are initially told you have the problem until something like this place comes along.
keep well

Re: October, and finally OK

Dear friends,

My PSA test on Tuesday 13th October revealed that it had dropped down to 1.8 from 2.35.

I am convinced that I stopped taking those darn anti-depressant pills (Venlafxine / Effexor)in the nick of time.

To see the numbers go up from 1.3 to 1.7 and then up to 2.35 in the short time I took the pills convinced me that this particular drug is bad news for PCa guys.

It won't surprise me if the next test will reveal that my PSA has returned to around 1.3. where it had more or less stabilised over the two years since I ended ADT.

A lesson learned for me. Thank heavens I stopped when I did.

Thank heavens also, that my mood has remained stable, and I seem to be almost fully recovered from that over-long bout of depression - at last!

It just goes to must never ever give up hope - about anything. I very nearly did, yet here I am, once more able to type (almost coherently too! lol).

Very best wishes,