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Fatigue can also affect you emotionally, read about those symptoms and think about if they are affecting you.

Select any of the feelings that you may have had to find out how to manage them.

Men with prostate cancer have an increased risk of depression and anxiety. Fatigue can make it worse. Being depressed doesn’t always mean being tearful or low. You might find that you:

  • get angry more easily
  • start drinking more and
  • stop taking care of yourself.

If you recognise these kinds of changes in yourself, there are things that can help like speaking to a counsellor or someone who’s been there. Let your nurse or GP know. Find out more about getting help.

Having fatigue can mean that you can’t manage the tasks you normally do. This might make you feel guilty if you are used to doing things for other people.

Try to go easy on yourself and ask for help when you need it. Find out more about getting help.

You might not be able to go to work or see your friends and family as much as usual if you’re feeling really tired. Let your friends and family know how you’re feeling. They might be able to visit you or speak to you on the phone more often.

There are things that can help like speaking to a counsellor or someone who’s been there. Let your nurse or GP know. Find out more about getting help.

You might become more dependent on others which can feel very frustrating, especially if you’re used to doing everything for yourself.

Try to go easy on yourself and ask for help when you need it. Find out more about getting help.