• Fatigue and chemo

    Asked by Loafer on Friday, November 16, 2012

    Fatigue and chemo

    Have my second chemo treatment in 5 days and I thought by now I would be feeling my best. Instead, fatigue is kicking my butt. I am working F/T and come home to crash - sleeping 10 -11 hours - per night. Does this mean the red/white blood cells are low and may affect my next treatment?

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    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      The first week after my treatments I didn't do much, the 2nd week I felt better, the 3rd week I felt pretty good, then it was time to start all over again. I ended up taking a leave from my job because it became too difficult.

      over 5 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar

      Recently wrote an article with some suggestions that might help you: http://marnieclark.com/fatigue-and-cancer-how-long-is-this-chemo-fatigue-going-to-last/ It might also help you to rally your friends to help you during this time. Hope that helps - sending hugs from Denver.

      over 5 years ago
    • DaveWaz's Avatar


      I just wanted to let you know that your question helped inspire an article on the site about battling fatigue after chemotherapy. Perhaps you will enjoy reading it. Please comment below the article if you have any other suggestions for WhatNexters!


      Best of luck!

      almost 5 years ago

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