• Feeling sleepy tired. Anyone else feel this way?

    Asked by Blue on Thursday, May 17, 2012

    Feeling sleepy tired. Anyone else feel this way?

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      It's one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment.

      over 4 years ago
    • SunnyCloud's Avatar

      It's been 6 months since my last treatment & I feel sleepy and tired all the time no matter what I do. I did, however, have a couple of weeks here and there in which I felt good.

      over 4 years ago
    • Rich208's Avatar


      I'm always tired as well. My chemo finished 3 weeks ago today and I'm always fatigued. As is SunnyClouds case, some days are better than others. Hang in there and good luck to you!

      over 4 years ago
    • oceanblue24's Avatar

      I have 5 chemos to go & I get tired about the 4th & 5th day after each treatment. I am retired so am able to take a nap in the mid afternoon. Then I feel fine till later in the evening. Thinking back to when I was well I always had mid afternoon slump & then of course evening tiredness so mabe this just follows our regular body rythyms but a bit worse from the chemo. I find if I drink Ocean Spray cranberry pomegranate energy drink I feel more awake, but check with your Dr. 1st. I have to check all ingredients for soy & a lot of your energy drinks have soy in them. This is because of the type of cancer I have. Everyone is different but I've heard a lot of people complain about fatigue. Hang in there & many blessings sent your way!!

      over 4 years ago
    • Rose's Avatar

      Yes, after eight chemo tx's I'm sooo tired most of the time. I've yet to go through the radiation tx. I think I'll have to start sleeping on the kitchen floor so I can at least make it to the refrigerator to get something to eat!

      over 4 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      I have learned to embrace napping. At first I felt guilty about it but now I'm comfortable laying down for a little while. Sometimes I nap for 30 minutes, sometimes 3 hours. Our bodies need rest to deal with the chemicals and the healing. Learn to love naps!

      over 4 years ago
    • Bashiemn's Avatar

      I feel more fatigued/tired usually than sleepy tired. Though as the chemotherapy cycles accumulate (# 7 next week) the sleepy takes over, at least for a couple of days after treatment. Then I'm back to fatigued. Usually a couple days after my treatment I sleep almost an entire day! I feel like being tired all the time is just my new normal.

      over 4 years ago
    • Living4-2day's Avatar

      I feel exhausted by mid morning. I just was diagnosed with colon olon cancer last year and hax nine inches of my colon removed a little over a month ago. I get so tired to the point where i cry. Of course this is all new to me but i have seen my father go through cancer and he was always tired. I really wish people understood what having cancer takes from you, in more ways then one.

      over 4 years ago

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