• need help with energy

    Asked by dawn1970 on Saturday, June 8, 2013

    need help with energy

    Does anyone know of anything I can eat or drink for energy? I am so tired of laying in bed because I have no energy to do anything..I have a iron infusion on monday, I hope it helps....I also have an 8 yr.old home on summer break..

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    • carm's Avatar

      You might try Vitamin B12 easy melts and you can get then at Walmart. I have the wild cherry and they are 1000mg so I take two every morning for a boost. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago
    • Russ' Avatar

      Hi dawn1970, Try ProSure the same people who made Ensure except that ProSure was specifically made to provide cancer patients, (pancreatic for sure), a better quality of life. Hope it works for you.

      over 3 years ago
    • ladyhawk's Avatar

      Hi Dawn,, I take a green plant protein shake in the mornings now, since i had the same issues,, go to www.nutritionexpress.com you'll find it there, and you'll get used to the taste after awhile (use with water) its like my coffee but in a healthy form ;)

      over 3 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      Are you eating and drinking enough while you go through this?

      I start my days with fresh juice. Make the juice. Clean the juicer. Drink until I have
      the energy to brush my teeth. :-)

      It could help, perhaps, to have an 8 year old juice drinking buddy.

      Then I'll have a smoothie and do some exercises

      And so goes the day.

      How did you wind up 1/2 quart low on iron? Usually, it is B12. You can pick up some natural iron from soaked raisins and from spinach. Kale has it and loads of other veggies too. Some of the green powder concoctions are pretty nice. I like Dr. Ben Kim's stuff. You need Vitamin C also. Try knawing on a ripe (colorful) Bell pepper and see if that doesn't wake you up a wee bit.

      Do you own a juicer or a blender? Carrot juice has enough sugar in it to give you a rush of energy. Try beet & watercress with a light topping of fruit vinegarette.

      Feel better soon

      over 3 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      Eight-year old on break !!! That is enough to drain the energy of Supermom. Do you have anyone to help? Get with your Nutritionist if your Cancer Treatment Center provides one and ask to see your results from bloodwork. That will tell you what you are lacking. Then make a menu to provide that maximum sources of energy. The Dr. predicted that I would would be very fatigued most of the time. But I have been watching my nutrition. I have found a high protein bread,that supplies me with a lot of my daily protein.
      The sun is the source of all energy. You should get plenty of sunlight. Open all the drapes especially in your bedroom. Get outdoors as much as possible. Even iof you have to cover-up with a light longsleeved, shirt, hat and sunglasses.
      Sometimes fatigue is brought on by depression if you are feeling blue (all cancer patients do) talk to your social worker.
      Also enjoy that 8 year old. Use your energy to do fun things. Ignor the dirty dishes (or get help)
      As for an Iron deficiency use cast-iron cookware. It is a little heavy to lift but it is a source of iron.

      over 3 years ago
    • dawn1970's Avatar

      Thank you community for all the great advice...I need to invest in a juicer...hopefully my infusion tommorow will help..I am new to all this, trying to learn what I can.Thanks again..

      over 3 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      Besides the advice given below, I would encourage you to get up and move. Make some small goals and build on it. Staying inactive adds to your fatigue. Don't plan on climbing any mountains, but maybe small tasks - do the dishes, shower, play a game, etc... Eventually you can do 2 tasks before you need a break. Good luck.

      over 3 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      The reason for a juicer is to give your body a break from the near constant work it must do in order to digest your food. Once the insoluble fiber is removed, your body pretty much recognizes what is coming down the chute as nutrients to be immediately put to use rather than being worked on to be broken down further. The blender prechews food & the juicer separates the insoluble parts out of the food.

      I still have the sunhat some sweetheart of a volunteer made for me to pick out of the bunch. :-)

      over 3 years ago
    • ww0808ww's Avatar

      Do you have a dietician available through your cancer clinic? I was advised to try to push protein - both for energy and its healing components. Talk to your oncologist before taking anything over-the-counter.

      over 3 years ago

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