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    Can others share their experience with post chemo fatigue and problems sleeping? I am headed back to work tomorrow.

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      ccpt1958

      I do work part-time, but I work long hours when I work. Working from home is not an option. I'm a health care provider and work long clinic shifts and 12 hour hospital calls, taking care of patients. I am off night call for six months, but after six months I will need to return to my variable schedule.

      over 4 years ago
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      myb

      I am 3.5 months out of chemo and still fighting neuropathy and sleep issues. I constantly struggle with doing too much and then suffering for it afterwards with muscle aches. I tried 300 mg of neurontin about 1 month after chemo at bedtime, but it had me very tired during the day so I stopped. At my 3 month checkup, my oncologist suggested trying 100mg of Neurontin every other day to see if that helped with inability to get to sleep due to neuropathy issues. It isn't really doing the trick as still struggle to get to sleep but at least not making me tired during the day. I did much more walking during chemo but think the temps helped with that, as find it downright discouraging to get myself outside in the cold temps we are having with the numbness being aggravated by it.

      over 4 years ago
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      carolchristao

      I am on my 3rd session of Docetaxel. I never felt as fatigated as I am now. I've always had sleep problems and they got worse with all that. I am taking Imovane (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zopiclone) and Frontal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alprazolam) - brazilian trade names. I take the meds every day at 10pm and it takes a while for me too sleep even with them.

      over 4 years ago
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    Can others share there experience with post chemo fatigue and problems sleeping? I am headed back to work tomorrow. I am looking forward to working, but I'm tired pretty early in the day and not sleeping that well- 4-6 hours a night- although, I'm working to improve that!

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      GregP_WN

      Hello, I had that problem with my last dx. I had to sleep in a chair since I had drainage running down my throat, if I layed down I would wake up choking, felt like I was drowning. After that problem eased, I still would not sleep good. Several on the site have talked about this before, I take tylenol PM, or a generic version, it's all I need and works great for me. I sleep through the night now. Others have had to get prescrip for sleep aids.

      You posted this as an update, the way this site works is the only people that see updates are your friends and family that follow you, or me the site Mgr. If you will repost this in the questions tab, you will get lots of suggestiions, it's always a popular topic. Give it a try,

      Thanks for posting.
      Greg P
      3x Survivor
      Team WhatNext

      over 4 years ago
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      ccpt1958

      thanks!

      over 4 years ago
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