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    1-2 years after treatment, still working full time, how does one overcome extreme fatigue?

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      max4

      Hi I am currently in treatment and a personal trainer
      I like the other answers but from prof. standpoint like what your Dr. Said little bits maybe get a few light hand weights to maintain the muscile you have. And build on that
      Sometimes sitting in a chair and lifting your leg is all you can do the thing is don't do it to long that it wears you out so much that you can't do anything else. 10 min to start then build on that see how you do I do know any exercise is better than no exercise just pace yourself the more physical and demanding your life the more tired you will be. And best of luck

      almost 5 years ago
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      mspinkladybug

      3 years for me and still have issues if u are on femara or any of them drugs it will case fatigue some medication also cause it not sleeping well also can cause it I work out to help with it and it helps me sleep i rest when I am tried even if it is just sitting down and relaxing for a few minutes. slowly you learn to adjust but if it is really bad or not you should talk to your dr about it

      almost 5 years ago
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      nancyjac

      Maybe your progress isn't good if you are crashing. Build up your exercise more slowly. If 2 weeks of exercising results in 2 weeks of crashing, you aren't making any progress.

      almost 5 years ago
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