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  • I was diagnosed with breast cancer with metastasis of the spine 6 weeks ago. I have just spent the last six weeks being pushed into and out of the menopause and now will be started on chemo tablets. My biggest problem is chronic fatigue. Is there anything to help with this.

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  • FlowerGirl23

    Hello diddydi68

    How are you? I think your operation is over now? Hope all went well .......

    Have you anything you want to chat about ......if so you can message ne here.

    Is your daughter ok now? Bless her ..... my daughters were terribly worried about me ☹ they need lots if reassurance❤

    Stay strong 💪

    Flower Girl 🌹🌺🌷🏵🌸🌵🌻

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      I had my op this morning and am now home- all went well and was much easier than I imagined.
      My daughter is seeing a counsellor to help her deal with everything and seems to be a lot calmer xx
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  • Is anyone able to offer any solutions for the menopause symptoms?  I am a walking zombie as havent slept in 3 years and my memory is terrible (I put the mile in the cupboard instead of the fridge) and any type of closeness with my husband is a big NO as it is painful.  I cant take HRT, have tried several and herbal alternatives dont seem to work either.  I am desperate.  Can you help?

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  • LouiseJ

    Hi Maggie,

    I am so glad the Dr was able to help you and has given you some meds to help bring things back on an even keel for you.

    Sorry to hear the hair might take a lot longer this time to come back. I suppose the good thing is it is coming into summertime, though you will have to keep it covered anyway.

    It is good to remind ourselves where we have come from. You are in a much stronger place now than before, even if it doesn't feel like it. Small steps, one day at a time still. You will get there Maggie. If you find the meds still don't help as much as you'd like, go back to your Dr, or perhaps contacting Macmillan's for some support? I know a lot of people have been helped by them in the past, and of course you can always contact me or any of us here to chat too.,

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    God bless you,

    Lou x

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  • shellred26

    Hi, I'm a 58 year old female who last June '18 had a mild heart attack and learned at the same time I had Leukemia 'AML'. I was rushed into hospital and they decided to wait on my heart attack regarding stents and started treatment on my AML. I had 4 rounds of chemo treatment (cardio was looking at me as well and on tablets) I am currently in remission and for the next 2 years having bone marrow biopsies. Waiting for cardio to see what they will continue with medication or stents.

    I am mentally and physically tired all the time. I'm very weak still and just tired all the time. How long does the chemicals stay in your body and what can I do to pick up energy.

    Thank you and look forward to hearing from you

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      @shellred26 Thank you for your question.  Having mental and physical fatigue is very common at this stage in your journey. You are not even a full year into your diagnosis and treatment for both the heart attack and Leukemia AML. The first year after diagnosis of cancer, 80-90% of patients experience moderate to severe fatigue. Please keep in mind you and your body have experienced a lot in a short amount of time. The initial shock of the diagnosis, the intense emotions, and of course the chemotherapy and other medical treatments. Your body has been working very hard and being fatigued is a consequence to all that it has been through.

      It’s hard to say exactly how long the chemicals stay in the body without knowing more details about your exact chemotherapy treatment. Furthermore, every person is different in how they respond to treatment and fatigue is the same way. It’s important you discuss your fatigue with your doctor or healthcare professional before doing anything else. They can properly evaluate you for any other medical causes of fatigue including medication side effects.

      However, there are still a variety of things you can do to help manage and increase your energy.

      -Think about the activities that give you energy or help you relax. Try to plan activities you enjoy and moments for relaxation every day.

      - Try to set boundaries throughout your day. Don’t do too much at one time and schedule mini breaks to help you rejuvenate.

      - Stretching and yoga exercises can help increase your energy and improve your mood

      Always remember to listen to your body and not over do it. What makes you feel good is good for your energy levels, as well as for your mood and general well-being. Take good care of yourself, be patient and please keep us updated on your progress.