Chemotherapy Side Effects – Chemotherapy

Fatigue

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Fatigue

Fatigue is the sensation of being extremely tired, even if you already had enough rest. It is a very common medication side-effect, which can be challenging for doctors and patients. As the recovery progresses, fatigue may get worse, making it difficult to handle at the end the treatment, and after recovery. When your treatment is over, your exhaustion will start to ease gradually. But you may need several months before your levels of energy go back to normal.

Some quick tips to Fatigue Management include:

  • Try to stay active. It won’t make you feel more tired. Quite the opposite
  • If you can, go for a short walk or do some light exercise.
  • Do not force yourself
  • Rest enough time and try to maintain a normal day routine and night’s sleep.
  • Drink sufficient fluids and eat properly.