Overwhelming fatigue

Hey I’m new to this but just wanted to see if anyone feels/has felt like I do. I had a lumpectomy in February then 4 weeks of radiotherapy which I finished 4 weeks ago. I’ve been taking Tamoxifen for about 6 weeks. I had a couple of weeks of fatigue at the end of my radiotherapy but bounced back pretty quick. So I thought I was over the worst, but then 1 week ago this overwhelming fatigue has hit me. My brain feels like it’s going to explode, my eyes ache and the worst bit is I literally can’t think. Trying to string a sentence together is impossible. I’m on phased return to work but am struggling to do the simplest things. It’s so distressing and frustrating especially when I don’t know how long it will go on for.

Friends and family think you should be back to normal but I’m feeling worse and don’t want to make a fuss.

Has anyone else experienced this and can offer any advice?



Hi j, I’m not on tamoxifen but a few ladies I know are and I think different brands of tamoxifen can either suit them better or not. Please ring the nurse line on bcc and also speak to your unit too :heart: And you make a blooming fuss as much as you like because you are the one who has had the journey and you know if something isn’t right :heart:Glad you’ve popped on and not tried to battle through alone ?hope that helps a bit ??:sparkles::sparkles:Shi xx

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I know this was a while ago but did you start to feel better or get to the bottom of it as I could have written that exact same post! with the same sort of timings too.