Should I Be Feeling Tired?

Hi, I was diagnosed on 20th April with IDC Gr3 ER and PR+, HER-.  I’ve had mammograms, ultrasounds, an MRI, more ultrasounds but as yet no treatment.  I am feeling very weary though.  I appreciate a lot of treatments make you feel tired but I haven’t started any yet, I don’t even have a date for surgery yet.  Does having breast cancer make you more tired (even before treatment starts) or am I just imagining it? 

Thanks x

Before I was diagnosed in Nov 21, I kept falling asleep on the sofa just about every night. I thought it was because I wasn’t as fit as usual, but it when I was diagnosed I realised why.

Hello toottoot 

Thank you for you post.  This sounds like a difficult time for you.   

As @krtea says, it is not unusual to feel tired and weary when you have been diagnosed with breast cancer.  The  emotional impact of having scans and awaiting results and treatment can have an impact on energy levels and leave some women feeling quite weary. 

There are some things you may want to try to help manage your energy levels whilst you are waiting to begin treatment  Trying to stay physically active can help. Eating a healthy well balanced diet is also important. You may also find the following tips for better sleep helpful.  

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