side effects from chemo

Hi , i have never been on a forum before . I am having trouble with sleeping since my first lot of chemo [fec and then docetaxel] ,i had my last lot of chemo on the 8th of October 3 lots of fec and 2 lots of docetaxel . I didn’t have the last treatment as i was neutropenic.I have never in my life had any poblems with sleeping i could wake up then go straight back to sleep before the chemo, but not anymore. I fall asleep but only for 3 or 4 hrs then when awake cannot get back to sleep .I am back at work now and am finding this very hard .I had bowel cancer radio and chemo tablets before breast cancer treatment as i had this diagnosis first [2 lots of primary cancer] at the same time .I was sleeping ok after bowel cancer treatment ,only started after the fec. Please can anyone help me .

Hello BR-62

Welcome to the forums, this must be very difficult time for you.  I’m sure other users will be along to support you soon. 

In the meantime, maybe you would like to talk things through with a member of our helpline staff who are there to offer practical information as well as emotional support. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.

Best wishes

June, moderator