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Community Champion

Re: CFS and breast cancer treatments

Thank you for your replies. 

Any ideas that are given, I will always check with my oncologist first. 

Although eating alot of chocolate seems very tempting!!

Sue xx 

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Re: CFS and breast cancer treatments

Hi HWK

I will be making another complaint about you. 
Please do not message me privately again, exposing me to your foul mouth and temper.

I have all the right to be here, having gone through the most challenging year of my life, don’t you ever dare question me and my right to be here again. 
I have had BC and I can advise my fellow forumites, because I am masters trained, with 20 years experience, and Breast cancer experience. 


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Re: CFS and breast cancer treatments

Hi Sue 

I think it’s a good idea if you ignore the post from Heal with Kas, there have been complaints made against her. 
She does not have BC and feels the need to give advice, without being asked. 
If you would like to follow my recommendations, please do. 
I have had BC, I’m also a qualified Nutritional therapist who can advise on nutrition during cancer treatments. 
I do this in my job as an NT, and someone who has gone through treatments. 

Member

Re: CFS and breast cancer treatments

Hi Sue,

 

I'm not aware of many studies on supplements for CFS but I do know this one on chocolate:

nutritionfacts.org/video/a-treatment-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/


Transcript quote:

"Of course, no one should be eating three chocolate bars a day, but you can get the equivalent dose of cocoa solids, the equivalent dose of those wonderful cocoa phytonutrients, by consuming two and a half tablespoons of cocoa powder a day. You can put it in coffee, you can make a chocolaty smoothie, or, my personal favorite, you can blend it in a high-speed blender with frozen cherries or strawberries, a touch of non-dairy milk, vanilla extract, and some erythritol or some dates, and you have instant, decadent chocolate ice cream; low-fat, low-calorie, no cholesterol, no added sugar chocolate ice cream. The more you eat, the healthier you are—whether or not you’re suffering from chronic fatigue."

 

I am also aware of some using monolaurin (which is from coconut oil):
ammes.org/treatment/monolaurin/
And there is also some research into dairy intolerance in CFS:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/apa.13476

 

Hope that helps.

 

General advice is if on medications it is recommended to check with your Dr before taking any supplement or making a significant change to diet etc.

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Re: CFS and breast cancer treatments

Hi Sue 

Ashwaganda is an Ayurvedic herb traditionally used in the treatment of CFS, Adrenal Fatigue and ME. 

It’s perfectly safe to take with Letrozole and Zoladex. 
I take it in a powder form and add it to

hot oat milk, Ashwaganda is recommended in most cancer treatments. 
Take care 

Community Manager

Re: CFS and breast cancer treatments

Hi Sue,

 

Thank you for your message - we're sorry you've not yet received a response. If you'd like to speak with our breast care nurses, please don't hesitate to call our Helpline on 0808 800 6000 from 9am tomorrow.

 

Kindest regards,

 

Bernadette 

Community Champion

CFS and breast cancer treatments

Hi all

I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, and currently on letrozole and zoladex for bc.

Looking for supplements to help with fatigue, but not sure what I can and can not take. Does anyone have experience with this?

Best wishes

Sue xx