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CFS and hormone therapy


Re: CFS and hormone therapy

Hi Sue


Thanks for your post.


It sounds as if you’re having a difficult time with your fatigue.


It’s not possible to say if taking supplements, such as turmeric and magnesium, would be safe for you.

Many people ask about vitamin and herb supplements as they want to do as much as possible to be healthy. There is often the belief that vitamins and herbs are safe as they are considered natural but herbal treatments don’t have to comply with the same regulations or rigorous testing that conventional medicines do. For many products there is a lack of research to support its use and some can interfere with conventional medicines including cancer treatments. 


If you have a breast care nurse do speak to her, your hospital doctor or GP before taking any supplements.


I wonder what other support you’re having to help your CFS. This booklet may provide some strategies to help manage this condition.


Here at Breast Cancer Now, we offer a variety of services to help support you now or in the future.


You’re also welcome to call our free, confidential Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The number is 0808 800 6000.


Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am -1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.  


Best wishes




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CFS and hormone therapy


I'm currently taking letrozole and zoladex for bc, but really struggling with fatigue, as also been diagnosed with CFS. Would it be ok to take turmeric and/or magnesium supplements to help?