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Naomi40
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Re: Extreme tiredness

Sorry I should of added that severe anaemia was due to heavy periods. I finally went on medication to stop them which is how I found out I had breast cancer as the progesterone only tablets made one of my tumours grow slightly more rapidly and that’s when I noticed a lump. No longer on that medication but maybe the tiredness is my bodies way of saying slow down. I’m one of those people that’s constantly on the go but I think I should really listen to my body now 

Astra
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Re: Extreme tiredness

So sorry Naomi

 

Speak with your doc asap and ask for blood tests to be done, I assume they would do this everytime before chemo anyway as it determine if and what dose can be given.

 

I have felt very tired after the op and I am not fully recovered from that, I don't think treatment for radiotherapy starts (when required) unless wounds are fully healed and feeling well enough for treatment, I would think same for chemo treatment.  Perhaps chat with the specialist team about your concerns.

 

I think the tiredness is something that does occur in order to make us slow down and rest so healing can happen.  Just listen to what your body needs but do chat with the medics as well.

 

Sending you feeling better wishes for today and everyday.

HeartHeart

Brumrunner
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Re: Extreme tiredness

Iron deficiency anaemia is not normally caused by a kidney stone..... Make sure you have been thoroughly checked out regards this (your GP is your best place - make sure they have also checked your thyroid tests and for coeliac disease)

Naomi40
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Re: Extreme tiredness

I had problems with a kidney stone earlier in the year as well as severe anaemia but I had an iron infusion in June and that put my levels back to normal. I have a blood test today before I start chemotherapy on the 10th 

Brumrunner
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Re: Extreme tiredness

p.s I presume you have  had yourself checked out for other causes such as anaemia...

Brumrunner
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Re: Extreme tiredness

If you have had surgery or radio   - I presume this is your body still healing itself

If not - then, yes, this is normal with the stress of it all.  Be gentle and good to yourself....

Naomi40
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Extreme tiredness

I was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly a month ago and I start chemotherapy treatment next week. I already feel so tired all the time and I don’t even know if this level of tiredness is normal. And I worry how tired I could possibly feel when chemotherapy starts when I’m already constantly tired. Has anyone else felt like this before treatment and is it a normal feeling being this tired before treatment.