- Question from LoriH: I finished chemotherapy and radiation 3 years ago and I still suffer from fatigue. I sleep well but when I wake up I feel like I have been up all night. I exercise and take vitamins, which does not seem to help. Any advice? Will this eventually improve? Thanks.
- Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. I'm also one of these people who experienced a 3 year fatigue in the time frame between my 2 breast cancers. It was profound and it was prolonged. And, yes, it lifted without any notable reason why. But there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Managing Fatigue During and After Treatment featured Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D., Tish Knobf, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., A.O.C.N., and Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. answering your questions about ways to keep up your energy, how nutrition can affect fatigue, and how exercising can help.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in January 2008.
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