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Chronic Fatigue/ Fibromyalgia has set in since my Triple T Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer. Is there any help besides Nuvigil n adderall to help get me going during normal daytime hours ?

By Anonymous September 3, 2013 - 4:19pm
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Had breast cancer.
Have ADD n hyperinsomnia/ excessive sleep n then still feel exhausted. Sleep is not the problem . Do that well. Lol i am on cymbalta as well. Am I stuck with this forever ?

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Hello Anonymous,
Three suggestions that may help are:

Allow yourself time each day to relax. Try yoga or meditation.

Establish a sleep routine of going to bed and getting up at the same time each day. Limit daytime napping.

Keep active each day and keep your activity on an even level. Try taking a daily walk. Sometimes, just being outdoors, especially on a brisk autumn day, can wake you up.

September 3, 2013 - 5:29pm
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Did they block your Estrogen? If so, that's probably one of the reasons you have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Can you go onto Amazon and buy the book by Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, Screaming to be Heard? This will help explain why you are having some, if not all of these side effects. You need to look at Dr. Philip Sarrel's video and study he just wrote and published on EmpowHER about Estrogen. I'm not a doctor but know one thing.. if your estrogen is blocked that will cause major problems as well as the chemo which will also wreak havoc on your body! It's no wonder you're not feeling well. You have all the symptoms of having hormonal imbalances. Get Dr. Vliet's book. You'll learn so much about your body and what's happening!! It saved my life.
We are here to help you any way we can. This has to be so hard. It's bad enough you are battling cancer and now to battle this as well is SO Difficult!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you. We are giving you a big virtual hug. One of our moderators will get back to you with some resources within the next 22 hours. Big hug!!!

September 3, 2013 - 5:19pm
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