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I am undergoing radiation after a lumpectomy and I am exhausted. Is anyone else feeling the same?

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 7 years
 
  • Ana Naluh Andrade Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    It's normal. With time you'll be back to full energy!!
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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I also had a lump removed and had radiation treatments and was very tired and had no energy. but my strength is coming back and my energy. I think it just takes a while.
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  • tina piser Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    radiation kicked my butt more than chemo did. finished radiation dec 23rd and my energy is almost normal. it would come and go. I'd be fine, then all of a sudden would need to lay down. very frustrating but it's better. just remember.... you are a survivor and this too shall pass
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  • Joy Gunter Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Sublingual vitamin B12 also helps. I'm not quite 2 months post radiation
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Sara Perrin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2006
    Ask your doctor about your Vitamin D levels. After I had radiation, I was super tired, but once I started taking a Vitamin D supplement, within 2 days it was like all the lights turned back on and I felt like my pre-treatment self. My levels were well below 40 (The test is called a "Vitamin D 25 O-H" and your minimum level should be 40. Again, please check with your doctor.), but by taking Vitamin D supplements daily, my levels are now in the normal range. You can read more about Vitamin D and its benefits: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/332009/title/The_power_of_D_
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  • Buster OBuster Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Radiation also kicked my butt
    over 6 years Comment Flag

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