Tiredness after treatment

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Hi

My partner is almost 9 months post chemo radiation and the fatigue has set in again. He is having to nap every day which is not like him. It worries me because this was a symptom he had before we knew it was cancer. Is it normal this far out of treatment to get tired again? Nothing else has changed. We do have regular 6-8 weekly checks with the consultant so I will ask him in a few weeks time. I’m just panicking that it may have come back as he can not stay awake past tea time without an hours sleep :( thanks 

  • Hi Rosie

    Finished ChemoRadio June 2023.....still have days when I'm forced to take a wee sleep...mentioned it at 3 monthly review in Dundee couple of weeks ago....Oncology were OK with it ....commonplace.

    Should also add that today I had a phone consultation with Dundee Dental Hospital .... fatigue was discussed.... Dentist was OK with the fatigue still occurring.

    Peter

  • Radiation fatigue can still be an issue months after treatment. It's likely just that but do mention it at his next review. Also book a thyroid test at your partner's GP. RT can cause hypothyroidism

    Dani 

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  • Hi radiation fatigue just hit you like it’s in a bit while when you run the marathon  and hit the wall it can start at any point in time and it can continue. I had it for almost 2 years. I used to get by by having a 20 minute power nap almost every day, I used to fit my nap in round what we were doin  have a read I of this  

    Plus I have my thyroid blood stone every year. I have a diary note to chase upon it about 60% deal end up on some type of thyroid medication so it is worth checking that one as well with his
    next review  

    https://www.workingwithcancer.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/After-the-treatment-finishes-then-what.pdf

    it’s true what the article says we all want to rush recovery it can’t be rushed. 

    Hugs Hazel 

    Hazel aka RadioactiveRaz 

    My blog is www.radioactiveraz.wordpress.com  HPV 16+ tonsil cancer Now 5 years  post treatment. 35 radiotherapy 2 chemo T2N2NM.Happily getting on with living always happy to help