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Radiation and exhaustion

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Deamo1
Deamo1 Member Posts: 25

I just finished 5 radiation courses on my shoulders for metastatic bc pain. Does radiation cause exhaustion? I am sleeping 8 hours and then another 4+ hours of naps during the day. My legs feel like wet noodles. This has taken a toll on me. Is this normal and will it stop soon? Please help.

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  • beaverntx
    beaverntx Member Posts: 2,962
    edited January 2022
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    When I had radiation, my RO told me at the beginning that many of his patients needed an afternoon "nap" so apparently the answer to your question is "Yes"!

  • Deamo1
    Deamo1 Member Posts: 25
    edited January 2022
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    Thank you. I've never felt this exhausted before. :(

  • serendipity09
    serendipity09 Member Posts: 769
    edited January 2022
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    Deamo1 - Everyone is different, but yes radiation can cause you to be fatigued and exhausted. I was exhausted all the time during rads, but did not sleep much. I was weak and it definitely took it's toll on me.

    Others will probably chime in and tell you their experiences.

    Make sure you are drinking a lot of water and tell your RO what you are experiencing.

    I hope things get better for you.

  • Deamo1
    Deamo1 Member Posts: 25
    edited January 2022
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    Weak for sure here. Completely wiped out. Thank you.