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Topic: Fatigue

Forum: Young With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Feb 18, 2019 11:33AM

WhiteG wrote:

I was diagnosed with Invasive Ducatal carcinoma in Aug 2017 at the age of 33. I’ve had a mastectomy and reconstruction, 6 FECT chemo and 15 sessions of radiotherapy. All this finished in April 2018. I’m now on exemestane and zoladex. I went back to work in July and being unable to cope with the fatigue I have been signed back off since November.


Is this level of fatigue normal at this stage? I’m so frustrated that I can’t get me life back to normal, but also have this feeling of people thinking I’m making it up now. It’s so hard. I’ve a young family and to the world I’m back to normal, but I really have to force myself to do things and then feel rubbish for days.


Please someone tell me this is normal? All my bloods etc are fine.

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Feb 18, 2019 11:34AM pesky904 wrote:

I hope you get some good responses. My fatigue is so overwhelming I can barely function.

​dx 6/17 stage III TNBC 6cm tumor Taxol 7-8/17 tumor grew to 10cm AC 9-10/17 tumor shrunk to 3cm DMX 11/17 expanders placed Rads 33 doses + cisplatin 1/18 Cisplatin discontinued due to SEs Xeloda 4-10/2018 Exch surgery 11/18
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Feb 18, 2019 12:54PM Moderators wrote:

Dear WhiteG,

Welcome to the BCO community. We are sorry that your diagnosis and your subsequent fatigue have brought you here but very glad that you reached out for support and information. While you are waiting for others to offer their stories you may want to check out this page on our main site about The Causes of Fatigue. We hear how debilitating this is for you and hope that you can get some help and insight about it. Keep us posted and let us know if you need any help navigating your way around the discussion boards.

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