Feb 18, 2013 - 1:16 pm
I thought I would start a new thread on this because I still have unpredictable fatigue almost 2 years post treatment and I am really desperate to solve this problem. I just had more blood tests. The good news is that I am no longer anemic and my white blood counts are fine. It boggles my mind that after all the treatments, (I have 2 cancers, so also had major surgery weeks after treatment) there is no discussion on how to rebuild the body. The one thing that they did tell me was not to "take to the couch". That for me was never an option, being single and working. I have paid special attention to my diet, try to excercise with a trainer, etc. Still, there are days when I feel like I am an old lady, which is not me!
I am now trying to explore the world of vitamins ans supplements. One thing all the blood work showed is that I am seriously deficient in several vitamins and minerals. Shouldn't treatment include a follow up after healing, to determine what the body needs to rebuild? Especially, with all the diarreah that this treatment causes, absorbtion is a problem.
I am hoping that if I can get the right supplements into my body the fatigue will go away. Has anyone had doctors that had specific targeted treatment for the fatigue post treatment? At this point, I would travel to a specialist in this.