Apr 12, 2013 - 8:23 pm
I am new to this site looking for answers. I am a 65 year old male and live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast . For the past 12 years I have suffered with what I call chronic fatigue. I was diagnosed with b cell non Hodghikns Lymphoma stage 4 in Jan. 2010. I went to MD Anderson for treatment with r chop and what the nurses called the red devil. ( a red liquid chemo ) I altered my treatments between Houston and Home. After the r chop I contuned with retuxin treatment every 3 months for a total of 2 years of treatment. I never had any symtoms other than swollen lymp nodes. I have been in remission for a little over a year, praise God. My queston is: could my fatigue have been a symptom of Lymphoma and why is my fatigue worse now than ever before. Some days I do not feel like getting out of bed. I try to walk 2 miles a day and sometimes it takes 2 days to recover. How do you explane to your family how you really feel, and will it ever get any better? My family Dr. gave me a Rx of ritalin which seems to give me a little energy but is certanly no cure.