Aug 16, 2013 - 11:36 pm
I went through Stage IIIc breast cancer in mid-2011. I had a mastectomy, chemo and radiation. My treatment ended at the very end of 2011. That was about 20 moths ago, and I am still so exhausted that I sleep 10 hours every night and often take 2-hour naps. And no, I am not depressed. I went to my oncologist for a regular visit and talked to her about it. She prescribed something that I want to tell you about because it is already seeming to help. It was Ritalin, the same thing they prescribe for kids with ADHD. Apparently it produces a different result in adults. It gives us more energy. I was pretty surprised that she prescribed this for me, but it seems to be working. I'm taking one in the morning and one at lunchtime. What a difference! I feel human again. I've been exhausted for so long that I've almost forgotten what a normal day feels like.
Anyway, I'm just putting this out there in case it might be useful for someone else with the same problem. We need all the help we can get, right?