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Marcha Louise
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I am 9 months out of chemo, finished Dec. 1, 2011. All of a sudden I have become very fatigued and dizzy, it is to the point that all I want to do is cry because I feel so bad.

I am going to see my PA tomorrow, see if we can get some answers. Wondering if it could be anemia

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What did your PC have to say about your symptoms? Let us know...hope everything is ok..

Hugs, Nancy

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Marcha Louise
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Saw PA this morning. She said it was withdrawl from Cymbalta, for me to take one more capsule tomorrow morning and then not to take anymore and that should stop the problem. I sure hope so. If I do not feel better in a few days to come back in.

My iron level was only down by 2 points so that is not a problem. I see my ONC on Oct. 11 for my on going 4 month check up, he will take a bunch of blood tests. She also said I have a little infection in my sinus and gave me an antibiotic prescrip but not to get it filled unless I was running fever, take some decongestants.

She told me to keep taking the ambien that was not a problem for me and I need my rest which I agree.

Thanks for asking

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Megan M
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I am sorry that you are feeling like this. Are you feeling better now after stopping the Cymbalta?

And good luck Oct. 11th with your onco appointment. Post an update on how it goes.

Hugs, Megan

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is that I suffered from fatigue durning and after chemo .. then again, I had 8 major
surgeries in 13 months as well.

I fight daily to push myself .. some days are easier than others. Please know that
our bodies have been thru so much - with chemo, radiation, surgeries and medication.
I still find myself suffering of sudden fatigue episodes. I could be well for months and then it hits...and it stops me on my tracks...I am down for days and I feel so depressed and helpless...I try to explain others what I am going through and I can't find the right words or feelings to describe it. I know I am not the only one..I know there are many of you out there that go through the same and can't seem to make others understand what you are experiencing.

Exercise, eating right and sleeping 8 hours a night is the only thing I found that
helps me.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

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how is your vitamin B 12?

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