I am having shortness of breath. Does this subside after treatment?
I think Ajaya hit the nail on the head. The fatigue kind of goes hand in hand with the shortness in breath I would ask your oncologist about it. I had a cough that came with my symptoms but found out I had blood clots in my lungs. hence my coughing and shortness of breath. They let the clots dissipate on their own and I got rid of the cough and some of the shortness in breath. Seems like some people come back better than others with the fatigue factor. Hope you get a definitive answer. Let us know how you make out.☺️
breathing exercises help , My favorite is giving myself the time and focus whenever I feel low to imagine my breath coming in through my bellybutton and filling my diaphram and lungs and letting it out through my nostrils. 10x
I've been in remission almost a year and I too have fatigue. My primary Dr suggested I start pushing myself.
I do experience shortness of breath upon exertion....it was worse during treatment as your blood is compromised and not getting oxygen to your body....I also have Rheumatoid Arthritis and that comes with it's own kind of fatigue....having R-CHOP chemo therapy left me with it's own kind of fatigue and I have been in remission for almost 2 years......I have just accepted that this is the new normal for me.....I get up in the morning and feed the cat and myself and take my medicines (also have A-FIB) but, by 9:30 or so I can't hold my eyes open...so, I go back to bed and get up about lunch time...my day starts then.....thankfully I am retired and don't have to try to work......FATIGUE can be frustrating and depressing......I got very depressed and went and talked to my rheumatoid doctor.....he put me on a half dose of antidepressant and it made the biggest difference in being able to function....just have to use all the tools you can and listen to your body and communicate with your docs
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