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Feeling tired and lack of energy

Covid-19, lockdown and life in general can make the fittest of us feel our batteries have gone flat especially the health care workers who must be exhausted. (big thank you to them) Cancer patients and survivors can suffer cancer fatigue, the feeling of tiredness and lack of energy during and after treatment. Fatigue can come on at any …

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Fatigue

During COVID-19 lockdown #iso people have been complaining of feeling so exhausted! Their lives changed, many worked from home and still are. Even though their lives slowed down they became pretty much stressed out. Energy levels were zapped!! Sometimes I wondered this might be the closest a normal healthy person might get to experiencing what …

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Managing Fatigue

Cancer fatigue is different from everyday tiredness. Suddenly you can feel like ‘you’ve been hit by a truck’. Everything can seem overwhelming, an effort, very frustrating and affect your moods.  Your work and social life, relationships and general day-to-day living become difficult. Resting does not always help. It is a good idea to set small, manageable goals and plan your …

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Stress Down Day

Wednesday 24th July 2019 Lifeline celebrates Stress Down Day. Research shows that 90% of Australians need to stress less – with 74% of people reporting being stressed from work. Both cancer patients and carers have many stressful moments. Symptoms of stress include physical signs, such as trouble sleeping, headaches, high blood pressure, changes in appetite and heart palpitations. Emotional signs may include …

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Managing cancer fatigue

Cancer fatigue is different from everyday tiredness and can happen suddenly. Everything can seem overwhelming, an effort, very frustrating and affect your moods.  You feel so tired and lacking energy that even your general day-to-day living become difficult. Resting does not always help but listen to your body and go by how you feel,  If you need a …

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Feeling wiped out?

Feeling whole body tiredness or weakness, lacking energy (fatigue) and being exhausted mentally or emotionally are some of the most common and often the most debilitating side effect of chemotherapy.   Cancer-related fatigue is different from everyday tiredness and can happen suddenly. Normally when you feel tired you get some sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and okay. Resting does not …

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I’m soooo tired

Cancer fatigue is different from everyday tiredness, feeling tired and lacking energy is the most common and often the most debilitating side effect of chemotherapy.  It can come on you all of a sudden and everything seems overwhelming.  Resting or a good night’s sleep does not help. Reactions to cancer-related fatigue can be lack of concentration, …

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Stress

Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. It can help you stay focused, energetic, and alert and can help you rise to meet challenges but stress can also stop being helpful and start causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of …

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