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29 Solutions for Fatigue or tired

Rest when needed, take short naps

Self-Management

102 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 93% reported success

sentiment_neutral 7% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Start an exercise routine to improve energy levels, stamina, and strength

Self-Management

Start slowly if new to exercise.

81 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 93% reported success

sentiment_neutral 6% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 1% reported feeling worse

Maintain a regular sleep schedule

Self-Management

At least 8 hours a day.

67 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 78% reported success

sentiment_neutral 22% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Be flexible about what you want to accomplish in a given day, let others help when feeling fatigued

Self-Management

64 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 98% reported success

sentiment_neutral 2% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Take medications at bed time

Self-Management

57 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 70% reported success

sentiment_neutral 25% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 5% reported feeling worse

Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water, milk, and juice

Food & Beverages

54 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 85% reported success

sentiment_neutral 13% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 2% reported feeling worse

Adjust expectations. Ask for help

Self-Management

50 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 96% reported success

sentiment_neutral 4% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Eat fruits, vegetables, and other foods containing healthy nutrients

Self-Management

47 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 53% reported success

sentiment_neutral 47% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Engage in activities you enjoy

Self-Management

Do the things that bring joy—crafts, hobbies, games, etc.

38 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 89% reported success

sentiment_neutral 11% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Take several short walks a day

Self-Management

35 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 94% reported success

sentiment_neutral 6% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Plan ahead and prioritize your daily activities

Self-Management

29 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 90% reported success

sentiment_neutral 7% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 3% reported feeling worse

Use stress-relieving techniques

Self-Management

Yoga, controlled breathing exercises, and muscle relaxation.

22 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 91% reported success

sentiment_neutral 9% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Use an exercise bike as an alternative to walking

Self-Management

22 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Shift your focus to enjoyable activities

Self-Management

Meeting friends, listening to music, reading, going for a walk, or enjoying time in nature.

19 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Fatigue due to anemia (consume lean meat and dark, leafy greens)

Self-Management

Watch your labs and talk to your doctor about supplements.

18 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 78% reported success

sentiment_neutral 22% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Reduce medication/chemo dose

Physician Intervention

17 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 94% reported success

sentiment_neutral 6% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Schedule periods of rest. Rest before becoming fatigued

Self-Management

16 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Connect with a support group (other cancer patients)

Self-Management

16 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Eating frequent small meals or snacks throughout the day

Self-Management

15 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 87% reported success

sentiment_neutral 13% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Alternate light and moderate chores

Self-Management

13 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Vitamin B12

Other Remedies

9 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 56% reported success

sentiment_neutral 44% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Talk with a mental health professional

Self-Management

Get treatment for depression—medication, counseling, or a combination of both can help.

7 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 71% reported success

sentiment_neutral 29% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Anti-depressants

Prescription

7 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Consult with a sleep specialist

Self-Management

See if sleep disturbances are a problem or to rule out sleep apnea.

5 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 40% reported success

sentiment_neutral 60% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

If due to insomnia read a book

Self-Management

5 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Meet with a dietitian for advice on getting sufficient calories, fluids, and nutrients

Self-Management

5 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 60% reported success

sentiment_neutral 40% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Ritalin

Prescription

Can help you stay awake during the day.

3 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Cup of coffee

Food & Beverages

3 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse

Crystal Lite with caffeine added to water

Other Remedies

1 patients reviewed this

sentiment_satisfied_alt 100% reported success

sentiment_neutral 0% reported no effect

sentiment_very_dissatisfied 0% reported feeling worse