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How can you combat fatigue during chemotherapy for lung cancer?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Chemotherapy fatigue: Please discuss the specifics with your family doctor. Depending upon indications, contraindications, meds you are on, etc, medications may include nuvigil, provigil, or a low-dose psychostimulant.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Acupuncture.: Major energy moving treatments in acupuncture can be very beneficial for fatigue in this situation. The "mega mu shu" as taught by dr. Joseph helms- is also exception for this purpose. Take care.
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Dr. Ilana Newman
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Adequate nutrition: During chemotherapy, appetite is often reduced. If you aren't getting adequate nutrition, this will increase the fatigue you experience from the cancer and the chemo.
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Some chemotherapy agents block or deplete or bodies of certain nutritional necessities as vitamins and minerals. Make sure your treatment includes a nutritionist.
Sep 13, 2014

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