I also suffered a lot of fatigue, particularly about 5-6 days after chemo. My infusions were every 2 weeks for 16 weeks, the first 4 were a/c and the second 4 were taxol. Particularly with the taxol, my red blood counts were low making me slightly anemic which made me exhausted. I had booster shots to increase my counts, and was told to eat a lot of iron enriched foods. I don't think it helped all that much, and I truly gave in to my body when it told me to rest. I did what I could diet wise, including drinking an "Ensure" every day and eating spinach, pasta, chicken soup, red meat when I could tolerate it. Try and stay as hydrated as possible. Rest when you can, and when you get a burst of energy, a little exercise is good for you.
HI, I too am from the Beast Cancer community (a wonderful, informative site!) and also suggest you join us for your questions as there are a lot of regular posters there.
I added a ton of extra fruits and fiber to my diet while going thru chemo, and I drank a lot of tea for the extra liquid. Raisins are good, put a lot of spinach mixed into pasta too. I also had to take stool softeners for part of it but it wasn't too bad. Look for products with added fiber, like breads,cereals, and nutrition bars.
A bit of walking also helped, as moving around seems to get things going.
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