Radiotherapy often makes you feel tired, especially towards the end of the course of treatment. The tiredness (fatigue) continues after the treatment has finished and may last for a few months. You’ll find that your energy levels will gradually improve. However, it can take a while to recover, so don’t be too hard on yourself.
There are some things you can do to help manage tiredness:
- Pace yourself so you don’t overdo it and take regular rests.
- If you’re able to, plan some physical activity into your day, such as a short walk. This will help to build up your energy levels.
- Ask family and friends to help out, perhaps with things like household tasks and taking care of children.
- Make sure you get enough sleep.