Fatigue

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Fatigue is a commonly experienced side effect when starting or adjusting to treatment, typically due to a decrease in food intake compared to your usual diet.

There are a number of interventions you can implement, such as those below to help tackle fatigue:

  • Aim for 3 small meals and 1-2 snacks a day
  • Increase your water intake
    • Aim for at least 2-3L of fluid daily
  • Increase your physical activity
    • Adding short bursts of exercise (eg walking) can increase your productivity and energy. Read more on how to build more activity into your day here.

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You should go to a hospital's emergency department or call triple zero (000) for an ambulance if you experience the following alongside fatigue: chronic fever or night sweats, swollen lymph nodes throughout the body, muscle weakness and/or pain, coughing up or vomiting blood, bloody or black stools, shortness of breath, swelling in the abdomen, confusion, suicidal thoughts or headache or loss of vision, particularly with muscle pains.