Featuring Christina Ferraro, MSN,CNP, BMTCN, of the Cleveland Clinic Blood & Marrow Transplant Program and survivor Spin Tucker.
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Christina Ferraro, NP, Cleveland Clinic
Spin Zucker, Survivor
How do you get people to understand fatigue?
It was suggested that articles could help. Also explaining that your body cannot be “motivated” beyond your limit. It literally will not let you do more.
What about marijuana use?
Christina Ferraro said they do not recommend it as there is just not enough studies out yet. Jennifer (SW), cautioned on possible interactions with other medications.
Steroid use during treatment is a big culprit for sleep issues. However, it is a necessary evil.
Is random fatigue normal?
Christina shared how any fatigue is normal. Keep up with health checks and communicate with your doctor. However, some fatigue can be related to excessive inflammation. One caller shared her doctor screens for inflammation with a CRP and LDH test. This caller recommends the anti-inflammatory diet on-line.
What about people who say you look great and don’t seem to understand more is going on despite how you look?
Spin recommended just growing in acceptance with this. However, he and another caller recommended attending a support group where other patients are more likely to understand.
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