Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms that mesothelioma patients have to face. Fatigue arises from the side effects of certain chemotherapy drugs, from the mesothelioma itself and also due to the stress in dealing with mesothelioma. It is important to get plenty of rest, particularly if the patient is having chemotherapy. Sleep at least 8 hours during the night and supplement it with short naps during the day.
It is also important to limit certain household activities that you were used to do. Invite others to help you instead or better still to do them themselves If you are employed it is important to decide whether to continue to work or not. If your work requires a certain degree of physical activity you may decide to stop working. Some light exercise such as going for a stroll will also help you to sleep better and reduce fatigue.