Seven years ago I was diagnosed with CLL. I have recently passed from W&W into Stage 1 Over the past several months my fatigue has gotten out of control. Moderate daily exercise, green tea tablets, tumeric, vitamin D, vitamin B, etc., plus acupuncture--all those things together are no longer enough. I recently had a sleep study and will get the results next week. This is "the last box to be checked." If sleep apnea or other sleep issues are ruled out, I'm going to make a very firm and very clear case to my oncologist for a prescription drug to help me manage my fatigue.
I would like to hear from those who have used Ridalin, Adderall, or other symptom-reducing drugs. To what extent did they improve your quality of life? How many more hours per day were you able to function normally? Were you able to do amazing things again--things I can only dream of now--like going out for dinner or attending an evening concert? I await your collective wisdom.