Eat a well-balanced diet including plenty of fluids and seek nutritional advice about iron- and vitamin-rich foods and dietary supplements
Plan your daily activities and do only what you absolutely must do
Include short periods of rest and relaxation (take naps!) every day
Ask for help from others, especially when you are feeling fatigued
Do light exercises every day (always check with your health care provider about exercises that are best for you)
Join support groups and share your feelings and concerns
Find new hobbies that are physically less demanding, like reading or listening to music
Keep a journal or diary
Ask your doctor about a prescription medicine that allows your body to make more red blood cells and helps give you back your strength.
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