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Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia

Blood Cancers & Disorders | Last Active: Mar 3 10:11am | Replies (129)

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@djf31

I was diagnosed in 2022 with WM, and lately I have been having tired spells and shortness of breath. Don't know if these are some symptoms of WM or just older age. They don't last very long.

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Welcome, @djf31. It is all too common to dismiss symptoms as a sign of getting older and hard to distinguish the difference when living with a chronic conditions, especially Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia where fatigue is one of the top symptoms.

I'm tagging @ejrquast @sagenest @sstouten @psue4 @squidlee and others who live with WM and can share their experiences.

You mention that the tired spells or the shortness of breath don't last long. Do you notice a pattern? Do they happen at specific times of the day or are triggered by certain activities?

It sounds like it could be your heart. I had the same symptoms and was diagnosed with AFIB and had an ablation procedure on my heart. I feel much better and have more energy. I was diagnosed in 2009 and have no symptoms of WM except it always shows in my blood work.