I am thinking you may have a combo as the Crohn's can wipe you out and you certainly could be depressed which causes many people to lack energy.
Please talk to your physician about the possibility of depression
I think it can be both as well. I see a therapist (before I knew I had CD) and she diagnosed me with General Anxiety disorder. I had terrible time sleeping. So I have a little of everything making me tired.
Please do talk to a Doctor about your problems, you may even have some deficit in iron ,b12, etc.
it can also be depression. A therapist might be a good idea too. CD is a lot to deal with.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
So sry to hear that your very tired. But is common with Crohn's I was diagnosed in May of 1996 had the valve that seperates the large and small intestines removed. I went to the bathroom at first 30 to 50 times a day....Went to a specialist and they could not give me a answer as to how to stop going to the bathroom so much..So I experimented...10 lb bag of raw potatoes every other day and a loaf of bread daily.....(NO JOKE)...put the pounds on from 145 to 180 quickly back then...lol (wonder why) but was a to not go to bathroom for couple of days a week which I believed back then helped me. but anyway met some Dr.'s which to me I thank GOD for, only go to bathroom maybe 4 times daily now and with no medications.
I am diagnosed due to Crohns with RH arthiritis, panic attacks which have finally calmed down. Kidney stones shattered 12 times due to Calcium not absorbing into intestines and passed around 200 without surgery. B-12 deficiancy due to Crohns (take shots)High cholestorol and triglicerides.
What have I gained from this after 12 yrs. I thank God for each morning that he gives me even though I have this disease. I know that it will always be with me but I could be worse off than I am. I've learned to take each day just like a new day with the disease on what I eat or drink because even though you ate this or that the disease changes you body daily. I have seen over the years that losing weight can make you feel worse than gaining weight and gaining more weight can make you feel sick. I have learned that depression triggers the Crohns worse than anything else. I learned that even after passing 200 stones and 12 times shattered Kidney Stones still hurt like hell. I learned that dairy products trigger the bowel movements and drinking carbonated drinks or anything with caffine. I could go on and on but shall close with this.
I've been through depression, tiredness,and everything else you can imagine. I've cussed, ranted, raved and banged my head against the wall. But I've always thanked GOD for each day because I read and also see so many people worse off than I am. THEN I REALIZE I'M NOT PUNISHED I'M FORTUNATE BECAUSE HE openED MY EYES AT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN OR COULD BE....AND I TELL HIM THANK YOU FOR EACH DAY.
You are welcome to post in the Depression forum too re your feeling depressed.
Hugs to you
I have to tell you that when I read what you had to say of what your feeling - I could have written it myself. This is my first time checking out blogs on this because really I am at my wits end. I was diagnosed 10 years ago and was in surgery within 5 days for a perferation it took a couple of years to get me into remission. My recent bout has been going on for 2 years with fistulas and I can't stand it anymore, mine are not rectal vaginal this time but I have had that before as well and remicade got rid of that one. I had surgey a little over a week ago for another seton placement. (honestly I have no idea how many times I have tried to get these rectified with plugs and seton placements etc... 1 has closed thank goodness)I was doing good but over the last few days something is not right. I have so much pain and I am hardly eating trying to control the D which is about 6-10 times a day - i wouldn't think I would have anything left in me at this point. I think I will call the doc tomorrow, sometimes I think that I should just deal it's part of it, but something just doesn't seem right. I am 33 and also have kids a job and a house etc... which is a mess at the moment because I too don't want to get off the couch. I am sorry that you are going through the same things, but in some way comforting to know that there are others dealing with the same thing. Thanks for sharing