it's been awhile! ...need help with fatigue

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

dustspeck
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 565
   Posted 2/11/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
sheesh i haven't posted in forever and two days :) how is everyone doing??

things remain unchanged for me. still having frequent visits with the bathroom, still having upper abdominal pains. but now i seem to be dealing with a great deal of fatigue. i mean, i just had another increase on my 6mp and i swear that zonks me for a few weeks. but, i am totally wiped out! my gi also put me on 650mgs iron a day (how is the mgs compared to you other iron takers?) and last week my gi said my platelet count is elevated.

so, what do you guys do when you are struggling with fatigue? should i try exercising? are there food to avoid? more vitamins or supplements i can take? any advice? anyone?!

thanks guys, i do hope you are all well :)
.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits


dunny2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 2/11/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stephanie, I wish I knew the answer.... So if you find one let me know. LOL.
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


Mormor Vicky
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 684
   Posted 2/11/2008 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Stephanie;

Even though I'm in clinical remission I find that I have days that I just can't seem to function. I call them my off days. Usually a couple times a week. The only thing I can do is just rest. I'm lucky because my children are now older and my husband is understanding. I find that if I do too much like going shopping or doing alot of cleaning I suffer for it for a day or two.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


upt0106
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 2/11/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
i remember when I was on 6MP that it made me tired. It was one of the reasons I wanted so bad to be drug free...would rather deal with occasional Crohn's symptoms than be tired all the time.

While it may not make logical sense, when I am fatigued, I find that starting my day with some exercise seems to help. On days that I go for a run in the morning, I am actually less tired throughout the day. Sort of counterintuitive, you would think after a 2 mile run I would have less energy, but I almost always have more.
---
-Male, age 31
-Diagnosed with Crohn's 2002 - 5 surgeries for peri-rectal abscess in 2002-2003
-Started Makers Diet 26 Jan 08
-currently on prednisone taper after landing myself in the ER with a partial obstruction


asacol_addict
New Member


Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 14
   Posted 2/14/2008 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been there, am there. Under doctor's orders I've taken 900 mg of iron a day and seen my hemoglobin go up 1 or 2 points, and so for me, it's just not worth it. If your body is anything like mine, it doesn't absorb stuff very well, iron included. I have taken it for as long as a year with little success.

pb4
Elite Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 2/14/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Exercising definitely helps me with fatigue, it'a hard to get into it at first but once you get into a moderate regular routine it definitely has many benefits including helping with fatigue.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 03, 2016 5:07 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,302 posts in 301,007 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151169 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Zags.
280 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
super20dan, Girlie, getting by, Todd1963, RanMan, DennisinNY, U B Tough, Duffykani, Mustard Seed, kcsmith72, bdavis


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer