Thanks for the responses.
As far as the bleeding goes, it was at the very beginning of a half marathon. I had a colonoscopy which showed ulcers and inflammation - but not UC or Chron's. They then said is was post-infectious IBS and the IBS symptoms may stay for a couple of years. I was exercising 2-3 hrs/day 5-6 days/week. I never had any symptoms until I started training more. At first it was the N, B, G and then came the cramping, D, back pain, then the bleeding. The bleeding freaked me out so I stopped working out completely - Dr recommended it.
Prior to this, I slept 9 hrs/night with no problems. Now, each time I have started to workout, the symptoms come back - so I have stopped. This time, I am going to continue and see what happens.
I've never had a sleep study - the fatigue only started last May and I'm not sure if my thyroid was checked. The fatigue started with all the other symptoms so I have always thought they were related.
I'm just bummed that working out seems to be bad for me! Very strange.
I was training for a half ironman in May so I was running, biking, swimming, lifting weights and doing yoga. Now, I am riding a bike for 30 minutes and my heart rate stays around 110. I started run/walking this week - walk 3 min/run 1 min for 16 minutes. This is nothing compared to where I was before. I'm not even breathing heavily because I am hoping if I start out slowly it won't be too bad.
My thought is that I am going to continue to train for a race this summer and see how bad my symptoms get. It may sound strange, but I would rather workout and get sick to hopefully find out what is wrong. This sounds like a better option for me than to be sedentary and not know what is wrong. Am I nuts?
- My initial diagnosis was colitis and now they say it is post-infectious ibs. Since the pathology reports have come back negative for UC and Chron's, they say I just have ibs. They have also told me that it is in my head bc nausea is not a symptom of ibs. I know the bleeding was not in my head! - the doctor also said that there was too much bleeding to be from hemorroids.