Just wanted to reply b/c I have "chronic fatigue" pretty much every day, at least this past year due to increased activity (major UC flare). Even if my diarrhea is minimal a particular day (1-2X day), I still have pain after eating and cramping, so, yah, I'm fatigued. I sometimes feel like I'm walking around all day under water or on sand, you know, the effort of it all. I started an exercise program awhile ago--always kept as active as physically possible, but this time specifically to increase energy--and although my stamina is good and my body feels somewhat stronger, it has done very little for the consant fatigue I feel. I do it anyway, because it can't hurt. I've had IBS for approx. 20 years and ulcerative colitis for approx. 10 yrs, the fatigue part wasn't too bad until about 4 years ago, maybe it's b/c of how long I've been dealing with all of this?
Dx Ulcerative Colitis 1999; IBS; CP: Asacol x3 x3/day, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Prilosec, Bentyl, Prozac, Endocet (as needed), multi vit, probiotic, fish oil caps x2/day, calcium 1200 mg./day, Prednisone (off/on, unfortunately).