Posted 3/5/2022 12:57 PM (GMT -7)
I have been having Crohn’s for 15 years. I started Remicade 6 years ago after I was diagnosed with a perianal fistula and Remicade has been a lifesaver ever since. My problem is that at my workplace, people have the energy to exert extra super effort. I do exert my utmost effort but this makes me drained in the weekend and I have to stay in bed to recharge my energy. I feel that my life revolves only around work and eating correctly in order not to trigger any flare ups. I can’t have any outings, for example. Simply because I don’t have energy. My GI sees the levels of my bloodwork as normal even if there are some elevated markers. Vitamin B12, vitamin D and serum Ferritin are within the normal range though they are borderline. Definitely, when they are low, I have to take injections to boost the three levels. Should I take any multivitamins? Is there any hope that I would regain the super energy I used to have more than 15 years ago? Or should I accept the ugly truth that I already accepted 15 years ago that I’m a Crohn’s patient and whether I like or not, the disease had its toll on my health, including my energy level?