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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2527
   Posted 9/30/2007 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
I seem to always be tired.  I had my bloodwork done which checked my iron, folate and B12 levels done a few weeks back.  I have yet to hear the results.  I had the bldwk done the day before my B12 shot so they could see if I need it more often.  At least when I take my dilauded for my pain it gives me some energy.  I did start back working this past week too and I could barely stay awake to watch TV til 9:30 pm.  I did find the night I didnt take a tylenol PM I woke up mult times during the night for no apparent reason (didnt have to urinate or have a BM).  I feel like I havent slept in weeks but when trying to fall back to sleep after waking this weekend it was impossible. 
Any tips?  I see my GI next week and I hope he has the BLD results. I called the office where I had the blood drawn for the RA doc and they said it was sent to my GI and pcp but not my colorectal surgeon so I made sure they sent it to him and gave them the fax #.  When I saw him (the colorectal dr) the afternoon after I called to get the results faxed I forgot to ask if he had the results and if so what they were.  I am due for my B12 again the 15th but I will have my dr do it when I go that week...already doing humira myslef why give myself more shots if I will be seeing a doc
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 9/30/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Could be you might be a little anemic. But one thing you need to remember is you have had more than one major surgery this year and it takes almost a year to recover from those things. So that could be why you are so tired as well as recently going back to work. I hope things improve for you soon.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 565
   Posted 9/30/2007 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
i agree with nanners, you have been through so much in so little time. i have terrible bouts of insomnia and am currently talking trazodone. which has worked out pretty good for me until just recently. i wake up between 1-4:30 am every night (i go to bed around 10-10:30), sometime twice a night and awake almost panicked and i have an awful time falling asleep again. my pcp is concerned and knows i am dealing with quite a bit of stress and anxiety, hence keeping me on ativan. he wants me to make an appointment to meet with him to discuss depression and anxiety meds. not too crazy about the idea but, if all is said and done and i can get a soild 8 hours of sleep it will be great.

take care lady!

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 10/1/2007 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi it sounds like you maybe anemic. Have your doctor check to see if you are anemic. I was anemic
when I was first diagnosed with crohn's.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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