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   Posted 10/2/2007 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if fatigue is a symptom of this disease because of nutrition issues or if it is a symptom in and of its' self? Does that make sense? I know I'm absorbing nutrients from food, and so I'm wondering if my deep fatigue is a symptom of Crohn's Colitis? Any opinions out there? Thanks so much!
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   Posted 10/2/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, fatigue is a common symptom/effect of IBD.

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   Posted 10/2/2007 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup, fatigue is part of the package. When I try to explain it to people, I compare it to when you're just starting to get a cold. You feel tired and want to sleep all the time because your immune system is trying to fight off the cold germs. Well, in Crohn's, your immune system is working hard to fight off your guts! Add to that the nutritional deficiencies, the anemia, waking up all night to go to the bathroom, being in pain.... this is why we are tired.

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   Posted 10/2/2007 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
yep! I am always tired....since I started to get sick....
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg 6mg tappering off . starting imuran 250 mg had a allergie reaction  can no longer take it  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidal and lemotrogine.

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   Posted 10/2/2007 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Zazucat.....that is a good way of explaining it to people. I'm sure most people can relate to the day before the come down with the flu or bad cold.....that ache all over, knock you over the head kind of fatigue, that brain fog, headache, all I want to do is sleep kind of feeling.
I'll use the same analogy when people ask me why I'm always so tired.....I mean , it's become my middle name....

tired , old Mary
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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   Posted 10/2/2007 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I suffer from fatique and I noticed about a year before getting sick I would complain about to my ex husband that I was so fatiqued and didn't know why because I had all way's been a high energy person.

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