Christine, I have also been soooo fatigued and itchy. YIKES just about
drove me nuts, itching at night and trying to sleep. Anyway, I went and saw my primary doctor and she did some blood work and it came back that my b12 was low...so, I have been getting injections of b12 weekly and in 2 more weeks she will do more blood work.
I still have periods of itching, but not as bad as it was. She also told me to take claritin since I can't take benadryl or atarax due to side effects. Luckily, I had no side effects from the claritin and it is OTC now.
I am still fatigued and take a nap on work days, but I hope this goes away as soon as my b12 levels get to normal.
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy
Posted 10/28/2010 4:08 PM (GMT -7)
so being low on B12 can make you itchy? I just started getting itchy on my chest and neck quite randomly last week and i have no explanation. I wonder if i should get my levels checked now. I'm sure its low along with other vitamins cause i was so sick before my surgery.
I get wiped out pretty easily too. I try to not have lots of things to do back to back so i can have a busy day and then a lazy day, kind of like alternating work out days. :)
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-Now IBD is indeterminate tests will be done after healing if still UC J-pouch surgery, if Chron's take down of colostomy
Posted 10/28/2010 6:14 PM (GMT -7)
After my second surgery I itched like crazy. It was mainly my stomach and legs. It finally went away a week ago. I wonder if it has something to do with the anasthesia? Also, I've been very tired too but I think mine is just from the surgery. I need at least one power nap a day and it is easy to overdo it. Glad to hear you are doing so well.
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