Posted 1/14/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -6)
Hi friends. I am pretty fatigued these days, trying to figure out why. Spoke to my GI about it, as he is really into quality-of-life, so he wants me to have energy. I said I was exhausted every day by end of the day, and he asked me to describe my day. I told him I work full time, and usually run or swim about 45 minutes 4 days a week, and sometimes see a friend in the evening. he said that if I can exercise like that, I am doing pretty well in terms of fatigue and that at that level, he doesn't see my quality of life really suffering. in other words, my life sounds pretty normal to him. I can see his point, but I was wondering if you guys often feel tired? I mean, I get through my day, but I need like 9 hours of sleep every night to feel good, and even then I am exhausted, really exhausted, by the end of the day.
In fairness, I have had a stressful time over the spring/summer. In 11 weeks, literally, I got diagnosed with pancolitis (and two rounds of pred), graduated from grad school, started a new job, and got engaged. Then, 3 weeks later, was started on Imuran. so, maybe life is just stressful??? I don't know. just would be curious for your thoughts, especially those of you on an immune-suppresant of some sort. (and, of course, my BMs are always exhausting.... LOL....) are you always tired? sometimes I actually like going to the bathroom when I am at work because it gives me a chance to close my eyes for a few minutes. is that nuts???
thanks, all. I hope your weeks are off to good starts.