UC makes you more susceptible to being fatigued when other illness get you down. I feel the effects of colds and flu more than my "normal" family members. It also takes me longer to recover.
Are you taking a multivitamin? A probiotic? Listen to your body when it says to sleep. (I know this is hard to do and ignore my own advice at times.)
Feel better soon!
BTW - welcome to HealingWell! Sorry you had to find us - but glad you did :)
I believe in what you are saying about
UC, other diseases and taking longer to recover. When I am sick, I am sick..usually for days. Something that might only last 1-2 days for a "normal" family member, it will take me 3-5 days to recover. Leaving family members frustated because you have taken many days off. It just hits me harder then most.
I just got back from my family doctor and it happens that I have a chest infection. She even had me xrayed to be sure that it was not anything else. She also have me meds.
I emailed my supervisor, just to let him know that I went to see my doctor, have a chest infection and have gotten a doctors note. And also for thanking him for being understanding.
He wrote me back saying that he hopes that I feel better, that chest infections are the worse. He seemed to be supportive and understanding. A good thing:)
Thanks guys for your replies.