I've gotten progressively more exhausted the longer I've had UC. Prediagnosis I lifted weights, ran, biked, and spent every weekend hiking and backpacking. Now, on a good day, I can make it through the day without taking a nap. If I don't stay active at work, I'll fall asleep sitting in a meeting, or even just sitting at the computer for a few minutes. I have noticed that as I'm getting over my flare, my energy level is returning, but nowhere close to how it was. I'm hopeful that as I continue to heal my drive will keep growing so that I don't have the urge to sleep all the time. I don't expect to get back to how I used to be, but I'm hoping I'll get close!
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ UC in May '06, had symptoms since '99
Meds & supplements: VSL#3, Lialda, Allegra, multi-vitamin, Wellbutrin XL, fluoxetine, and vit B-12.
Spinach/sunflower seed diet for over two months with positive results!