Red is right! A lot of people attribute fatigue to low iron and vitamin deficiencies, but the truth is when you have a disease you may have all the iron and vitamins and still be fatigued.
It would be hard for me to know whether or not I'd still be fatigued if I wasn't anemic, because I always lose lots of blood and pass lots of blood clots when I'm flaring. However, eating Cheerios has really helped me gain back my energy.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.
Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)
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