Have you had your iron checked? I find that after a severe flare my iron is low and I'm dragging so bad. You may need to take a muti-vitamin or some extra iron. I know the Pred increases your hunger, but are you eating too much sugar or fatty foods? That could cause you to feel tired too. I hope you feel better soon. Be sure to give your body the rest it needs.
Is this management course for work and will it add stress to your life? Stress plays a role in our condition.
Hang in there!!
Yep I've had blood tests etc done, my iron isn't considerably low, although my GP did say maybe it might be worth getting me on some prescription iron tablets when I go back to see her.
The management course has the potential to be stressful yer, its for a position in a department store. It involves a lot of extra responsibility and can be quite demanding, although they do let you learn at your own pace, and its pretty much learning on the job. I do have ALOT of extra stress with personal issues outside of work and they already interfere with my job by making me anxious and already stressed out before I've even got there sometimes!
Its just annoying because I was nearing the end of the course, having been on it about 9 months and gone through 2 assesments. Like I said, I have the opportunity to go back on it but just not sure if its a good idea, especially this year anyway. Hmm!
Thankyou for your replies :)
22 year old female, from the UK.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
Currently taking daily:
20mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering)
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 1
1g Acetarsol suppositories x 1 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2