Yes it obviously goes hand in hand. Between the meds, all the trips to the bathroom, thinking about
it every waking moment of the day, and if you're sleeping only about
an hour or so and keep getting up for the bathroom it is so wearing.
Anemia, low iron etc also impacts it. For the past 3-4 weeks the iron pills, B12 shots, many less bathroom trips and maybe the Imuran finally starting to do its job there is a noticeable difference in his energy. He is not falling asleep at the drop of a hat from exhaustion only to wake up an hour or less later for the bathroom.
As things improve hopefully the fatigue will disappear for you.
60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40 mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg