Kathy’s Story

I have had stomach issues since the age of 14. I am now 61. Through the years I have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and recently with IBS and GERD. The bloating, pain, reflux, bowel issues, and uncertainty of how I will feel on a daily basis is very upsetting, I have managed to push through it all. I don’t hear much on this website about fatigue. I am constantly tired. Sometimes I don’t want to do anything, which is upsetting to me and my husband. I feel guilty that I am always thinking about where we go and how it will impact my issues. Anyone do anything about or for the fatigue? I get 8 hours of sleep a night, usually, but it doesn’t matter.

Thanks for listening.

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  • Susieoo9fl
    9 months ago

    Hi. Yes fatigue is one of my areas also.
    No energy with this. Had this for man years

  • CCin
    12 months ago

    Hi first time here! I like to do yoga and nature walks to help renew my energy tha seems to help.

  • Hannah Noonan moderator
    12 months ago

    Great tips CCin, both yoga and walking outdoors helps me too, also changing what ate really helped too – Hannah (IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team)

  • Chris Hall moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi, @kplatt – thanks so much for sharing your story. I’m so sorry to hear how long you’ve been dealing with multiple gastro issues! The symptoms you mentioned are ones that are experience by many in this community, so you’re not alone! While we wait for others to chime in, we do have some articles regarding fatigue:

    https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/anxiety-and-fatigue/
    https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/my-new-normal-is/

    Additionally, we do have a sister site for Crohn’s disease, which has lots of information on UC: https://crohnsdisease.com/ulcerative-colitis/

    I hope you find these articles helpful. Thanks so much for being part of the community! – Chris, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team Member

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