Fatigue is probably one of the hardest symptoms to manage with IBD. I’m really glad that research is being done on it. Some GIs seem to worry more about the bowel movement part of the disease more than anything. While that is definitely important, I think it’s also important to also look at the whole picture for a patient with IBD. I’m glad my new GI doctor took me seriously when I said I was tired all of the time and ran some blood work.
The iron supplements have been helping slowly. I am slowly starting to feel better but there are still days that I do feel really tired. And that, at times, does go along with how many bowel movements I’ve had in a day. The more I have, the more tired I will be.
If you’re interested in taking the fatigue scale test, click here.