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Old 11-21-2010, 08:19 AM   #1
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Sleeping and general tiredness.

Hi, this is my first time posting on any type of medical boards, so if theres any info I miss off in this post, please just shout.

Some medical history:
-I was diagnosed with undetermined Ulcerative Colitus at the age of 12
-On steriods on and off for 2 years.
-Got back on track with some lovely Azathioprine.
-I got entirely annoyed with the drugs, so I stopped taking them a year ago. Doctors were not doing anything to lower the dosage even though I had been in remission for 3-4 years. About two months after I stopped taking the tablets, the UC symptoms came back into play. I was put back on steroids, finished the course of them, and then stopped taking the tablets again.
-While the Colitus symptoms have came back, they are no where near as bad as what they were. I maybe go to the toilet 4 times a day, with a few stomach cramps in between.

Now on to the post. In July of this year, some sort of severe tiredness has taken over me. Its turned me from someone who was relatively fit and active, to someone who does nothing at all in terms of excersise, because I don't have the energy. Every day, I come home from school, and have anything from 1-3 hours sleep. This is entirely unusual for me. My sleep pattern at night hasn't changed - and I still go to bed at a reasonable time (11 oclock'ish most nights), and I do not feel restless when I wake up. The tiredness usually hits me during the end of school, making it very hard to concentrate sometimes.

Once I feel the urge to sleep coming on, there is nothing I can really do about it, I just have to sleep, and if I don't, I'm cranky and stupidly tired until I do get some sleep.

Anyone have any idea if the two are related? Or if its an entirely different thing? Any help would be much appreciated!

P.S Whether this has any relevance either, but I'm allergic to nuts and eggs, I've had various severe bouts of Herpes Synplex on/around my eye since about the age of 3, and I also have Alopecia., leading Doctors to believe that my Immune system works over time, and sometimes feels the need to attack itself...maybe thats related? I have no idea.

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Old 11-29-2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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Re: Sleeping and general tiredness.

Hi...when was your last colonoscopy? Where exactly is your IBD located...throughout your colon?

Have you never been on any 5ASA medications such as Asacol?

Is your rectum involved? If need to be on rectal meds.

Food allergies shouldn't be a problem unless you're eating them.

You should also be checked for's a herpes virus that can involve many parts of your body, including colon.

Have you had your vitamin D checked as well as vitamin B12?

It's all a matter of perspective!
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