Stomach problems and extreme fatigue

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Just wondering does anyone else suffer with high fatigue due to ibs or other stomach related problems?

I have had IBS for awhile now and somehow always coped but lately I have been waking up absolutely exhausted and it's been getting worse daily. Its not a "tired mood" but I feel absolutely knackered, even walking downstairs is an effort as my body feels like a groggy lead weight. Its like i just have not slept at all, despite having a solid 7-9 hours.

I have just started a new job and seriously struggling as I can't perk up or wake up at all. My mood is however sinking now. I did have a bit of a breakdown yesterday over how tired I actually was. I only wanted to do a simple task in the house and couldn't manage.

All tests from GP point of view are fine except for a stool test which shown high inflammation. I am seeing a specialist next week and hope for some answers, but apparently this is a colitis indicator?

No idea how to get some energy back. I have an anxiety problem as well which never helps and take propranolol but I have been on this long term without any fatigue.

Can anyone relate?

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    Look up the symptoms for chronic fatigue syndrome (m.e.). Ibs is a symptom of it.
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    Yep. I feel whacked till it clears up and what makes it worse is I don't even tell people at work I'm ill because I don't want people thinking I'm a hypochondriac. I'm 44 and had it for over 20 years and I have a tried and tested recovery plan. As soon as I get it I go on a strict diet of eggs fish meat salad and certain veg and plenty of water . Also I take magnesium tablets. It takes about 2-3 days to fully recover compared to weeks in the early days.

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      I think diet is the biggest thing I need to work on. The list of foods that make me I'll is growing fast! Its a bit annoying.

      I have just got some magnesium supplements. Read they help with anxiety as well so might be double the benefit.

      Tea and coffee are big triggers for me so trying to up the water intake. Thank you smile

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    You should run a blood test and see if you don't have a vitamin b12 deficiency, low iron levels...

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