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I was diagnosed with crohns last November after 2 years of tests. I was given a 3 month course of Budesonide which made me pain free for a month but then when I had to lower the dose the pain came back. I took azathioprine for 3 days but had to stop due to bad side effects yet all the time I was constantly tired.
I had 5 consultant appointments cancelled over a 6 week period after finishing the med, but then had a flare up, passed out and was given an emergency appointment. They have had to start me on another course of Budesonide because of the gap with no medication and they have given me mercaptopurine. I had some side effects which seem to be subsiding a little each day but I can't seem to shift the tiredness. I'm lucky to last 4-5 hours before I need a 3 hour nap and I'm sleeping 9-10 hours on a night time. Also the medication hasn't taken the pain away completely this time either. Has anyone else had this...or is this normal and how long can it last.
Need to know as I am back at work in a week but don't know if I'm going to be able to manage the 5am wake up alarm and the 1 hour drive and the 5 hours at work. I also have a afternoon school run to get my boys from school so won't have time for a nap.
Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly received.
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