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After some advice please.
I am currently in the stages of being diagnosed with suspected colitis. I have had a stool test done which has shown high inflammation levels. I have seen a specialist who has gone over my symptoms and wants to do a colonoscopy next week. He thinks I have a strong chance of having colitis though.
Basically I have been bleeding for around 4 month with no cause. I have had a massive change in bowel habits from being regular to being constantly gassy, in pain and cramps and I find I am waking 3-4am to have a bowel movement which I have never done.
Currently I can't eat much without feeling sick and seem at my worst in the mornings with diarrhea, gas and cramps. I avoid wheat as that is an instant trigger.
I also have pretty bad anxiety and have had a history of IBS but my usual copping mechanisms for IBS have done nothing.
The biggest problem I can't manage is the fatigue. Its like a heavy fatigue that no amount of rest can shift and it's really impacting my life and work. I just can't function some mornings through sheer tiredness and that's after a deep 9 hour sleep! I have started a new job and it's an office job, on cold mornings with the heat on the battle to stay awake is hard. My manager wants me alert and is concerned I am becoming introverted but 90% of my energy is going into staying awake, let alone talking weekend fun
What can I do to improve things?
I have stuck to a diet of mainly rice, chicken and fish. Bland. I take multivitamins and D3 (low on a vit blood test) and try and exercise but the fatigue makes it difficult. I have coffee twice a day just to perk up.
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