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Kevin Seddon
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Fatigue
on: June 10, 2011, 07:40

Does anyone else have a problem with fatigue. I have been sleeping reasonably well but wake up tired with little energy to face the rest of the day.I am nearly 62 but I am sure it is not an age thing.I had my operation in 1998 under Mr Lee at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham (near Kingston upon Hull) and have always had a degree of tiredness but it seems to have got worse lately.


Deborah Miller
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Re: Fatigue
on: June 14, 2011, 20:43

Kevin, I can completely sympathise. Prior to my recent surgery (2010) I was constantly tired, quite a lot to do with me getting up regularly in the night, but mostly because my ferritin levels (iron) were on the floor.


Always best to check with your GP or stoma nurse and get a quick blood test done. It could be something as simple as taking a supplement, so well worth a vist.


Hope this helps?


Debs


Kevin Seddon
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Re: Fatigue
on: July 6, 2011, 19:20

Thanks Debs, took your advice and requested blood tests from GP.All proved OK so it must be due to either my age or broken sleep or a combination.

Disappointed with this forum as far as the lack of response. Where are all the local members? Can't believe we are the only ones to have these symptons.


minnie
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Re: Fatigue
on: July 9, 2011, 20:39

hi, remembering that you and your body have been through alot, and our wee bodies don't work like they used to,its not surprising that you get tired. think we get tired faster and take longer to recover our energy. Do you find like me that if i eat a complex or large meal i feel wiped out, so when using sense not greed i try to have rests with easy light food, this helps me. People can be low in iron but not low enough to cause concern in blood tests …..so you could try adding iron rich foods to your diet…my latest craze is raw spinach in home made smoothies, bought smoothie maker from asda and love it as does my son, as we get our 5 a day in one go….and i think its pretty gentle on the stomach. i find eating 5-6 small portions a day works for me, and i allow myself to rest more, feet up and rest before and after tiring events and am splitting doing exercise through out the day as i get whacked fast and aim to build up stamina….and probably most important is that i try to drink more water, ie one glass of water with every cup of tea and if walking i always take a bottle of half juice and half water to give me energy…and when i remember i drink water before bed and first thing before getting out of bed. hope this helps. be kind to yourself and if you are tired try to rest and not be impatient with yourself, i reckon our bodies have to work pretty hard every day now and you may have been ill for quite along time previously so give yourself a pat on the back every morning your feet hit the floor….and remember we are never too tired to ask others to help, eat chocolate or laugh…have a good day.


Bejay1957
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Re: Fatigue
on: June 29, 2014, 19:16

Hi. I've had my pouch 22 years, and in the past couple of years I have got increasingly fatigued; blood tests confirmed ferritin/B12 issues – though no-one is entirely sure why these fell and remain so low.

I am intolerant to the various iron tablets I have been prescribed, but can tolerate liquid iron (Vitabiotics Ferroglobin) better – also cutting back on tea as the tannin inhibits iron absorption.

Unfortunately many/most iron-rich foods are far from ideal for my pouch so have been unable to overcome ferritin/B12 deficiencies by diet alone, just started B12 injections and will probably need iron infusions.


Lesley
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Re: Fatigue
on: April 13, 2016, 14:50

I had my surgery in 1981 and found out a couple of years ago that courses of probiotics help.


I had my pouch surgery in Basingstoke in 1981. Got married a few months later. In 1986 I had my first child by natural child birth, weighing 8lb 11oz, and my second child in 1988, again naturally. He weighed 9lb 5oz. No problems.
I find I get weary sometimes and have started taking probiotics and occasionally iron tablets. I think disturbed sleep is the main culprit though. I’m ok if I just wake up once through the night. Any more than twice, I’m tired.

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