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Weakness and fatigue

I get really bad weakness throughout my body and sometimes I struggle to stand for long periods at a time. Sometimes even just a few minutes I find difficult. I find myself always leaning against a wall or crouching. It makes me so exhausted. Does anyone else have this happen and know why?

  1. Oh yes definitely. When I would flare, I was always exhausted. Standing was hard, heck even sitting could be hard. I was always in bed laying down. I think the reason for everyone is different. But for me personally, my inflammation markers were always sky high. And in addition, I had major Iron Deficiency Anemia. I was just always depleted. Have you had blood work recently? Perhaps those results can point to why you are so fatigued and give you more answers. -Elizabeth (team member)

    1. Hi . On top of the excellent information from Elizabeth on her experiences, I want to share with you this research article on muscle performance in patients with Crohn's disease: The article calls for further research into the causes which hopefully is happening for all autoimmune conditions. Best, Richard (Team Member)

      1. I have both IBS and ischemic colitis and yes, like you I also feel very weak that even standing is difficult for me. I also feel dizzy a lot due and I also suffer from having no energy and feeling fatigued a lot. I’m sorry to hear that you are going through the same issues that I also struggle with. I don’t know why it happens.

        1. Hi . Have you had a chance to talk to your doctor about these symptoms? There are plenty of people here who have experienced dizziness and there are a number of causes from hypoglycemia to medication side effects. Also, in case you are not already aware I want to let you know that we have a sister-site for IBS at Hoping you can get some answers and relief soon. Best, Richard (Team Member)

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