It’s so crazy to realize all the issues I have been having for months are all symptoms of colitis. I discovered that extreme fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, joint pain, were all symptoms of Ulcerative colitis (UC). I believe the pain in my hip that got progressively worst over time was the first major sign of this illness.
UC is definitely an invisible disease, many symptoms will not show unless you look exhausted all the time. Many of my colleagues are starting to worry about me, stating I look weak and tired. I have to agree with them. My symptoms have been on and off since taking the meds, but the one constant factor has been insomnia. I have not been able to sleep since taking the meds, and if I do have 8+ hours of sleep, I wake up exhausted and with a headache. I plan to call my GI this week to see if i’m experiencing side effects of the medication or just symptoms of UC. Has anyone had any experience and/or success with the drug Apriso? That’s what I’m taking at the moment, plus Omeprazle.
I found this awesome video on YouTube that truly displays life with an IBD. Please watch, and let me know what you think. All credit goes to Ms. Kelly Patricia from “Finding Strength Through Pain,https://www.facebook.com/FindingStrengthThroughPain