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I have IBS (after all the scope/barium tests) and I do have the symptoms: I have D & C alternating, great sensitivity to what I eat etc. When I happen to eat out (maybe once a month), a day after that my body goes into a recession. I lose my appetite, feel very tired and sleepy. This goes on for weeks, I recover very slowly; if I eat a 'normal' diet either in quantity or quality, this cycle starts again. The big problem is the fatigue and my energy just goes to 1/4 th of what a person 25 year old should have. I have to sleep 10-11 hours on weekdays and 15-16 hours on weekends and still I feel tired. The weird part is I feel less fatigued when I listen to my body and eat very less (400-800 calories of liquids and the remaining 500-600 calories divided over 3 meals), if I eat closer to normal amount I have D/C again and I have to rest for weeks again. Although I slowly improve over a month or so when I eat these small diets, these cycles (happen to eat a normal meal once in a month) repeat and I feel sick all the time. Does anyone else have this? Is there a way out?
 

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Hi Kaust, there are a variety of reasons you maybe fatiqued or feel fatiqued with IBS. An importnat chemical in IBS is also associated with sleep and mood. Serotonin.However, muscle tension, dealing with a chronic illness, sleep patterns and other things can result in feeling this way perhaps and it seems to be pretty common, I know I felt tired a lot for sure.You might try these ten relaxation techniques everyday as it can help to boost how you feel, by energizing the body and working on some of the different chemical regulation of the body. http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/relax.htm
 

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Hi Kaust, there are a variety of reasons you maybe fatiqued or feel fatiqued with IBS. An importnat chemical in IBS is also associated with sleep and mood. Serotonin.However, muscle tension, dealing with a chronic illness, sleep patterns and other things can result in feeling this way perhaps and it seems to be pretty common, I know I felt tired a lot for sure.You might try these ten relaxation techniques everyday as it can help to boost how you feel, by energizing the body and working on some of the different chemical regulation of the body. http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/relax.htm
 

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Hi Kaust,I can totally identify with your situation, I am 28 years old and I could have written your post about the fatigue and long sleeping hours.My advice would be to mention this to your doctor - so he/she can check out why your feeling so tired.Eric and Linr have posted some very valuable information here.Have you noticed any other symptoms apart from the fatigue, such as feeling depressed, or not sleeping well at night?Clair
 

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Hi Kaust,I can totally identify with your situation, I am 28 years old and I could have written your post about the fatigue and long sleeping hours.My advice would be to mention this to your doctor - so he/she can check out why your feeling so tired.Eric and Linr have posted some very valuable information here.Have you noticed any other symptoms apart from the fatigue, such as feeling depressed, or not sleeping well at night?Clair
 
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thanks, all of you for the help and useful informatiion. It's much better to talk to you guys before talking to a doctor. last time I visited a doctor, he said with a big smile that IBS is incurable and all I can do is to live with it. That was so ridiculous! I have a different doctor now. Eric's email was very helpful. I have already started thinking about new ways out. After reading Eric's email I remembered that I used to be an extremely calm guy when I was at the peak of my career 10 years back ( I was 16 then) and I used to do yoga relaxation every day. hopefully there is correlation. I have started yoga again from today and so far I feel pretty good today. so far so good. Also, I will ask my doctor for anemia now because I know that my mom is anemic (although she doesn't have IBS). Clair, to answer your question, frankly I feel that I have much less stress in life now compared to years before this started. I do feel slightly depressed sometimes because of the social difficulties caused by IBS but that's a relatively minor problem. Thanks all for the direction and support and let's hope that we all get well soon.cheers,Kaust
 
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thanks, all of you for the help and useful informatiion. It's much better to talk to you guys before talking to a doctor. last time I visited a doctor, he said with a big smile that IBS is incurable and all I can do is to live with it. That was so ridiculous! I have a different doctor now. Eric's email was very helpful. I have already started thinking about new ways out. After reading Eric's email I remembered that I used to be an extremely calm guy when I was at the peak of my career 10 years back ( I was 16 then) and I used to do yoga relaxation every day. hopefully there is correlation. I have started yoga again from today and so far I feel pretty good today. so far so good. Also, I will ask my doctor for anemia now because I know that my mom is anemic (although she doesn't have IBS). Clair, to answer your question, frankly I feel that I have much less stress in life now compared to years before this started. I do feel slightly depressed sometimes because of the social difficulties caused by IBS but that's a relatively minor problem. Thanks all for the direction and support and let's hope that we all get well soon.cheers,Kaust
 
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