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Sick and Tired: How to Deal With Fatigue When You Have Ulcerative Colitis

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Analise Benevides

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What Causes Fatigue?

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How Can Fatigue Affect You?

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Take Breaks Often

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Find Ways to Reduce Your Stress

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Priscilla Du Preez

Talk to Your Loved Ones

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Plan a Relaxing Activity

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Jason Briscoe

Change Up Your Diet

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Talk to a Counselor

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You Don't Have to Put Up With Fatigue

Mandy Patterson

Mandy Patterson

Mandy is a patient expert and advocate for ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease. She started down the road to advocacy after receiving an ulcerative colitis diagnosis in 2013, after experiencing complications of UC since 2010.

She’s a full-time technical writer and technical writing instructor for Missouri State University, where she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in professional writing. For her master’s thesis she wrote about the quality patient education materials for those diagnosed with UC, and the need for technical writers in the IBD medical field.

Mandy is a Social Ambassador for the IBD HealthCentral Facebook page.