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

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Fatigued at start of day.
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No sleep from pain.
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What Causes Fatigue?


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How Can Fatigue Affect You?


sticky note on alarm clock reads "BREAK TIME!!!"
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Take Breaks Often


Meditating in nature.
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Find Ways to Reduce Your Stress


Family discussion.
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Talk to Your Loved Ones


Spa day for relaxation.
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Plan a Relaxing Activity


Grocery bag spilling out healthy foods onto table.
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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.

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