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Now one of the ways which has helped me manage my fatigue is… Hello and welcome the very first video of what I hope to be a weekly feature on my channel it’s something I’ve been doing on my
Instagram every week so I thought I’ll try it out on here and it’s a fatigue
Friday. So the idea behind this feature is that I’ll get you weekly videos about
fatigue and post them on, well, Friday’s that’s the name of it fatigue Fridays. These videos will discuss all things fatigue and if you guys do enjoy
them then remember to subscribe to my channel and hit that little bell mix the
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then visit my website and sign up when prompted. But let’s get the very first
fatigue Friday started. So I think it’s best to start off with by describing
what is fatigue? Well it can be really hard to describe what fatigue feels like
because it feels different to everyone but for some they’ve described it as a
as a lack of energy or exhaustion that just doesn’t go away no matter how much
sleep you get and that is actually one of the major things here. Fatigue is
not tiredness and tiredness is not fatigue the two are completely different. If
you’ve had a long day at work or a late night out with friends and you come home
feeling tired and go to sleep and wake up after getting enough sleep to recover
and you feel okay then that’s not fatigue. Fatigue does not go away no
matter how much sleep you get. I personally suffer from fatigue because
of my Crohn’s disease and I don’t even know how to describe it. I can only
pretty much describe how it affects me which may not be the same to
everyone else because just like IBD it affects everyone differently and that’s the same with fatigue. What I may go through may be different to someone else
that suffers from it. So the way the fatigue affects me it really does depend on how
bad my fatigue is. It can range from me not being able to do any physical activity or even get out of bed even though my mind is telling me to move and get out of bed my body physically can’t
respond to what my mind is saying. I can have days where I can get up and go
to work or go out with my friends but the next day I would feel so drained and so exhausted that even reaching for the TV remote uses up any remote energy that I have. Now the trouble with fatigue is that can be very very unpredictable and can occur at any time, just like a flare-up which can make
it more difficult to sort of attend prearranged plans or or even go
to work and sometimes you have to you have to cancel on the spot. And fatigue
just doesn’t affect you physically by making you feel weak but at the same
time you can affect you mentally and emotionally as well. It can make you feel
less alert, unmotivated and pretty much rubbish. Now one of the ways which has
helped me manage my fatigue is to incorporate freshly squeezed juices into
my diet. Now I’m actually bringing out an e-book soon where I share my top drinks
that really help me so if you don’t want to miss that make sure you sign up to my
newsletter by visiting my website or just follow me on my social media the
links are in the description below as I’ll be announcing it and the release date
there very very soon. For me personally juicing fresh fruits and veg and using
them as a supplement to the food that I already eat has actually really helped
me because I am not the best at eating my vegetables. I prefer to drink my fruit
and veg rather than eat them and just just like everyone’s IBD is different
everyone’s diets and their fatigue is different so if you are going to change
your diet then it is very important to discuss this with your doctor and
dietitian as I have which is why I’ve incorporate the juicers into my diet and
have found that it is the best way to help me get all the nutritional
requirements that I need. So that’s the very first video of fatigue Friday and I
know it was very short but I hope you had as much fun watching this as I have
making it and if you haven’t already please remember to hit that subscribe
button in the corner of your screen and visit my social media pages where you
can find lots lots more information on Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis.
So thank you for watching and I’ll see you next Friday for the next instalment
of fatigue Friday!

2 thoughts on “WHAT IS FATIGUE?

  1. I think you did a pretty good job in describing fatigue. I have a serious problem with terrible fatigue due to my Crohn's, and at times people have such difficulty understanding that even just taking a shower, or even getting out of bed feels like climbing a mountain. Or friends may think that you're being anti-social because you cancel or postpone plans due to being exhausted. Thank you for bring awareness and creating a support community.

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