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Living with IBD: Pain and Fatigue

If you experience pain, both in and out of the gut, and fatigue (feeling tired, weak, lacking energy all the time) while living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, you are not alone. Pain and fatigue are commonly reported symptoms among IBD patients. Explore our resources below to learn more about pain and fatigue in IBD, the different types, and how they are treated.

Finding support

For many IBD patients, pain and fatigue may be something you experience not just a few times, but daily. How do you keep from being overwhelmed by it all and not having it run your life? Please know that the Foundation is here to help you as you navigate your IBD journey.

Discover coping skills and support options and reach out to our IBD Help Center at 888-MY-GUT-PAIN or [email protected] to get connected with a local chapter and support group in your area. Our Power of 2 mentoring program is another great way to connect one-on-one with another patient or caregiver.

 

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A Conversation with IBD Providers and Patients about Pain and Fatigue Listen to patients and GI providers share their knowledge, recommendations, and perspectives on living with IBD and pain and fatigue symptoms.

The Pain and Fatigue Initiative is generously supported, in part, by Genentech, Inc.

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