Crohn's and gym

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elb0m
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   Posted 5/6/2008 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello guys, it's been a while since i last posted(almost 2 years). During this 2 years after i was diagnosed with CD i haven't had any problems. I've been drinking Salofalk 500 3 times a day and everything was fine. But today everything is different. My belly hurts like h**l and this moment that i am writing i can barely see the monitor from the pain. The only thing that has changed, is that i started gym, and yesterday was my second day. Do those two connect somehow ? My CD was diagnosed on the ileum.
Thanks and sorry for my english
Stelios.

Redjeep
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   Posted 5/6/2008 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Not sure about that? My experience has been that I was better off moving around than laying around. My gut likes to be walked or ran.

Is this a gym class like in school or a gym to lift weights? Look at you'r fluid in take. Drinks with alot of sugar and or potassium can get me crampy. If it's water try to slow down don't drink to fast.

If it's working you'r abs be careful not to over due.

good luck
rj

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 5/6/2008 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
you work your abs at the gym even if you are not doing sit ups and crunches as you tighten them during your set (pay attention next time you bench press and you'll notice it). so if you havent worked your abs in a long long time this could potentially be a contributor as your body needs to adjust. you could be doing the exercises with improper form which could be leading to it (trying to lift more than you can just to look cool is a bad idea and can lead to injury and a bad work out). if you are swimming laps, swimming is a massive ab work out. dont drink a lot of water while working out. it can cause cramps. just do little sips. wait until after you work out to rehydrate. overall, take things slow and ease yourself into a routine over several weeks. get comfortable with the exercises and find your weights so you get a good work out for you and make sure you are using proper form so you dont hurt yourself and you get the most out of the exercise. i know i am starving after a work out, so it is easy to over eat immediately afterwards. i break it up into 2 meals - the first one is where i have my carbs to give me some instant energy to replace what i lost. then an hour later i protein dope with my shake.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Sniper
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   Posted 5/6/2008 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes its hard to tell where pain is. This could be abb pain. Do you have any other symptoms ??
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elb0m
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   Posted 5/6/2008 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
yesterday in the gym, i've had 4 sets of 30 abs (in the last one i did 35). i don't know how it's called-the exervice-but i think it affected me. i don't know what to do, i scheduled an appointment with a dr(not mine since i'm studying abroad) hopefully he will give me an answer to all this. I thought i was cured,not having and ups and downs with my illness for 19 months , but nobody can be cured right? any more information will be welcomed.
Thanks,
Stelios

sniper: i don't have other symptoms( my main symptoms were abdominal pain and fever but i dont have fever). the pain is strong and i feel it when i make sudden moves)

yogaprof
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   Posted 5/6/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
my belly pain is worse when I do lots of ab work. I teach and practice yoga, and have abs of steel, but I know they hurt worse than just sore muscles when they are sore, but I keep doing it anyway :)
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 5/6/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
i dont do any direct ab work for the sole reason of potentially running into any tummy problems. i find i hit my abs good enough through indirect methods, such as weight lifting (dead lifts, although a lower back and hamstring exercise, hits the abs very good), tai chi, and surfing. yoga hits the abs too as they'll be tight while you are holding and concentrating on the pose.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Matthew
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   Posted 5/6/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I'd lay off the ab work. There are plenty of other excercises you can do, without looking for trouble.
I'm also wondering if you might have given yourself a hernia? Kidneystones also would cause the pain you are describing. Please do see the doctor..

Sincerely,
Matthew

leny3332
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 5/7/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I have been following this and have a question.  If you do ab excercises, can you do any internal damage that might impact the crohn's.  Maybe a dumb question, but...

Lenny


SunnySD21
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   Posted 5/13/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I find when it comes to the gym it's a guess and check game. If my belly is feeling a little crampy or sore I definitely stay away from directed ab exercises and try to do some light cardio which seems to help- both mentally and physically. Like Matthew said, you may have given yourself a hernia. Def check with your doc and work your way into a workout routine slowly to give your body the time to heal and adjust. I find that once I get into a routine I can really take out my agression on this disease in a healthy way!
~Kelly
 
24 yo- diagnosed with Crohn's in the terminal ileum April 2005
Experienced a year of remission and started another flare December 2006
 
Current medications/supplements:
Remicade (started 04/07), Imuran, Asacol, Bentyl, sublingual B12, multivitamin, probiotics, Fish oil
 

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