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tigerpawn
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   Posted 5/30/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
has anyone ever tried exercising there way out of a
flare, i went 26 minutes on treadmill, and lifted weights
felt good after, but my colon area still feels tight, and having and having loose bowel movements,
currently on asacol, just weened off of prednisone
thanx tigerpawn
 

FunGuy
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   Posted 5/30/2010 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
If I over do it it makes the flare worse
 


*Bibi*
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   Posted 5/30/2010 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to do that, but it seemed like everything was just setting me off, and sending me off to the bathroom..
Diagnosed at 17, currently 23 :)  Have had 1 resection so far.  It's been an adventure!

Nanners
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   Posted 5/31/2010 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I think since you are still healing from your current flare, I would try to do easy exercises. I think walking on the treadmill would be okay, but be sure to listen to your body, and stop if you start feeling bad. Good luck!
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/31/2010 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to admit exercise usually makes me feel worse and increases my bleeding.
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pb4
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   Posted 5/31/2010 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Some form of exercise is always better than none at all, regardless if you're flaring or not...of course, the worse the flare, the gentler the exercise should be (try pilates, or pick one of many forms of yoga)...I started an exercise program 7 yrs ago during a terrible flare, eventually my flare has gotten a little less severe, but that wasn't due to exercise alone either, don't expect one thing to aid greatly with your flares, it's often a combination of things, exercise, diet, supplements, ect and also it has to be a life0style change, once you feel better you shouldn't stop eating healthy or stop exercising or stop with supplements.
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probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
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gypsyfp
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   Posted 5/31/2010 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Working out would always reduce the pain from my fissure!
I think it all depends on what symptoms you're trying to diminish.
My motto has always been, exercise while you can because one of these days you won't be able to!
Diagnosed with typical Crohn's at 16.
Got lucky with Asacol for a year, then even luckier with ten years of relative remission.
Now abscesses and fistulas are having an "atypical" Crohn's party around my junk.
The surgeon said it is inoperable and so I start Remicade on May 7th.


Matthew
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   Posted 5/31/2010 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
GENTLE excercise at first, short walks , swimming. DON'T OVER DO IT!!
It does make a difference, but going overboard makes you feel WORSE.
Unfortunately, I'm the living example of this principle! LOL

Matthew

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/31/2010 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Matthew, I had to have my first crohnie transfusion because of exercise.
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Japey
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   Posted 5/31/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I do light yoga which helps me de-stress as well. If I start to overwork myself, my body lets me know quickly.
23yr old female
Dx w/ Crohns: October 2004
Dx w/ IBS: November 2008
Current medications: Prednisone, 40mg tapering to 0; tramadol, 50mg when needed; hyoscyamine, .125mg when needed; and of course, multivitamins


GDen
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   Posted 5/31/2010 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I think exercise helps fight the fatigue due to flares, but it's tough finding the energy when you feel so lousy.
Cimzia, Asacol

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