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   Posted 9/8/2006 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
when you all exercise.. does it make you have to run to the bathroom?? it never fails for me.. ill be exercising and ill start having pain then i have to run..is this normal? confused

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   Posted 9/8/2006 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
This isn't totally uncommon. Exercising helps keep your system regulated. That's why it's recommended that you go for a brisk walk after meals.... It helps digestion and keeps things moving.
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   Posted 9/8/2006 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Almost without fail... especially if I do any abdominal work.
It's very difficult... I used to be so active. Now it's a struggle to find time to work out and then be ill for the rest of the day.
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   Posted 9/8/2006 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Luckily for me, that's not the case...I work-out vigorously 5 days a week doing cardio and weights and ab cruches/exercises with no problems...I have crohns, IBS and lactose intolerance....but everyone's different and you never know when it could change so I'm just greatful that it hasn't bothered me in a negative way with my bowels, infact I feel like it's contributed to helping since they say exercising promotes normal bowel function. I don't jog though and I've heard joggers can get what's called "joggers diareah", instead I use a stationary bike, jumping-jacks and skipping rope as part of my cardio routine, it's worked out very well for me.

There are many forms of exercise with many benefits, like aquasizing, yoga and pilates that you could look into.


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   Posted 9/9/2006 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!  I too used to be quite active- running, spinning, biking,etc.  I have had jogger's diarrhea before I had this happening hence, I have not dared to run since this.  And quite frankly I'm afraid to do something too vigorous for fear that it will set something off.  I am pretty disappointed about this but have found new ways to exercise such as yoga, pilates and walking.  I have biked as well, just took it easier.  Actually I've found it pretty exciting to discover new ways of keeping in shape.  But it (exercise) is supposed to really good for bowel movements/digestion, so I won't give up!!  Plus, I love to exercise and really miss my spinning classes. I'm determined to get back to them at some point.  I wish you all luck with this issue. For those of you having trouble, don't give up- there's something out there for you.  Yoga and pilates are pretty safe (though Jade, you will want to maybe avoid the ab work part).  Have a great nite all!  
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