Posted 4/24/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -6)
UC causes all sorts of problems, which vary from person to person, but one common trait seems to be fatigue. It may be extreme or only minor, but it's there and it does make a difference...especially on the road where every second makes a difference. I used to run track and cross country and when I got hit by UC, my stamina took a nosedive and it wasn't medication, although meds can also have an impact. Your body is engaged in a war, what type of war is up for debate, but as long as you have UC it will affect your times..IMHO. Just make sure you take your multivitamins, drink lots of fluids and avoid foods that can make your condition worse.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.