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bbc
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   Posted 8/18/2008 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it a good idea to jog etc when bleeding or could it make it worse?...Anyone ever asked there GI doc this?
 
Thanks
Mild to Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
3 Lialda per day
Generic Rowasa daily or every other night
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!


serothschild
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   Posted 8/18/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
BBC,
I ran a half marathon while on MP6 and Lialda and still had some mild signs of a flare with a little bleeding and actually found that when I stopped running, my flare got worse. I think excercise really helps...particularly since it is a stress reliever for many and I feel that stress and UC are very linked.

Good luck.
Sandra


quincy
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   Posted 8/18/2008 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I say walk instead of jog....the extra distress on the body (for some) can initiate the autoimmune response.

Stress relief can be gotten in many more ways than exerting the body to its peak.

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


potato
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   Posted 8/18/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I think exercise is really important, too, but I haven't tried to take it to my max for quite awhile, either.  I use a stationary exercise bike, walk, or do yoga.  I belong to a gym but had the membership frozen for a couple of months because it's been hard to push myself to do the elliptical, etc.  But if I start feeling well enough, I'll get back to it. 
 
Just my own take, but I think it's important to let your body know you love it and exercise is one way you can get that across.  
Potato...  Female, 58, dx mild left sided ulcerative colitis 11/07
asacol 3 3x a day 
cortenema (generic) am & pm 
culturelle, benefiber wafers 
children's vitamin, Vitamin E 400 mg
omeprazole 2x a day
oxazepam when needed, lomotil or ImodiumAD (but not in the same day)
 
 
 
 
 
 


bbc
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   Posted 8/18/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I went for a brisk swim instead...hope it won't hurt.
Mild to Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
3 Lialda per day
Generic Rowasa daily or every other night
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!


chere2000
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 110
   Posted 8/19/2008 3:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I personally feel that if we overthink every aspect of our lives- the stress leads us into a flare. Go with a positive attitude and then see how things turn out. If it leads to a flare, then stop later.
Also, only when flaring- one tends to get weak, so a light exercise regime is more advisable. I just listen to my body.

A swim does not hurt for sure. I swim everyday. Flaring or not flaring cause its just fun

And I never deny myself fun stuff ;)
Best remission strategy- positive attitude and optimism
Diagnosed in Feb 2006
6 asacols a day, probiotics, hydrocortisone enema, vitamins, folic acid.
Headed towards remission. Wish me luck


tap
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   Posted 8/19/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I row regularly and it appears to have no impact on the state of my flare, although I did row a marathon one time a couple of years ago while flaring and I didn't have mucus or bleeding for a couple of days after that.
3 400mg Asacol pills 3 times per day

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