LOL>.. okay I'm not that old... but with my artharitis, and these cold mornings... I pretty much feel ancient. and crippled. Least the pred helps ALOT. one of the few up sides to that D drug.
Still can't get through an ab work out with out cramping and having to run for the bathroom. I can ride the stationary bike or jog ( in the cold I just jog in place or around the house. get the heart rate up) without problems. Until I'm done... then get out of the way... I need the throne. But like I said I work out in mornings... UC's worst time. Still the cardio only adds on extra BM to me a day.
AS for abs... I do crunches... front. and both sides... maybe someone else has a different ab excerise that won;t be so hard on my gut? Really need this as the Pred has not only bloated my face but also my gut... makes me look like I have a big beer belly. But that's probably partly cause I lost so much weight... just not loosing the gut... JUst my luck.. LOL
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol