Muscle Exhaustion

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

New Member

Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 6/15/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been exercising a lot more in the past month as part of trying to be at my best so the UC doesn't slow me down as much.

Sometimes I feel great afterward. Sometimes I get this weird muscle weakness, not muscle soreness, just weakness. This could be hours or a day later, and lasts about .5 - 2 days. It feels like the muscle exhaustion -- what you get when you do for example so many push-ups that your muscles just won't do another without a break, no matter how hard you try.

I never used to get this way after I exercised, or I don't remember it. I'd like to know if it's just weakness from having UC (having a mild - moderate flare right now) or from the meds (Colazal) or neither.

Anyone have this same feeling after exercising?

36 yr old Female. Diagnosed UC Sept 2008.

Just started Corazal 3x/day. Rowasa 1x/day. Various supplements.

Elite Member

Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31006
   Posted 6/15/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi..welcome to the forum!

Exercise is a way to up the immune system....and if you're flaring and don't have the "stores" of energy in your body to use for exercise, your body is telling you to not be so extreme.

Adjust your exercise routine to very mild and don't push yourself so hard.

You're not going to beat UC into submission if you're pushing your body beyond what it can handle.

It is what it have to change your perception about what's going to work and what isn't.

Good you're treating from both ends...hope you're having improvement.

Are you eating carbs before your workout? That's what your body needs to run on......

*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:42 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,006,734 posts in 329,387 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161849 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Michael007.
168 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
HeartsinPain, Spring, cashlessclay, RJD76, Mylyme, ddyss, Lanie G