When I was flaring, exercise did make things worse and I eventually had to abandon it completely. Once I started to recover, some very mild excercise helped me, as long as I did not overdo it. Overdoing it would set my recovery back for a couple of days. Now that I am fully in remission, exercise is a good way to stay healthy, just like it is for any other healthy person.
ack, 43, Vancouver BC
DX: UC (Pancolitis) as of Jan2009. Symptoms first began June 2008.
Current Meds: Ferrous Sulfate, plus various supplements
Previous Meds: Jan-Mar 2009: Asacol 800 mg (1 pill x 4 daily), stopped Mar14/09.