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Knipps
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 8/24/2007 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Is there anything you can do to overcome the incredible lack of energy we sometimes have? I am a fairly avid rock climber and this week I was tired after about 20 ft. Is there anything that can help?
knipps
diagnosed dec '04
currently in flare
taking colazol 3x3
Rowasa nightly as of 11/9/05


quincy
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   Posted 8/25/2007 12:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Eeks......just the thought of rock climbing gives me the willies.

I would think that some conditioning strength exercises as well as proper eating would help.

Have you had a lung function test done? Is it more that you're out of breath or just that your body doesn't have the stamina?

What's the usual food intake to give your body the fuel you need to maintain the energy levels required to rock climb?

quincy
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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princesa
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   Posted 8/25/2007 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you had your iron levels checked? Anemia can make fatigue worse. B-12 shots might help, too.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps
 
 


Lonie
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   Posted 8/25/2007 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Knipps, I'm a pretty avid exerciser too, and sometimes I feel that lack of energy too. Using a B100 complex vitamin has helped a lot with my energy levels, and recently my brother in law (who is a cyclist) turned me on to the Powerbar gel packs. I'd heard of them, just never tried them. I know it sounds strange, but sometimes when I feel a little low on energy in the afternoon and I know I want to go home and exercise, I use one of those little gel packs. The chocolate is my favorite and it also helps to quell the middle of the afternoon junk food urge. :-)
Carol

Remicade - will have my 18th infusion on July 12.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

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gaff
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 442
   Posted 8/25/2007 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
My medication zaps my energy  (especially the Rowasa).  If you're in remission, have you thought about lowering the amount of meds. you're on.  Of course talk to your doc. first.

gaff
left-sided UC since 11/05
 Rowasa, Colazal, Calcium, Centrum
Natren Healthy Trinity Probiotics

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