Jogging Effects on UC sufferers?

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jc_ferrero
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   Posted 9/11/2007 3:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't know about anyone else, but everytime I start jogging again, my symptoms slowly began to surface. It's frustrating having to give something up that you enjoy, but I'm over submitting to this disease, and I'm just going to have to live with the symptoms.

njguy69
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   Posted 9/11/2007 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Really?! I'm a CAT 3 cyclist and sport mountain biker and I run to supplement my cardio and never experienced any symptoms. How many miles do you run? Many marathoners experience diariahha due to their extreme physical toll on their body.
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tjf
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Do you mean when you are actually jogging or your see a relation between exercise and flareups? I say that b/c occasionally when I run I get that immediately oh my gosh I have to poop feeling....which is runners diarhea.
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UC in Dallas
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
uc veteran said...
Really?! I'm a CAT 3 cyclist and sport mountain biker and I run to supplement my cardio and never experienced any symptoms. How many miles do you run? Many marathoners experience diariahha due to their extreme physical toll on their body.

That's very impressive and inspiring you can be that active with this disease.  So far I've just read about how people with this disease are extremely limited in most aspects of life and it was getting extremely depressing.  I've always been an active outdoors type and right now I'd kill to go out and play 18 holes.  I've been laid up in my bedroom for about 2 months with barely enough energy to walk to the bathroom or kitchen.  Haven't been outside in 8 days now.  Been out on a very limited basis about 9 different days (5 were Dr appts.) in the last 2 months.  about to go nuts if the medicine doesn't start showing at least some improvement.  Have to go back to work at least!!!
 
Good luck to jc with your jogging.  Maybe start out with something that has less impact on the body and work up to jogging.  I hear kayaking is pretty addicting, relaxing, good exercise and good scenery.  If you have somewhere to do it. 

jc_ferrero
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Not quite like that. When I'm running, I feel cramps coming on, then a few minutes after I stop too. It tends to only happen when I'm jogging or doing some other harsh "bouncy" sports which are hard on the digestive tract.

jc_ferrero
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
UC in Dallas said...
uc veteran said...

Really?! I'm a CAT 3 cyclist and sport mountain biker and I run to supplement my cardio and never experienced any symptoms. How many miles do you run? Many marathoners experience diariahha due to their extreme physical toll on their body.

That's very impressive and inspiring you can be that active with this disease. So far I've just read about how people with this disease are extremely limited in most aspects of life and it was getting extremely depressing. I've always been an active outdoors type and right now I'd kill to go out and play 18 holes. I've been laid up in my bedroom for about 2 months with barely enough energy to walk to the bathroom or kitchen. Haven't been outside in 8 days now. Been out on a very limited basis about 9 different days (5 were Dr appts.) in the last 2 months. about to go nuts if the medicine doesn't start showing at least some improvement. Have to go back to work at least!!!


Good luck to jc with your jogging. Maybe start out with something that has less impact on the body and work up to jogging. I hear kayaking is pretty addicting, relaxing, good exercise and good scenery. If you have somewhere to do it.


Thank you! I've actually been in remission for quite a long time, doing some gentle exercise, and it's only been in the last month that I've really started getting into top shape again.

And to uc veteran, I've been just running 2-3 most nights, I'm building up to a half marathon which is in late October.

love4cats
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I can barely go for a walk when I am flaring, so I certainly can't jog which is extremely depressing, because I love to walk and I live in the country in a beautiful area.  I do use an elliptical machine in my basement daily and can't even get through my 45 minute workout without stopping and having to go to the bathroom if I am flaring.
 
 
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suebear
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   Posted 9/11/2007 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I participated in long distance walks (100 miles) when my UC was active and unless I had diarrhea, I was walking or hiking every day. My GI is convinced that the reason I did not lose bone while on prednisone is due to the amount of weight bearing exercise I got. If I can't exercise I get depressed. Now without my colon I don't have any down times in my exercise routine.

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Another UC wife
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   Posted 9/11/2007 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
wow - hubby is so looking forward to the day he can try to ease back into pickelball (a downsized version of tennis) that he played 3-4 times a week. The no energy and stamina is such he couldn't even try to play one game.

Even the golf is an effort - when he has those extra good days he will play the 9 hole executive courses here but is so wiped out afterwards. Near the end of the round he is so tired and even driving the golf cart back home is sometimes too much. We just found out he can apply for a handicapped card for his golf cart here. We will bring that with us to the doctor next week. If he can use the cart on the course that should allow him to play a few times a week which is kind of exciting.

I suggested try it and maybe for the first 5 or 6 holes use the cart - if you're not too tired then try walking more on the last 3 or 4 holes to get in some exercise in.

That will be a big help if he can at least get out consistently twice a week to do that.

Running type sports until you get to some kind of good remission sounds like that would be the toughest hurdle.

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princesa
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   Posted 9/11/2007 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Weight training is one of the best activities someone with IBD can do... it keeps your strength up, helps you gain healthy weight and reverses the bone loss from steroids. I just had a bone scan and the doc tells me my bone density is back in the normal range!
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redplum
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   Posted 9/12/2007 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
That is great that you want to exercise even with all your health struggles. If running causes diahrea, then possibly it is better to choose another form of exercise. When I do a lot of walking it stimulates bowel movements. I can see that running may have an effect on you this way. I have heard that sometimes people recommend walking for constipation, because it gets a bowel movement going. I swim 2 to 3 times weekly for 30 minutes or so. It does not stimulate my system, though it is tiring at times, at least for myself. Good luck in finding something that works for you.

njguy69
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   Posted 9/12/2007 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
UC in Dallas said...
uc veteran said...

Really?! I'm a CAT 3 cyclist and sport mountain biker and I run to supplement my cardio and never experienced any symptoms. How many miles do you run? Many marathoners experience diariahha due to their extreme physical toll on their body.

That's very impressive and inspiring you can be that active with this disease. So far I've just read about how people with this disease are extremely limited in most aspects of life and it was getting extremely depressing. I've always been an active outdoors type and right now I'd kill to go out and play 18 holes. I've been laid up in my bedroom for about 2 months with barely enough energy to walk to the bathroom or kitchen. Haven't been outside in 8 days now. Been out on a very limited basis about 9 different days (5 were Dr appts.) in the last 2 months. about to go nuts if the medicine doesn't start showing at least some improvement. Have to go back to work at least!!!


Good luck to jc with your jogging. Maybe start out with something that has less impact on the body and work up to jogging. I hear kayaking is pretty addicting, relaxing, good exercise and good scenery. If you have somewhere to do it.


Thanks Dallas, Keep in mind I've also been in remission for over a year, so in that time, I was able to take advantage, and get myself into extreme shape and place 17th in my state. I've also been into bodybuilding for over twenty years. I've always been able to manage somehow, and I've had the worse flares imaginable. You should start with light exercise in your house and slowly start building up your endurance.
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UCinGV
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   Posted 9/12/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm the opposite - getting any cardio workout seems to settle my guts down quite a bit. If I don't go running or biking at least once a week my colon starts to bother me a little bit.
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jc_ferrero
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   Posted 9/13/2007 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I can pretty much confirm that they are linked. My bms increased dramatically just in the last week, and I've started having those typical iron defficient dizzy spells again. Looks like I'll be giving it up for a while. I can still hit the gym, just anything too bouncy seems to have a negative impact on my UC. Should probably look into some iron supplements again, and maybe increase my Colazol to 10 to buy myself some more remission time.

UCinNC
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   Posted 9/13/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
when I am flaring, can barely walk much less run. however, when not flaring, I definitely run without any problems, though I only run 4 - 5 miles when I go out for a run.
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AshNH
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   Posted 9/13/2007 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have noticed my BMs increasing every time I get back into running as well. Seems to occur after few weeks of running as I start to gain speed and increase the distance. I seem to be in remission now and may try running again soon.
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AKB
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   Posted 9/14/2007 1:24 AM (GMT -7)   
i've had some of my WORST colitis attacks immediately following a run, which is a dang shame because I LOVE to run. Yet another thing this DD has made so unappetizing that I just will give it up. I don't think it's 'bad' for colitis per se, I just think the jostling of the luminal contents against inflamed mucosa leads to cramping and lots of bleeding (then urgency, yay!).
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Lonie
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   Posted 9/14/2007 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have that effect with the jogging motion. Exercise is such a huge part of life for me, so much that if I miss I too start feeling poorly. I'm so lucky because the company I work for offers a gym and free classes, so this week I tried core strength training and yoga. I walk and bike too, but these two classes were pretty low impact, so now I have quite a few options to keep up my exercise and the body toned.
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