You have to use common sense regarding working out. There's working out to ease stress, encourage relaxation, increase circulation, increase strength of muscles, bones, stamina..etc.
Then there's working out that pushes the body into a state that it has to overprotect itself .... which can lead to increased flare symptoms.
The body needs time to heal...it can't do so if one pushes the body to the point where it doesn't have the ability to recuperate.....and some wonder why they can't heal.
There are always degrees of functioning....there are always degrees of exercising. Find what matches where you are at this time.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~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!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!