Hanna


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Running with Crohn's

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 21:44

Hi all

 Know this has been done a few times before but the treatment has changed so much over the last few years i figure it may be worth asking again...

I have recently been diagnosed with Crohn's disease, mostly in terminal ileum, and while my GI signs are pretty much controlled on budesonide (steroid) and azathioprine (immunosuppressant) I am exhausted ALL the time. My base fitness is not as bad as I feel it should be, as after six months off running I can still run 2 miles without stopping (no idea of time as I refuse to take a stopwatch out for such a short run!), but for the next 48 hours I feel so drained it is an effort to get up and walk around, let alone go to work and function. Also find myself feeling shaky and almost like i've low blood sugar (which I don't have). All bloodwork normal last couple of times it's been checked.

Work is fairly physical and I am on my feet all day, and being off sick is not really an option so I am torn between not running and just coping with working for now, and trying to get back to running again and feeling so much better about the world. Have previously run half marathons quite happily so it's been a big part of my life and am keen to get it back but scared to risk the work thing.

Basically I was just wondering if anyone had any experience of this and any suggestions for how to cope and run through it all...

Much appreciated!

Hanna

My Last Run

Posted: 04/03/2011 at 18:04

7.5 miles today. feeling well chuffed as only been back to running for a month, and despite the fact that this is my longest run so far, every mile was faster than the one before. also pleased to have run a sub hour 10K in there, a feat which took me five months to acheive the last time i came back to running.

was however humbled midweek by some hills when away from home, which makes me realise how flat it is round here! must find some hills to practice on...

good running everyone...

My Last Run

Posted: 27/02/2011 at 17:29

another steady run of nearly 7 miles today, running nearly a minute faster a mile than last week's slow and steady 6. knee has not so much as twinged this week so really hoping we're out the other side...

My Last Run

Posted: 24/02/2011 at 20:58

good luck Dutch - i did 5 miles across the fields yesterday, and it sure is muddy out there! Have the scars to show for it too (darn brambles...)

roll on the light nights Alib!

My Last Run

Posted: 19/02/2011 at 18:12
6 very easy miles today, barely out of breath i was going so slow, but the knee was fine! furthest I've managed in five months...

My Last Run

Posted: 15/02/2011 at 16:41

comeback proceeding nice and steady, 4miles in under 40 minutes for the first time. definitely not as fit as I was, but knee still seems fine (fingers crossed) so there is time to sort that out.

good to see so many familiar faces still going strong!

The Legends of Sherwood 10K

Posted: 13/02/2011 at 14:43
anyone have any idea of the type of 'obstacles' they are talking about. Sounds like a right laugh, but not sure how good I am at scrambling over walls etc!

My Last Run

Posted: 13/02/2011 at 14:25
hi all, am back after a few months off with a poorly knee. Started back gently with two mile jogs but have now run 4 miles plus three times without pain, which is the furthest I was getting before it kicked in previously. Fingers crossed the enforced long rest may have sorted the problem out!

My Last Run

Posted: 22/09/2010 at 13:29

last run was a disaster. Took the poorly knee out for a run again yesterday as it hadn't been poorly for a couple of days, and got a mile out with no pain so though I would be ok. Typically it decided to hurt when I was two miles from home with no shortcut option. Was in a hurry to get home too or i'd have been late to work, so carried on jog/walking home and was in a lot of pain by the time I got home. Made it to physio yesterday afternoon and he uttered the dreaded phrase 'ITBS'. Now on cross training only for time being and have very bruised ITBS where he pummeled it to release it.

Good luck with everyone's running over the next few weeks, I shall be living my running life vicariously through you all!

My Last Run

Posted: 18/09/2010 at 10:57

went out to try a short run today post Robin Hood half last weekend, having rested the knee (as best I can considering I'm on my feet and up and down stairs all day at work) for nearly a week, and got all of a mile down the road before having to stop and walk home cos it was hurting again. Not a happy bunny. Going to try and get to physio next week and stick to some cross training for now

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