Hi, I was diagnosed with UC in 2005, was very poorly at that time and it took a couple of weeks in hospital to stabilise. I only had a couple of flare-ups over the next 10 years, but things have changed now! Since October I have been really struggling. I have a stubborn case of proctitis, causing mucus, bleeding, inflammation, abdominal swelling and fatigue. I have been on azathioprine and asacol since 2005, and have been on asacol suppositories almost continually since October. They take ages to work (weeks) and if I stop taking them, thinking the symptoms have long gone, they come back with a vengeance. My main query is this: I am usually a very active and adventurous person, I do a lot of rock climbing and love to exercise. It is massively getting me down to be out of action for this long but I don't have the energy to do much. I tried a bit of exercise yesterday and felt awful, plus my bleeding was much worse afterwards. Does anyone have any tips on how to stay fit whilst battling UC? Any exercises that won't aggravate my condition?