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Gloriousm84
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   Posted 1/2/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
So I woke up this morning at 5:30am and felt so sick it was unreal. I have had constant diarraih, and I puked my brains out...and as far as I know it looked like poop. Anywho...I went to my doc because I had a follow up and she said it sounded like a flu bug, but took blood and called me because my potassium is really low, and although they want me on a clear liquid diet she said eat bananas tonight. I also have really low protein so I am supposed to call her tommorow and we will figure it out from there. Basically I feel like crap, and seriously don't know when I will feel better. Anywho I off to go and eat a banana. Any advice would be glorious.
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection


stkitt
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   Posted 1/2/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Can you drink any of the Gator Ades or the products with electrolytes in them, even the Pedialyte?

If you can get the K+ (Potassium) up you will feel better.

Take care.

Kitt


 
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broomhilda
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   Posted 1/2/2008 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
mmmmm, might want to watch the sugar in the Gator Aids while you have the D. Hope you're feeling better soon!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


pb4
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   Posted 1/2/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I strongly agree with broomhilda, stick with pedialyte.

Feel better soon! :)
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 1/3/2008 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi i would also try boost or ensure. My Gi doctor recommend this to me in the past.

Hope you feel better soon
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


Sarita
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   Posted 1/3/2008 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Gatorade is fine for when you have excessive vomiting and diarrhea, although it'd probably be a good idea to dilute it by half with water. Much cheaper than Pedialyte that way and will be essentially the same thing.

If you can handle the Boost or Ensure, by all means, but it might be a little thick for you to handle during the acute phase of such an infection.

Anyway, keep up with those bananas and the fluids and let us know how you are coming along! Feel better soon!
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Nanners
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   Posted 1/3/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Sarita. I personally drink Gatorade all the time. I try to just to take a sip every few minutes so that I don't get dehydrated. Sure hope you get feeling better soon.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


angelang40
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   Posted 1/3/2008 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
chronie you and i both theres never 2 days the same with this disease!felt fine yesterday just the usual stomach cramps pain and diahorrea relatively normal day lol today im in bed sore throat weak as hell more than likely catching another cold seeing as its snowing in scotland bit cold as well.
i sympthise us chronnies never seem to get a break do we?part of the disease i expect get well soon xx

Gloriousm84
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   Posted 1/3/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I woke up today still feeling week as ever, and I am not too sure what else to do. My potassium was 2.9 yesterday, and although I had a banana I am pretty sure that its the same or lower because I have had so much diarriah. Hm...well I will try some sips of gatorade watered down cause I have it here, and give my NP a call like she said. Thanks for the help!
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection


bektold
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   Posted 1/3/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   

With a potassium level that low you may end up needing IV treatment.  Keep a close eye on this- if your potassium gets too low it can effect your muscles ability to contract, including your heart.  Potatoes are an even better source than bananas.  Try them plain mashed.  They worked pretty well for me when I was really sick this summer.

Hope you feel better soon!


Gloriousm84
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   Posted 1/4/2008 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Phew my potassium is 3.1, and actually might be higher than that now since being in the hospital.
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Off all meds for 1 month until I heal. Still on 10mg Prednisone, and 20mg Oxycodone every 3 hours, and Oxycontin 5mg every 12 hours. Also on a bunch of other meds for crohn's and my other glorious diseases.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Ileocecal (small bowel) resection on December 13th. Appendectomy during small bowel resection

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