VITAMIN WATER ?? VERY RESTRICTED DIET ...

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clark116
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   Posted 5/17/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Hi all -- I have severe adhesions from 3 bowel resections and incisional hernia repair with mesh.  I have been out on a no fruit or fruit juice, no veggie, no dairy, low fiber diet.  I cannot tolerate multi vitamins.  I was thinking about trying vitamin water.  Has anyone went that route -- so many out there I don't know which one to try.  Thanks.
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 1983
1st Bowel Resection in 1986
2nd Bowel Resection in 1997
 
Also suffer from M.S. and Endometriosis
 
 


Nanners
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   Posted 5/17/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Vitamin water is really not that good for you.  It has alot of sugar and in some cases caffiene.  I personally drink Gatorade alot.  Yeah it has some sugars, but really seem to agree with me.  Other folks will drink Pedialyte, although I can handle the taste, it has a after taste to me.  Hope that helps some.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Trigirl
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   Posted 5/17/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanners, You're the best

Clark hope you find something that works. Sorry I have no ideas.

pb4
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   Posted 5/17/2009 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Gatoraid has alot of sugar in it and the red colored gatoraid likely has beetle juice in it to make it red colored (alot of people have bad reactions/allergies to it, some have milder reactions to it that they don't realize is from the beetle juice/blood actually). Google beetle juice used as a food coloring and you'll get tons of links.

Pediatlyte is a little better, I drink filtered water only myself.

:)
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janicea
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   Posted 5/17/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
vitamin water has really helped me when my stricture has prevented me from eating. I like the 50 one (see link below). it's a nice taste and you can use the calories. At least i could. a bottle every day won't do you any harm! Having been on a diet like yours, there's no shame in a little pleasure and some vitamins too! :) I mean 50 calories in 8oz is nothing to get ones knickers in a twist about, and I'm guessing, like me calories are important to get into you.

Your in a tough place, my personal advice is to be sensible but your #1 goal is enough calories and nutrition to get thru! I think it's been very nice for me to be able to have the option of a nice drink you can buy in the store.

I'm an endo/stricture sister too. HUGS!!

http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-glaceau-formula-50-grape-i102774

clark116
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   Posted 5/17/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your replies -- I will try this --   thanks!!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 1983
1st Bowel Resection in 1986
2nd Bowel Resection in 1997
3rd Bowel Resection in 2007
Incisional Hernia Repair in 2007
 
 
Also suffer from M.S. and Endometriosis
 
 


janicea
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   Posted 5/17/2009 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
also, I don't know if you can tolerate it -- but you might want to consider borrowing a high-speed centrifigal juicer or getting juiced veggies at the healthfood store -- all the fiber parts get spun out in the juicer and it leaves a smooth juice. I can tolerate it, and a few times a week, some carrot/celery/parsley juice and a shot of wheatgrass makes me happy!! I don't have a juicer, so i get it at the healthfood store. :) But if my strictures keep me from eating much longer, I'm going to buy one.
take care!! I've had multiple adhesion surgeries so my heart goes out to you!!

sjkly
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   Posted 5/17/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
They also make vitamin waters with no sugar. It just depends on what you need-I think I would go to ensure or boost if I needed to supplement and was on that restricted a diet.

pb4
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   Posted 5/17/2009 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Just be careful with anything that says "no sugar" as well cuz although sugar is inflammatory and can exacerbate symptoms, so can artificial sweetners, especially any sugar alcohols which are anything ending in "tol", sorbitol, xylitol, ect.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


spookyh
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   Posted 5/17/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
If you want a drink with electrolytes in it, consider using E-Lyte. It's pricey, but of much better quality than Gatorade. Here's a link that does a comparison:

http://www.crampnomore.com/
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


spookyh
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   Posted 5/17/2009 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
sjkly said...
They also make vitamin waters with no sugar. It just depends on what you need-I think I would go to ensure or boost if I needed to supplement and was on that restricted a diet.


The problem with Boost is that the first 3 ingredients are water, sugar, and corn syrup solids. Vegetable oil is the fourth ingredient. Canola and corn oils aren't anything I would want to put in my body. They really need to change their ingredients, maybe use stevia to sweeten and olive oil for the fat.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


ivy6
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   Posted 5/18/2009 1:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Could you boil up some bones to make some stock?
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Kriss
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   Posted 5/18/2009 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I drink PowerAde Zero... the "zero" means it has no calories and no "sticky stuff"and not a real strong flavor like some of those other drinks like them... and it's inexpensive.
32 year old female... diagnosed with Crohn's at age 16, then with proctitis in 2005... right hemi-coloctomy April 2001 (removed 12 inches)... currently taking 100mg 6MP, Canasa, acidolpholus, Protonix, B12 injections once a month, 20mg Prednisone, Bentyl and Percoset as needed... just started Remicade


Zanne
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   Posted 5/18/2009 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had more than one doctor recommend Carnation instant breakfast. It comes in many flavors, powder or pre mixed and not too expensive.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


clark116
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   Posted 5/18/2009 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow -- everyone is so helpful -- thanks!  Unfortunately instant breakfast uses milk as a mixer -- ensure and boost also make me "run" (so to speak).   I did buy some Smart Water (unflavored, has electrolytes) and I am trying liquid Centrum (only 1 tsp/day instead of 1 tbls).  I just started this stuff yesterday so I don't know what my reaction will be yet .... I've never been into any kind of juice or flavored waters (I basically drink water and coffee -- occasionally a soda).  I will check out the e-lyte website, also. 
 
Oh yeah, I saw Diet Coke w/vitamins at Walmart yesterday -- is that just a bunch of hooey or is it really fortified? 
 
Anyway, thanks for all of the great suggestions!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 1983
1st Bowel Resection in 1986
2nd Bowel Resection in 1997
3rd Bowel Resection in 2007
Incisional Hernia Repair in 2007
 
 
Also suffer from M.S. and Endometriosis
 
 

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