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momoftwoangels
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   Posted 8/28/2007 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone drinks v8 to get their veggies in. I get soooo tired of my 5 or so veggies that I can tolerate I considered getting some v8. I have the stuff but at least I would be getting veggies.... I was just wondering if it is ok since it is liquid or if there is too much fiber. Thanks guys! Hope everyone is feeling good!
Heather
Living with Crohns for 1 year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful little girls.
 
One blessing that came with my Crohns: I thank God for each day that I can get out of bed and take care of my girls and my home.


steph13
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   Posted 8/28/2007 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi! We all are so different when it comes to what is tolerated. So you will have to try it and find out. I'm going to try drinking some myself as well! :-)
22 years old was diagnosed with Crohn's in October 2006. Had symptoms of Crohn's ten years before that. Had a colonoscopy in September 2006 which showed I had three Apthous ulcers in the terminal ileum and Crohn's. Currently taking multi-vitamin, Fish oil, digestive enzymes, greens powder, and colon hydrotherapy. Have taken Bentyl, Prilosec, Asacol, Cipro, Flagyl, and Entocort . Was supposed to start Prednisone next decided to go the natural route!


Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 8/28/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have any problems with V-8 juice.  In fact I just drank one for lunch a few hours ago and so far I feel fine.  Raw veggies do me in but I seem to be able to eat cooked.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 8/28/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I would if I wasnt allergic to many veggies one being celery. I have to be so careful with fruits and veggies because of my oral allergy syndrome...most ppl have GI issues with OAS I get anaphalactic symptoms
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


bektold
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   Posted 8/28/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I do fine with V8.  There are about a million different varieties- just be sure you don't get the "hot 'n' spicy" version, if that kind of stuff bothers you.  I think it's the "healthy request" version that I get.  It's lower in sodium and high in potassium, which I worry about since landing in the hospital with a potassium level of 2.3.  If you get the six pack of small cans, and you discover you can't tolerate it, you can always stick them in the kids lunches! tongue

Krysta
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   Posted 8/28/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
like bektold mentioned, there is a low sodium kind. It doesn't taste as good but all of that sodium is not a good idea, especially if you are on prednisone (I don't know if you are).

Even if you drink some of the high sodium kind, it won't kill you every once in a while, but your maximum daily allowance of sodium is 2500 mg.
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right ~ Ani Difranco
 
 


momoftwoangels
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   Posted 8/28/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys, I will get some and try it. I figure even if I don't like the taste I can chug it down and get some veggies in my diet :0)
Living with Crohns for 1 year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful little girls.
 
One blessing that came with my Crohns: I thank God for each day that I can get out of bed and take care of my girls and my home.


karendee
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   Posted 8/28/2007 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   

I don't drink the V8 cause i don't care for tomato juice. I am impressed you might chug it even if you don't like it :-)   Also, sometimes tomato gives me D.

however, I do juice my own fruits and veggies and I tolerate them well. I mostly do apples and carrots.  My juicer removes the fiber so I think that is why I can tolerate them well.

lately I have been scared to try things that might not agree with me.

Karen



 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Cyclobenzaprine (generic of Flexeril)

Also have Arthritis, waiting on a EMG nerve test right now...


NorCalJP
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   Posted 8/28/2007 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink the V8 fusion. It has fruit in it as well. Tasted terrible at first, but once I got used to it, it wasn't that bad. cool
Dx Bipolar disorder, anxiety, insomnia '00
Appendectomy Nov '01
Dx Chron's summer '05
6MP 75mg, Vicodin as needed, Neurontin, Wellbutrin XL, Asacol 12pills/day, Ambien, Multivitamin w/folic acid, Calcium, B12, Vit E

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-- Isaac Asimov


malakai
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   Posted 8/29/2007 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
great minds think alike!!  thanks for posting this momoftwoangels.  I actually was contemplating doing the same thing to up the vegetable count in my diet so it was a comfort to me to all of you that replied.  I bought the V8 low sodium kind--I know it won't taste as good as the higher sodium kind but I figured it would be better for me.  good luck to you!  

Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Meds Asacol 3x day


Sugarmarie
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   Posted 8/30/2007 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Careful with the V8 fusions they have artifical sweetens that can cause the runs. I dont like the fusions they taste horrible but I love V8 regular.
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)


JudyK89
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   Posted 8/30/2007 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
The fusions are horrible, waaay too sweet. I love the low sodium veggie, V8.
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


momoftwoangels
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   Posted 8/30/2007 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys, you are the best. I will try the low sodium v8 when I go to the store in a couple of days.
Heather
Living with Crohns for 1 year. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful little girls.
 
One blessing that came with my Crohns: I thank God for each day that I can get out of bed and take care of my girls and my home.


can_climber
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   Posted 8/30/2007 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to hate drinking V8 as a kid. Then one day in the past year I was camping and drank a can warm. I loved it! My advice is to drink all your V8 at room temperature...not out of the fridge. But of course, this is coming from a guy who used to like his beer warm (when I drank).

hyfyve
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   Posted 8/30/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
agree with can_climber only room temp V8 for me.

Sugarmarie
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   Posted 8/30/2007 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Warm V8 gag me with a spoon.

I like mine ice cold.
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)


canadachick
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   Posted 8/31/2007 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I just finished off a bottle of the V8 Fusion Tropical Orange and it wasn't too bad. I like things really cold so I put a little ice in it and it tasted better in my opinion.

browneyedgirl
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   Posted 9/4/2007 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG! How bizarre. I somehow missed this post until now and what a coincidence! I was just talking to my co-worker TODAY about trying V8 to get in some veggies. I am going to jump on the bandwagon (not something I do very often..:-)) and buy myself some tomorrow. If I don't like it, I have a "Mikey" in the house and will just pawn it off on her! LOL! Thanks for the post momoftwoangels and to everyone who responded. Those of us trying it for the first time should start a new post or poll or something just to see how many people like it, and those who already drink it could join in, of course! Alright, I am done running my mouth, night, ya'll!
Jennifer/32
CD since 10/2005
Asacol 2 pills 3 times daily
 Imuran 75 mg once daily
Prednisone 40 mgs daily; I am on a short dose this time, thank goodness.
40 mgs for week 1, 30 mgs for week 2, 20 mgs for week 3, then 10 mgs for week 4 (done on 8/22).
 Lomotil as needed for cramps and D
B-12 supplement 1 mg daily
Levoxyl (Thyroid)
New Orleans, La, US

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