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dunny2
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   Posted 8/28/2007 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I've just got out of the doctors office. Once again she offered me hospitalization for IV pred and fluids. Once again I refused,
believing that a 24 hour hospital stay is expensive, but now I'm regretting my decision. I know I'm dehydrated, but I'm finding
difficult to drink large amounts because it hurts. Does anyone have an easier way to get my fluids back on balance without
trying to drown myself with water. Can someone help this idiot out..........
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/28/2007 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
pedialyte is great for that. As well as gatorade and powerade.
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
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LuvsScottygirls
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   Posted 8/28/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I carry a bottle water with me (room to room) and sip from it all day. I don't drink large amounts at one time.
You might try a plastice container with a lid and straw. That way you can measure your intake.
I wish you well

pb4
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   Posted 8/28/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Go with the pedialyte...gatoraid just has way too much sugar in it.

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


momoftwoangels
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Total Posts : 222
   Posted 8/28/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
No great suggestions, just hope that you get feeling better soon.
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.


dunny2
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   Posted 8/28/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys, I guess I'll go for pedialyte. I sure wish I'd gone to the hospital, I'm feeling pretty beat up right now.
I guess I could call her in the morning if I still feel the same. She also took some stat blood work, so the results of
those should be back also. I think I'll head for bed, and hope I don't get 4am toilet trips again LOL
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts


pb4
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   Posted 8/28/2007 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
What's stopping you from going back to the hospital?

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


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 8/28/2007 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vicky,
I suck on ice cubes all the time. I fill up a huge glass with just ice cubes and just suck on them gradually....that way I'm not downing a huge glass of water which would just come right back up or out...and I'm getting some rehydration. I must go through 8-10 big glasses a day...and boy do I feel it when I don't get them.
Just a thought....hope you are feeling better soon....both the pedialyte and the gatorade make me feel nauseous. I hope you have better luck with them..its important for you to get rehydrated...here in canada we are lucky that a 24 hour stay at the hospital is covered....I can't imagine how I'd manage if I lived in the states.


Love and prayers

Mary
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.
 
 


gachrons
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   Posted 8/29/2007 3:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vicky why cain't they just give you IV at ambulatory care or is it cheaper to stay in the hosp. for a few days? Wishing you luck and what about pred. to stop that D flow till you rehydrate.Sure hope you feel better soon broth would be a tasty drink and I agree with not swallowing down large amounts at one time .lol gail

FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/29/2007 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I wanted to add that I find the name brand unflavored pedialyte is the easiest for me to get down.
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
I started getting a ton of junkmail after putting my myspace profile link on here.  Im taking it off but if you want to contact me just email me and Ill give you a link to my myspace.  Sorry!


littlesister
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   Posted 8/29/2007 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey! I'm sure everybody is different, but my brother stays hydrated by drinking pedialyte; he tried gatorade and other drinks for years, but his electrolytes kept getting out of whack. Finally he had a doc suggest pedialyte, and he swears by it!

dragonfly137927
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Total Posts : 2527
   Posted 8/29/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I use the new lemonade flavored gatorade, it actually goes down easy for me I am using it today being that I have had 3 boughts of D in the past 3 hours. Smart water has electrolytes in it but not nearly as many as gatorade, pedialyte (they have pedialyte popsicles too), or powerade
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
 
 


cherriepie01
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/29/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
hello everyone. I 23 y/o female diagnosed with crohns for about a year. Went through pred, pentasa, flagyl and cipro, and now methotrexate once a wk. I fell crappy most of the time from the side effects and now my next step is remicade. I was wondering what helps you guys get through the bad days (seems like more bad than good lately) and if anyone has had success with the methotrexate or the remicade.

karendee
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   Posted 8/29/2007 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
pedialyte, also makes ice pops (at least they did when my kids were babies) My boys loved them and they made it much easier to sneak in some fluids. Maybe that can give you an alternative if you get tired of drinking all day.

Take care!!
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...


gemini kiwi
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   Posted 8/29/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
hey Vicky,
How are you doing today hun? A little better I hope.
tess

randynoguts
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   Posted 8/30/2007 12:34 AM (GMT -7)   
hey dunny,,, well im kinda differant, i can just slap a bag of saline on the pole and run it myself. gee aint i lucky!


cherriepie01, (suggestion) start a new post with your question so more people will see and can respond. not everyone will read this post all the way down and you may miss out on responses.
randynoguts 



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