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Danyeller501
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   Posted 10/1/2007 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey! I have had Crohn's for about 4 years now, and am currently in a flare. I take remicade every 8 weeks to keep me in remission, but I moved to Texas and had complications getting it right away, but luckily I get it on Wednesday and hopefully I will be up and running again! Anyways all of that was just to say, how does everyone else stay hydrated during a flare? I had been trying to drink Gatorade and water which was not working too well. On my boyfriend's suggstion I drank some Pedialite (the stuff they give babies for diarrea) which seems to be working some I guess...the nausea has faded away at least. Does anyone else have suggestions? eyes

broomhilda
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   Posted 10/1/2007 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Stay away from the Gatorade. Most sports drinks are loaded with sugar which is a definite NO NO for the D. Boyfriend had a good idea with the Pedialite. I think they make popscycles out of the Pedialite now too, don't they? You could make your own. Yogurt smoothies made with a cup of any flavor yogurt & four ice cubes in a blender helps make my tummy feel better, gives me good bacteria in the digestive track and the ice helps hydrate of course.
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 10/1/2007 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Definitely AVOID the gatoraide and stick with pedialyte...and water, these are your best defences againts dehydration.


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FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/1/2007 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree that pedialyte is the way to go. But, if you like the flavor of gatorade you can always fill a cup with ice and maybe a quarter gatorade and the rest water. That should be diluted enough to be more gentle on your tummy.
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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Shmoo
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   Posted 10/1/2007 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink the pedialyte as well but my D is totally out of control right now so I am constantly dehydrated. I have a standing order at the Hospital and I can go in and get IV fluids whenever I need them. A few hours and a few litres later and I feel soooo much better!!
28 year old Female diagnosed with CD 17 years ago.
3 bowel resections, several abscesses and 17 blood transfusions.
Been on many meds and like most, a veteran of prednisone.
Curently had seton placements for 3 RF's, on Imuran, Pentasa and waiting to start Remicade.


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 10/2/2007 2:29 AM (GMT -7)   
No, NO to gatorade, There is ensure, boost. They should also help.
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
 


Zanne
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   Posted 10/2/2007 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I drink boulion. I know the salt content is bad, but they do make a low sodium version. But the salt helps my nausea. So I am never without my travel mug. I'm sure the world thinks I'm a coffee junky but really its chicken boulion.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


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


Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/2/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
NO good with that Gatorade .......unless perhaps diluted alot IMHO

WATER ...........and plenty of it ..........yes to pedialyte too

** WAS at hospital this am have Pnuemonia and my blood pressure was 80 over 120 .........nurse says ...HMMMMMM I think you are a bit dehydrated..........YA THINK ........
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belleenstein
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   Posted 10/2/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't you love those IV infustions. I call them my spa days because going in I look so haggard and coming out I look like a dewy peach!
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30+ years living with Crohn's.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/2/2007 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
ditto Belle
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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Danyeller501
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   Posted 10/2/2007 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the suggestions! I had no idea that gatorade was so bad, it was all they gave me last time I was hospitalized! The pedialite is helping tremendously though!
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