Nausea from Vanilla boost/Ensure/liquid nutrition drinks

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   Posted 10/3/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone get nausea when you drink Vanilla flavored Boost? I can drink Chocolate with no problem but Vanilla makes me so nausious its so weird?

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   Posted 10/3/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the opposite problem.  The chocolate ones make me nauseous and the vanilla ones agree more with me. 
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.

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   Posted 10/3/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I like the chocolate, but I can't stand to drink the vanilla. It's just too sweet. It's like eating frosting. I wouldn't say it makes me nauseous though.
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   Posted 10/3/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Yet another thing that is so individual..... The chocolate is the one that makes me nauseous. I can only drink the vanilla and strawberry. I also cannot drink Ensure. It makes my D worse, but boost is fine as well as the store brand that I drink most of the time.
Dx with Crohn's in 1997 after 5 years of worsening symptoms.
Resection a few months after dx after 1 month on TPN and IV steroids.
Also have severe asthma.

Tried: Pentasa, Cholestyramine

Presently taking: 3.2 grams Asacol, 150 Imuran, now on 40 mg prednisone, Humira(start on Sept26/08), probiotics.
For asthma I take Advair 500, singulair, arieus

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   Posted 10/3/2008 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
The chocolate boost makes me super nauseated. I've never tried the vanilla or strawberry because I'm too picky and can't stand the thought of the flavor. :)

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   Posted 10/3/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to LOVE the choc. ones. What a treat. But they always went right through me. Never caused nausea though.

I never really tried the other ones because I'm a choc. gal.

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   Posted 10/3/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I could drink the vanilla one's before, but they started to make me naseaous too. I like the strawberry one's now they are tastier and I don't have naseau at all, really good. Don't really like anything chocolate flavored except for chocolate and chocolate milk so I never tried chocolate flavor ensure.

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   Posted 10/3/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I went for the Choco. and strawberry at first couldn't go van. it seemed to be a day or so before I started to like them but the benefit was really good as I finally got my appetite back. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 10/6/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
i like the vanilla ensure - but can only do half the container at a time. there's too much sugar - it makes me nauseous.

any amount of the strawberry made me feel sick, but im not one for fake strawberry flavors anyway. hadn't tried the chocolate, figured it had more sugar than the vanilla, and that already has too much for me.
25 yrs - female : diagnosed with Crohn's 11/29/07

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