What is everyones favorite flavor and brand of meal replacment????

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   Posted 12/17/2009 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks in advance for answering:)

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Diagnosed with Arthritis 2007

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   Posted 12/17/2009 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
high protein chocolate boost!
it tastes alot better than any other flavours to me for some reason
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone & imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin

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   Posted 12/17/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Vanilla Ensure for me.
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   Posted 12/17/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I just had a Boost glucose control (chocolate flavor) and it's pretty good, lower in sugar. I also like Kroger brand called Fortify Plus in chocolate.

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   Posted 12/17/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I am with Family Guy, the vanilla Ensure is the best for ME. Hugs!
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   Posted 12/17/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
FamilyGuy said...
Vanilla Ensure for me.

Vanilla Ensure for me, too. Can't seem to stomach any other flavor too well.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008 at the age of 22.
Currently taking: Azathioprine, Pentasa, Zofran, Tramadol, Welchol, Promethazine, Ambien, Metoclopramide, Omeprazole, Hyoscyamine

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   Posted 12/17/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Vanilla Ensure Plus on ice ;)

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   Posted 12/17/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Vanilla boost or ensure.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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   Posted 12/17/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I have always been a fan of the Ensure milk chocolate and for seom reason the high protein tastes better than the regular.
I also like mixing half vanilla/half milk choc/1banana in the blender. I have not liked anything but Ensure, but others will say they hate it.
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   Posted 12/17/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I make home-made smoothies with yogurt, banana and 100% natural juice, usually pineapple juice.


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   Posted 12/17/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 12/17/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Chocolate Boost!!
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   Posted 12/17/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Vanilla ensure. Mmmmm.
I lived on smoothies for awhile last time I was really sick....mostly vanilla ensure and bananas.  Or almond milk and bananas.

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   Posted 12/17/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
FamilyGuy said...
Vanilla Ensure for me.

Humira 2 times a month, Lialda 2 X day, Phenergen PRN, Remeron 30mg day, Pain Meds, Zantac 300mg 2 X day, Prednisone 20mg Every Other Day, Vitamins;
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   Posted 12/17/2009 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Complan - all the flavours are good but coffees my fave!
The only prescription ones I've tried are Fortisips, Ensure and Enshakes - Fortisips and Ensure I found gross but Enshakes were MUCH nicer!!

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   Posted 12/17/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Chocolate Ensure high protein. But I usually settle for a cheaper store brand.
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   Posted 12/19/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine was banana or vanilla ensure, had to go on to ensure juices they were disgusting though Bev x
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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   Posted 12/19/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Loved boost and the cvs/walgreen brands and they used to help me maintain weight. Buy last two flares i could not hold them down! Especially chocolate i throw it up within 5 mins of consumption

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   Posted 12/19/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Mix One - Blueberry Vanilla or homemade.
27 Year old married female lawyer.  Diagnosed w/ CD 5 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For Crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 

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   Posted 12/19/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Vanilla really? Wow, I have only ever purchased the milk choc Ensure for my daughter. She tolerates, but does not like it.  I'm off to the store to pick up some vanilla tomorrow. Thanks!idea

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       Posted 12/20/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
    High Protein Chocolate Boost here too. Don't know what the protein makes a difference. JUst tried the dark chocolate ensure. Hated it at first, but by the time I finished the pack it grew on me.
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       Posted 12/20/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
    love vanilla and strawberry ensure..really cold..prefer vanillia over strawberry though ..lyn
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