When you go for enteral nutrition, what do you prefer? pls...

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   Posted 2/25/2010 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Well...  I have tried Nutridrink and Absorb (Absorb is not an option for regular use - too much freight and taxes to buy from where I live - almost 4 times the retail price), and I'm going to try Ensure. But, like "safe foods", the suplement experience can be very unique. This is more like a research! I didn't have real problems with then until now (I'm not sore about the first one), but I read that some of you has problems in drinking one brand or another.
So, what is your favorite shake? Easiness on tummy, taste etc.
I worry mostly on trips (I'm still planning), when having different foods AND BACTERIA, with little option. Bringing some shake powder along seems to be a good idea...  
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 mg Imuran + Iron (sort of remission, not sure at all)

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   Posted 2/25/2010 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried the Glycerna shakes? They are for people who are diabetic, but I prefer them because they are much, much lower in sugar. Ensure sometimes hurts my tummy and I think it's because it's so high in sugar. I hope you get to feeling better. *Hugs*
35 year old Female

Entocort EC 9mg per day and Remicade

Tried Remicade 2 yrs ago for about a year and a half and loved it, got off it due to costs, tried Humira and it just didn't work for me so now back on Remicade.

~Trying to avoid surgery as long as possible~

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   Posted 2/25/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
My son has Fresubin (although can't compare cause it is the only type he has had) but he is pretty picky. He can't drink it at room temperature though it had to be cold. Loads of flavours (I tried them too) and they are ok-although I try not to inhale too deeply cause as previously stated they do tend to smell like SMA baby milk. The energydrinks are pre-bottled containing all (or most of required nutrients) they also do sachets of calshake(to be mixed with milk) the emphasis with these is on calories and not nutrition. This calshake both tastes and smells good(if it didn't have so many calories I would pinch some for myself) but if you can't/don't do milk then they probably not for you. Also out there are fruit juice energy drinks, again I think made by fresubin but not positive about it.
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