Interesting about the Gator Aid. I've been using the powder and mixing 1 packet of the regular with 1 packet of the G2 for a couple of years (it's easier to take to work, etc.) with no problems - and my GI said nothing about the sugar thing. I am in the process of switching to G2 only - mostly because, and I know you'll all get a kick out of this since we can drop 20 lbs. in a week when in the middle of a flare, but I want to lose about 15 lbs!!
Anyway, my electrolytes were so messed up all the time that my doctor told me no "free water" - period.
Same here. My doctor has told me not to even bother with plain water because I need more electrolytes. He also never suggested the sugar content would be bad
27/F Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 Removal of colon, creation of J-Pouch and ostomy; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Takedown too soon; RV fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Attempted Fistula Repair(couldn't find it)
3/30/10 Takedown again
Lomotil 1 Tsp. (4/day), Questran (3/day), Flaygl 250 mg (3/day), TPN 14 hrs/day, IV fluids 4 hrs/day Prednisone 7.5 mg (1/day), Florinef .05mg (1/day), Sandostatin infusion 300 mcg (2/day), Gluten free diet