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knahs1
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   Posted 4/23/2011 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I just had my takedown surgery  and my appetite is not good any good protein drinks?

qwerty1
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   Posted 4/23/2011 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Ive just been given Ensure drinks to take 3 times a day, the hospital gave me these.

24 y/o female from UK dx with UC (Proctitis) Jan 08. Never fully been in remission, resistant to all meds apart from Pred and Infliximab. Also dx with IBS. Proctocolectomy+pouch surgery w/ temp loop ileostomy 9th April 11.
Currently taking daily:
Spasmonal x 3, Cyclizine x 3, Tramadol x 6, MSR (slow-release Morphine) x 4, 60mg Seroxat (anti-anxiety), Multivitamins

Another UC wife
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   Posted 4/23/2011 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
We like the Slimfast powder that we mix with 8 oz of milk and it is 15 grams of protein - we use the chocolate one. I think there might be one that is 20 grams also.

worried mom 1
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   Posted 4/23/2011 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   

 

 My daughter didn't like the boost or ensure.  We tried the carnation instant breakfast ones and the special k ones.  Can't remember how many grams of protein they had though.

 


Subzeromambo
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   Posted 4/23/2011 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
What is takedown surgery? I drink the diabetic vanilla boost over ice, never room temperature. I also make my own with fruit and whey protein smoothies. My local grocery has just started carrying a frozen packaged no-sugar added soy fruit smoothie. Keep it in your freezer, throw it in a blender and zap-a smoothie. Maybe your grocery has it? I hope your surgery goes well. Because I have no appetitite I am also drinking an electrolyte drink a day. The only one I can stand is red Powerade. It really has helped to keep everything in balance.
Good luck.
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Bay Area Guy
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   Posted 4/23/2011 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I pretty much lived on Ensure Plus (available at Costco for a decent price, if you're a member) while I had my ileostomy.

stripey
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   Posted 4/24/2011 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a protein powder from health food shops that would normally be used by body builders. Cheap in a huge jar in UK and the strawberry isn't bad in a cold milkshake but the chocolate is better with warm milk like a hot chocolate.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

Blueheron
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   Posted 4/24/2011 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
The protein powders that have whey protein in them that are found in health food stores are very good. I found out I was protein-deficient after surgery and used these successfully to build my protein levels back up. I still drink one daily to help maintain a good protein level.
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 infusion of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010

stripey
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   Posted 4/25/2011 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
That's the ones I was on about blueheron, couldn't think of the stuff in them - whey protein. Senior moment. :)
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

redneck
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   Posted 6/13/2011 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been using bsn syntha 6 for just a little over a year and love it. Theres a few flavors that I don't like but besides that, no complaints. Recommend it to anyone!
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