keeping hydrated with help of electrolytes

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 5/14/2007 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
Besides your gatorade for electrolyes there is a water that is infused with electrolytes.  The water is called Smart Water.  Just another helpful hint.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
 
Protonix 40 mg, Nuerontin, oxycontin, dilauded, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin b12 1000 mcg, vitamin b6 100mg, Diflucan 100mg, vitamin A, Multivitamin, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.


awesomeame
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   Posted 5/14/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
what is the deal with electrolytes?? why do ostomates need them? just wondering because there are a couple threads here all of a sudden on the topic...i drink water and and take multivitamins, all my "levels" are fine. my et nurse never said anything about taking any electrolyte water either???

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--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 5/15/2007 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
the electrolytes I think depend on the type of ostomy you have although I might be wrong on that.  I have an ileostomy and I tend to have loose stool since the large intestine is what absorbs the liquid back into your system.  I also take 3 imodium a day per my Dr.  Many people can get dehydrated very easily that have Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Coli***, and other ways where one has lots of diarrhea.  Electrolytes are also lost in the diarrhea and just drinking fluid may not help rehydrate you.  Many people in general mainly due to stomach flu or heat exhaustion end up in the hospital on IV fluid just to rehydrate.  Electrolyts help to also replace other things lost in these circumstances.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
 
Protonix 40 mg, Nuerontin, oxycontin, dilauded, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin b12 1000 mcg, vitamin b6 100mg, Diflucan 100mg, vitamin A, Multivitamin, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.


suebear
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   Posted 5/15/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I find, as a j-poucher, that most of the time I am fine. However, during intense outdoor exercise my body has a hard time holding fluids and on those occasions I drink Gookinaid. Plain water is not enough, I need the salt to hold the water in and Gookinaid provides that. It has more potassium and less sugar than the commercial brands (Gatorade and Powerade) and doesn't taste like a sweet drink. You can read more about the product at www.gookinaid.com

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free
 


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 5/16/2007 3:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Smart water isnt just water it has the electrolytes that gatorade has but it is water so no flavoring or sugar added. A 1 liter bottle sells ranging from 1 dollar a bottle (when on sale at stop and shop) to 1.59 regular price
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
 
Protonix 40 mg, Nuerontin, oxycontin, dilauded, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin b12 1000 mcg, vitamin b6 100mg, Diflucan 100mg, vitamin A, Multivitamin, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.

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