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teacupsunderfire
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   Posted 8/1/2008 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got out of the Hospital today and I don't want to go back, So what is the best way to prevent dehydration? Would gatoride be a good idea? I am concerned because of all the corn syrup and crap in it.

sweetmelody
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   Posted 8/1/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
lots of water i think?

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07

Medications
Lialda - 4 pills in the morning w/ food.
Canasa suppositories


suebear
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   Posted 8/1/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   

If you no longer have diarrhea gatorade is fine.  If you do have diarrhea just cut the gatorade with 50% water.  A better rehydrating beverage is vitalyte.  It has more of the benefical ingredients and less of the junk.  You can get it at www.vitalyte.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


ChiCubs7
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   Posted 8/1/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Pedialyte is good also.
Ken, 24 years old

Seborrheic Dermatitis diagnosed Jul 08 (flaring) - Fluocinonide Topical QHS, Ketoconazole 2% Shampoo TIW
Left Sided Ulcerative Colitis diagnosed Jan 08 (flaring) - 50mg Azathioprine QD, 4 x 1.2g Lialda QD, 5mg Prednisone QD, 1000mg Canasa QHS
Minimal Change Disease diagnosed Feb 06 (in remission) - 10mg Lipitor QD

1200mg Fish Oil BID, 400 IU Vitamin D + 600mg Calcium BID, 2mg Garlic Oil QD, 500mcg Biotin, 150mg Oil of Oregano, 4 x 3g Metamucil Fiber Capsules QD, 2 x VSL#3 Capsules QID, Culturelle HS QW, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri QD


teacupsunderfire
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   Posted 8/1/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. I will look into the Vitalyte, I am very picky wil taste too, Thank you.

teacupsunderfire
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   Posted 8/1/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Choice, Vitalyte is sold at REI and I am a member so I will get it, thanks again.

Kiss520
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   Posted 8/1/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Are there any drinks that are good for hydration that DON'T have sugars in them? Aside from water, I mean...
Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08
Current Treament:  Rowasa 60 ML 2X daily, Cortenama 100 ML 1X daily, Bentyl 20 MG (as needed), Acidophilus 3X daily, Fish Oil and Multivitamin daily.
Diet/Exercise:  Sugar elimination.  Daily yoga, walking, or cardio w/weights.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status:  Flare (showing some improvement)
 
 


suebear
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   Posted 8/1/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes, I should have mentioned that REI sells vitalyte.  My favorite flavor is orange but I also like punch and lemon.  The citrus flavor has the least amount of taste in is most like just drinking a slightly flavored water.  You can get a pack of mixed flavor packets and try them all.  Vitalyte is the ONLY hydrating beverage sold in the Grand Canyon so you know it's proven and effective.

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


~ChristieAnn67~
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   Posted 8/2/2008 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   
IV fluids work good too!!!    cool    But if that is not an option at home,  then I guess watered down Gatorade is good...but I always go to the less sugar one,  G2.    They are good and if you need to,  you can water it down too... I  guess plain water is good too,  but if I had to depend on it ,  it wouldn't get done,  I hate just plain water...  So,  try drinking what ya like...fluids is fluids..and its all good!!  
                                          ~Christie
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo).   Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Complete remission from Nov. 07 to July 08 d/t Remicade) hoping for remission again after this current flare.
                                         Medications
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 15 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily,  and pro-biotics daily.
http://www.wearecrohns.org/christie67


tjf
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   Posted 8/2/2008 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   
What about sugar free popsicles???? If you go w/ Pedilyte monitor how much you drink. Too much and it can make you throw up.
Tabitha (Tab)

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day, Acidopholis Pearls, Zegerid (not sure if it is working)

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teacupsunderfire
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   Posted 8/2/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I am drinking a quart of Rain Gatoride every two hours plus two 16oz of water in between, My headaches are starting to clear but My back and neck are still very sore from hospital stay.

quincy
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   Posted 8/2/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
The body needs glucose to function......sugar and salt and water.

Artificial sweeteners only fool the pancreas in believing there's sugar and releases insulin...you end up with a free flowing insulin with NO sugar to use it up.

You can dilute it by drinking more water than sugar...If you're eating foods and drinking water....add fibre supplements to slow down the diarrhea...one shouldn't suffer from dehydration that way.

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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