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UCfree_at17
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   Posted 10/2/2008 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
What to eat while prepping for a scope? There are only so many see through liquids out there =/
Katrina, Senior in high school! =]
Dx with UC March 18,2008
 
Methotrexate shot,Iron,Folic Acid,20mg Prednisone,Probiotic,Multivitamin,Calcium
                                                                    
Getting surgery since nothings working right..dont know when yet.
 
 


ediekristen
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   Posted 10/2/2008 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
The things I ate during my last prep were:
Chicken broth (low sodium)
Jello, but nothing red or purple.. I went with blue, but yellow is probably a better idea. It was so weird going to the bathroom and having a bowl full of blue liquid...
Gatorade (again, no red or purple)
Ice pops... These were a lifesaver for me.

I started my liquid diet two days before the scope to make the actual prep easier, and it did- I had nothing but liquid coming out of me that night. But it was really rough basically starving myself and I got pretty sick on the first night. Funny, ever since then my appetite has been terrible, I think my stomach may have actually shrank in addition to the prep making my flare worse.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Sulfasalizine 3000mg/day

 
 


Peety
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   Posted 10/2/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
That's the only good part, jumping on the scale and finding a few pounds gone! It will motivate me to lose even more extra pounds, I hope. Scheduled for Monday...
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day. Use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free diet, also none of the other foods tested sensitive to (cow's milk, soy, tomato, egg white, others)
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years! 
Replete probiotic. Slow-release iron and B-12 shots for anemia.
 


beartooth
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   Posted 10/2/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Chicken broth and Jello were my mainstays. I have to agree, blue jello looks better going in than coming out. I've also heard that drinking Sprite or 7Up were okay, but I can't deal with the carbonation.
Brandon
 
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort enema, Prednisone (down to 10mg...yay!)


ediekristen
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   Posted 10/2/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah! I felt so bloated before my scope and I've lost 8 pounds since then, which isn't necessarily a GOOD thing persay, but hey whatever.

Also, I believe they did tell me sprite/7-up was okay but I too don't like the carbonation. I've never been a big fan of those two beverages at all. The only soda I drink is Dr. Pepper.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Sulfasalizine 3000mg/day

 
 


Sunshineonmyface~
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 10/2/2008 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I bought ck rice soup and drained the broth into a glass and drank that. It tasted better than canned ck broth. I also had a lot of tea with sugar, and gatoraid. I think this really helped me because I didn't get the headache I usually get, and my blood pressure wasn't all low and weird at the doctors.

I don't know if this is "allowed" but I would mix lemonade crystal light in with the prep, or sometimes just a spoonful of sugar because the bitter ugggh taste would make me gag.

Dagger
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   Posted 10/2/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a low residue food kit called "Nutra-Prep" that is actually food. You can have vanilla shakes, chicken noodle soup, chocolate energy bars, potato poppers, and applesauce. You can eat from the food kit until 5:00 the day before the procedure and then you switch to clear liquids.

It is awesome and worth every penny especially if you are hypoglycemic.

I've used it 5 times already and was always clean for my procedures including having my IC valve removed.
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