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Gigi1227
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   Posted 11/10/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Curiousity here - does anyone drink gatorade on a regular basis to help w/ their UC?  I have a friend that suggest I do this for 3-4 days and stop drinking water to see if that makes me feel better.  She is an RN and told me that she feels confident I will.  Thought it was worth a try sure can't hurt.  So do you drink Gatorade?
 
Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
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B12
 
 


UC Fighter
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   Posted 11/10/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't cause of the sugar. Sugar can be very, irritating.
 Current Rx:
 6 400mg Asacol 6x / day
 40mg Prednisone / day
 Mesalamine Enemas (nightly)
 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 11/10/2008 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Try pedialyte instead. I find that when I am dehydrated I feel crappy and the electrolytes and potassium in pedialyte or gatorade do make me feel better.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


pb4
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   Posted 11/10/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd go with Pedialyte and skip the gatorade all together, too much sugar and junk in it.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


ediekristen
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   Posted 11/10/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was a baby, I had colic and couldn't keep anything down. I also refused to drink pedialyte, but loved Gatorade. So my pediatrist told my parents to keep me on that, so I was literally raised on the stuff. It's been my beverage of choice since I was a kid- I never really drank soda or anything, it was always Gatorade or water. I still almost always have a bottle of it in my fridge, but I don't really find it has any effect on my UC, positive or negative. Though I do seem to have more issues when I drink the red colored ones.

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, Azasan 100mg

 
 


Peety
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   Posted 11/10/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Gatorade is really high in carbs. There are better choices, like pedialyte
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


ucwarrior
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   Posted 11/10/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Gatorade will not have a direct impact on UC, however it can aid in relieving dehydration from the big "D" better than plain water due to the electrolyes K, and Na. I don't really like gatorade that much anymore due to the food dyes and they changed their recipe from the original glucose-based mix.
Distilled H2O with a drop of lemon juice, honey, and/or some salt-substitute works for me.

Too much pedialyte makes me feel ill, and unfortunately I've recently seen that nasty sucralose in it so I abandoned it all together. Its getting tougher to find products that don't contain sucralose anymore...
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1995
32 years old
Living med free  
Currently in remission  


Luna0
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   Posted 11/10/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I like Ice tea. It works wonders for me. =) Or maybe just tea all together...humm
theres... constent commet, mint tea, black tea....*this list could go on forever*
Tawn 
19 years old, College Student ~WAHOO GO CATS=)
 
Diagnosed in 2004
Currently on:
Remicade
Imuran 3pills/day
Benifiber
And other over the counter meds.


jano437
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   Posted 11/10/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never had a problem with Gatorade. In fact, when i am low on potassium, it is my life saver. I drink it all the time will no ill effects
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Pro-Bio
Forvia
calcium
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)


quincy
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   Posted 11/11/2008 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd never drink it. But, I'm curious..how would it help your UC according to the nurse?

Most gatorades or flavoured waters, etc are chock full of artificial sweeteners.

You'd be best to eat your calories than drink them.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3  +   1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  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 !!!
 


Red_34
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   Posted 11/11/2008 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Gatorade never bothered me either unless I have alot of them. One here or there is fine. My personal favorite is XXX Vitamin water. It seems to make me feel better for some reason.
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pb4
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   Posted 11/11/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Gatorade is suppose to help with dehydration, giving back electrolytes, potassium and such to aid with dehydration, pedialyte does the same only it's better because it doesn't contain near as much junky stuff.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


WhiteSox1
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   Posted 11/11/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was flaring, Gatorade was all I would drink and I didn't have any problems with it at all.  I still drink it from time to time.

Pancolitis - Diagnosed on 9/6/07
Asacol 4 pills 3x's daily
Imuran 150mg.
Canasa
Multi-Vitamins
Calcium with Vit. D Tablets


jujub
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   Posted 11/11/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Gatorade is balanced to replace electrolytes lost through physical exercise. Pedialyte is balanced to replace electrolytes lost through vomiting and/or diarrhea. There are small but important differences, and it's now recommended children and babies not be given Gatorade for N/V/D because it can cause electrolyte imbalances. Therefore, if you're going to drink one, Pedialyte is probably the better choice.

That said, I don't know how drinking expensive, electrolyte-laced water is going to help unless you're having severe, watery D. I think maybe your nurse friend needs to stick to what she knows about, which doesn't seem to be IBD. Her comment sounds like she probably works in general pediatrics or medical nursing, not GI.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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UChick
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   Posted 11/11/2008 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink Gatorade all the time. One because I love it and two because Gatorade is good for electrolytes. Since I take Azathioprine I figure it can't hurt to have a little extra help in that department.
Age 18
Diagnosed September '01 : Remission since July '02
Asacol- 4 pills 3xday
Azathioprine- 75mg 1xmorning
Centrium A-Z multi-vitamin
Took Remicade 3 times, BIG FAN!!!!
Have Taken: Prednisone, Flagyl, Zantac (for acid reflex)


mh53mike
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   Posted 11/11/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Its obvious some of you havent seen the movie water boy!

26y old male. Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
 
Current daily treatment:                             Probiotics & supplements:
2400mg oral asacol                                       Digestive enzymes
75mg azathioprine                                        folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Prilosec                                              VSL#3 probiotic 
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,yeast,breads,alcohol. Stay natural as possible. A not so strict form of the SCD.  
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08
 
 


Zaneluke
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   Posted 11/12/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI doc told me flat out. Stay away from gatorade because it can cause you to have loose stools if you drink large amounts of it.
Ulcerative Pancolitis diagnosed March 2007.
Quit smoking Dec 2006.


pb4
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   Posted 11/12/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Some docs are more on the ball than others.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


hana24
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   Posted 11/13/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
So I read this thread and sent my husband to buy Pedialyte. It was sooo gross. I can't drink it. It taste like mineral water or the stuff they make you drink for a prep.
Jessica 27/F
Remicade
Entorcort 9ml
Lialda 2.4GM
Citalopram 20 MG
omeprazole(for acid reflex)
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone, Asacol ,colazal, Culturelle, dicyclomine)


Gigi1227
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   Posted 11/14/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hanna24 may I suggest adding some squeeze lemon in it or lime? Perhaps that might help the flavor.

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
B12
 
 


hana24
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Total Posts : 354
   Posted 11/14/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I'll try it - I've got plenty of it now to experiment with :)
Jessica 27/F
Remicade
Entorcort 9ml
Lialda 2.4GM
Citalopram 20 MG
omeprazole(for acid reflex)
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone, Asacol ,colazal, Culturelle, dicyclomine)

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