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hana24
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   Posted 12/10/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have a preference on these - I am having trouble eating and so I was just going to drink a few of these a day. Is one better than the other? Any opinions would be helpful.

Thanks
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)


basa0806
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   Posted 12/10/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
When I had mono and my throat was so sore that I couldn't eat I drank boost. I really liked the strawberry flavor
Sam
19 year old college student diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16
Remission since January/April 2006
400mg Asacol 2x, 10mg Elavil, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD

"If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
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princesa
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   Posted 12/10/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd recommend a protein shake mix - like bodybuilders use - as a healthier option. Boost and Ensure are both full of sugars and unhealthy fats. Better yet, check out Absorb Plus - an elemental (predigested) shake mix developed specifically for IBDers who need to give their guts a rest.

http://www.holistichealthshoppe.com/index.php#6


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


vega19
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   Posted 12/10/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I like the taste of ensure better. It does help me gain weight when I'm coming out of a flare until I get my appetite back. I like the chocolate. If you're looking to save a few bucks the kroger brand is cheaper and taste the same as ensure.

31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, VSL 3
Prednisone 10mg (tapering 2mg every week)


hana24
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 354
   Posted 12/10/2008 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks
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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