Clear Liquid Diet - Suggestions?

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   Posted 12/6/2011 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a colonoscopy on friday and so thursday is an all-liquid day. Yay! (sarcasm)

Anyone have any recommendations for broth brands? Beef versus chicken versus vegetable?

Any other suggestions from the pros out there?

I can only eat so much Jell-o before it starts making me want to vom so usually I just drink broth and tea on these days. I'm doing the Dulcolax/Miralax prep so I have to drink a lot of Gatorade for the prep so I'm going to try to avoid drinking it during the day if at all possible!
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   Posted 12/7/2011 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I love clear juices, white grape is my favorite. Also my doc allows me to have lemon italian ice.

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   Posted 12/7/2011 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Lemon Italian ice yeah! My doc does too also they make this jello that has fizzles in it from sprite or whatever you put in it and it's like actually chewing on something. Gives it a good texture comes in white grape only I believe. Chicken broth straight from the bullion cube is the way I go.
Diagnosed w/ UC in 1996 at age 9. I've pretty much been on every diet and drug.
Finally got my first Humira injection 12/1/11
Remission from 2003-2010
**Current flare**
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   Posted 12/7/2011 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I prefer vegetable broth or beef over chicken. Sometimes the chicken seems to burn my throat for some reason. And I second vote the lemon Italian ice. :)

Good luck!
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   Posted 12/7/2011 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I also prefer the veggie broth over chicken or beef. The brand I buy is Pacific Naturals, which I've found at health food store and Shaws. I also drank a TON of Welches white grape juice. I still drink that today - it's good stuff!
26, Female

Diagnosed with Ulcerative PanColitis 1998. Was med free from 2003 onward prior to getting hit with a nasty flare August 2011. Currently doing much better.

Currently taking:
Sundown Cod Liver Oil x1/day
Lialda 3 tabs/day
Just started Freeda SCD Multivitamin x1/day
Homemade SCD yogurt for probiotics
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   Posted 12/7/2011 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I made my own turkey broth for my C-scope in October. One of the grocery stores in my area has turkey wings for sale at a very reasonable price. So I threw them in a pot along with some salt and pepper as well as large chunks of onion, celery, and carrot (for added flavor) and enough water to cover it all. Then I let it simmer for a few hours, strained it, then let it cool so the fat would rise to the top so I could skim it off. It tasted a LOT better than anything from the store.
Symptomatic remission as of May 2009
Colonoscopy in Oct. 2011 showed no inflammation
Symptoms began in Nov. 2008, about 4 weeks after birth of first child
Diagnosed with pancolitis in Jan. 2009
Apriso (Four 0.375 g pills once daily), Mesalamine enema twice weekly, multivitamin, vitamin D, probiotic
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   Posted 12/7/2011 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
i usually make popsicles out of juice. i tend to drink juice too quickly so i just freeze them in my zoo animal popsicle molds. apple juice is my favorite.
severe pancolitis
previous medications:sulfa/mesal/cortico enemas, lialda, prednisone
medications: 50 mg 6mp and remicade.
healthy stuff: 2 packets of VSL#3, 4000 iu Vit D, Adrenal Support, Chorella/Turmeric, 3mg Melatonin

remicade infusion aug 29, 2011, sept 12, 2011, and is oct 10, 2011. next one is nov 30.

my goal is to get off 6mp and remicade asap.

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   Posted 12/7/2011 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I get beef consumme for some reason. I never eat this any other time, but it seems to hit the spot during that dreaded liquid diet day.
Female, 45, Vancouver BC
Currently in remission

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   Posted 12/7/2011 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a fan of sucking on hard candies, like lemon ones, during the prep when I get bored of the broth or juices. I find that broth(I go for chicken) helps relieve the hunger pains more than anything else.

32 years old
Left side colitis
Currently on Asacol, Cimzia, off prednisone as of 11/10/11!
Imuran failed, can't take 6mp, Humira failed
Mesalamine enemas sometimes
Diagnosed with many food intolerances including dairy, oats, lime, squash, etc.
Supplements include: Vitamin D, VSL#3, fish oil, calcium, magnesium, multivitamin

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   Posted 12/7/2011 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm all for variety, especially when doing a liquid diet for a few days.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
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   Posted 12/7/2011 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
As the good little Jewish girl I am... i am quite partial to Goodmans soup. it's quite easy to make and it tastes very good! if you can have apple juice, nantucket nector is very good as well. generally the prep makes me too nauseus to actually crave food but some docs will let you do orange jello or something (as long as it isn't red). if you buy a mix, you can make the whole bowl. that should last the full cleanout.
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Meds: pentasa, protonix, amitiza, kytril, librax, zoloft, trazadone, seraquil, nadolol, necon, potassium citrate, Claritin D, Phazyme, Naltrexone (in liquid suspension), and Nutrametrix Protocol (Aloe Juice, B-Complex, OPC 3, digestive enzymes)

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   Posted 12/8/2011 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the replies!

I picked up some goodies from the grocery store tonight to get ready for tomorrow.

Lemon ice is a great idea...! Never even thought about it.

I have a weekly thursday lunch date with my friends between classes at our favorite Mediterranean restaurant so sadly I'll miss out on my favorite lentil soup but at least I can still drink the arabic tea! It is delicious :)

Nate in NY
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   Posted 12/8/2011 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Iced tea mix and lots of fruit juice for me. They are both loaded with calories so I don't feel like keeling over.
Sigmoid colectomy x 3 Winter 2009.Peritonitis then ileostomy. Reversal and gallbladder removal Memorial Day 2009. Bilateral uveitis dx 2/10,Crohn's dx 5/10
6-MP started 4/11,cholestyramine started 10/11
Psyllium and Flax seeds, Metamucil(not sugar free)PB-8 probiotic, omega 3 fish oil,folic acid,b-12, zinc, L-Glutamine, no Inulin or chicory root
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