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macgrl
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/21/2007 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

So my GI just put me on a liquid diet for the next 3 days (just what I wanted over Christmas!). Just wondering if anyone had any advice for fun things to try besides chicken noodle soup and liquid breakfast?
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Diagnosed: July 2007
Pregnant: Due 05/2008
Meds: mesalamine, 40mg prednisone,
Other: prenatal vit., probiotics, calcium, fish oil.


expecting226
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 12/21/2007 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Can you do smoothies? There are some great smoothie recipes out there on the Web. Plus, most smoothies contain ice cream and/or yogurt, fruit, some sort of protein, etc. That will be good for both you and the baby.
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)


NuffinButtTrouble
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 679
   Posted 12/21/2007 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Try yogurt that's low in sugar...most of us react poorly to sugar.

NBT
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


macgrl
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 12/21/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Smoothies sound like a good option. Do you think adding a protein source (like Tahini) will aggravate things?
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Diagnosed: July 2007
Pregnant: Due 05/2008
Meds: mesalamine, 40mg prednisone,
Other: prenatal vit., probiotics, calcium, fish oil.


expecting226
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 402
   Posted 12/21/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I honestly don't know, as I have never been put on a liquid diet. I would call your GI and ask about that.
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)


quincy
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   Posted 12/21/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Seems extreme.....I can't see why you can't eat very small meals often throughout the day...low veggies, etc. Plus he could prescribe for you to take imodium or lomotil once a day for a few days.

How bad are your symptoms?

quincy
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~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 !!!


princesa
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   Posted 12/21/2007 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Check out Absorb Plus shakes. They're formulated specifically for IBDers. It's enteral nutrition that's predigested and gives your bowels a rest, which is what it sounds like your doc is trying to do.

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


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


kazygirl
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   Posted 12/21/2007 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
i was on a liquid diet a few times this last year and for longer than 3 days. once for 2 weeks.

resourcr fruit drink is a full meal supplement in a juice box and they are yummy. they fill you up too.
also ensure is a meal supplement as well.
sustegen also works and is in powder form that you mix with water in a glass and drink up.
steph - 31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only to splenic flexure.
last 4 days have been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all = remission (yey!) 
tapering pred = now on 20mg prednisone 1x day with breakfast
1000mg mesalazine 2x day - 1/2 endone every 6 12 hours for pain (weaning)
calicim, inner health plus (probiotic), fentalyn patch for pain and to wean off oxycodone
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww
 
 


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 12/21/2007 11:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Liquid diets from time to time are a great way to rest your bowels when dealing with IBD, either crohns or UC.

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


hana24
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 354
   Posted 12/21/2007 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I like this
Mango Lassi

1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup mango pulp (fresh or canned)
1 cup crushed ice
3 table spoons sugar / Use sugar substitute if desired

Blend all of the above. Add a little water if the consistency is too thick. Keep refrigerated.
Serve chilled. Makes 4 servings.
Jessica 26/F
Asacol 2pills/ three times a day
Entocort EC 9ml/day


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 12/22/2007 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   
sugar is known to exacerbate IBD symptoms because IBDers are prone to bacterial over-growth and sugar happens to feed on bacteria making bacterial over-growth that much worse.

Honey or Stevia is a better substitute then your typical low-cal sweetners on the market...and definitely avoid anything with sugar alcohols in them (anything ending with "tol" xylitol, sorbitol, ect).

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


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 29860
   Posted 12/22/2007 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
just remember that honey can be a laxative for some...

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~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 !!!


UCinNC
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Total Posts : 528
   Posted 12/22/2007 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
ensure is good and filling.
also, perhaps you could do hummus? I am not sure if that would work since it usually goes on bread, but maybe a spoonful would taste ok by itself?
also, you can just boil a bunch of veggies, then blend them, the heat it up and treat it as soup.
honey has natural anti-inflammatory qualities.
29/Female/NC
Pancolitis dx 3/07
12 Asacol/day
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent)
Various vitamins, a probiotic and fish oil.


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20577
   Posted 12/22/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
it's so gentle I doubt it would be noticable, besides when eating fibreous foods (which IBDers need to help bulk up and sweep the bowels clean of bacteria, a little honey would be a big help)...

Advantages of Honey.

1. It is non-irritating to the lining of the digestive tract.

2. It is easily and rapidly assimilated.

3. It quickly furnishes the demand for energy.

4. It enables athletes and others who expand energy heavily to recuperate rapidly from exertion.

5. It is, of all sugars, handled best by the kidneys.

6. It has a natural and gentle laxative effect.

7. It has sedative value, quieting the body.

8. It is easily obtainable.

9. It is inexpensive.

Read the rest of this link to find out all the benefits of honey...

 

http://www.natcure.blogspot.com/2007/09/intresting-raw-food-honey.html

 

 

:)


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


chicagoatc
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 133
   Posted 12/23/2007 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Naked Juice has a protein smoothie. It's really good and has 40 g of protein in one bottle! I drink it when I'm too sick to eat but have to carry on with life and keep my brain working! :) They also are coming out with a probiotic smoothie too. I haven't tried it but maybe it's good?

http://www.nakedjuice.com/main.php
29 years old; diagnosed since 1997 (but I've had it forever)
Current meds:
-Prednisone 10 mg!
-Re-trying Imuran; I'm at 75 mg now.
-Asacol 12/day
-Failed Remicade (8/06-8/07)
-Calcium + Vitamin D(for my steroid-affected bones)
-Buspar and Xanax for anxiety
-Prenatal vitamins (for the extra stuff, not for pregnancy)
 


Sara14
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   Posted 12/24/2007 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I've tried the Naked Juice probiotic drink! It's super yummy! They sell it at Wal-mart where I live.
23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - as needed for flares
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; flaxseed

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