I cannot absorb anything and my pancreas is not working. I will start entivio hope things heal and maybe slowly try food. I'm not sure of anything. The stuff makes my tummy hurt so bad among other symptoms and no energy. Well I'll talk to doc. Any ideas to help like this stuff taste wise? ThanksHi..are you on liquid diet to try calm a flare or do you have a stricture? I'm currently on fortisip and every few days I eat some mashed potatoe. This is because of a flare and stricture. I was on ensure plus but that made things worse as I ran to the toilet more. Things have calmed down now.
I wouldn't know because of your pancreatitis. I always thought that you had to be on clear fluids with that. Look up polymeric diet which involves food like jelly, clear broths ectI cannot absorb anything and my pancreas is not working. I will start entivio hope things heal and maybe slowly try food. I'm not sure of anything. The stuff makes my tummy hurt so bad among other symptoms and no energy. Well I'll talk to doc. Any ideas to help like this stuff taste wise? Thanks
Dr said fortsip was fine but it is not easy to get here
I haven't tried those although I heard they were good and I don't think I can freeze the stuff I take I'll check. I have no trouble with tea herbal and coffee but not too much. Doc said if it doesn't bother me fine. Having another test as the found a stricture and will probably need surgery as there is too much scar tissue. Then hopefully start entivio and introduce food thanksJulieHi. I've been on liquid diets to help me get into remission, I used the Elemental 028 drinks.
Have you tried freezing them? I didn't mind the taste, but when that's all you're having, then it's just like an ice lolly.
And I second Sabboo above, I don't think the caffeine is a good idea, as I know it is a stimulant. ...I reacted to both tea and coffee myself.
i have recently heard that but I can only have this peptamen stuff and drink herbal peppermint and fennel tea and ginger ale water etc nothing with protein so right now I can't drink it but may be after they get me fixed up a little. Thank you so much and I will save the info for as soon as I can have it. JulieHave you tried Bone Broth? Soooo good for healing the gut and all-around wellness! I can't post links here yet, but you can do a quick Google search of Benefits of Bone broth for the gut. You can also make your own (there is a process to it, I have some simmering now for the past 30 hours) there are some instructions for it online, but you can also get a carton at your local grocery store or any Whole Foods. Just make sure it says BONE broth. Hope you feel better!
For example:I am completely mystified
My doctor gave me the most useless advice too.Dr said tea and coffee ok no creamer or milk though
I know its weird, but other very specific enteral diets such as Modulen IBD for instance have questionnable ingredients and it does put CD in remission for a lot of patients. Main ingredient is corn syrup and the powder is loaded with sugar! I already tried it and it tasted very sugary. This product is commonly used in the pediatric population instead of cortico-steroids in CD and it works for many patients. I had called Nestlé to encourage them to have better ingredients. Back then it was GMO corn syrup, but I think they may have simply removed it on the ingredient label. In Canada, there is no law forcing to mention GMO's in the ingredient list.I have never heard of Ensure Plus.
But the original Ensure has loads of crap in it.
My doctor tried to put me on it - thanks but no thanks was my reply.
I really find it amazing, that they prescribe it to people with IBD.
Some of the ingredients like canola oil, sugar, artificial sweeteners, soy, milk, carrageenan, artificial flavours, have all been indicated in flares and worsening of IBD. Not to mention other health issues.
I am completely mystified
Wishing you the best.Hi. My name is Lynda. I am going to read through this tomorrow on my computer. I think a liquid diet would be the thing for me. I used to drink a healthy smoothie once a say as a meal replacement and I felt better. Solid food makes me miserable. ( I have suffered with UC for 20 years. ) Thanks for listening. ♡
Agree. Caffeine was really awful for my Crohn's disease .Is there any possibility of checking for cancellations? Maybe if you call a couple or three times a day and check you will get bumped up. I'm not trying to lecture, but the soda pop is really no good for you, try more water. I'm hoping you can get in to be seen sooner. Best wishes to you Lynda, you deserve a break.