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05-09-2004, 12:35 PM
I put this under depression and anxiety before and got no responses so I guess I'll try this one. I have lost 25 pounds in the last 3 months and I really don't want to lose anymore. I just do not have an appetite, plus I don't know which foods are good and bad for my bladder, I can't seem to figure it out. Anyways, I was wondering does anyone know if those Ensure drinks are OK for your bladder? I would really like to drinl them because I know I am not getting enough nutrition. Thanks for any input!!!
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05-09-2004, 01:32 PM
i'm not sure about those drinks sorry i have never dranked them or read them the way i think you can handle your diet will be make your own diary you can look on the homepage in order to give you some idea what to look out for.
i kept my own diary in order to find out my tiggers i dont have many trigers thanks the dear Lord and not everything on that list is a no no its just what people has reported that caused them to flare one thing i believe isn't on the list is fish but yet fish makes me flare.
sending you hugs and prayers
I haven't tried Ensure drinks.
But, my question would be "Do they have vitamins & minerals added which could set off the bladder?" I personally have to avoid stuff like that. If you try it, maybe drink a very small amount first, then next time a little more & see if your bladder likes it or yells at you and if the amount makes a difference
If you're trying to figure out a diet... You might try the ICN-3 column diet, start with the blandest stuff for a few weeks , then add foods one by one.
It took over a month on the diet to drop my daily level of pain, to where I could see if adding something provoked a flare. (I still have a base of symptoms, but it would be way way worse without the diet and my doctors & I aren't done with this yet!!!!).
Good luck, hope you find something that works.
05-09-2004, 06:32 PM
When I had surgery for my TMJ, I lived on those drinks for two weeks. I tried Ensure, but preferred the taste of Boost. It did not bother my bladder at all.
05-10-2004, 12:24 AM
Thanks for the replies,
05-10-2004, 10:53 AM
Donna, I know you have been on the Atkins diet and I was wondering if you have tried the Atkins choc drinks and if they have bothered your bladder.
05-12-2004, 11:59 AM
I tried just one sip of one Atkins chocolate shake --- that was enough for me --- maybe I'm strange, but I found the taste to be extremely vile! Nobody in my family could stand it. I ended up putting it in the garbage.
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