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    JELLO?? can we eat this....??

    Ok. SO JELLO is not part of my diet at all....but today I am prepping for my barium and enema tomorrow....and I am starving...I am not use to being told not to eat, or to hold off eating on certain foods....so this diet restriction is killing me....anyway...i have been through worse....

    BUT since I am starving right now....and I never thought I would buy jello in my life.....it is a suggestion on my lunch and supper menu today as "FOOD" I can have along with a clear broth....

    CAN WE EAT JELLO?? if so what kind?? What does it look like? is jello the same as Jello pudding...or do they mean JUST JELLO...like the stuff that wiggles and moves...etc...I have no clue...HELP!! I am starving! thanks

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    I think the pudding is not ok because it involves milk. I personally avoid jello because of the colorants & fruit flavors. Maybe someone who's tried it since IC will come along & help...
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    It is just plain oh JELLO not JELLO pudding as it isn't considered a clear. I eat red jellow and it doesn't bother me. I would not worry about it to much as you need the fluid part of the Jello. What kind of test are you having done if you want to share. HOPE YOU WILL FEEL BETTER SOON.
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    Plain jello- not pudding. I think if you can manage it any color except I think they say to stay away from reds and one other color (can't remember!!) Can anyone remember what color??

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    THank you ladies for your reply, appreciated!

    I ended up not getting jello....I plowed through with just broth and water...

    I actually was having a barium enema done....

    I appreciate all your replies...at least for next time (but hopefully there will be no next time)...I know I can get plain ol jello!

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    Just for the record in case someone else searches this topic, I can eat lime, raspberry, and grape Jello. I like them with bananas or with cottage cheese.

    Of course, I don't eat them more than a couple of times a year.

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    HI Julie, thanks for info. Good to know for future. But hopefully I will not have to go through the test again.

    As far as the procedure goes. It was alright. The prep was not as bad as some had mentioned. I mean for me at least. (as we all react differently)

    I could not figure out why my bowels were NOT moving all day...even with the prep...it was not till about 7 pm when things started to happen for me, and it was about three hours on the toilet after that.

    Then I had one last bowel movement in the morning before my test. THankgod my test was for 8 am, because I was starving.

    THe procedure itself was not so bad. I did experience some cramping, similar to what some would get on the onset of their period.

    BUT it was afterwards where I get the terrible "trapped gas" and pains. After I got home (about 30 minutes later)

    I drank a ton of water and this helped release the gas. So about one hour afterwards was a bit of discomfort, till I released the gas that waas trapped inside and then I was fine.

    So about one hour of discomfort afterwards, and then I was good. Hope this helps anyone who is wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie B View Post
    Just for the record in case someone else searches this topic, I can eat lime, raspberry, and grape Jello. I like them with bananas or with cottage cheese.

    Of course, I don't eat them more than a couple of times a year.

    How did you do with the rest of the prep? That is a question that is asked a lot!

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    I didn't even have the discomfort with gas. There was a little bit, but it just passed with no pain.

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    I always say...we are all so different, we all have different diets that work for us, we all react differently to different procedures whether they are instills or bladder distentions....so the barium enema does not surprise me at all that yours was without incident....for me I had a bit of discomfort afterwards.

    Our bodies are all unique and will react accordingly ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICNDonna View Post
    I didn't even have the discomfort with gas. There was a little bit, but it just passed with no pain.

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    Jello caused enormous pain

    Sugar free cherry jello caused the worst problems I have had yet.

    - Urethral spasms
    - Urethral burning (8 on a 1-10 scale)

    Big mistake eating jello. The second ingredient was a type of acid.

    Beware.

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    Jello

    Some one on another site (my primary immune disease site at yahoo) told me unflavored jello or champagne jello was ok.

    I can find unflavored (you flavor it- but i do not know with what except fresh blueberries) but not champagne flavor.
    Any one know who makes that
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