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12-17-2015, 02:20 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what they give you in hospital when you are severly under weight?

I went into hospital once, and I was severely under weight. they put me on a drip. Prior to being on the drip my appetite had been pretty much non existent.

But once I was on the drip my appetite improved massively. I can only assume it was the drip that was responsible.

Does anyone know what they give you in the above situation?
12-17-2015, 07:58 AM   #2
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Did the "drip" have nutrition in it? If it did, it could have been like a TPN. Or was the "drip" like a medication, and not a nutrition? In that case, I'm not sure what it could have been.
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12-17-2015, 08:26 AM   #3
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Were you also experiencing a flare? You may have had a steroid drip, which would account for the increased appetite....
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12-17-2015, 10:30 AM   #4
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Back in 1992, I was in the hospital for an abscess. I had gone from 157 lbs. to 123. They put me on Ensure and tried to give me whatever they could to help me gain my eeright back.
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