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Unread 11-08-2010, 06:43 AM
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Hi everyone. I am in need of some advice here as my nerves are getting the best of me.
I am scheduled for TVH tomorrow and I am going to begin my bowel prep at 10:00 this morning. I am doing the miralax/dulcolax combo. I have been on clear liquids since yesterday (Sunday) and Friday and Saturday I was getting nervous and only had one meal both days and that was dinner. This morning when I woke up my head is KILLING me. I am afraid that I didnt drink enough yesterday and am already getting dehydrated. My worry is that I wont have much in my bowels and will really start feeling sick as the day goes on. I have drank a bottle of water and had a bowl of jello but I can't take anything for my headache as the hospital instructed me to stop taking anything for a week before my surgery. I feel crappy right now. I have never done a bowel prep before and I have been reading what to expect from it and of course that kinda freaks me out and then last night I am having these ridiculous dreams that I am running to the bathroom and not making it and having accidents left and right and geez its amazing what your mind can do to you when your sleeping! I know I'm rambling here now but I would really appreciate any words of advice.
Thanks ladies.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by #1SteelersFan View Post
Hi everyone. I am in need of some advice here as my nerves are getting the best of me.
I am scheduled for TVH tomorrow and I am going to begin my bowel prep at 10:00 this morning. I am doing the miralax/dulcolax combo. I have been on clear liquids since yesterday (Sunday) and Friday and Saturday I was getting nervous and only had one meal both days and that was dinner. This morning when I woke up my head is KILLING me. I am afraid that I didnt drink enough yesterday and am already getting dehydrated. My worry is that I wont have much in my bowels and will really start feeling sick as the day goes on. I have drank a bottle of water and had a bowl of jello but I can't take anything for my headache as the hospital instructed me to stop taking anything for a week before my surgery. I feel crappy right now. I have never done a bowel prep before and I have been reading what to expect from it and of course that kinda freaks me out and then last night I am having these ridiculous dreams that I am running to the bathroom and not making it and having accidents left and right and geez its amazing what your mind can do to you when your sleeping! I know I'm rambling here now but I would really appreciate any words of advice.
Thanks ladies.
I am responding because I have had several colonoscopies with bowel cleanses, so I think I might have insight. Your head may be hurting so much from a big reduction in the amounts of sugar or caffeine in your diet, so if you're allowed to have some of either or both of those, it might help. Also I would think that although you can't take ibuprofen that you might be allowed some Tylenol. Why not call and ask and while you're at it mention your headache/dehydration concern?
Good luck. Hope you feel better.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 07:34 AM
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I agree. I would call your doctor and ask if Tylenol is OK. Also see if you would be allowed to drink clear Gatorade. I am a coffee person and bowel preps are a nightmare. I find that water alone occupied by nerves is not a good combo for me. I hope that you get to feeling better soon and good luck on your surgery!
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Unread 11-08-2010, 08:19 AM
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thanks. I put a call in to the dr. In the meantime I decided to start my bowel prep at 9:00. I figured there was no sense in waiting until 10. So far nothing. But I mixed the miralax with gatorade so hopefully that with water will help somewhat. I do have plain gatorade also so I will drink that as well.
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