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Unread 09-18-2011, 07:09 PM
Re: Bowel Prep - What to expect??

I started my period in the middle of my bowel prep- the period from hell too I might add, with a migraine as a chaser. Cant wait for it to be tomorrow afternoon
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Unread 09-18-2011, 07:11 PM
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You poor girl! We will both be recovering at this time tomorrow! Right? It will soon be over! Good luck to you tomorrow!
Unread 09-18-2011, 11:41 PM
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Well, I wolfing down a pizza right now cause I don't know when I'll be able to eat again. I haven't really eaten much in the last two days (anxiety?) so I thought I'd better eat so I'm not starving in the morning. To all my fellow crappers (LOL) Good luck and big hugs!!
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Unread 09-19-2011, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by RMIx2 View Post
Did anyone get the chills toward the end of the bowel prep? I have been in the bathroom all day and now I have goose bumps. I don't feel sick at all and don't have a fever but I am wondering if not having much in me is making me feel cold. I am under a blanket now and feel a little better. Crazy...I can't wait to get this over with tomorrow. I think I am the first surgery so I am happy about that.
That's exactly what happened to me 1h after drinking the first 5 oz. I was so cold that I could not stop my teeth from chattering - had to turn the heat on and curl up under a blanked. This lasted about 1h and then it was all over - strange.
Unread 09-19-2011, 11:04 AM
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Good luck to everyone. My doctor prescribed osmoprep since I take blood pressure medication. It's 4 tablets every 15 minutes for 2 hours total. On prior surgeries I had the mag. citrate. I've just started my second hour of pills. I'll have an enema tonight and he said to use a medicated douche tomorrow morning before arriving at the hospital at 5:30am.
Unread 09-19-2011, 11:59 AM
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omg. ok - now i'm grossing out! this is even if you're having it laproscopcially????

sooooooooo not looking forward to this!
Unread 09-19-2011, 12:11 PM
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I am doing the Mag Citrate right now. Got the grape flavor. Tastes a lot like grape Nehi that someone dumped some salt into. Not as bad as I expected but certainly not great!

I used a big slab of Vaseline. Have always used it anytime anyone has had diarrhea.

I have a bad knee. My next surgery will be a TKR. It's been locking up on me more than usual the last few days. It suddenly occurred to me...what if it locks up on me on a mad dash to the commode?! =o
Unread 09-19-2011, 04:07 PM
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Oh my! Let's hope that knee stays nice and flexible!!!! I am on my second package of this cranberry crap. I could barely get it done. Can't stand the fizzy stuff! Anyways, the first round wasn't too bad but heard it's the second round that's the killer.
Unread 09-19-2011, 04:09 PM
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Last time I did this, I had kept the mag citrate in the fridge, which helped, but I like the Sprite idea, that stuff is truly gross. Gotta take mine in an hour or two... Agh! Good luck to you!
Unread 09-19-2011, 04:31 PM
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And you as well. My tummy is rumbling and I have to go every 30 to 45 minutes. Just gushes out. I'm burning down there a bit and the wipes don't really help but what can you do. This time tomorrow it will be all over, thank goodness!!

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