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6 hours until I start liquid diet and bowel prep! 6 hours until I start liquid diet and bowel prep!

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Unread 10-04-2011, 05:08 AM
6 hours until I start liquid diet and bowel prep!

Ugh, my tummy is nervous just thinking about it! My surgery is tomorrow at noon so I start "prepping" at noon today. Kinda makes me wanna eat everything in sight while I can! Lol But I'm sure that would just make the whole process worse, right? I'm getting nervous now....oh I do have a question, is the mag citrate salty? I was gonna mix it with 7 up.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 07:10 AM
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I had the lemon flavor and it was really sour - I mixed mine in juice and didn't notice it too much. I later figured out that V8 juice has added food coloring so I ended up with bright orange "movements"...
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Unread 10-04-2011, 07:29 AM
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Oh my-that must have been interesting lol! I bought the "citrus" flavor from Target and it's been chilling for 3 days in the fridge. I am mixing it with 7up. I have to drink half at noon, half at 4 and then an enema before bed.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 08:00 AM
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I'd describe the Mag citrate as salty-sour. I used a chaser, juice or broth work. Compared to the colonoscopy prep, it was a walk in the park! Stay hydrated with those clear liquids, it helps. Good luck.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 08:23 AM
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I'd describe the Mag citrate as salty-sour. I used a chaser, juice or broth work. Compared to the colonoscopy prep, it was a walk in the park! Stay hydrated with those clear liquids, it helps. Good luck.
Colonoscopy prep just makes me shudder!! I would describe that as BRINE... I have the lemon flavored mag cit stuff and hope its not "icky". Can you take it with juice, or mix it in 7up?
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Unread 10-04-2011, 08:28 AM
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Oof- brine is HARSH!! Here's to hoping it's not that bad! Well 2 1/2 hours to go, time to go buy The Lion King do it's here when I get home in also gonna buy a backscratcher,it's the only thing I forgot! I figure I'm gonna be pretty useless after 1 or so, so I'm finishing last minute stuff now.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 08:39 AM
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You should be able to mix mag citrate with allowed clear liquids. It was like sucking a salted lemon, sort of. Not briney like Golytely. Really it was do-able partly because it was 1/2 bottle at a time, not a huge volume. And I've done the mag citrate twice! Also chewing intense mint gum before you drink it numbs the taste buds so you taste it less. Good luck ladies.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 08:48 AM
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I am 13 days on the OTHER SIDE and can still remember my big mistake in bowel prep...drink lots of water. The Mag citrate really isn't horrible (especially if you have ever had a colonoscopy)...chug it down...I got it down in 3 huge swallows. Then wash down a glass of clear water to "cleanse the pallet" LOL. Then either suck on a clear candy or take a swig of some other flavor. Most flavors will taste gross after the chug, but if you keep with the water, the treatment will get into your system faster.

I didn't drink enough water and waited 7.5 hours for the cleansing to start...made a long night before surgery.

I totally get the fear part you are having...I was there Sister. But now 13 days later, life is starting to get back to normal.

Hugs for tonight and tomorrow...
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Unread 10-04-2011, 11:16 AM
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Yes, Brine is harsh.... sorry!! : ) I have to drink the whole bottle, so I will definitely drink lots and lots of water. Thanks for that advice!! Great to have friends to guide you!
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Unread 10-04-2011, 11:41 AM
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Okay....just took the first dose in some 7up and is was like a salted lemon!!!! Not bad at all. Now, let's see if it will wait to kick in until I get my paperwork done (I work from home and this is the last thing I gotta do before I'm out for 3 weeks) Fingers crossed!! Thanks for all of the help, sisters
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