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Unread 11-16-2011, 03:41 PM
Bowel prep questions (prep is in process)

How sick am I supposed to feel with this.minhave just started my third tall glass and can't leave the bathroom to get more. And I don't really want more...
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Unread 11-16-2011, 05:36 PM
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What bowel prep are you doing? I'm doing the 10oz of Mag Citrate and clears... *sigh* I am sooooo distended and crampy, but only going a little. No urges, but something wicked is brewing inside-- I'm at the 3 hr mark! I'm so tired and could use a nap, but too afraid I wont wake up when "it" happens
Unread 11-16-2011, 06:03 PM
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Gatorade and miralax, with four pills of a laxative I have already forgotten three hours before starting the liquid mixture. Liquid diet since noon, NPO at 430 am.

I did fin dsomething helpful on another site. For this prep, they recommend some strong tasting. Drink or gum after some of the mixture, which has helped a LOT.
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Unread 11-16-2011, 06:06 PM
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I was given sodium picosulfate (picoprep) - 2 large glasses - and it took 3 hours from the first mouthful to kick in - but boy was it a relief when it did!!

Best wishes for the castle, ladies

Unread 11-16-2011, 06:48 PM
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Quick question is this prep like the one they give you for a colonoscopy? Surgery in 3wks
Unread 11-16-2011, 06:53 PM
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Rena - similar, but not necessarily the same - it all depends on your different doctors! My gastroenterologist makes me use ColonLytely, which is the vilest, most revolting thing I've ever had, and I have to drink 3 litres of it! ... But my gyn/onc only wanted me to "clean out the bulk" so I had Picoprep, which was better tasting, much less of it (only half a litre), and seemed faster and gentler. So you'll need to check with your surgeon.

Oh - and some gyn surgeons don't require a bowel prep at all.

Good luck!

Unread 11-16-2011, 08:52 PM
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Good luck, Ladies! Hope it all works out in the end (no pun intended). LOL (Okay, so pun definately intended).

I wish I could offer sage words of advice, but not having been there/done that/got the t-shirt, I can only offer moral support, and maybe a laugh or too. (That's sure to get things moving, right?)

Seriously - prayers for a quick and uneventful surgery and recovery.

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