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Unread 03-06-2012, 04:36 PM
How long for Bowel Prep to work

Ok- tomorrow is the day!
I drank my bowel prep stuff about 3pm- how long should it take for it to kick in and start?

House clean, meals frozen, laundry done
I hope I am ready

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Unread 03-06-2012, 04:51 PM
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Funny. I'm doing the same thing right now. I think it depends on what kind you're doing. I have half-lightly which starts with a pill (took it @2:00). Got some result at 5:00 so now I get to drink the nasty stuff (hold your helps). It says about an hour later the party begins.

Good luck tomorrow!! You aren't alone.
Unread 03-06-2012, 05:15 PM
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Had to do this for a Colonoscopy (twice)
It will kick in, Don't go too far from home.
I have orders for an enema, (what good will that do ?)
Tomorrow is my date with Mr. Fleet.
(must not be scared, must not be scared )
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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:28 PM
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It takes a couple hours for me, but everyone is right, it depends on what you are using for the bowel cleanse.

Good luck, princesses! You will do fine. Tomorrow begins the first day of the rest of your life!!
Unread 03-06-2012, 05:40 PM
Re: How long for Bowel Prep to work

I'm doing the same thing right now! Kinda freaky, huh?

At 2:15 I took 2 Dulcolax and drank a 10-oz bottle of magnesium citrate........

Nothing happening yet.............

Maybe I shouldn't have eaten meat loaf last night for dinner?
Unread 03-06-2012, 06:09 PM
Re: How long for Bowel Prep to work

I am also going through the same thing right now. I drank a 10 oz bottle of magnesium citrate. I just feel nauseous but nothing else has happened. I have been drinking water and just waiting. Big day tomorrow for me as well.
Unread 03-06-2012, 06:14 PM
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I am just powering thru water and waiting. I can not believe that I have so many sisters prepping with my. Well, my fellow princesses, thanks it feels good to know I am not alone, my hubby is great but he is a guy.
I wonder if I can fail at bowel prep ;-)
Unread 03-06-2012, 06:17 PM
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Bowel Prep 101, Relax,
God Bless !
Unread 03-06-2012, 06:19 PM
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Well then my dear, I'll fail with you. I drank all that NASTY stuff & have been locked & loaded for two hours. NUTHIN!!! I don't think I've ever anticipated a BM this much before. I don't care if they give me an F so long as they take my uterus!!

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