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Mac_Gyver
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 1/16/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I go to the Cleveland Clinic in two weeks and I sure a colonoscopy will follow so here' s the question. What option is their for prep in the US that is tolerable compared to the Golightly mineral oil disgusting nasty ..... should I go on?
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (23 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone

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mimik81
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 88
   Posted 1/16/2008 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I do the miralax prep with dulcolax tablets. I hate drinking the many glasses of the miralax, but I fine that it's gentler on my stomach. Also, it doesn't have a nasty taste to me, so that helps.
Crohn's Diagnosed in 1996.
Currently on Humira - One syringe every other week.
Now in remission.
Have tried Prednisone, Pentasa, Flagyl, Cipro, and Imuran in the Past - they aren't effective now.
Hospitalized only once, but that was enough!


Mac_Gyver
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 350
   Posted 1/16/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I just want something less. As in less to drink. There was just so much to drink with golightly. A Gallon is insane
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (23 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone

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mimik81
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 88
   Posted 1/16/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I know. I felt like a balloon after those glasses. I wanted to just move into the bathroom that night.
Crohn's Diagnosed in 1996.
Currently on Humira - One syringe every other week.
Now in remission.
Have tried Prednisone, Pentasa, Flagyl, Cipro, and Imuran in the Past - they aren't effective now.
Hospitalized only once, but that was enough!


CdnCrohnie
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 18
   Posted 1/16/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I did the Pico-Salax prep for the first time in December, and was pleasantly surprised.  You only have to drink two glasses (with regular clear fluids in between) and it tastes like orange Tang.

softy
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   Posted 1/16/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I just did the Pico-Salax and it was the best ... 5 oz. with the laxative 2x in one day, very tolerable.  If unavailable in the US, Phospho-Soda or magnesium citrate are both less liquid than the Golightly.  I believe every GI has their favorite though.
Take care, Softy
 


Zanne
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   Posted 1/16/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have insisted for the last few years on the pill preps. There are now a couple available. You have to take 28 pills and can drink them with any clear liquid of your choice. You still have to drink quite a bit, but its a drink you like, so not so bad. NO horrible taste. For me, it takes a bit longer to start working, but I'll trade that for the nasty taste of the others.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


potatoqwn
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 355
   Posted 1/16/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I highly reccommend the pill prep - Visacol was what I took last.  Lots of pills, but with the clear liquid of your choice.  I will never again drink that horrible tasting stuff. 

AmandaH01
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 1/19/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I used the phospho-soda its what the gi made me do and it was horrible. I think it has to be the worse stuff. I was vomitting terribly after doing that so I had to take reglan to help with that. Its a mess.
Amanda: age 23 happily married for 6 years Mother to Kirstiana 5, Savannah soon to be 2, Halen 11 weeks
I have had symptoms since childhood but I was FINALLY diagnosed 1/14/2008! I also have scoliosis and hypothyroidism
Currently taking: Pentasa 500 mg 2 tablets 3 times daily  Darvocet 1 tablet every 6 hours as needed (I can't take due to watching my children it makes me drowsy and sick) Prednisone 60 mg to decrease by 10 mg weekly until down to 2.5mg Ranitidine 300 mg 1 tablet twice daily Women's one a day multi-vitamin with double the calcium once daily, I take levoxyl 200mcg for my thyroid issue.


smile1967
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 174
   Posted 1/19/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Is the pill prep available in Canada? I have been instructed by my surgeon to drink two bottles of Citro-Mag mixed with cranberry juice the day before surgery. I am absolutely dreading the prep more than surgery!

40 year old wife and mother of two boys 8 & 10
symptoms since the age of 19
officially diagnosed with crohn's Nov.2006
meds: pentasa 500mg 2 x 3day
(just went off Entocort 3mg 2/day)
currently waiting for surgery date (TI resection)


Zanne
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3763
   Posted 1/19/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
There are two pill preps that I know about. Visicol and Osmo-Prep. I'm not sure if they are available in Canada, but its worth asking.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


LynnRN
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 289
   Posted 1/19/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   

I do the Osmo prep pills,better than drinking that stuff. YUCK!!!

 

This is me on prep day devil nono devil

 

HaHa!!


CrohnsDaddy
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 235
   Posted 1/19/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
The Phospho-Soda is nasty, but it's entirely tolerable if you mix it with 12 oz. of ice cold white cranberry juice. The cold headache I got after chugging the stuff in one breath was worse than the taste.
Just trying to be a "Regular Member".


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 1/19/2008 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
If your GI insists you use phospho-soda, the best way ever to get it down it by pouring only 1/3 at a time into a full glass of clear cold pop and drinking it as fast as possible (as that's per instructions, drinking it quickly) doing this 3 times in total will get a 45ml bottle down without tasting that nasty salt taste and you won't notice the oily consistancy of it either....you can add ice to it as well, then you're suppose to follow with plenty of water afterwards to help flush things through. You don't have to plug your nose or suck on a lemon either when only drinking 1/3 at a time.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Trsora1
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 111
   Posted 1/23/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
i have done pill form were you take like 30 something pills got very sick from that and threw up. And i have drank the stuff osmo fleet prep. Whatever they told me to drink i drank two sips of the container and was in the bathroom and night and next day up until went into room for colonscopy. WE obv. dont need help in that department clearing ourselves out. I was clean as a whistle so next time two sips of that stuff and im all clear no gallons or no 3 bottles forget that.
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