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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/16/2008 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
I just got my Take Charge mag. from CCFA. I was reading through The mag and found that there is now a pill we can take its called Osmo Prep. www.tabletprep.com. No more of the awful liqiud before a colonoscopy. You take the pill instead of the liquid.
 
teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/16/2008 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Teddybear for sharing....anything that helps us not to take that other "yucky" stuff has got my vote anytime........
Appreciate your sharing with us ...
Hoping you are well as can be

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stkitt
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   Posted 2/16/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   

That is good news, thanks for sharing and now to get the GI's to go with it. :)

Kitt


 
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WantRelief
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   Posted 2/16/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I've done the Osmo-Prep tablets twice now. Once for a colonoscopy and once for the prep before my bowel resection. It is much easier than drinking the awful stuff. One thing I recommend though is it is a lot of pills, like 32 so i found they were easier to swallow with plain water. You do have to drink 8oz of liquid with each four pills every 15minutes. I would swallow the pills with water and then drink several ounces of gatoraide after. Anyway you do it is by far the best prep to tolerate. My GI commented during my scope that the prep did an excellent job of cleaning me out.
31year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08  (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin, Flagyl


Kittikatt
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   Posted 2/16/2008 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I, too, have taken the Osmo-Prep pills for the two colonoscopies I've had. First back in 2004 and most recently in 2007. WantRelief is right, though, it's a BUNCH of pills to take...particularly as you hit 6pm. I took mine with water and then chased them with Sprite or Orange, Sugar-Free Koolaid.

It was all I could do to get through that liquid stuff during the process of an upper GI series...I'd HATE to know what the liquid stuff is like to clean you out for a Colonoscopy!
Diagnosed in October, 2003 at age 31.
36/F/SC
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue


Matthew
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   Posted 2/16/2008 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
ANYTHING has to be better than drinking near half a gallon of that horrible stuff I had the first time!

Matthew

Zanne
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   Posted 2/16/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I have only done the pill preps for the last few years. First the Visicol and then the Osmo-prep. BUT, in my neck of the woods, I had to basically say I wouldn't have the procedures if I couldn't have the pill preps. I can not drink the liquid preps, I will throw them up, and my previous doctor didn't think the pill preps were as good. He thought they could cause some extra ulceration. Clearly he never had to drink the gallon of crap! And one of the many reason I changed GI's.
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.....


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/16/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Well for me I would take the pill prep over the liquid prep yuk.

teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


praying4healing
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   Posted 2/16/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
do u have to have a script for these pills? never heard of them but i'm excited for some strange reason lol
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/17/2008 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't now if you need a script for these pills.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


bentwistle
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Total Posts : 330
   Posted 2/17/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info - I'll ask my doctor if I can use them next time...I get so sick on the liquid preps.

Sarita
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   Posted 2/17/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, the OsmoPrep was SO much better for me (I've had all the preps before) and according to my GI's scope notes, "the colon was excellently prepped." I'd recommend these over any other method a million times over. When you're scheduled for a scope, just ask the GI if you can do the OsmoPrep. I think you do need a script for them...
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/17/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Did anyone find increased cramping though? I had very little cramping with the fleet phospho soda and I would be afraid to try something else that my make it worse. I had always heard that pill laxatives can causes bad cramps.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


ginger71
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   Posted 2/17/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I took Visicol. It is by prescription. I did not have a lot of cramping but it did seem to clean me out more. I was still going the next morning and that is unusual for me. Those pills are very salty-don't taste them like I did! LOL


36 year old female. Dx'd and undx'd a few times. Was just redx'd again 04/2007.
History of rectal abscesses and fistulas (28 surgeries including abscess I & D, exploratory surgeries, 2 C-ton drains and 1 fistula plug) Count does not include self bursting abscesses.
1st Remicade infusion 6/5/07.  Lots of joint pain, and a new fistula since the 2nd infusion 6/19.
Praying I'll get better soon so we can have a baby.
Ginger :)


john's girl
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   Posted 2/19/2008 2:00 AM (GMT -7)   
The Osmo-Prep was a little salty, but I liked taking the pills SO MUCH MORE than the gross liquid. You still have to drink quite a bit of water to get the pills down, but there's nothing you need to mix in.
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