prep for colonoscopy

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worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/23/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
so i got my prep instructions and it says the day before i can only have clear liquids like water or fruit juices that have no pulp or gatorade and nothing red or purple. so the day before the test i cant eat at all. god i am gonna be so hungry but at least i will find out what is wrong with me. i  also have to take 4 dulcolax tablets and mix a 225 g of miralzx and 1 a 64 oz bottle of gatoride and drink a 8 oz glas every 10 to 15 minutes until its gone starting at 5. god im gonna poop so much. i think that is the prep but i have to call tuesday and see if they need me to pick up a prescription of a name i cant remember that preps the bowel or if that is the prep.

Nanners
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   Posted 5/23/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like what they gave you is the prep. I don't know of anything prescription they use for c-scopes.
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   Posted 5/23/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I also had non red and non purple jellos, minutemaid ice pops (lemon) chicken or veggie broth.
I cheated and put the miralax in filtered (coffee filter!) home made lemonade. I hate gatorade.

it was a great prep for me, hope it is for you.
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Nanners
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   Posted 5/23/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh and one clear liquid that really helps me not feel so hungry is chicken broth. Also, if you can find any that aren't red, orange or purple, you can have slurpees too. Good luck!
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 5/23/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
i will have to get chicken broth. i have basically told my hubby him and my girl will have to eat somewhere else where i cant watch them eat. but after the test i am eating a feast lol

Valerie3
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   Posted 5/23/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
My only warning to you is that the broth actually was making me vomit - if you have or have had a problem with vomiting, I would be very careful with it. For me, I did not feel hungry at all on prep day due to my stomach feeling so awful from the prep. It totally ruined my appetite. Strangely enough, even after my scope I was not hungry at all for about 6 hours after, lol! Good luck.

dt19&99
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   Posted 5/24/2009 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I was extremely hungry the day before... I drank a lot of pepsi (I was tihnking the carbonation would help fill me up) and some gatorade... Ended up drinking some chicken broth too... I was starving that morning but had an early appointment so that was cool (and by the way, I don't know if they told you but if your getting any type of anestesia for the procedure dont drink anything the morning of; my anestesiologist seemed dissappointed that I had drank water that morning, but I didn't know, I'm thirsty in the morning) And the prep they gave me was absolutely awful.
They told me to 'take it easy' and start with light foods and no alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure, but I like both food and beer too much to follow those instructions... Had a barbeque sandwich, baked beans and potatoe salad 10 minutes after I left the place and may have had a couple drinks with my brother later that night.
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