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PinkFlipFlops
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   Posted 11/2/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
My second colonoscopy is this Friday. Have a new prep this time (MoviPrep)and I'm a nervous wreck about it. I hope it doesn't make me throw up. confused   I have to fast the day before and that was really hard for me the first time- my stomach starts to feel really sick after awhile if I don't eat. Chicken/beef bouillon (sp?), jello and clear liquids just didn't do the trick!  Is there anything else we're allowed to have that I haven't mentioned here that helped you get through?
Diagnosed with Ileitus October, 2008. Probably Crohn's. Will know for sure in October, 2009 when I have my second Colonoscopy. Weaned off Entocort. Celiac Panel negative. Food Allergy testing negative. Trying to maintain good health and less bathroom visits with diet and probiotic.


Zanne
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   Posted 11/2/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
You can have ice pops, italian ices, just not anything red. You can have natural cranberry juice.

You might want to ask your doctor to Rx an anti-nausea med as a precaution. That way if you do start to get sick you will have it in the house already.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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


bookgal77
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   Posted 11/2/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I consider myself an expert (three scopes this year alone!). I usually stay away from the chicken/beef broths because they are so salty, but many find them filling. You could also make Ramen noodles without the noodles if you wanted a different flavor. Also try a sorbet (they are non-dairy and as long as not a "red" flavor allowed), popsicles, and lots and lots of juice. You can have cranberry juice even though it is red, but I've always found that apple juice does the trick for me. Go through a container of it during the day. Also, ask others around you to not eat in front of you or cook foods that cause a lot of odor - it's just unnecessary torture! My fiance sneaks food when I'm not watching and it feels like he's going through it with me :)
**32 year old female; Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2001; diagnosis changed to Crohn's disease in 2009 (but still only impacts colon)
**Asacol (4800 mg daily), 6-MP (100 mg daily), Prednisone (10 mg daily...for a few more weeks), Nexium (40 mg daily)
**Previous meds: Colazal (allergic); Flagyl (off and on for rectal inflammation); Rowasa (enemas only when needed); various pain meds (but luckily none lately); iron IV infusions (when hemoglobin gets low)
**Thankfully only two major flare-ups...2001 and 2009. Hoping to have another 8 years in between the next one (sadly, I do know there will be a next one).


Dagger
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   Posted 11/2/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
There is a clear protein drink called Isopure that really helped me out last time. You can probably find it a your local vitamin store. It comes in two forms, a protein powder and a ready to drink bottle. You have to get the ready to drink because the powder isn't clear. There are about 40g of protein per bottle and just a few carbs. I would drink a few sips of Isopure followed by a few sips of Gatorade about every 15 minutes.

I have big problems with hypoglycemia and one time I passed out and had a seizure during a bowel prep. The Isopure and Gatorade helped me sail through it this time and my blood sugar stayed in the safe range. It's rather expensive depending on where you buy it, I've seen it as high as $5.00/bottle but you only need about 2 bottles so it's worth it.

The black and green tea versions are great but they have caffeine which is not always good during a bowel prep.

PinkFlipFlops
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   Posted 11/2/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all of you for your fantastic ideas. I had no idea I could drink Cranberry juice! I love Cranberry and Apple so I'll stock up on those, along with plenty of popsicles, etc. I will definitely try Ramen noodles too - without the noodles - that will taste good to me. Swinging by GNC tomorrow to see if they carry Isopure!! I would pay $20 a bottle if it keeps me from having that sick, empty stomach feeling. Oh, and I also didn't know anti-nausea meds were an option so I'll be calling my GI in the morning. Thank you! Thank you!
Diagnosed with Ileitus October, 2008. Probably Crohn's. Will know for sure in October, 2009 when I have my second Colonoscopy. Weaned off Entocort. Celiac Panel negative. Food Allergy testing negative. Trying to maintain good health and less bathroom visits with diet and probiotic.


Dagger
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   Posted 11/2/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
If you try the Isopure, sip it before you sip the Gatorade. If you sip the Gatorade first, you get a weird taste in your mouth. It's very strange, my husband tried it and had the same problem.

The Isopure is very low in carbs. I was a lot more comfortable when I had some carbs at the same time as the protein. I guess any carbs will do, I just prefer Gatorade because it's not too sweet.

sickandlucky
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   Posted 11/2/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not a colonoscopy expert at all and I had such a rough time with the fasting last time as well. If I don't eat for long periods of time I get incredibly moody and light headed and sick! But to deal with the nausea I found that ginger tea helped alot!
19 y/o female, diagnosed crohns december 2008
currently taking 500 mg pentasa 4x daily


pb4
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   Posted 11/2/2009 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
You can have jello, just make sure it's not purple or red coloured, I think orange is okay though...my GI always gives a list of coloured things to avoid just before getting scoped.

Good luck, hope they don't find you bad off.

:)
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vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
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RedOctober
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   Posted 11/3/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
This may sound silly, but making/eating Jello Jigglers really helped that empty stomach feeling - plus, you get to CHEW!

The Jigglers recipe is usually on the back of any Jello box - Basically, it's a double-strength recipe poured onto a cookie sheet. You can pick most of the flavors, although I stay away from the red and blue colors when I'm prepping. (Blue flavors usually have lots of Red#40 dye, which shows up on your intestines with a scope.)

Cutting shapes out of the pan is pretty fun, too! I plan on making Jigglers instead of regular Jello for all my future scopes.

Good luck!

Homeboy
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   Posted 11/3/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Ask for Phenergen, you will NOT Have nausea.
Humira 2 times a month.
Lialda 2 X day
Imuran 200mg day
Phenergen PRN
Remeron 30mg day
Pain Meds


PinkFlipFlops
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   Posted 11/5/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again to all for the great suggestions. Prep is officially underway - 3 Dulcolax at 5:00 and my first 8oz of MoviPrep consumed at 7:00. Two minutes till the next 8oz. My GI told me to mix the MoviPrep with citrus flavored Vitamin Water instead of plain water. It is palatable! Wish me luck!!!
Diagnosed with Ileitus October, 2008 at age 37. Probably Crohn's.  Weaned off Entocort. Celiac Panel negative. Food Allergy testing negative. Intolerance to arugula, raw spinach, pistachios and high fructose corn syrup. What's that all about? Trying to maintain good health and less bathroom visits with diet and DA Colon Care Formula probiotic.


Zanne
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   Posted 11/5/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh I will be wishing you all the luck. I hate prep night! Sending you (((((HUGS))))))
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


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


pdmhol
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   Posted 11/17/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
My last list also included ensure. My prep was trylyte
Crohns dx in 2002. ilieum and colon resection 2002. Ilieum resection 2007.
Started Humira dec, 08

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