Scope prep question

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/12/2010 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
I go for my colonoscopy on tuesday morning.  My question was am I able to use my pain meds tomorrow during my prep it isnt listed but I know for some (not me) they constipate?

rlsnights
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   Posted 9/12/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
One hopes that your prep has left you clean as a whistle. You should be passing only clear liquid if you are cleaned out. In which case constipation should not be an issue.

I would be more concerned about making sure the anesthesiologist knows about your pain meds and has OK'd your use tomorrow.

I'd call the surgery center or whatever number you have for pre-op questions and ask them.
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/12/2010 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Th4ey went over what meds I can and cannot take and they didnt even tell me to stop my multi vitamin or my iron supplement I ddi do it even tho the papers say stop only if your doc told you to
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mlatida
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   Posted 9/12/2010 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I've found that using Miralax regularly a week before and going on soft foods/puree a few days before the prep reduced the amount of pain and also made the prep go much more smoothly.
26 years old. Diagnosed with Crohn's disease March 2008. Battled a C. diff infection from Summer 2009-Spring 2010. Have been dealing with a severe flare for the past several weeks.

dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/12/2010 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Last time I had a scope was oct of 08 in the multitude of scopes I have had the Visacol or osmoprep and I didnt do much different as I am now as far as pre-prep day. Being that I only have 1/4 of my colon left I am sure as like the last few times transit out wont take too long and also transit out will probably happen in my sleep again if I opt to sleep tomorrow night
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 

ZenaWP
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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
My prep instructions always say no pain meds for one week prior to the procedure, if they contain aspirin or tylenol.  So, no ultracet for me.  =(

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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't take the pain meds the morning of the test. I think it could affect the sedation, at least it does for me. In other words, the sedation doesn't work well, and I feel more that I would like to. JMHO
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Dagger
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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Ask the doc. Even if your meds constipated you, stopping the day of the prep probably wouldn't be long enough to get you moving again anyway.

I was told that the only problem might be that the pill might pass through too quickly to be absorbed if it was taken during the "purging" time. My doc told me to try to schedule everything so that I took a pain pill about an hour before I expected to explode. That could be easier said than done but it worked ok for me.

Good luck.

Zena, you might want to ask your doc for regular tramadol when you need to stop the ultracet so you can have something for the week.

ZenaWP
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   Posted 9/14/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Dagger!  I never thought about that and they've never offered to give me something else for the week.  I'll ask before my scopes next month. 
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