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rubixqueen24
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   Posted 10/22/2007 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I am getting a cat scan of my pelvic region tomorrow and I need to drink 2 bottles of something called redicat.  The girl said it tastes like a bad pina colada which doesn't sound too bad.  I am wondering if anyone has had it and if it is better than the stuff that cleans you out for a colonoscopy.  I can't drink the stuff as I immpediately puke it up.  I probably shouldn't ask this as I will be worried about it all night.  I am all ready gagging.

Zanne
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   Posted 10/22/2007 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what flavor you have, but I have had an apple one. It isn't any place near as bad as some of the nasty stuff we have to drink. I wouldn't choose to drink it given any other liquid, but it isn't bad. I too can't drink the clean out preps. I will only do pill preps. I just have to think about the golytly and I start gagging. Don't worry about this. It really isn't bad. If you find you are having trouble though, hold your nose. If you can't smell the liquid, you can't taste it as much. You might look silly, but its better than throwing up.

Good luck with your test and really don't sweat this one, it is probably the easiest of the contrast liquids.
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.....


rubixqueen24
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   Posted 10/23/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I actually was practicing holding my nose and drinking at the same time for that reason. I can only take the pill form as well. I can take any size pill but something that tastes nasty just isn't going to happen.

Zanne
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   Posted 10/23/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck. I agree. I can take whatever size pill you want to throw at me, but please don't make me TASTE something. I would never survive one of those fear factor type shows!
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.....


rhdeckar
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   Posted 10/23/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a really bad pina colada and it was nasty! I have not experienced this stuff though so go with those that have and believe that it won't be a big deal and you'll get through it. Good luck!

HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 10/23/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Awwww I thought your title said red cat. That would have been nice for you...it is a local wine from the NY finger lakes, but very sweet.

I have had this stuff a long time ago. It's better than the black licorice flavored stuff they used to use if that is any consolation. I found that having a separate glass of water next to me when I drink this stuff hellped. After every slug of the "Draino", I would swish my mouth out with plain water and spit it out.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 10/23/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
redicat is just like your typical cat scan drink if I remember correctly, Since I have had 19 CT scans since 10/13/06 and 1 ct entereography I believe it is the white drink not the clearish one for the CT entereography. By now I just chug the stuff thru a straw while oinching my nose shut. I dont chug it all at once but a few big gulps with each pinch of the nose. it isnt nearly like the drinks for a scope I puke that stuff up too which is why I get Visacol tablets now rather than drinks for that
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
 
 
 


rubixqueen24
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   Posted 10/23/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Yuck, I finished my first bottle and got excited thinking I was 1/2 way done and then saw the directions that they gave me and saw the most horrifying words, "10oz of redicat will be given upon arrival." Esh it is hard to drink that stuff in the safety of my own home, but there? That is just cruel and unusual punishment.
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