I don't know if this is a possiblity but when I had my colon removed this past summer (colectomy-for severe constipation:colonic inertia) my prep consisted of 4 ducolax followed by 1 bottle of miralax mixed with 64 oz of gatorade. This prep worked pretty well but I was also using miralax 4x's a day, lactulose 4x's a day and amitiza 2 x's a day; before that any bowel prep I tried for any colonoscopy never worked; one stayed in my system for 10 days.
Miralax has no taste so you really only have the taste of the gatorade. It's worth asking your GI dr.
I wish you the best .
The ducolax is in pill form. My surgeon is the one who gave me my prep. He is very current on things. He gave me an epidural for pain control following my surgery which helps to not slow down the intestines after surgery. He was also voted one of the nations top surgeons. So it might be worth asking your GI about the ducolax/miralax prep...it was so easy to take .
I'll be thinking of you,
I just want to let you all know how my procedures went. Yesterday I had the 2 scopes done. Had a small sessile polyp in the sigmoid colon. Benign. Everything else in the colon was fine. Thus...officially have IBS. No congrats necessary! Had a polyp removed from stomach, benign. Esophagitis caused by GERD. Hiatal Hernia. Allot to process, but relieved that it is not worse. As for the prep...it was actually the best I could have asked for. I did the 2 dulcolax pills and then the Miralax in Gatorade. It was the right decision for me. Truly it had no taste at all, and only had to drink half the amount that the other terrible methods require. I made it easier by doing a low reside diet and liquids for a day or 2 before the prep. That way there was not as much stool to evacuate. There was no pain, cramping, vomiting or anything else to make it miserable. Thanks for all of the suggestions. Right now, 1 day post op, I am not feeling very well. I have terrible pain in my left UQ. I know that there is probably some trapped gas because there are some ungodly noises coming from that area. But I also feel very sore. I have a call into the Dr. just to ask him what I should do. I understand that sometimes the recovery can take a few days, especially if there were biopsies and polyps removed. I did have biopsies in the stomach and esophagus. But my pain is pretty much left sided. Anyone have any comments on their experiences? Also, when I got home for hospita I started sneezing, followed by full blown cold symptoms. No warning signs that it was coming. Could the procedure, because of oxygen and invasion of the body, have stirred this up? Or is this just a coincident?
Thanks for your response!
Thanks for your input. I did speak with my GI. He said that it probably is gas and since I had 2 scopes the aggrivation and CO2 combined with the IBS is most likely causing the pain. He said to take some GasX, but it hasn't fully helped yet. I do feel like I have had some relief, but I do feel like I have been bruised also. I have read where people take a few days to recover. I guess it is different for everyone. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. I am just a little concerned. My friend had one done a couple weeks ago and she ended up in the hospital for 3 days with some kind of infection.Things happen. There are no guarantee's. There are always risks. I just pray that this is going to be okay. When I had my gallbladder out in Oct. the gas pain was horrible, but it was okay the next day.