Miralax Prep for Colonoscopy - Terrified

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Tonice
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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/26/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
This is my first time on this board.  I would appreciate it if someone could tell me if  miralax with gatorade is horrible like the "golitely".  I vomited with the "golitely" and I don't want this to happen again.  Can anyone tell me if this is as horrible as the golitely?  I am being checked for Iron Deficency anemia and even though it is 2 years this January since my last colonoscopy, the doctor wants another one. 
 
Thanks,
Tonice

jujub
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   Posted 12/27/2009 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Miralax has very little taste at all. I usually just mix it with water for my preps, because it's easier for me to tolerate a drink that isn't so sweet. Often the nausea is related to the volume of liquid, rather than the actual drink. I now start my prep a couple of hours earlier so I can spread it out a little.

Good luck, and I hope your scope results are good!

Tonice
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   Posted 12/27/2009 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judy,
 
Yes, I suppose the nausea is due to the volumn of the liquid.  I shall start my prep a few hours before the time so that I can spread it out.  I, also, have to take the ducolax before the liquid.  Thank you so much for your quick response. 
 
Tonice

Nosilla73
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   Posted 12/27/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have my colonoscopy January 14. My nurse told me to drink slowly and over a two hour period of time to not get nausea.

Tonice
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   Posted 12/27/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
My colonoscopy is for the 31st of December.  The doctor is also going to begin to burn off a flat polyp that he found on my duodenum when he did my endoscope 2 weeks ago.   .. He wants a thorough check - so a repeat endoscope to begin to remove the polyp and since I am under, he wants to do a colonoscopy.  After that is done I will go for a Capsue Endoscopy .. I am going to start the prep earlier than it says on directions and take the miralax more slowly to try and avoid the nausea.  .. How much do you have to drink?
 
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