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angel429
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   Posted 3/11/2006 2:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone had to drink this? I had to go to er because I was in so much main and the bloating was unbareable, and he gave me GoLYTLEY....I am hoping this works.

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   Posted 3/11/2006 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I personally haven't used GoLytely, but it is a commonly used bowel prep for colonoscopies.  It's supposed to really clean you out, usually in a relatively short time.  Hope this helps.

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   Posted 3/11/2006 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Angel, how are you doing? Did the Golytley work for you?
As anitasue said, it is commonly prescribed as a colonoscopy (or bowel surgery) prep... It should get the job done.

Please keep us posted.


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angel429
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   Posted 3/11/2006 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
well, after drinking GoLYTLEY, I am not sure if it cleaned me out the way it was supose to...sorry if this is gross.....it was all liquid like i had d. is it supose to do that

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   Posted 3/11/2006 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it is supposed to do that. Did you go at least 20 times? When I did my prep for my scope I went probably about 30 times. After the first few times it starts to get pretty watery - by the end, it is supposed to be all water and almost clear.
Do you feel totally cleaned out?
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angel429
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   Posted 3/11/2006 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
i don't have anymore pain and don't feel pregnant and well its been so long since i have felt the cleaned out part LOL. anyways i think i am....not use to this feeling...just feeling really weak dizzy and terrible headache is this normal

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   Posted 3/11/2006 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
btw....i was on the toilet for about 4 hours lol and still going...i know they told me that if this didn't work i had to go into emergency surgury.

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   Posted 3/11/2006 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are dizzy and have a headache, I would really suspect that you are dehydrated which any colon cleanser can and will do... are you drinking tons of water and/or gatorade. IMO, gatorade is better because its supposed to replenish your electrolytes.
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angel429
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   Posted 3/11/2006 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
yes i am doing that , i called the hospital back and they told me that it was pretty normal for how packed i was, he said that it should go away after i stop going to the bathroom with the GoLYTLEY, yes i am still going lol

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   Posted 3/12/2006 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to use it before a test a few years ago. Believe me it works, it's a little hard to get down because you have to drink so much, but it'll clean you out like never before.
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   Posted 8/23/2006 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I was researching colon cleansing and my doctor actually gave me the name of GoLytely.  I don't need to go in for a procedure, I just wanted to do a colon cleanse because I have read about the benefits of doing one.  Would this be the best option??  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks:)

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   Posted 8/23/2006 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
It will certainly clean you out. God only knows why anyone would want to willingly take it, though. It is NASTY!!! We're talking makes-you-sick-to-your-stomach nasty. Imagine the worst-tasting cough syrup you've ever had to take and imagine drinking a gallon of it and you'll have some idea of what it's like. Most people dread drinking it worse than they dread having diarrhea all day, much less the actual colonoscopy procedure. And more than one person has vomited it back up it's made them so nauseated.

A number of people on here have said that the Fleet's phospho soda doesn't taste quite so bad and there's a whole lot less of it to drink. Also, there are pills that you can get that work as a laxative. And in Canada there's a product called Pico Salax that has gotten rave reviews--it's supposed to taste like Tang.

But I think you'll find most everyone on here pooh-poohs colon cleansing anyways. The people who have tried it have only gotten relief for a few days before going right back to their old IBS symptoms. Of course, for people with chronic constipation, a few days relief can be a lifesaver, especially if they have a special event coming up or trip they want to take. But unless you are constipated, I really wouldn't recommend you do a colon cleansing; there's really no point. Contrary to some of the claims of the websites selling stuff, poop doesn't get caked on and built-up in your colon. The only time you have poop lodged in there is when you are constipated. Other than that, it's flowing through there naturally at its normal rate of speed. The smooth muscles of the intestines undulate like a snake--and how often do you see a dirty snake? It is wiggling around too much for something to stay stuck.

Those of us who are chronically cleaned out by bouts of diarrhea will certainly tell you that having a clean, empty colon sure hasn't done us any good; we'd happily spend a little time backed up.

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   Posted 8/23/2006 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Whenever I have to take that stuff for my colonscopy my stomach and system is all out of whack for weeks. I think it takes all the good stuff out too. I now use Probiotics after. I wouldn't willingly take GoLightly or Phospho soda. maybe some pills but forget that other stuff.

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   Posted 8/23/2006 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Apple,
Your best bet would be to stay away from the GoLytely and try Fleets Phosphosoda. Much better.

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   Posted 8/24/2006 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the replies........OK,then what kind of cleanse can I do????Are there all natural ones, supplements, I am very new to this?????

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   Posted 8/24/2006 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
There are two different all natural laxatives that I can think of: aloe vera capsules and prune juice. Take enough of either of those and you'll get cleaned way out. For that matter, I ate like 1/2 a pound of grapes once and they gave me the runs. But I also had a lot of cramping too. But then, any laxative can cause cramping. Epsom salts are also a natural laxative, but they are on par with GoLyghtly in terms of taste.

What kind of IBS problems do you have? If you are frequently constipated, you can try a daily dose of the prune juice or aloe vera capsules or a soluable fiber supplement to try and get a little more regular. If you can't get relief from regular laxatives, then it may be time to ask your doctor for Zelnorm, which is a prescription for hard-to-treat constipation.

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   Posted 8/24/2006 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Cherries too! Eat too many of those and you're bound to run to the toilet. (I found out the hard way.)
I say do what Keri suggested, try prunes and/or aloe vera. They're both natural and healthy.
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   Posted 8/26/2006 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Missie,
I don't buy it either. I think it's a bunch of bull to try and sell their product. How can poop be that stringy and clingy - it would break. Anyway, that's gross.
Before you do any colon cleanse please do the research. Talk to docs. You will find that most, if not ALL, are ANTI-colon cleanse. It's not healthy, it's dangerous.
Please, please, please talk to a doc first.
Keep us posted.

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   Posted 8/28/2006 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
People who have done colon cleanses here talk about how dark and gooey their poop looks--and the product manufactuerers say that "proves" the product is getting out a lot of built-up gunk--but I have had a colonoscopy and I did the golyghtly junk and my poops were as normal as diarrhea poops ever are--not dark and gooey anyways--and when they did my scope I was completely clean and clear. So it is possible for you to poop your intestines clean without ever pooping anything black and gooey. I think that there's something in those colon cleansing products that just make your poop look like that--the way that Pepto Bismol makes your poop turn black. It's not a sign that you're getting caked-on stuff out; it's just a sign that the product has moved through your system.

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   Posted 3/12/2009 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   

I have a question and in desperate need of help. i went to the er yesterday after 4 days of severe pain like i have never had before. the doc sent me home with golytely. i started drinking around 2.00pm it is now 7:30pm and NOTHING... not even a drop... I am in worse pain then yesterday which brought me to the er, what do I do and how long should I wait? I admit that I lagged for about an hour i drinking this garbage yech! but ... within the last 2 hours have drank just about all of it except for maybe 4 or 5 cups that may be left, but I dont want to keep drkinging is nothing is going to happen. anyone experience thisbefre?

 

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   Posted 3/13/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I have no experience with GoLYtLEY, but the best method I have used for quick relief from acute stomach cramps (I mean the reeeeally bad cramps that double you up after you have been blocked up for a couple days) has been to do a full body soak in a tub of very warm water (the warmer the better).

Fresh ginger root tea works very quickly for me as well to releave cramping, but I would talk to a doctor before using it in combination with the GoLYTLEY.

Hope your relief comes soon!
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