Movi Prep or Osmo Prep?

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Susiebuddy
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   Posted 2/11/2010 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone

I got a call from my GI today... My promethisis test came back negative for Crohn's OR U/C.. Weird huh.. Also, I still have this pain in my right side, although it has gotten way less than it was a month ago..

Soooooo, My GI wants to do a Colonoscopy.. I go in March 4th... UGH... I can't decide on which prep to do...Movi Prep or Osmo Prep... Which one has less of a chance to make me nauseous? That's my main concern.. I don't care of I'm pooping every 5 minutes for 10 hours.. I just don't want to throw up... lol..

Oh gosh... I hate the dreaded prep.... lol..... HELP!!!!
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Christine1946
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   Posted 2/11/2010 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
     I never heard of either one of them..lol.  I always do the Nulitely, only because I am used to it.  My course of action is to eat very lightly for two days prior to taking the prep....mostly liquids if possible...don't starve yourself though, chicken broth, lemon jello, popsicles.  The day of the prep you can also do the clear liquids but I find if I eat lightly like that, I only have to drink about 1/3 of that gallon of barf.  I drink it icy cold through a straw.  Good luck!  My colonoscopy is scheduled for the 12th of March.
 
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Old Hat
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   Posted 2/11/2010 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask about Half-lytely prep. Those 2 you mention have caused kidney problems for some patients. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname Colazal)

Scotch
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   Posted 2/12/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my yearly colonoscopy last week and I did the Osmo Prep.  I also have a big problem with being nauseous so this was not bad.  This is the second year I have gone with the pills.  I took 20 the afternoon before and 12 the morning of the procedure.  I did not feel nauseous at all! I also was on the liquid diet the day before but was able to drink Ensure which made it better.  If you do decide on the Osmo Prep there is a $20 rebate that you can send in.  The cost if $75.00 but my insurance covered $35.00 of it, so I only paid $40 which I will get $20 back.

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Red_34
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   Posted 2/12/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Osmoprep has been black listed from the FDA because it states that it can cause kidney damage. I have used both of these and the Moviprep was easier on me. If you eat light for 2 days prior to your scope, you shouldn't have to drink as much. The Osmoprep made me feel nauseas while the Moviprep was bad but not as bad.

Just as a side note, I used Osmoprep a couple years ago and I have been having some kidney issues (blood in the urine).
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Lonie
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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I did the NuLytley too; it wasn't too bad. As Christine said, I too drank it cold through a straw, then I would take a swig of Lemonade Vitamin Water to take away the taste, and then in between suck on a Butterscotch candy--or you could also try peppermint if you feel the nauseau coming on. Good luck!

Carol

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