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   Posted 8/22/2007 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had this before?  I had always used Fleets Phospo Soda before my colonoscopies and now the doctor wants me to use this.  Please, someone, anyone, tell me it tastes better. :-) Thanks!

41 years old female
UC since 1979
Remission 1985-2005 while I smoked
Quit smoking 2005-flares every summer
Currently on Asacol 3x3 and Canasa 1/night


PV
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   Posted 8/22/2007 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't tried the Fleet stuff, but I did the MoviPrep for my colonoscopy not too long ago. While not really pleasant, it wasn't terrible, at least it was only 1/2 the quantity I'd have had to drink with the other stuff. More than the taste of it, what got me was the butt burn after going. Be sure to use some wet wipes before you end up with that. It's only 64 ounces of liquid, it wasn't that bad.
Husband with Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2003, 1st Flareup after diagnosis Apr 2006
Currently in Remission
Nightly 1000mg time release Canasa
Even though he has no symptoms, he's on VSL # 3 (1 packet daily) for prevention
Was on the SCD, but we stopped after 4 months of no symptoms - he's doing fine on a normal diet


LilJem
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   Posted 8/22/2007 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
During my last colonoscopy I had a difficult time with Movi prep. It was very sweet with a salty aftertaste, and by the end I was throwing up. However, I was flaring really badly at the time and could hardly keep anything down. I haven't tried the Fleet stuff so I can't really compare the taste, but good luck and hopefully it won't be as bad for you!
 Diagnosed with moderate UC 1/04
 
Meds: Colozol- 3 pills, 3 times a day
 
Supplements: Acidophilus, Fish oil, Biotin, Fiber, Multi-vitamin


abusygirl
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   Posted 10/1/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I just went through my third colonoscopy in 10 years because my Dad had colon cancer.  I had the fleet stuff the first two times and could barely take it.  I would cramp up, be nauseous and feel like vomiting.  Yesterday I took the Movi prep and it was so much better.  The taste is tolerable and I had no cramping or nauseous feelings at all.  I had my colonoscopy this morning and feel much better than I did previously.  The physician and his staff said the Movi prep is getting very good reviews and results.

SnookieBow
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   Posted 10/1/2007 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Does it come in flavored?
First flare:  August 2006, diagnosed September 2006-
Dipentum and Entocort September and October 2006- now trying Asacol
Garden Of Life:  Primal Defense, Digestive Enzyme, and FYI
Glutamine Caps, DHEA, , vitamin E, Capryl, Turmeric & Bromelain
Omega 3- Fish oil, Biotin, Cal-Gel
Vitamin E enema & occasional Rowasa enema
AloeVera juice


chicagoatc
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   Posted 10/1/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
  I've always done (and hated) phosphosoda too.  I just had MoviPrep for the first time a month ago.  I thought it still tasted terrible but it seemed like you're allowed to drink more outside liquid.  I didn't feel as dehydrated and parched as I do with the Phospho.  I don't think any of that stuff can taste good.  The only way I can get it down is to plug my nose and drink til I can't breathe.  You can't shake that stake, salty taste even with your nose plugged.  I always have a bucket on standby!  Good luck!

29 years old; diagnosed since 1997 (but I've had it forever)
 
Current meds:
-Currently awaiting entry to Humira study
-No more Prednisone!
-Asacol 12/day
-Failed Remicade (8/06-8/07)
-Calcium (for my steroid-affected bones)
-Prenatal vitamins (for the extra stuff, not for pregnancy)
-Miralax (because surprisingly I need it sometimes)


spep7
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   Posted 12/16/2008 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   

This is the first time I had to have a colonoscopy. My brother was just diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer at the age of 38.

I did the Movi prep. The taste is salty-sweet lemon-lime. Aweful in my opinion. I had a glass of Movi in one hand and a glass of water in the other. Great way to hydrate with the additional liquid required. However I will not drink anything flavored lemon-lime in a LONG time.

During the last 16 oz. I got nauseaus and threw up some. I pray that I got enough down so today I can have my colonoscopy cuz I am not doing that again any time soon. I hope!

Good Luck.

 

 

 


Gigi1227
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   Posted 12/16/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
My doctor had me do the gatoraide (lemon of course) w/ miralax mixed in - seemed much better - was able to keep it down! Last time, when I was 49 (51 now) I had to do the prescription formula and wasn't able to get it all down, but evidentally it cleaned me out because they did the scope!

Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa 2x a day
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
B12
 
 


Samynic
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   Posted 12/16/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
So I went to the gastro for the first time in 3 years...and I have to get my first c scope... and got the Movi Prep


how much does it cost since its prescription?
22 years old
Diagnosed with UC June 2005 at age 19
Just graduated from Virginia Tech

Have taken:
Cortifoam, Sulfasalazine, Cipro, Flagyl, Codine, Hydrocodone, Roxicodone, Canasa, Aloe Vera Juice, Prednisone

Currently:
Asacol, Dicyclomine,Zoloft, Probiotics, Flintstones Vitamins with Iron

Never have had a colonoscopy just one sig flex over 3 years ago. Dont really have a GI because No insurance :(


OkieStateGirl
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   Posted 12/16/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
My movi prep was about $15 with prescription insurance, I'm not sure how much it is with the insurance. Good luck with the stuff, I took it yesterday & couldn't keep the 2nd bottle down!
Jennifer, 22
Diagnosed 2002-age 16
 
Imuran 100 mg
Lialda 2.4 gm
Prilosec 20 mg
 


Samynic
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   Posted 12/18/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
without insurance it is $55.....I am not paying that much just so I can poop more, I do that just fine on my own ha I called them and asked if there was anything cheaper... HalfLytely is what I think she said?
22 years old
Diagnosed with UC June 2005 at age 19
Just graduated from Virginia Tech

Have taken:
Cortifoam, Sulfasalazine, Cipro, Flagyl, Codine, Hydrocodone, Roxicodone, Canasa, Aloe Vera Juice, Prednisone

Currently:
Asacol, Dicyclomine,Zoloft, Probiotics, Flintstones Vitamins with Iron

Never have had a colonoscopy just one sig flex over 3 years ago. Dont really have a GI because No insurance :(


George Carter Jr
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   Posted 1/5/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope this will help. I just finished the movi prep and my wife, who is a pharmacist, did a lot of research and it helped me a great deal.

The key for me was getting the prep cold. I mixed it well ahead of time but less than 24 hours per the instructions. I refrigerated the movi prep and also used a chilled mug to make it colder for drinking.

The first 8 oz. I made the mistake of guzzling it. I felt a little squeamish with slight nausea. The remaining 8 oz glasses, I used a straw and drank it over about a two minute period. Much better with no ill feelings.

The second batch of movi prep did not chill as long so the first 8 oz. did not go down as well since it was not as cold. The remainder I simply dropped a few pieces of ice in it. Everything went very well after that.

I would not suggest putting it in the freezer as my wife said it could affect the solution.

Very Nervous
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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to use Movi Prep this Sunday before surgery (not a colonoscopy) Monday morning. I' m not worried about the surgery or recovery but I'm freaking out over the colon cleanse. I don't want to throw up or be sick to my stomach, I'm afraid I won't be able to get the solution down, and I am cranky as hell if I don't eat. Is Movi Prep really as bad as most of these posts say? Can anyone tell me it won't be that bad?

bobcorn
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   Posted 1/30/2009 2:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I took movi-prep and it's not NEARLY as disgusting as some have written. It tastes like salty Gatorade. Mix it that morning and put it in the frig. Drink the required 8 oz. at a time without taking a breath. It's not bad at all. I swear. I was really surprised how easy it was to get down. It's not something you'd LIKE to drink but I was expecting it to cause some gag reflect or something. It didn't. They say that the worse part was drinking this stuff and I was really surprised at how painless it was. You end up crapting water (not a pleasant experience) but certainly not painful or unpleasant. Again, I wouldn't want to drink Movi-prep normally but it's nothing to be afraid of.

Post Edited (bobcorn) : 1/30/2009 1:51:18 AM (GMT-7)


Very Nervous
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   Posted 1/30/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks bobcorn, I really appreciate your response. Although I'm truly dreading the bowel prep I know I have to just accept and deal with it and it's good to hear that it's not as horrific as I've been reading. I just hate feeling nauseas, and throwing up to me is the worst thing in the world but it sounds like I'll be fine and I shouldn't worry. I have a problem swallowing pills and have had to crush them up and eat them in yogurt, etc... and that taste can't be worse than Moviprep. The "crapping water" (gross) I can handle although I'm already ready for all of this to be over with! Thanks again.

3boymom
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   Posted 2/24/2009 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I just finished the moviprep.  They told me this was better than the go lytley but I think it is the same.  I added orange crystal light to get it down.  I did not go to the bathroom until the next morning...I was not used to that.  Usually you are going in an hour.  Well the worst part is over...off to the hospital.

Very Nervous
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   Posted 2/24/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I started drinking the Moviprep at 9am a few weeks ago and was in bathroom 20 minutes later. I had surgery though, not a colonoscopy, so the doctor gave me a different regimine. Also, Moviprep stayed in my system for 2 days. And I realized I didn't need to drink the full 2 liters... I could only get down a little over 1 liter. I'm petite so my body didn't need the full amount for it to work.

Good luck today!

gutsy123
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   Posted 2/24/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
In the middle of doing a movi prep for the c-scope tomorrow. This is horrible, but not as horrible as the other options i guess.
22 year old male college student in Boston

UC for 15 years

Lialda 2-0-2
6mp 75mg
prednisone 7.5mg and tapering


Very Nervous
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   Posted 2/24/2009 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Drink as much as you can and don't feel like you have to finish it all. You'll know when you're cleaned out. Tomorrow will be here and over soon, you're almost through the worst part!

Bradzo
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   Posted 3/4/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I did the Moviprep a couple of weeks ago for a routine colonoscopy, 50 years old don't ya know. It was okay. bobcorn's advise on making it early in the day and refrigerating the solution is right on! I used a straw and sipped the 1 liter Moviprep slowly over about a one hour period, taking a sip of ginger ale right after to knock down the salty aftertaste. The ginger ale complimented the pseudo lemon-lime taste of the Moviprep well. No nausea, though it did seem like the Moviprep sat heavy on the stomach for a while.

In between sips I paced around rather than sit and focus on the gunk, watching TV and working on a crossword puzzle ... anything to take the mind off it, plus I believe that the movement helps work the stuff through. about 15 minutes after finishing the one liter it was potty time. I used a dab of Desitin on the old behind to keep from getting irritated and raw. A book of puzzles and my iPod helped a lot while sitting for about an hour.

My regimen was doing the first liter at 5:00PM and the second liter at 8:00PM. I liked doing both regimens in the evening versus waking up early in the morning and facing it all again for the second liter. I was up late in the night hitting the bathroom about every 1/2 hour until 2:00ish.

The colonoscopy procedure the next morning was nothing, I was in la-la land and completely unaware of it ... the wonders of modern anesthesia. Recovery was simple, about 1/2 hour before having my wife drive me home. I ate a huge lunch then fell asleep in a chair for about four hours. Easy-peasy.

kenman
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   Posted 6/10/2009 5:17 AM (GMT -6)   
The Movi Prep is not too bad at all. My first colonoscopy today and so I'm in the middle of my um "bowel prep". I did not have too much trouble getting the Movi Prep down last night and was on the toilet for about 4 hours off and on. I got a little "butt burn" but employed heavy use of baby wipes. The burn was not from the actual fluid, but more from wiping so darn much! I still had some Movi Prep in my system this morning and I felt I needed to go around 6am.

I learned a couple of things. The Gastro office said for me to drink the 2nd liter in the morning 3 hours before arriving. Knowing me and what I went through last night, I decided to get up and start my second liter 4 hrs before leaving the house. While I feel the worst will be over in 2 hrs, I want to give myself another couple hours to make sure it is completely out of my system. I hate being in the car and feeling like I have to go.

Also, as I sit here drinking my second liter, I'm doing it with a bottle of lemon lime gatorade and strong cup of black hazelnut coffee. I basically chug down 8 oz of the Movi, then take a swig of gatorade and a large sip of the coffee. The coffee seems to be very helpful for wiping the aftertaste away. I agree with the previous poster about keeping it cold. Move Prep MUST be cold :)

I have to say that I cannot wait for this to be over. What a pain in the ***. I'm going in for some bowel problems I have had over the past 2.5 years. I feel it is gluten intolerance although blood tests were negative. However, as soon as I quit eating bread and drinking regular beer, my problems all but went away. This procedure is to verify I don't have any other problems. Crossing my fingers.

Aleah
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   Posted 6/14/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone added a flavor to the Movi Prep?  I was told I could add flavor crystals to it, but when I read the package It says not to.

RH_Texas_Gal
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   Posted 6/14/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
my doc told my I could add a crystal light flavoring to it as long as it was close to a clear color - no dark or strong colors like red, orange or pink ... in other words, probably a lemonade flavor. At least that is what I added to mine ... still was bad ...

hapbear
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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
HEY I JUST TRIED THIS MOVIPREP AND ALTHO IT HAS A SALTY TASTE I FOUND DRINKING CHICKEN BOULION AFTER THE MOVI TAKES AWAY ALL THE SALTY AND MAKES IT VERY EZ TO DRINK. wink MY DR. SAID IT IS OK SO TRY IT MAYBE IT WILL WORK FOR YOU. O AND I AM TAKING LIKE 20 MINUTES TO DOWN THE CONCOCTION SO THERE IS NO VOMITING AND THAT"S A GOOD THING yeah

chloworms
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   Posted 7/24/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I don't have ulcerative colitis, but I did have a routine c-scope for the very first time this morning.
I took the movi-prep last night, which tasted terrible to me. It didn't make me nauseaed in anyway, but it was just so sweet/salty and thick. After drinking a chug, I would just stare at the vile container and cursed at it. I drank about a 3rd of it and threw the rest out. I was on the toilet in approx. 20 minutes later. It did feel heavy in my stomach. I didn't have to get up all night after bed. I guess I had voided most of it before bed. It was basically liquid.  I also took the disgusting mess 3 hours before the c-scope, and again did a 3rd. I drank ginger ale and ate banana flavored pops inbetween.  The c-scope was a cinch. I was completely out of it. Last thing I remembered was looking at the monitor, and the doctor joking that he wasn't giving me a sedative, then I was back in my room getting post-op instructions. turn
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