My regular colonscopy is upon me. For years I suffered the GoLytely, Halflytely, etc. but it was always a horrible experience. For some reason the taste always makes me gag. I've tried the straw method, the tape a tea bag over the nose method, etc. But in the end I usually vomit and can only get at best 50% of the liquid down.
So, I've always stopped eating anything solid at least a week before the prep, and given that 1/3rd of my colon is gone only drink until I poo watery yellow w/no pieces. Then I always feel bad when the nurse asks me the next day if I drank it all! Cause of course, I didn't, but my gastro. has always done the colonoscopy and has been able to see just fine.
Anyhoo, last year I flat out said that I just couldn't drink that crap again....so the nurse said, well lets do the Fleets Phospho Soda prep...which was not wonderful, but sooooo much less liquid to drink....this year, no, cannot be done....apparently there is a lawsuit?
So now, I KNOW I need this colonscopy (I also have an anal stricture that my gastro balloon dilates), but I seriously cannot face drinking the stuff.....has anyone's else had this issue? Is there an easier prep?
I'm not tough to clean out and I'm totally on board with going with clear liquids for a few days beforehand.....tips? Help? Alternatives?
Diagnosed at 13, am now 38. Bowel resection at 17 and two additional surgeries following bowel obstructions. Weekly shot of Humira.
Gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on 9-21-2005 after being on Remicade.