I'm having a really rough time with my colonoscopy prep. My GI prescribed a miralax prep- 238 gram bottle of miralax mixed with 64 oz. of gatorade. I was supposed to drink half last night, half this morning (starting at 4 am). My colonoscopy was scheduled for 9 this morning.
I started drinking it last night. about 2 hours after starting the prep I got terribly sick to my stomach and vommitted. I managed to drink down half the prep, but I woke up several times in the middle of the night to throw up. I got up at 4am and starting drinking the rest of it, but I got sick 6 more times before 8am. Nothing was going through me, no effects from the miralax. I assume I couldn't hold enough of it down.
I called the GI on call at 6am. He told me I couldn't do the test if nothing was going through me and I was continuing to vomit. Now they've rescheduled me for Thursday. I did clear liquids yesterday (Monday), they told me to do full liquids today, clear tomorrow, and 1 gallon fo go-lytely tomorrow night. The test will be at 3pm on Thursday.
I'm not sure I can do this. I still feel so sick. How am I going to get a whole gallon of go-lytely down? I remember having it in the hospital and it was TERRIBLE! And this couldn't come at a worse time for work- I have a huge report due on Friday. I'm so stressed out and worried! And this is making me feel very sad and discouraged.
Has anyone else had problems with colonoscopy prep? Anyone have words of encouragement?
Hi Erica have you ever tried pico salax its 2 little packs and you mix each one with 250ml of water and it doesn't taste to bad I'm the same as you I can't keep it down however I did keep this one down than you take 2 laxitives at bed it works great I just had my scope last friday and my GI said it was the first time I was all cleaned out and she was able to do the full scope,so ask your GI if you could try that next time its about
$20 for the stuff funny we poop all the time now were paying to poop some more.Good luck with your scope just keep it in mind for your next scope?Jenn
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