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   Posted 11/4/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It's been years since I've prepped for a colonoscopy..... do you really have to drink the whole darn bottle? I can't even get down half. Can you stop when you run clear? HELP. I just can't do it!

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   Posted 11/4/2009 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
You should be able to stop when you run clear. It really will depend on how much is in your system and if you have done clear liquids for a day or so before prep day.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 11/4/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Suzanne. I of course did not stay on clear liquids before today.... I appreciate your help and advice! I'll drink a little more, then I'm done. =O)

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   Posted 11/5/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
     I have ulcerative proctitis.  That is my advice too.....for two days prior to taking the prep, I stay on a liquid diet....or VERY light diet.  On the prep day I drink about 1/3 of the prep and everything is fine.
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.

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