I did the SuPrep split-dose last night and early this morning. First round at 4:30 pm, then the second starting at 3:30 am -- I had to be at the surgical center for an EDG and Colonoscopy by 7am this morning... first time for both proceedures. I didn't have any trouble with the first 16 oz. dose (6 oz. of SuPrep & 10oz. water mixed) of SuPrep + 32 oz. of water (2 bottled waters) within the next 1 hr. - the taste wasn't that bad and I had no trouble drinking the 2 bottled waters within an hour after the first dose. The second dose at 3:30 am took me longer to get down (like 20 mins. with sips of apple juice in between sips of Suprep), in fact I only drank 3/4 of the second SuPrep mix as the taste was starting to make me gag - (so I didn't want to throw up the 3/4 I did get down) + 2 bottled waters - Doc noted..."...quality of pt. bowel preparation = good...", and he asked me if I did okay with the SuPrep and what I thought of it, as it appeared to have worked very well.
Since I have no prior prep to compare SuPrep to, just wanted to share that as a someone having a colonoscopy for the first time, I did not experience any stomach or other pains (gas or otherwise), no nausea, no vomiting, no nothing - had about
8 watery bowel movements after each dose, and almost no "solid or soft poop" since I backed off of food 2 days prior instead of 1 day (see below). Both doses began working in less than 30 mins. for me, and I didn't have to make a mad-dash to the bathroom when I felt the urge to go. Both doses seemed to have passed through within 3 hrs. with 5 - 8 visits to the toilet.
On thing I DID do, that I think helped... is that I restricted my diet 2 days before the proceedures, instead of just 1 day before. Sunday - for the day I had, 1 C. coffee, 4 saltine crackers, 2 melba toasts, 1 C. low-fat cottage cheese, and 1 C. mashed potatos, 2 C. fat-free chicken broth, lots of gatoraide, and water. Monday - Clear liquids, coffee, chamomille tea, fat-free chicken broth, ginger ale, gatoraide, white grape juice, clear apple juice, and pleny of water. Tues - EDG & Colonoscopy at 8 AM, home by 10:30 AM.
Post Edited (DTexas) : 12/21/2010 8:18:26 PM (GMT-7)