I just had my 5th colonoscopy this AM and used MoviPrep for the first time to get ready for it. Stop bashing this preparation - it's tollerable and you'll be fine! This is my 5th colonoscopy over the past 15 years and I was really upset when I read all the negative comments about the MoviPrep when my doctor gave me the prescription. I was VERY freaked out for the past month just dreading it. But it was less salty and easier on my belly than the Fleet's Phosphosoda.
Please don't freak out... this wasn't as salty tasting to me as the Fleet's Phosphosoda, and no bloating or gas. I'm a former gastric bypass patient and I was so scared the amount of liquid I had to drink would be to much for my tiny stomach, but I was ok there, too. So now that it's all over, I won't waste time on stressing out next time - just have my straw, butterschotch, and Desitine on hand
I mixed it up in the morning so it would be VERY cold for the first doses starting at 6PM tht same day. Drank through a straw as far back in my mouth as was comfortable so it didn't go all over my toung and I didn't taste it too much. Then deep sucks through the straw to drink it quickly. As soon as you get each dose down, quickly pop a butterschotch candy in you mouth to suck on and the taste goes away quickly. I did this for each dose every 15 minutes. Beware - it works FAST - I was in the bathroom within 10 minutes of the first swig. I was done hitting the bathroom in about 2-3 hours from the first dose.
I mixed the second half of the MoviPrep before I went to bed so it would be VERY cold when I got up at 6AM to start on it. I was done running to the bathroom by 8:30 AM so I could shower and be ready to leave the house at 9:30 for my 10:15 AM appointment. All went well and the actual procedure is a piece of cake.