I was given the miralax prep back in October 2011...this is the first time I had that prep. My previous colonoscopies were either under general anesthesia (when I was a teenager) or the really strong laxative stuff (I don't recall the name of it, but it had a real nasty lemon lime taste.) So, I was definitely willing to go with what many here describe as an easier prep.
My prep consisted of
--Clear liquid diet all day Monday
--4 ducolax tablets at 4pm
--32oz bottle of gatorade w/ 7 doses of miralax, drinking this from a period of 6pm-7pm
--32oz bottle of gatorade w/ 7 doses of miralax, drinking this from a period of 4:30am-5:30am on Tues morning for a test that is scheduled for 9:30am.
Tip - mix with a flavor of gatorade (or other beverage) that you already do not like very well. Miralax doesn't have a taste at regular doses, nor does it have a "taste" at this prep dosage, but it is a little bit of a thicker texture that I found harder to drink as the hour went on.
The prep worked REALLY well, in terms of cleaning me out. I went frequently and urgently starting around 7-7:30 for about
the next 4 hours. After Tuesday morning's prep, I was just squirting gatorade out the back. I was starting to get a little worried about
being driven to the procedure with how little warning I was having with respect to have to GO NOW to the bathroom. I had to leave the house at 8am to get there by 8:30am. Thankfully, I quit having to rush to the restroom around 7:30-7:45. Next time, I'd probably get up about
30 minutes earlier so that I wouldn't cut it so close.
At the end of it all, I certainly preferred the miralax prep. It did the job it was supposed to do without making me feel like throwing everything up. To this day, I still cannot drink sprites and 7-up because of the nasty former prep.
Diagnosed in Feb 1989 at age 14Just diagnosed, worried about future?Tips on recovery from 1st surgery
1 Resection: 4" at terminal ileum + 24" of jejunum - June 2011
Current med: Humira (since Mar 2011)
Also take: monthly B12 injection, Calcium, Multivitamin