Just thought you'd be interested to know...
I ended up taking the pico salax, and it was pretty much the worst prep I've ever done. I drank 24 oz of water before taking it (1 package with 5 oz water), and then every hour I drank 8 oz of gatorade and 16 oz of water.
Diarrhea started within 15 minutes. My fingers and toes went numb. I experienced nausea, chills, very bad throbbing head ache, confusion, etc. I was pretty much incapacitated. It was bad enough that I phoned the pharmacist to make sure I was OK. He said to hold off on the second dose, and not to take it if the symptoms didn't subside, which they didn't.
I also phoned a telehealth number, and the nurse there recommended going to the doctor. I was concerned because I didn't know if I was suffering from dehydration, or perhaps had over hydrated myself. Anyhow, doctor's office was closed at this point, so I stayed home and endured.
Next day I went to the appointment, told the Doctor about what happened, and that I hadn't taken the second dose. Apparently, I was cleaned out enough (phew). Procedure itself was a walk through the park compared to the one I had without sedation - I didn't feel a thing, and woke up to the news that all was clear.
Anyhow, I guess the moral of the story is that everyone reacts differently, and that pico salax isn't for everyone. Now the big question is is how will I prepare for the next one. Ahhhhhhhhgggghhhhhh!