Having recently had my 3rd c-scope . . . I can tell you its WAY better than a sigmoidoscopy (which is done in the doc's office and no meds. . . . . *phewwwwww!!*
But that prep did get me this last time. I was just nauseous and felt incredibly ill. I found that walking around the house really helped the most to get that stuff down. I hope you don't have to drink too much prep. My first two times I drank two small bottles (8oz each) of something lemmony . . . and then I had to drink X amount of water. I liked that one much better, but this last time I had the Half-Lytly and I was sick after I took the pills, before I even started drinking. But maybe its because I had such gut issues anyway.
So I hope your's goes like my first two did . . . just not pleasant but really not awful.
TMI (so don't read if you don't want too much information) Hippi, make sure you have baby wipes handy because if you clean really well after each poo you'll be less likely to get burned from the D. Make sure you do NOT flush them unless they are flushable wipes.
I did have some discomfort during my last scope but the doc said it was because of the horrible inflammation and damage in there . . . its not normal to feel anything but some distention from the air they use to be able to see in there.
OH!!! Make sure to tell your ENTIRE family which bathroom is OFF-LIMITS for even a minute. You may even want to send your kids to a friend or neighbor for a couple hours during the D because it is so urgent it will either frighten them or, if they are teens, they'll find it funny and it will not be funny to you. Hubby asked me if he could use the bathroom for a quickie and I thought I'd be fine, but I pooped my pants because I suddenly needed to get in their and I just couldn't make it up the stairs in time. Ewwwww not fun!
You WILL be able laugh about
it later, but you are right . . . the prep is not fun.
Full report when you are up to it!!! I hope they figure out what is causing your issues.
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