i know only one woman who had the zits test with 5 capsules, "Janiepain". she used to post a lot more, but rarely posts now. i hope she decides to pop up here soon. but anyway, it doesn't matter, each dr has his own way of doing this test. most drs do it with 1 capsule, some with 3, but i rarely hear of 5.. i'm not sure how they do their calculation and all, but i figure at least they know, lol.
as for the manometry, usually it's not a good idea to do it right after a zits test, cuz like you said, you'd probably be so impacted and it's impossible to do the test this way. when i had my manametry (twice) - at both times i was asked to do an enema first, and since no enemas are allowed with the zits test, then it's totally not a good idea to have it right after the zits. try to pospone it till after you manage to clean out a bit from the zits test and able to do an enema.
good luck and keep us posted.
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy