My daughter has had 2 colonoscopies. She took the Fleets Phospho-Soda both times. The second time went better (although she still hates it). She had to mix one bottle (I think it was 1-1/2 oz) with 6 oz (I think) of clear liquid. She needed to do this twice the day before the colonoscopy.
Things we learned that helped:
1. Don't use a drink you like. You will never like it again. She still can't drink lemon-lime Gatorade. 2. Stick the Fleets and the drink in the refrigerator. The colder they are, the less icky they were. 3. Use a straw. It seems to make it go down easier. 4. The second part later in the day was tough to get down. She chugged the first one but the one in the afternoon was hard. I tried to joke with her by singing drinking songs.
I can't imagine you being able to work the day of the prep. Once the prep kicks in, you need to be very close to the bathroom (and quickly).
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 3 pills/3Xday, 7.5 mg prednisone, 2 tabs 6-mp
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone.