Colonoscopy Friday - different from my last two

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Beth75
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   Posted 4/2/2008 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
this time I will be taking miralax and dulcolax instead of the phosfo soda (2nd time) and jugs of horrible salty mixture (first time).
 
Any helpful hints?
 
Also, they are giving me propofol to knock me out.  I don't think I will be awake at all, which I dont mind.  I think I got demerol last time.
 
Any one get propofol?
 
TIA!
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 25mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.


munchkindd
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   Posted 4/2/2008 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
drink the stuff through a large straw so that you won't have the taste in your mouth.........Good Luck. Last year I had fetanyl and some other drug for my colonoscopy....worked real good. don't know about propofol, but if they say you will be knocked out, that's a good thing...
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currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every 4th night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....
 
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Red_34
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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Miralax on occasion for constipation and it's highly gentle to your system so I'm thinking that maybe both the Miralax and Ducolax may be a bit gentler on your system and less harsh on your kidneys. As for the anesthesia, I don't know what they use on me but I don't mind one bit! I was semi awake on my very first scope and all I can say is never ever ever again! Knock me out! Good luck and let us know the results of the scope when you find out.
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hana24
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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
They gave me propofol. It completely knocked me out. I would make sure they have a Nurse Anesthetist there instead of a normal nurse.
Jessica 26/F
Asacol 4pills /three times a day(from 2 pills/ three times a day)
Culturelle once daily
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone)


Beth75
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   Posted 4/2/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks!! yeah they said the miralax and dulcolax were supposed to be gentler on our systems, and my kidneys can use all the relief they can get.

thanks!

btw, I wanted to put a smiley face on my bum or something for my doc. I would never do that but imagine that.....hahah!
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 25mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.


jujub
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   Posted 4/2/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I took the Miralax as directed by my doctor (with a lot of fluids), and I had to stay in the bathroom because I couldn't make it there from anywhere else. I also threw up twice in the night. I think I would take it a little slower the next time.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
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Old Hat
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   Posted 4/2/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Why are they having you take both Miralax plus Dulcolax? It likely should be just Miralax + liquid. That's what my gastro prescribes for UCers in delicate condition. Good luck with it all. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/2/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I LOVE the smiley face idea! Can you find a temporary tatoo that would work???

Imagine the look on the doc's face when they see that! ha!
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