Phospho Soda Party!!!!

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barbl
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   Posted 10/8/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Woooo Hooooooo!!!!
 
My question is......It say's take the 1st does the evening before and the 2nd dose 3 hours before the exam. My exam is @ 6:30 in the a.m. shocked   I'm used to trying to down that battery acid crap that satan created (golytely) But that just produces projectile vomiting. So can I do this all the night before? I don't want to be up @ 3:30 in the a.m. I'm gonna be cranky enough mad The party is scheduled for friday @ 6:30. So I'll be doing this prep tomorrow.
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
*****9/2007 dumped my GI who I refer to as "Satan" New GI, new med TOTAL remission with in 2 weeks.
Colazal 9 capsules a day*****Digestive Advantage IBS formula 2-4 a day


potty girl
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   Posted 10/8/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry I cant answer your question, but that is one party I am glad I wasnt invited to, good luck on Friday.
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Pibbin
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   Posted 10/8/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll be suffering along with you -- I have to do it tomorrow for my surgery on Friday. My instructions were the first dose at noon, and the second at 7 pm. This is for a crack-of-dawn procedure too. I'm hoping that after the huge cup of barium I had to swallow a few weeks ago for a small bowel follow through, that the taste won't be quite as bad as I remember it. Wishful thinking? LOL.

Maybe call your GI and clarify. It would be cruel to be up all night. Plus for me, it would be impossible to even ride in the car that soon after a dose!
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Entocort, and Remicade, weekly Humira
Late 7/08, down to 5 mg pred, and big flare, Humira failed
2 week hospitalization in 8/08
Now on Pred 25 mg, cyclosporine, percocet, xanax
Surgery scheduled 10/10/08 to get rid of this colon


Old Hat
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   Posted 10/8/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
3 hrs before procedure? That's crazy, especially assuming that you'll have to travel to doctor's office or clinic between 5-6 AM. I think what you need to do is go on a clear liquid diet all of Thursday & move your phosphosoda doses up so that you start the 2nd dose around 9 PM. Then you should be cleaned out by midnight-1 AM at the latest & can lie down to rest up for a while. That's what I've done several times & my gastro found my colon to be clean enough. Good luck! / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 (generic) Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)

pb4
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   Posted 10/8/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I would just do it all the day before expecially if your apt is at 6:30am, I would start doing it around 4-5pm the day before your apt, I've only ever been told to drink the phospho the day before and then about 1/2 hour before I leave for my apt to do a fleet enema *up the butt*, not to drink phospho the day of, that's the first I've ever heard that one.

Doing a liquid diet a day or 2 before prep day makes it much easier for stuff to come out, cuts way down on the cramping and visits to the can.

mix 1/3 of the phospho bottle with a full glass of clear cold pop and drink it as fast as you can, doing this 3 times in total will get one 45ml bottle of phospho down without the harsh taste of it because it'll be so diluted.

:)
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barbl
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   Posted 10/8/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Pibbin, good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you!

I did a search here for Phospho soda and it seems everyone does both doses the day before. 3 hours before the procedure is insane smhair

Noon and 7 sounds good to me.


Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
*****9/2007 dumped my GI who I refer to as "Satan" New GI, new med TOTAL remission with in 2 weeks.
Colazal 9 capsules a day*****Digestive Advantage IBS formula 2-4 a day


barbl
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Total Posts : 320
   Posted 10/8/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
PB4 I was typing when you replied, thanks for the info!
Dx'D in 1990. Remission 1991 - 1/2005
Both flares were in extremely stressful times in my life
Colonoscopy 10/2005 80% of Colon diseased, or as I like to say "Intestinely challenged"
*****9/2007 dumped my GI who I refer to as "Satan" New GI, new med TOTAL remission with in 2 weeks.
Colazal 9 capsules a day*****Digestive Advantage IBS formula 2-4 a day


pb4
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   Posted 10/8/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
You're welcome...and just so you know, in my 17 yrs of prepping I've found that some GI's overkill when it comes to prepping, my first GI always insisted I go through 2 45ml bottles as well and all the other GI's I've had since said that 2 is overkill and one is enough. Though they did have me take 4 dulcolax tabs with tons of water a few hours after I was done taking the one bottle of phospho, which still beats drinking 2 45ml bottles of it.

Good luck and be sure to let us know how your colonoscopy goes.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


Pibbin
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   Posted 10/8/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Barbi, good luck to you too.

Cheers! (Don't you wish it was champagne instead!!)
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Entocort, and Remicade, weekly Humira
Late 7/08, down to 5 mg pred, and big flare, Humira failed
2 week hospitalization in 8/08
Now on Pred 25 mg, cyclosporine, percocet, xanax
Surgery scheduled 10/10/08 to get rid of this colon

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