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peverroad
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   Posted 11/13/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I have to do my prep today.  I was dionoised 4 years ago and have had 2 scopes in the past.  I hate the prep.  The best one i had was meralax and this doc wont let me do it.  He wan't the fleets.  Does anyone do a prep they can accept without doc approve.  I think all the care about is the end result.  I can't ever keep the fleets down.  What are the different preps does anyone know.

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   Posted 11/13/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I have numerous scopes over the years and by far the best prep are the pills. The ones I took are called Osmoprep. You have to take like 36 of them in about 1 1/2 hours and by the end, they started tasting like a salt lick but it so much nicer then the liquids. But any prep should be approved by the doc. Call up your doc and see if he will let you do the pills instead.


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Terps19
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   Posted 11/13/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Man I used Fleet phosophosoda the first time and that was hell in a handbasket. It was only 8 oz but it was nasty nasty nasty. You could mention to the DR that you would feel more comfortable with another one because teh Fleet is really really harsh on your system.

The second time I used Half Lytly or whatever it is called. That was half a gallon... didnt taste as bad but made me really bloated. The prep is always going to be the worse part. Once that is over and you are actually dong the cscope they give you nice drugs that put you out of it.
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Christine1946
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
     I think what Terps was referring to is Nulitely?  Or Golightly...something like that.  It is the gallon jug and that is what my GI recommends.  He told me the Fleets was too harsh on colons of people with UC.  I'm not so sure I could handle 36 pills either.  Here is my suggestion if you go with the Nulightly (that gallon jug).  For three days ahead of time I eat very lightly, mostly chicken broth, lemon jello, ginger ale, etc.  If you do that, then you won't have to drink all the prep.  I usually just have to drink about 1/3 of the prep before I notice clear liquid coming out of me.  Good luck.  It's a little to late today to do what I suggested but maybe next time.  Make sure the prep is very cold and drink through a straw, makes it go down easier.
 
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pb4
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually I've found a great way to get the phospho-fleet soda down without it killing you...

You pour only 1/3 of it into a full glass of cold CLEAR pop and you can add ice, drink it fast because you're suppose to, doing this 3 times in total will get one 45ml bottle of the fleet down and you won't hardly (if at all) taste a thing or notice the oily consistancy of it...plus you're getting in tons of liquid with it which is what you're suppose to do so it's not so hard on your system....then you're suppose to follow with plenty of water afterwards to help flush your system.

Try it, it's not as bad as having to drink a gallon of crap.

:)
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Terps19
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Christine1946 said...
     I think what Terps was referring to is Nulitely?  Or Golightly...something like that.  It is the gallon jug and that is what my GI recommends.  He told me the Fleets was too harsh on colons of people with UC.  I'm not so sure I could handle 36 pills either.  Here is my suggestion if you go with the Nulightly (that gallon jug).  For three days ahead of time I eat very lightly, mostly chicken broth, lemon jello, ginger ale, etc.  If you do that, then you won't have to drink all the prep.  I usually just have to drink about 1/3 of the prep before I notice clear liquid coming out of me.  Good luck.  It's a little to late today to do what I suggested but maybe next time.  Make sure the prep is very cold and drink through a straw, makes it go down easier.
 

Yeah its made by the same company but since it is a half a gallon they call it Half Lytly or whatever...
March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 


Terps19
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
pb4 said...
Actually I've found a great way to get the phospho-fleet soda down without it killing you...

You pour only 1/3 of it into a full glass of cold CLEAR pop and you can add ice, drink it fast because you're suppose to, doing this 3 times in total will get one 45ml bottle of the fleet down and you won't hardly (if at all) taste a thing or notice the oily consistancy of it...plus you're getting in tons of liquid with it which is what you're suppose to do so it's not so hard on your system....then you're suppose to follow with plenty of water afterwards to help flush your system.

Try it, it's not as bad as having to drink a gallon of crap.

:)

When I did the Fleet crap I used Gingerale and now wont drink it again because of the taste reminder!  Different strokes for different folks.
March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 


pb4
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   Posted 11/13/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you only pour 1/3 of it in at atime or the whole bottle, it makes a big difference.

:)
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jasperthedog
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   Posted 11/13/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree... the phosposoda is AWFUL!!! I mixed mine in a certain flavor of Gatorade and now I can't drink that flavor because of the reminder! I have a c-scope on Tuesday and was happy to learn that I can use Dulcolax pills with the Miralax!! The outcome is the same, but at least it won't taste as bad. The nurse told me it is tasteless. I haven't tried it yet, but it has to be better than the Fleet stuff! Good luck!
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fullsock
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   Posted 11/13/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I had heard that there is a lot of controversy over using the Fleet phosophosoda because of the high content of sodium, being really hard on your body. Some hospitals have even stopped using the fleet. If any one has more info on this that would be great!

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beartooth
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   Posted 11/13/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
My last prep involved Miralax, and after numerous accidents, I decided that if I go that route again, I'm starting the prep much earlier in the day, and starting the liquid diet a day or two earlier. The best prep I took involved a suppository, and drinking a bunch of semi-icky stuff. Unlike other preps with heinous liquid drinks, I was able to keep everything down, and by the morning, I was clean. The miralax kept me up all night on the white throne. I tink I might have gotten only 2 hours of sleep (and that was on the loo! LOL!). I think my problem with the miralax was that when it started to work, it wasn't a "Hey, you should probably go to the bathroom soon." It was more like "Hey fool! You should'nt've left the bathroom at all. So here's your warning...get into the loo five seconds ago! Hahahahahaha!" Not a pleasant experience.

In general, I'd suggest starting the liquid diet a day or two earlier than recommended, and whenever possible, mix whatever horrid drink with a little Gatorade/Powerade/Apple juice, to make the drinking a little more tolerable.

Good luck on you preps, and I hope that you only get good news from you scopes. Keep us posted on how things went.
Brandon
 
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