Jenn C...Regarding the Gotlyely....You have to mix it the night before the clean-out and put it in the refrigerator.
Personally, it's better without a flavour....but I do use a straw, so I don't taste anything or burp up any taste at all. I did use flavour in a few of the glasses the first time...ugh..never again.
You can eat a light breakfast and lunch the day of the clean-out (which is one reason I like using it. Start it at 5:00 at the latest in the evening.
I've done 6 purges with the gallon prep....one with fleet, and I'll take the gallon prep over anything else.
Pour your first glass 15 minutes before you drink it, use a straw and put it at the back of your mouth and drink it all. Pour the next glass, set the timer for 15 minutes...until you're at the end of the gallon.
To be bad...I always pour out the last glass...
Anyway, that's how it works for me...
It's very understandable that you're having an overload of emotions considering your life situation. It's scary especially when your health is involved. It's uncertain when the answers don't match what you're going through.
I'm curious what symptoms you're having at this time...can you expand?A week isn't too long to wait for answers.
As well, the scope itself isn't as bad as it seems. The purge is the worst part to me.
Keep us posted
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!