enemas are only a prep for flex sig.
use lots of fluid with laxative pills or you will not get washed out, and the scope might get canceled.
But why do you think laxative pills will work when liquid laxative did not? Don't you think the pills will just cause cramping and pain if you are unable to evacuate after taking them?
I think your question as to why the prep did not work is a good one. I drank more than enough liquid so that was not the issue. There was something in the suprep ingredients that did not sit well with me and for some reason I did not get intense pain when taking many laxative pills during the previous colonoscopy. Suprep has sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate and potassium sulfate in it whereas the pills are a bit different. I think I was having stomach pain because I was not emptying hours afterwards. It was not until I took the enema that I went to the bathroom and then the pain went away. Additionally, I got my period the same day as the prep so I may have had more sensitivity to everything and more likely to get abdominal cramps. I have never had a colonoscopy prep while having my period.
Plus, the second dose I vomited entirely due to the taste and being on an empty stomach. I would have been able to stomach pills without any flavor in the early AM.
The two fleet enemas did in fact empty me enough for the colonoscopy along with the one dose of suprep.
Post Edited (Jane974) : 4/4/2017 4:57:07 PM (GMT-6)