The Senna laxatives before colonoscopies in UC?

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Licho
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   Posted 8/22/2007 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
I hate drinking the laxative liquid before every colonoscopy. It's so awful! I need to drink usually at least 2 - 2,5 liters to make my alimentary canal clean. It makes me feel like to vomit pretty often.
 
Do you need to drink such a salt-sweet solution before your tests as well? Maybe you use another stuff?
 
Recently, I used a liquid containing the Senna herb extract. I "fasted" earlier, about 2, 3 days before - I ate only some jellies and "desserts made from fruit juice and cornflour or potato flour, kind of fruit jelly" - there is no relevant word for it in English.
 
And, although I had drunk even a bit more than the leaflet advised (it was a small bottle of pretty sweet sirup, even tasty tongue , I wasn't "cleared" sufficiently, as my doctor said the next day.
Actually, I didn't go to the toilet more than usual, maybe even less!... confused
 
Why it happened so? Is the abnormal jelly-juice based diet in a few days before the reason of it? Maybe if I'd eaten normally, then the Senna would have the proper effect?
 
I know that the Senna irritates the bowels, but I's so tired with the casual awful laxative, that I decided to use it. And they're actually not very irritated...
 
Cheers to you. :-)


My drugs (I've UC for a few years, if anybody was curious; autodiagnosed SA and depressive problems): mesalazine, azathioprine, infliximab, iron meds, vitamins (sometimes) & probiotics; the methylprednisolone therapy of several months if needed (then, protectively, potassium meds and omeprazole as well).
I worry about my liver and kidneys for the reasons above, I hope that unnecessarily.
I worry if anxiety problems (SA) could impact on the UC as well.
I have nothing more to say at the moment (I've already said very much for me...).

Post Edited (Licho) : 8/27/2007 7:46:26 AM (GMT-6)


at wit's end
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   Posted 8/22/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't know whether you are in the states or not, but when I prep for a colonoscopy I have to use a 4 ounce bottle of Fleets Phospo Soda, take two dulcolax tablets later that night, and then use an enema the next morning. That pretty well cleans me out. The good thing about the Fleets Phospo Soda, you can mix it in with some Sprite to drink. When I have a sigmoidoscope, I have to use this awful bottle of magnesium citrate, and it has to be chilled and cannot be mixed with any drink, and it is citrus flavored. I threw some of it up. And they expected me to down it in 30 minutes. Not possible. Took all I had to drink that nasty stuff straight. Yuck.

Licho
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   Posted 8/25/2007 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm actually in Poland - I'd like to improve my English a bit with my real cases, and people here are really nice (so far, at least ;) ) Phospho Soda? Well, usually I use some macrogole products, as Fortrans, of horrific salt-sweet-lightbitter taste. Is that Soda really taste-bearable? If so, I need to ask my doctor about it or about its equivalents.

Cheers :-)

My drugs (I've UC for a few years, if anybody was curious; autodiagnosed SA and depressive problems): mesalazine, azathioprine, infliximab, iron meds, vitamins (sometimes) & probiotics; the methylprednisolone therapy of several months if needed (then, protectively, potassium meds and omeprazole as well).
I worry about my liver and kidneys for the reasons above, I hope that unnecessarily.
I worry if anxiety problems (SA) could impact on the UC as well.
I have nothing more to say at the moment (I've already said very much for me...).

Post Edited (Licho) : 8/25/2007 12:39:43 PM (GMT-6)


Licho
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 98
   Posted 8/27/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
This Fortrans is produced by the Beaufour Ipsen firm, if anyone wants to know.
My drugs (I've UC for a few years, if anybody was curious; autodiagnosed SA and depressive problems): mesalazine, azathioprine, infliximab, iron meds, vitamins (sometimes) & probiotics; the methylprednisolone therapy of several months if needed (then, protectively, potassium meds and omeprazole as well).
I worry about my liver and kidneys for the reasons above, I hope that unnecessarily.
I worry if anxiety problems (SA) could impact on the UC as well.
I have nothing more to say at the moment (I've already said very much for me...).


Licho
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 98
   Posted 8/29/2007 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
What's on with the poll?? I can't send it, although I managed to send one some time ago (I don't remember, how). When I'm sending the thread with a poll, it simply disappear. Weird thing... confused mad

My drugs (I've UC for a few years, if anybody was curious; autodiagnosed SA and depressive problems): mesalazine, azathioprine, infliximab, iron meds, vitamins (sometimes) & probiotics; the methylprednisolone therapy of several months if needed (then, protectively, potassium meds and omeprazole as well).
I worry about my liver and kidneys for the reasons above, I hope that unnecessarily.
I worry if anxiety problems (SA) could impact on the UC as well.
I have nothing more to say at the moment (I've already said very much for me...).

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