Trouble with colonoscopy prep...

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TDoern
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   Posted 10/14/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
So I thought I'd posted a rant about the horrors of this ... but I guess I didn't.

So I'll avoid the rant - although to some point I wish I could just curl up and die right now from the way I feel.

So I was given the following instructions for prep with "Trilyte with flavor packs"

take 4 ducolax tablets at 11am
between 4 and 6 pm start drinking trilyte 8oz every 10 minutes until the container was half gone and/or clear stool

I had trouble with my prep a few years ago being unable to keep the liquid in (fleets) and ate only soft solids yesterday to make it easier.

Sooo I started drinking at 4:30 - and had to take deep breaths after every drink to keep from throwing it up... I was shaking trying to hold it down. Then about 20 minutes ago - ALL the 1/4 gallon I'd drunk I'm pretty sure - came back up. I'm talking the puking where your jaw goes numb throwing up (sorry for being so gross). Not only is this killing my already bad back from the throwing up - but I just feel like I want to cry, and my stomach feels horrible. I'm thinking I might still have some in me - but I'm really not going to the bathroom that much... it's really watery but no where close to clear.

Should I keep trying to drink it? Should I take more of the ducolax just in case?
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"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
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quincy
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   Posted 10/14/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi...call your pharmacy or one that's open for 24 hours and ask them what you could do so that you'll be cleaned out for tomorrow.

I feel for you.

Could be from the flavour packets...I drank my very first one with some flavouring (but only in the glassful rather than the whole gallon)..I drank the rest of it without..thankfully.

A straw makes it easier to drink.

Hope something is of help via the pharmacy.

what time is your c-scope?

q
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TDoern
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   Posted 10/14/2007 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
quincy - thanks so much for the reply - but I think I'm going to be okay.
as I hit send to this for the previous post - I ran to the bathroom - TMI incoming - and it was liquid yellow - now it's just very lightly tinged with color and water. I *should* be okay... :) I'm really glad too - I've only drunk 1/4 of what I was supposed to - but something got in - I'm guessing I made a smart move in only eating soft solids yesterday - and getting plenty of liquids in.

wish me luck :)
thanks again for the quick reply
my c-scope is at 9:10am
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
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Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)


Dansky
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   Posted 10/14/2007 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
TDoern,

I'm so pleased the worst is over for you, thoughts and prayers coming your way for the C/scope.

Take care.

Dave
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TDoern
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   Posted 10/15/2007 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Awww thank you Dave!

I'm heading there now - I have to tell you - not having to run to the bathroom in the middle of the night made sleeping alot easier.

I will say though - my back is KILLING me from sitting on the toilet that much - and the puking. THE good news is they give you good drugs to knock you out! I know the EGD they did on friday was some of the best sleep EVER.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"

"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
_____________________________________________________________________________
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)


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   Posted 10/15/2007 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
How'd the scope go?
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