I"ve had 3 flex sigs...the prep kind of depends on the doctor doing it I think. The first one was along time ago before my UC diagnosis. The prep was with Golightly laxative x 24 hours, and an enema before hand. I did not have any pain meds or sedative beforehand, but it was not really painful, just a bit uncomfortable with some cramping. The 2nd one I had was when I was really inflammed with my first uc flare, and no prep was done at that time. It was done on a more urgent basis, so no time for prep, but the doctor prescribed some ativan for me. then the 3rd one was while I was in the hospital and i was on clear liquids x 24hours. but I had the option of getting pain meds. i was already in so much pain with a flare, that I opted for pain meds. so I was given the same meds that I got for my colonoscopy, IV fentanyl and versed. I guess I was awake, but I'll tell ya, I don't remember a thing!! Which based on the pics of my colon, was probably a good thing!
40 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05.
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, prednisone taper
20mg 10mg 5mg daily, Nexium 40mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 45 35 units daily, Novolog 10 8 units with sliding scale at meals, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.