Apr 26, 2010 - 3:47 pm
I am a stage II-B, 6 year survivor, so I have to do annual colonoscopies. Two weeks ago I did a miralax prep at 6:00 pm. after some Dulcolax. By 3 a.m. nothing had happened. I had a low resection in '04, so I don't get much warning when the urge to purge hits me. I was fighting to stay awake about then when I suddenly felt the need for privacy. I raced for the bathroom, fell, tore off a toenail under the door and landed face first in the john by the toilet.
I didn't go again until 5 a.m. I showed up for the exam at 6:30 and warned them I wasn't cleaned out. They gave me a warm water enema and away to the scope I went. When I was conscious again, it turned out that in fact I wasn't prepped(no surprise to me)enough for the scope to be useful. Interestingly, the doctor said I was one of a number of patients recently who didn't seem to get much reaction from the miralax until hours had gone by. He suggested I get my foot xrayed, too. ( I did and a couple of toes were broken...I gave my all for this prep). Later that morning,limping around, the prep started to take effect in earnest...or maybe I dreamt that....I don't remember.
Anyone else had this problem wtih Miralax before? I'm not going back to the chalk-water, but I am going to try the pills again. It's just all part of the hassle from this disease.