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Colonoscopy Prep - scared Part II

becca1291
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Okay, so I stalled for an hour and I'm now beginning the prep. The taste is very gross. The mixture is slimy and salty. I'm having doubts my friends if I can chug this stuff down. I'm drinking it from a straw hoping this will help.

Thank you all who have given me such great advice so far. I hope I don't have to join your club tomorrow but if I do, I know I have wonderful people to turn to....

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Sundanceh
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This might help you, Becca

If you have some Sprite around or can send someone to get it for you (make sure it's cold) is to take a big sip of this every time you swallow the prep - swish it around in your mouth and then spit the Sprite back out (swallow the stuff, sorry).

I found that it takes the edge off the saltiness and taste - sort of neutralizes it and helps take your mind off. Used to have to drink 128oz of the stuff - a full gallon. Now, it's coming in 64oz sizes, so there is less to drink, but it still isn't the easiest thing to swallow, is it? I know it's terrible, but you want to be as clean as you can, so they can see real good in there. It will be worth it.

You can eat when it's all over tomorrow.

Anyway, Sprite or 7/Up or something like that, lemony will help you.

Good luck tomorrow!

-Craig

becca1291
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16 ounces down... taking 15 minute break before downing another. I'm trying to drink gatorade as I go. I already feel like I'm going to float away! I can't imagine how you drank 128 oz. of this stuff! You'd think that since our world is so technologically advanced they could come up with a better way to do this clean out : )

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Buzzard
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don't be a wuss....LOL...... :) .....I bet you can drink a beer faster than that.....LOL...Just kiddin....you know what a shart is ?...........Buzz..........

becca1291
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Don't keep me in suspense! By the way---- I am a wuss and a sissy and a worry wart! Get this, I'm 36 years old and never been drunk!! I had just a few sips of beer in my life. I'm such a goody goody it's sickening!

tiny one
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The prep is the worst part. I numb my mouth before I drink the salty stuff, I use orajell. I numb my mouth and tongue real good, then chug down the tasty stuff, chase with sprite. Then I quick brush my teeth. If you start to get sore sitting in the tub helps. You can use desitin to help sooth your bum. Don't worry about how many times you go, the prep is designed to clean you out. Just make sure you take in fluids. Don't stray to far from the bathroom, sometimes it's hard to get there in time. Good luck to you.

becca1291
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Drank all the prep..finished about an hour ago. The bowel movements haven't been as bad as I thought. Burning a little bit "down there". I guess that is normal. I read somewhere that you shouldn't drink too much after you finish the prep, but that doesn't make much sense. Is it okay to continue drinking, jello, and chicken broth after the prep?

coloCan
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in the morning for meds I could sytill take but I don;t think you're supposed to do jello or broth once you do the prep.....Others will correct me if my memory failed me...steve

lcarper2
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once you finish the prep don't drink anything as it will only add to the waste you are getting rid of like emptying a hole and putting dirt back in ...

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Buzzard
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is a poop and a fart mix, or as art lovers call it "a Picasso in the panties"....Just tryin to get your mind off of it for a bit there becca.....relax, your almost done.....and sleep as long as possible in the morning then just doze until time to go..... Love and Hope to ya..........Buzz

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