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  • #1795394

    crohnie kallah
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    Hi everyone!
    Any tips on how to get through “colonoscopy prep day?”
    I’m scheduled for a one in a few days and I have nightmares thinking of that awful drink.
    (the colonoscopy itself is ok, I’d rather have that than ago to the dentist……😜)

    #1796070

    Yserbius123
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    Make sure your affairs are in order so that you can spend the day on a couch very close to a bathroom without being disturbed. Get a good book or something else to take your mind off of stuff. And don’t sweat it! It’s not that big of a deal, just really gross.

    #1796105

    a mamin
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    Try not to think about it so much! The advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Just stay home during the prep so you’ll have your bathroom accessible. Hatzlocha!!

    #1796125

    Reb Eliezer
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    Mix it into Gatorade not red and it will not tastte so bad.

    #1796206

    Harotzehbilumshmo
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    The prep varies slightly between doctors so ask you for an alternative if you had a hard time with the one that he wants you to use. Personally I much prefer the Mirylax that the Magnesium Citrate drink. That was vile. Most importatly, BS”D on the results…..

    #1796227

    Some Common Sense
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    Take your time in drinking the mixture and you will be fine.

    #1796439

    ruvain
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    That drink isnt so awlful. It wont be nearly as bad as you think.

    #1796933

    LakewoodNJMom
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    Mixing it with ice cold gingerale or Snapple and drinking it with sa straw helps. Having clear popsicles in between also helps.

    #1796935

    LakewoodNJMom
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    Mixing it in ice cold ginger-ale or Snapple helps and drinking it thru a straw. Sucking on clear popsicles helps settle your stomach.

    #1796955

    kvetcher
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    My Dr said to drink it very slowly.

    #1796959

    Gadolhadorah
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    Most docs are also recommending to eat and much lighter diet (both in quantity and color) for a few days prior to the procedure. Makes it easier for you to clear the system and for them to get a clear, unobstructed view for any polyps

    #1799924

    knaidlach
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    i had one done a few years ago. i don’t remember the drink being so bad. just make sure to be close to a bathroom.

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