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……😜)
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.
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!!
Mix it into Gatorade not red and it will not tastte so bad.
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…..
Take your time in drinking the mixture and you will be fine.
That drink isnt so awlful. It wont be nearly as bad as you think.
Mixing it with ice cold gingerale or Snapple and drinking it with sa straw helps. Having clear popsicles in between also helps.
Mixing it in ice cold ginger-ale or Snapple helps and drinking it thru a straw. Sucking on clear popsicles helps settle your stomach.
My Dr said to drink it very slowly.
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
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.