Tomorrow I start a 2 days bowel cleanse in preparation for a colonoscopy on Friday. I am not at all worried about the procedure, as I will have IV sedation and believe that I will neither feel or remember much of the experience itself. The prep is what I fear. Because I have been constipated for about 6 weeks now, the MD ordered a 2 day prep. First day - clear liquids, stool softener in AM and PM, one bottle of magnesium citrate in the afternoon followed by explosive diarrhea.
Second day - clear liquids, mix 1 gallon of distilled water with NuLytely and start drinking 8 ounces every 20 minutes until it is half gone (followed by - you guessed it - explosive diarrhea). Friday morning - 5 hours prior to procedure, so that makes it about 3:30 AM, drink remainder of NuLytely solution which should cause explosive clear diarrhea.
Any helpful hints? Keep the NuLytely cold, or have it at room temp? Use a straw to make the fluid hit the back of my mouth? Can I drink coke, or is that not considered a “clear fluid”? I know I can’t have anything red, blue or purple. I have eaten very lightly for 2 days now to prepare, but I don’t think it matters because no matter what I do, EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA (band name) is bound to happen.
Please don’t write and tell me that all you had to do for the prep was take 40 pills. I don’t think I can stand it. Why some doctors do it one way and others do it another way is beyond me. My doctor is old school and must believe in torture.
Og help me.