Yes, I’ve had the worst two weeks of my entire life (medically speaking). First a nose operation a couple of weeks ago, then during my two days of lounging around doing nothing post-op managed to prolapse a disc necessitating an ambulance ride and another stay in hospital.
Attending my GP a few days after that to get a repeat pain-meds prescription, mentioned that I was due for a review colonoscopy so he duly wrote me out a referral. So I rang them the next day to make an appointment, which lo and behold, they had one two days hence. Pretty unheard of to get one so quickly, but who am I to look an anal probe in the mouth?
Now I’ve had a previous colonoscopy and had no problems whatsoever. But this time was a whole 'nother kettle of fish. Swigged the first dose of Picoprep, no dramas. Fifteen minutes after the second dose, became violently ill with some pretty impressive projectile vomiting.
Then I had to down another two litres of some other muck…never finished it because continued nausea and further loud chundering every half hour or so meant for a damned miserable night. Throw in some horrid stomach cramping (not bowel) and I was ready to call for a euthanasia team right there! Managed to get enough stuff into my system to clear the plumbing adequately for the procedure though, thank OG.
And I still feel vaguely queasy with continued lower abdominal pain. It’s a shit of a thing, I tell ya!
I’m curious as to why the reaction. The stuff doesn’t taste that bad, and I’d stopped the pain-meds already so any possible interactions shouldn’t have occurred.
What have been your experiences with colonoscopy preparations?