I Am Prepping For a Colonoscopy Right Now

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 People

    Ok It's 3:50 And I'm Back Home.

    Here's the scoop: You go into a little room (with curtain drawn) and put on a gown, Nurse comes in and takes vitals (blood pressure,heart) ,inserts an IV in your right hand,doctor comes in and asks questions, after that ,they rolled me in a private room, inserted the air thingy...
    kconcal kconcal
    Mar 27, 2012

    Another Routine Maintenance Check.

    Removed by author x x x x x x
    windlion windlion
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

    Will Start Prepping On Tuesday

    I'm supposed to start prepping on Tuesday. This will be my first colonoscopy and needless to say I'm a little anxious. In reading the different stories I'm sowhat even more anxious. I've been reading that Miralax sometimes make people sick. What else can you take, if not...
    Jazzysmr Jazzysmr
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2012

    The Wonderfulness Of It All

    Oh the wonderment of IT all …                                           By **** Bear It was twelve o’clock mid-night and nothing but clear liquids to look forward to for the next 36-hours as chemistry and medical technology allied...
    RWBear RWBear
    1 Response Sep 24, 2011

    Colonoscopy Journal

    Journal from my 2nd colonoscopy (Feb 2010) My first colonoscopy was performed about 8 years ago and on my first colonoscopy I had 5 polyps removed.  I am actually one year late from based on the reminder I received last year. For my first procedure I was given phospho...
    GopherM GopherM
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2010

    Please Read...

    ...if you want to ease your mind!  I had my colonoscopy yesterday - I was stressing SO badly days prior to having my colonoscopy that my blood pressure went through the roof.  I read every story on the web - and I must say though I feel badly for all of those who had such a...
    aly18 aly18
    6 Responses Feb 11, 2012

    Pretty Mild Prep So Far...

    I'm a 26 year old female at the early stages of my colonoscopy prep. My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 42 but it was already stage 3. I took the powder stuff an hour ago but haven't had much action. I was really nervous, but as long as it stays like this I'll be...
    ralbert ralbert
    Jun 13, 2011

    I Had It Done A Couple Of Weeks Ago

    My Doctor was great and his student was also at the  consultation. .. Yea the prep sucked..it took me 4.5 hours to drink the stuff . But not a bad taste. Spent alot of time in the bathroom .. Any way the procedure was nothing, just alot of questions then an IV and...
    tjdjr57 tjdjr57
    1 Response Sep 27, 2010

    This Sucks, But I Know It Will Be Worth It.

    So, I haven't eaten anything all day and am very woozy right now. Just took the 2 Ducolax and will start drinking my "blue hootch" (as I like to call my mix of miralax and Gatorade) in about 1 1/2 hours. This will be my 2nd colonoscopy--my older sister died of colon cancer at age...
    nelvis nelvis
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2011

    As everyone can probably attest to liquid diets

    suck. well, I guess that depends on the liquids. Will start on the pills and magnesium citrate in a couple of hours. I am only about 17 years late for my first test, so I can hardly wait.
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2
    66-70, M
    Apr 6, 2015

    Farrrr out.... The dehydration is real -.

    - I took a gamble 2 hours after taking the prep mix as the procedure is tomorrow, and ran down to the shops, grabbed a blue powerade and lemonade ice blocks and rushed back home.. Luckily no accidents.. But I feel so sick... Don't even want to finish off the mixture... 3 hours...
    Catho Catho
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2015

    Not Looking Forward To It

    I need to start at 2pm. It's my 3rd one and I haven't had one in 3 years. It's for my ulcerative colitis and if i'm lucky I may get my pills changed to one where I only have to take the pill once a day instead omy 15 asacol a day. It would be nice.
    RubyBloodDrop RubyBloodDrop
    26-30, F
    Jun 10, 2010

    Please...take Your Time And Be Careful When Choosing A Gi Doctor For The Procedure!

    Actually the correct title for this story is "I am delaying my colonoscopy prep."  I am now postponing my colonoscopy prep and procedure because of what just happened with this GI doctor whose negligence really could have put my life in danger.  I am a 40 year old male and...
    startingyoung startingyoung
    Jun 10, 2012

    Colonoscopy Tommorow Morning.

    HiI am athletic 28 year old. After experiencing chest pain 2 months ago, further bloodwork brought forward significantly low ferritin levels; mine sat at 6. This anemia was responsible for my chest pain, as with little ferritin there was littl oxygen in my red blood cell and my...
    kscs28 kscs28
    1 Response Jan 9, 2011

    I hate having to prep

    for a colonoscopy over almost anything.
    Didro56 Didro56
    61-65, F
    Oct 1, 2014

    Have My Appointment This Afternoonat 1:50

    So far I have fasted, and just finished drinking 3/4 of the lemon flavored solution.Personally, I don't think it is as bad tasting as everyone else says it is, and I have not had to sit within 5 feet of the bathroom, i've gone about 5 times, it's really no big deal, basically it...
    kconcal kconcal
    Mar 27, 2012

    Never Again

    I was scheduled for a colonoscopy on Wednesday of this week. I was instucted to start my prep on Tuesday. A little background: I have chronic diarrhea which seems to be well controlled by Amitriptyline. My doc thinks it's IBS-D, but he suggested the colonoscopy just to be safe...
    Thekillerqueen Thekillerqueen
    26-30, F
    13 Responses Mar 6, 2010

    Phosphosoda Fun

    Well I am prepping now for tomorrow morning's colonoscopy and had my first bottle of 45ml Fleet phosphosoda prep at 6-6:30pm, the diarrhoea 'hit' me at about 7.15pm, and I went about every 5-10 minutes until about 8.45pm, then for the last hour it has slowed down to every 15-25...
    Brightcat Brightcat
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 26, 2013

    I wanted to share my story,

    i was so well organised for this prep, did everything right, i took the powder mixed with water at 3pm, waited and nothing happened had a small bowel movement and that was it . 5 hours later i started to get very dizzy could hardly stand up, felt like i was going to faint, weak...
    muffett muffett
    Sep 28, 2014

    Gotta Be There In 12 Hours

    Now that I'm 50 (and a bit), my doctor recommended a colonoscopy. So I went to see the guy and he told me what would be happening. There was a young doctor with him, I presume in training, and she was an attractive middle-eastern looking lady. I hope she does my procedure but...
    hagfish hagfish
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2013
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