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Old 02-08-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My Husband said the prep was fine and did not taste like much. I also think there are different prep drinks too. He mixed his with crystal light. The whole procedure was no big deal either and I went with him but he was able to drive home. I guess everyone's experience is different and I thnik age and health have alot to do with it. He's only 39.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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They have progressed regarding this, my last one was a couple months ago. My first one ( a Sigmoid)-was done in early '91. Now the stuff I drank back then? Truly bad!
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Midwest transplant
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Pills and Miralax are much easier to get down than that GoLytly stuff
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Awww, it's not so bad, really. My tip? Let the Gatorade or whatever you're using to mix the prep with warm to almost room temperature. Keeps your innards from cramping up and you don't get chills from drinking all that cold liquid..worked for me...
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I had a Colonoscopy......the prep did not seem like that big of a deal to me.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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The first time I woke up while they were doing it and started yelling "ow!". They gave me
some more sedation but I woke up again before he was done. They claimed it wasn't true so I told them
how the Dr went to the phone and what he said were the findings...then they believed me.
Last time I went to a different Dr and told him how I woke up twice, whatever he gave me or how
much I don't know but I don't remember anything. I'm due for another one again soon...
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:31 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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The first time I woke up while they were doing it and started yelling "ow!". They gave me
some more sedation but I woke up again before he was done. They claimed it wasn't true so I told them
how the Dr went to the phone and what he said were the findings...then they believed me.
Last time I went to a different Dr and told him how I woke up twice, whatever he gave me or how
much I don't know but I don't remember anything. I'm due for another one again soon...

egads! That's awful.
How often are you having this procedure?
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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egads! That's awful.
How often are you having this procedure?
Supposed to be every 5 years. I'm overdue, had one at 50, then about 55,
now at 65...should have been in 5 years ago....
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:33 AM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Supposed to be every 5 years. I'm overdue, had one at 50, then about 55,
now at 65...should have been in 5 years ago....
were polyps found?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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My friend with a family history of colon cancer has them every 2 yrs. So far, only benign polyps found. Mine are every 4 yrs after having pre-cancerous polyps found on the 1st one I ever had.
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