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Old 10-11-2018, 03:40 PM
 
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I had to drink something at midnight for an 8 am procedure.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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Procedure is at 10 a.m., with a check-in time of 8:45. So it's 8 hours between the second dose and actual procedure start time. I called and inquired and the PA told me that's how this doc does the prep, to make sure the colon is perfectly clean. Still doesn't make any sense to me because we've both had colonoscopies before and were cleaned out perfectly via meds the day prior, without a 2 a.m. dose.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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I agree that's odd. I'd find another doctor for next time personally.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:17 PM
 
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I had to do mine in the middle of the night. But the thing I suggest for ANYONE doing a colonoscopy to make it not so horrible is to take megadoses of magnesium a few days leading up to the test. That way, you are already mostly cleaned out.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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The last time I had that done, the doctor wasn't mindful of my concerns, and when the sedation (propofol) was administered by IV, it felt like they were injecting molten metal into my vein. The pain went from the injection site up my arm to my shoulder, then across to my neck, then up around both sides of my ear, and finally to the top of my skull. At that point, I was out like a light. But from the moment the injection was given until it reached my skull, I was fully aware of the pain, but could do or say nothing because of the tube crammed in my mouth. I did everything possible to move my eyes, and groan, but to no avail.

When I later told the doctor about it, he laughed it off and said the sedative doesn't do that. That's a crock! I know what I experienced. I later began to look online about it, and found I'm not the only one who has experienced such a trauma. Granted, it may be only a small percentage of people who have that kind of reaction. Still, there are other sedatives that can be used without such side effects.
When I had my most recent colonoscopy, about a year and a half ago, it was the first time I was going to experience propofol. Before the nurse anesthetist administered it, I mentioned that I had heard that it can be very painful going in. She told me not to worry, that they add lidocaine to the mix so there's no pain from the propofol. And she was right. Zero pain from the propofol IV, and zero pain from the colonoscopy (unlike previous colonoscopies that did not use propofol).
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:21 PM
 
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Procedure is at 10 a.m., with a check-in time of 8:45. So it's 8 hours between the second dose and actual procedure start time. I called and inquired and the PA told me that's how this doc does the prep, to make sure the colon is perfectly clean. Still doesn't make any sense to me because we've both had colonoscopies before and were cleaned out perfectly via meds the day prior, without a 2 a.m. dose.

This should make sense to you: "The use of split-dose bowel preparation was associated with a significantly higher detection rate for sessile serrated polyps during colonoscopy, a randomized study found."


https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/ddw/58072
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:33 PM
 
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Ah, thanks for that, Oldgardener. Husband had 3 polyps removed last time, so if this prep improves detection rate, I am all for it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:45 PM
 
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It's at least a 6 hour wait after the last bottle. It's a lot easier if you schedule an afternoon procedure.



Then you don't have to take the 2nd dose until after you get up.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:50 PM
 
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I did one a few months ago. First bottle at 5pm, second at 10pm. No solid food at all the day before the procedure.

The one three years ago or so was MUCH better. single dose at about 6pm I think it was.. and as I recall, no food after noon the day before the prep.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Orange County
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That was my schedule as well. I had mine on a Tuesday, so Sunday I ate very very light, did the no food thing and prep Monday, so the 2 am dose yielded little results and I did sleep, so it wasn't bad at all.

Some people eat a ton two days before because they know the day before they can't, I don't recommend that at all lol.

Good luck to him.
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