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Hi

I am supposed to start the prep on Sunday. I am quite nervous about it. I am supposed to take bottle of mag citrate at 10 am, dulcolax 4 tabs at 1 pm (optional), and 32 oz of Miralax at 4 pm. If I stay on a light/soft diet on Saturday, then I can skip the dulcolax. If I eat alot, then I need to take it.

Will I get alot of cramps from this prep. How soon will the mag citriate kick in? The colonoscopy is being done because of rectal bleeding and a history of pre-cancerous polyps on my mom's side at 45. I am only 33.

I am also nervous about the colonscopy. I had one about 7 yrs ago and was asleep. I have a colon rectal surgeon doing it this time because he is treating the hemmorhoids. Any way I can be assured to be asleep or at least not care. I am not interested in waking up with a camera up behind.

Plus, I ate popcorn and nuts a couple of days last week and now paying for it with bleeding.

Thanks
Jennifer
Hi Jennifer,

I had a colonoscopy a few weeks ago and what everyone says is true -- the prep is worse than the test itself. I was given a local anesthetic and didn't feel a thing; when I woke up, I needed to sit in the office for about 15 minutes but then I was fine.

As for the prep, they told me to start it at 4:00 pm on Sunday for a Monday morning appointment and I thought this was too late because I had to get up during the night. My preference would have been to be totally clean by midnight so I could get a good night's sleep. It sounds like you are starting early enough.

Good luck and let us know how it went.

Laura


[QUOTE=alaska_free;3334807]Hi

I am supposed to start the prep on Sunday. I am quite nervous about it. I am supposed to take bottle of mag citrate at 10 am, dulcolax 4 tabs at 1 pm (optional), and 32 oz of Miralax at 4 pm. If I stay on a light/soft diet on Saturday, then I can skip the dulcolax. If I eat alot, then I need to take it.

Will I get alot of cramps from this prep. How soon will the mag citriate kick in? The colonoscopy is being done because of rectal bleeding and a history of pre-cancerous polyps on my mom's side at 45. I am only 33.

I am also nervous about the colonscopy. I had one about 7 yrs ago and was asleep. I have a colon rectal surgeon doing it this time because he is treating the hemmorhoids. Any way I can be assured to be asleep or at least not care. I am not interested in waking up with a camera up behind.

Plus, I ate popcorn and nuts a couple of days last week and now paying for it with bleeding.

Thanks
Jennifer[/QUOTE]





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