I'm in the process of doing the gallon prep for a colonoscopy tomorrow. I'm having a really hard time finishing the bottle, and was wondering if anyone had any quick suggestions. Seriously......it's making me throw up when I drink it now and I really don't want to have to do it again. I have about a third left to drink. Ugh......
No, it's TriLyte. And it's horrible. I got the first three 8oz glasses down without hurling, but haven't been able to do so since. I have a can of pop next to the sink to drink right after I chug it (they recommended this). I just feel so full I can't stand to put any more liquid in there!!
I do know that my mind is messing with me now that I know how nasty it tastes. I've been at this for 4 hours now!! One gallon.......8 oz at a time. That's a long time and a lot of liquid! They do say if you get nauseated (which I did), to wait a half hour and start again. Yeah, right. I just want to go to bed and forget all about this.
Yes that sounds better to just wait and try it again. Try drinking it slow.
I can't imagine drinking a GALLON of some nasty tasting stuff! I thought drinking the 12 ounces of Ginger-Ale with the 3 ounces of the Phos-soda was bad!! I had to drink it the night before and then drink it again early in the morning before the test.
I tried again......and hurled again. I'm so sick of this! The stuff is thick and is supposedly CHERRY flavor. Yeah, right......cherry flavored salt water! I can't drink it slow - it makes it that much worse. I shiver just thinking about it!
Thanks for your words of advice. I don't know if I can handle drinking any more of it. I may just have to go as is. I do have some dulcolax in the cabinet, but am wondering if that wouldn't be a good idea?
I actually slept well last night, after getting over the nausea. The colonoscopy went good too. I was scared that I wasn't going to be clean enough, but she said I was. They found 2 polyps and removed them, and she also told me I have diverticulosis. Don't know a whole lot about that (yet - but will research!), and she gave me info for a high fiber diet. I'm already good with that though, because I already do that.
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