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.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.