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>At Wed, 21 Jul 1999, email@example.com wrote: >> >>HI Chris ,How are you doing? I had posted a note to Ginny about having a >>colonoscopy performed and asked her about medications that would be >>used.She told me that instead of having to drink the gallon of that >>lovely stuff that fleet could be used instead.Is this the enema?. . . >>FRIENDS THAT STICK TOGETHER" Peggy
>Hi Peggy: >No, it is not the Fleets enema, it is the Fleets phospho-soda that you >can use as a prep for the colonoscopy instead of Golytely, which you >probably know by now since you have been to your GI appt. This post was >late in appearing on the forum. There are some tips that help to keep >it down. I have posted these before, either here or on the endo forum, >so if you are interested let me know and I will post them again. It >involves what you drink with the Fleets phosphosoda. I think the >package insert says water, but the tips say kool aid, I think. Of >course you can't drink anything red, did they tell you that? No red kool >aid, red jello, or punch anything like that. I guess because they can >make the lining look red when it really isn't. My procedure was at 4 pm >and I was allowed to drink liquids only up until noon, but do what your >doctor's office tells you to do. The GI office gave me these tips put >out by the manufacturer. Let me know if you want them. The phosphosoda >is pretty nasty stuff too, but nothing like Golytely, which is a whole >gallon jug. >The meds were given to me right before the procedure after they took me >into the procedure room. They were demerol and versed. The demerol is >a pain killer and versed makes you forget the procedure. I don't >remember one thing about it. I would prefer to remember so if there is >ever a next time I would like just the demerol. >You should tell them you had that type of reaction to the meds. I >wouldn't want to look forward to that again! I believe it is demerol >that makes some people very sick to their >stomach. I had no problems, it put me in la la land. I don't usually >have a problem with meds. >Good luck-the procedure isn't that bad, but the prep sure is, although >Fleets phosphosoda is a lot gentler laxative than mag citrate. I don't >know about Golytely, all I know is the size of it. YUCH. When I had my >second lap, because I didn't want to take Golytely, I had to have a TWO >day bowel prep. I had to drink the Fleets phosphosoda twice. I was >pretty wiped out by the time I got to the hospital. > >Chris