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08-14-2011, 12:15 PM   #1
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taken prep

Hi , i have just taken my 1st sachet of citrafleet ready for my 1st colonoscopy tommorow indeed it does taste of a mixture of lemons and soapy
water i drank it in 3 gulps the taste was vile here goes a happy night on the
throne to come.
Followed by a lovely breakfast of citrafleet and water.
REGARDS MICK.
08-14-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
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Mmmm, yummy! Hope everything goes OK and you get some much needed answers.
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08-14-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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HI Mick , I know the fleet doen't taste nice, but it end it's worth it. i hope you scope comes out fine and that your doing ok
08-14-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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good luck I always feel great for a day or two after the 'clearout'!!!
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08-14-2011, 02:06 PM   #5
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Ugh, I shudder at the thought of citrafleet! Definitely not a great taste but certainly does the job. Hope all goes well for you tomorrow x
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08-14-2011, 02:22 PM   #6
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Best wishes to you! Happy pooing!
08-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #7
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Hi, i went 10 times from 6.30pm till about 1.00am then slept till 5.am took
the other sachet of citrafleet and just waiting for the rest of the fallout.
The 1st drink i thought it would have been a lot worse than it was, but now
my tummy is rumbling well.
The worst part for me is the hunger pangs i am starving.
I am 6ft 2 tall and 15 stone normally.
regards mmick.
08-15-2011, 07:17 AM   #8
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The hunger will get better as time goes by, at least that usually happens when I prep. The nauseousness of the yucky prep meds make you want to never want to eat again sometimes!

Good luck with the colonoscopy! Remember, you are past the worst part.
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08-15-2011, 09:09 AM   #9
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update had my colonoscopy done they said it is normal took 3 biopsies for testing and suggest i have upper endoscopy for possible celiac disease will know more later in week .
They went up to the cecum.
regards mick.
08-15-2011, 09:13 AM   #10
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Good news so far! "Not Crohn's" is a good answer even when it means the answer has been postponed.

Celiac is no party either, though. Good luck.
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08-15-2011, 10:21 AM   #11
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awesome for you that it is not crohn's! if you have to take prep again for that test, try sucking on ice cubes for a little bit first. i find that helps numb the taste buds a bit or.....pretend they are tequilla shooters in shot glasses! lol that works too.
08-15-2011, 10:59 AM   #12
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Good news that there were no problems! Sorry you didn't get answers though! Upper endoscopies aren't as bad.
08-15-2011, 11:13 AM   #13
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That is really good news. best wishes

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08-15-2011, 02:06 PM   #14
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I hate to be the dissenting voice here... but Crohn's can occur from mouth to anus so a lower scope isn't enough to rule it out by any means. If it's in the small bowel it can be very hard to spot. A lower and upper scope can only reach tiny parts of it.
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That's a really good point.
08-15-2011, 02:15 PM   #16
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Yeah, star brought up a really good point. Many of us here have had normal colonoscopies yet a pill cam or some other test finds the IBD somewhere else along the digestive tract. I had a normal colonoscopy, but my GI still thinks its crohns from persistent symptoms. Just make sure you check everything!
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