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12-05-2017, 06:44 PM   #1
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Hello. Thank you for taking the time to help me. Am I allowed to dissolve the bowel prep meds in orange juice and am I allowed to drink lucozade until the colonoscopy? Thanks x
12-05-2017, 07:20 PM   #2
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My doc would not allow me to have any colored liquids during bowel prep - to prevent the color of the liquid to from obscuring inflammation or, conversely, to prevent it from mimicking inflammation when it wasn't actually there. Clear liquids only.
12-05-2017, 07:25 PM   #3
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Ah yes that would make sense! Water it is. Does the prep taste vile??
12-05-2017, 11:46 PM   #4
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My doc would not allow me to have any colored liquids during bowel prep - to prevent the color of the liquid to from obscuring inflammation or, conversely, to prevent it from mimicking inflammation when it wasn't actually there. Clear liquids only.
I agree with Scipio.
12-06-2017, 09:23 AM   #5
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Which prep do you have?

Clear fluids are ok - broth, clear soda etc.....don't only have water if you can help it.....
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12-06-2017, 09:27 AM   #6
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What can I have?
12-06-2017, 11:35 AM   #7
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What can I have?
Not sure what you area asking about?

There are multiple types of prep for scopes, as far as liquids, anything clear that is NOT red or purple (I'd stay away from orange also).......
12-06-2017, 11:38 AM   #8
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The only thing I am allowed to have during the prep is water, and more water. Clear juices such as apple juice is okay. Clear broth made with those chicken cube broths are okay too. Stay away from milk, orange juice, and any juices that are dyed red or blue. No solid foods.
Usually the doctor orders Peglyte for the prep. Its a big gallon jug of awful stuff. It is easier to take when chilled. The prep is not easy or fun, but its a part of living with this disease.
12-06-2017, 11:44 AM   #9
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Lemonade is ok too.The taste is really not that bad.I mean,it wouldn't be the drink of choice for anybody,but it does the job.It's the after effects that's the problem.Just make sure you're comfortable and not far from a permanently vacant bathroom.Baby wipes and baby cream might be a good idea as "things" will get sore later.

Also it might be to late ,but chilling your prep and using drinking straws helps.Good Luck.
12-06-2017, 02:55 PM   #10
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Ah yes that would make sense! Water it is. Does the prep taste vile??
It doesn't taste great. I put ice in it. That seems to make it go down easier.
12-06-2017, 03:02 PM   #11
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To keep from feeling hungry I have broth, coconut water, and gelatin made with apple juice...At least early in the day...Once the prep kicks in I don't want much of anything except mint tea. Hope it all goes as smoothly as possible!
12-06-2017, 03:13 PM   #12
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What is broth? Thank you everyone. The hospital rang to do pre op assessment and they said I can dilute the prep in orange squash.
12-11-2017, 12:43 PM   #13
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Ds drinks organic Gatorade (all flavors are clear no dyes)
Kool aid has a powder drink with sugar thatis clear
Nothing with pulp
He drinks Gatorade mixed with miralax plus ducolax so doesn’t taste bad at all

Good luck

Never heard of orange squash
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12-11-2017, 06:57 PM   #14
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Never heard of orange squash
Orange squash is a British term for what Americans call orange juice.
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