remarks about bowel prep
Taste awful. Had stomach cramps, massive sudden diarrhea.
Drink a Gatorade to keep your electrolytes balanced. I didn't and had an extremely bad headache. also could not hold any of the second dose down....bad experience with suprep
In preparing for my 2nd colonoscopy, I used Suprep (2-dose) and it was pretty benign as far a preps go. The solution tastes pretty bad, but I mixed mine with white cherry PowerAde and it went down pretty easy. The response time for me was about an hour and then another 2.5 hours for each dose. This is a much better prep than the other I used before (that was awful--chewing a bag full of tablets and drinking a ton of water). Splitting it into two doses 8-10 hours apart was much easier to handle. I'm soon on my way for my procedure and I believe the Suprep its job...much easier than I anticipated. The only side-affect I had was
some minor chills and a very slight headache...
So I read all the posts, watched YouTube videos about drink mixes and want to report my experience so far. First I want to say that there is only one flavor that will make me gag upon touching my lips and that is cherry flavored cough syrup. I knew there would be a 50/50 chance that I got cherry or grape. Guess what flavor I got? Yep. Cherry flavored cough syrup, or how I like to refer to it as the napalm of death. Anyways, I mixed mine with extra cold water and also had the bottles of SuPrep refrigerated. I added some ginger ale and peach mango crystal light for flavor but just a little bit. I also took a 4 mg Zofran (cut an 8 mg in half) about an hour beforehand. That helped immensely. I blasted some workout/running music and danced around my living room while my husband cheered me on. I used a straw and drank it as I could but neither slow or chugging it. Then I immediately went o hang out in the bathroom. There really is no warning like everyone says. I can honestly say the rest isn't so bad. It's better than the symptoms that caused me to seek medical attention. And I'm totally used to those.
I hope this all helps someone out there.