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Scheduled for one in a few months.   Unfortunately, the doc has ordered MoviePrep which sounds ghastly.   Can anyone share their experiences and tell me which preparations they had better luck with?

 

I am seriously thinking of asking for an alternative like swallowing pills but wanted to have the right information.

 

Thanks!

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compsports, I was concerned about the preparation required after all I'd heard from others and read online.

 

My experience of the preparation was that it was mildly uncomfortable. I didn't like the sensations of urgently needing to use "the facilities" but it was manageable. Like most people, I planned for a night at home, not a night "out on the town."  The few times I've had food- or water-based infections that caused diarrhea were much, much worse than colonoscopy prep.

 

As for the MoviPrep itself, I'd never order it as a menu item but I wouldn't refuse a future colonoscopy because of the laxative or its effects.

 

The pills are intended to create the same effect -- clearing the colon so that the lining is visible for examination. So you may not have the taste & texture issues to deal with but you'd still have the experience of urgently needing the toilet.

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Sorry I wasn't clear SW.   From what I have read, some preps seem to be more "tolerable" than others.   That is the reason for my question.

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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compsports, I was concerned about the preparation required after all I'd heard from others and read online.

 

My experience of the preparation was that it was mildly uncomfortable. I didn't like the sensations of urgently needing to use "the facilities" but it was manageable. Like most people, I planned for a night at home, not a night "out on the town."  The few times I've had food- or water-based infections that caused diarrhea were much, much worse than colonoscopy prep.

 

As for the MoviPrep itself, I'd never order it as a menu item but I wouldn't refuse a future colonoscopy because of the laxative or its effects.

 

The pills are intended to create the same effect -- clearing the colon so that the lining is visible for examination. So you may not have the taste & texture issues to deal with but you'd still have the experience of urgently needing the toilet.

 

I will have my colonoscopy on 21st March with MoviPrep...I agreed...They want to sedate me as well...I think I will agree as well, as it was not really pleasant when I had endoscopy with no sedation...

 

I discussed other preparation methods with doctor, all of them have side-effects...

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Thanks Ikam.  Mine is three days after yours on the 24th.

 

Going to ask the doc about doing a gradual clearing out over 6 days based on the book, "The Gentle Colonoscopy."   But he may balk not being familiar with the protocol.

 

Regarding sedation, he recommended going with propofol which initially seemed fine since I have never had problems with it.   But because I read the chances of complications are greater with this, I might go with a Fentanyl only sedation.

Drug cocktail 1995 - 2010
Started taper of Adderall, Wellbutrin XL, Remeron, and Doxepin in 2006
Finished taper on June 10, 2010

Temazepam on a PRN basis approximately twice a month - 2014 to 2016

Beginning in 2017 - Consumption increased to about two times per week

April 2017 - Increased to taking it full time for insomnia

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