Had colonoscopy 3 days ago..My scope was performed because of a family hx of colon ca and a positive hemoccult card - just one. In retrospect I should've requested to repeat the cards x 3 first. My scope was normal - nothing found. I used mag-citrate to prep and skipped the moviprep- for one, I wasn't about to drink all that fluid when there was a way just as effective w/o taking all that in, nor was I going to pay $60 co-pay for the stuff.
I am still feeling the effects of the meds (Versed and Demerol), as well as bloating, nausea, slight cramping abdominal discomfort that borders on pain. I am not a "wus" by any means but for me, at least, this is not one day of prep and that's the worst of it. The prep day wasn't enjoyable obviously, neither was the day of the test, but I must give credit to anyone who undergoes one and is able to go back to work the next day. I feel like I have been hit with a ton of bricks and almost as though I have the beginning of the flu (which I don't).
I am not trying to discourage anyone from having one..just don't assume it will be as easy as the doctor makes it sound getting back on your feet.