I could not handle the Fleets phophosoda for my last scheduled colonscopy. I could not keep it down. I cont'd. with N/v that day. My colonscopy was rescheduled.
I am scheduled to have one this coming Monday. I decided to start cleaning myself out, last night. My bowels are very sluggish. I bought the rite-aid brand of the correctol laxative. (5mg of biscadyl per tab). On the box, dosing instructions were 1 to 3 tabs, divided or in one dose. I opted for 3 tabs in one dose. I took them at 11:00pm. I woke up at 5 am and felt "hard labor" pains. It was horrible for a few hrs. Then, I finally started to eliminate. I guess I had a good case of fecal impaction. The pain was horrible. My stool was quite hard at first. I am almost afraid to take the prep on Monday. I will be taking the osmoprep pills. I just hope that I never experience that pain again. I can remember feeling this way when I was in labor. Also, a few years ago, s/p kidney removal. I was sure full of it, and had to return to he hospital. I needed three enemas to clean me out.
Okay, after this colonscopy, I am not having it done for another 10 yrs. I will be glad when it is over with. I don't fear the procedure(I had one before), but it is the darn prep that scares me. I din't even want to have this one, but my pcp kept nagging me because I am 51. And, my maternal grandmother died from colon cancer. But, she was 76 at the time. Oh well, after this I am good for another 10 yrs.