What should I eat a few days before my colonoscopy?
Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:58 PM
Posted 04 September 2006 - 10:05 PM
I'm having mine because my mom had colon cancer at age 18 (rare I know), and I've had stomach issues forever. The doc just thinks it's IBS/hemmoroids but I'm just sick or worrying about everything all the time.
Posted 01 September 2006 - 10:53 PM
Posted 01 September 2006 - 12:26 AM
Anyway, I've read on here that you should eat light a few days before you do the prep. What foods would you recommend/advise against?
Posted 02 September 2006 - 12:32 AM
Maybe we can "prep" together. When does yours start? I start sat 9/9. Have to eat last meal by 6 pm. Then at 8:00 drink 10 Oz. bottle of magnesium citrate. (I usually drink 2/3 of it). Then go to liquid diet. On Sun 9/10-liquid diet. Fleet phospo at noon and again at 5. Depending on how I am doing-I may skip the 2nd one. Then 4 dulcolax at 8 pm. Again, if things are going well and I feel pretty cleaned out, I only take 2. The thing that bothers me the most is not being able to eat. I LOVE to eat. Not alot. I am an all day nibbler. To not be able to do that drives me nuts. In the past I have not eaten anything at all while prepping. I don't really like any of the stuff they say you can have. This year tho I'll have to force myself. Not eating the liquids I can have just makes it worse. Luckily mine is at 8 a.m. on monday. So I don't have to go to registration. I do that from home on sunday. Hopefully by 9:30 on monday 9/11 I'll be walking out of there a happy camper! Why are you having yours? I have IBS, but mainly have to have them about every 3 years due to MAJOR colon cancer on mom's side. Couple uncle's died from it. My bro and mom have had part of their colon removed. Sis had precancerous polyps. So it will be part of my life forever!