i am a 52 yo female, having my first colonoscopy. i have had problems with constipation and i also have gastro paresis. According to gastro dr, this is normal. Anyways, i just did round one of the prep about 1.5 hrs ago, and nothing. i have been on milk of magnesia(3tblsp) for the last week.and it didnt help either. Is this normal for the prep NOT to work, or what should i do. Colonoscopy is scheduled for 7:30am. next dose due at 3am... I dont want to go thru this again. what can i do to make sure this works so i dont have to repeat
It can sometimes be slow to start but it should begin working. You can always call your Dr. Even if it is after hours, there should be someone available to call you back. .
I sure hope everything went okay for you, I was looking for similar answer, took me a few minutes more than 1.5 hrs to work after first prep, was very sudden. I like this a lot better than meds I had to drink last time. My instructions are to take again at 4 am and have to be there at 8 so hope it works as fast in the morning!
It didn’t work for me within the first two hours in addition to experiencing sever stomach cramping. So I returned to my old faithful which is a sea salt water flush. I drank a full 8oz of that, and violá, immediate relief. Because of the severe cramping and bloating, I may resort to a second sea salt flush instead of the SuPrep. It not agreeing with me at all.
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