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    Colonscopy Prep -- Worked Great
    pklo1962 posted:
    I had a really good experience with my colonoscopy and wanted to advise folks.

    The day before the procedure only drink clear liquids, eat jello (lemon lime or orange), coffee or tea (without milk, cream or non-dairy creamer), chicken broth, soft drinks (orange, Sprite, 7-up, ginger ale, etc.). My physician provided me with an approved menu of what I could have that day. No alcoholic beverages.

    The physician prescribed 1 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate which could be purchased over the counter. You drink this liquid which tasted like really sweet 7-up at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., I took 1 prepopik packet which is in powder form, and I mixed it with 5 oz of water. The powdered drink wasn't bad. After that, I drank 5 8oz glasses of anything clear (I drank green tea) but you can have any of the above drinks listed above. (Your physician can provide you with an approved list of what is acceptable.)

    At 8 p.m. I drank another prepopik pack which I mixed again with 5 oz of water. After that, I drank another 3 8 oz glasses of liquid. No drinking of any kind after midnight. Not even water.

    I was really worried about not eating all day and having to drink the gallon of liquid everyone talks about. I did eat jello so that was fine (lost 4 pounds!) and this new stuff allowed me to drink what I wanted as long as it was clear. (Again, no alcohol.)

    My sister had a colonoscopy two years ago, and she was prescribed a different method. Definitely ask your doctor about the magnesium citrate and the Prepopik. This method was so easy.
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