Just turned 51 and am getting pressured by my doc to have a baseline colonoscopy. I know I need to do this and am more than willing, but nobody seems to be able to answer my questions about how to handle the prep with reflux.
I control it very well with diet and Prilosec. However, it is a balancing act as you all know. There is no way I can do the all liquid diet and, while the prep does allow for eating jello, I couldn't swallow jello if my life depended on it. It's a texture issue for me.
Then there is the positioning. The test requires that you lay on your left side. No can do. That is the one thing that will immediately trigger an attack no matter how well I've eaten that day or the meds.
Anyone have experience with this??
The following user gives a hug of support to appleton60: MountainReader (05-29-2011)
I recommend having a Gastroenterologist do the colonoscopy. Talk to the GI doc about your issues when you plan the scope. There are different ways to do the prep and the doctor may have some recommendations to make things easier for you.
I had just had reflux surgery a week prior to having my colonoscopy. They were very caring and gentle with me to help keep from making things worse. There were several preps I couldn't use due to the surgery I'd just had.
If you have a trusted Pharmacist, try asking them about the prep as well.
No matter the discomfort now, it is certainly a good idea to get that colonoscopy.
Hi, Cant say much about the diet as each country has a different procedure. I had PICOLAX and apart from cleaning me out I didn't have a problem with it. As for the Colonoscopy, I had both ends done at the same time. I had to lay on my left side which is not easy for me also. But as soon as you lay that way they start the IV immediately and your gone (to la la land) and you wont know a thing about it. You'll wake up in recovery and think you just had a good sleep. Believe me, Ive had three Endoscopy's and two Colonoscopys. All the best, Solofelix.