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Colonoscopy Prep

Oct 08, 2009 - 0 comments

So starting at 12AM I was on a clear liquid only diet.  Not so much fun.  Basically I was allowed to have ginger ale, water, chicken broth, and some italian ice (as long as it was lemon flavored).  I knew from about eleven that morning that I was going to get a headache.  I could feel it.  I tried to keep as hydrated as I could and keep my salts up with some chicken broth at mealtimes, but it just didn't matter.  By around 6 that night I had a headache... on top of the unpleasantness of everything a colonoscopy prep entails.  I tried sitting in a dark room, I tried ice packs, I tried all of my usual tricks but nothing worked.  I couldn't even sleep it off because I was running to the bathroom every ten minutes!  Eventually, though I did fall asleep but it wasn't any better when I woke up those 3-4 times during the night.  

This was yet another clear reason why I should get some Immitrex as a backup med.  Treximet has an NSAID in it... a no-no when there is a potential for biopsies.  

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