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I had my first colonscopy a couple of days ago to try to diagnose my irregular and loose bowl motions.
Although I wasn't looking forward to the preparation or the procedure, neither were as bad as feared largely due to advice given here. The effects of Moviprep were as expected and sudocream and baby wipes make this part tolerable, (we have young children and therefore both items to hand but in any event don't skip on this). The colonoscopy was carried out without any sedatives or pain killers and was mildly uncomfortable - we agreed that I could have gas and air /sedation as needed.
So the above was unpleasant of course but necessary for diagnosis if only to rule out what not wrong.
The surprise for me and what I hadn't expected at all was that I didn't feel starving hungary or short of energy after 24 hours of no food, in fact I felt healthier. Where usually there was some minor background discomfort in my digestive system after the Moviprep everything felt relaxed and healthy.
Two days later having eaten sensibily I'm back to feeling generally bloated - it has convinced me I felt better with an empty stomach etc.
Has anyone else felt like this and does this in itself lead to some sort of diagnosis?
Thanks for reading, I hope it prompts some discussion.
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