Posted , 3 users are following.
I’ve seen a lot of colonoscopy horror stories written, so I thought I’d share my more positive experience. Had first colonoscopy this week.
I found the prep was ok, it didn’t taste great obviously, but nowhere near as bad as I imagined. I drank it all without problems, a glass at a time, I just didn’t think about it too much and chugged it down.
I was expecting severe diarrhoea in to the small hours, but ended up going about 4 times over an hour and a half, then I was in bed by 10. Didn’t need to get up overnight and didn’t need to be glued to the toilet for hours. Slept through until 5am alarm, when I had to have the rest of the prep. I had 2 episodes of watery diarrhoea about an hour later, but the second wasn’t much.
I did stick strictly to the low fibre diet, didn’t eat much, and drank plenty of fluids on the day of the prep. I think that probably helped.
Procedure wise, I don’t remember a thing. I had sedation, remember rolling on to my left side, then woke up in recovery. No pain after procedure either.
Maybe I had a particularly good experience when you compare to lots on here, but thought it was worth sharing.
0 likes, 4 replies