Prep concern

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Its now nearly 11am, I took my first prep for colonoscopy at 3am (cannot sleep) and nothing happened! is this a normal thing? have others had this experience, does the stuff work eventually.

I do normally have a fairly solid constitution and rarely get tummy troubles

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    It is rather unusual for the laxative not to work. Perhaps it has worked by now. Assuming you are scheduled for tomorrow (Monday) you had better ring the endoscopy unit and tell them it hasn't worked. They will know what to do, either more laxative or enemas. Don't worry, everyone is different.
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    Whatever it was it tasted quite OK and didn't have the desired effect. I must have drunk 12 pints of warm water testerday and everything still normal, never mind will see today in a couple of hours
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    If it hasn't worked then they won't be able to do the scope today.

    Did you take the second dose as well, most unusual is that hasn't done anything either, are you sure you followed instructions.

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    What happened? Were you able to have it done?
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    Lets just say I was due in early but was late as the floodgates opened.

    I got there and yes it went ok after several trips to the gents and every Tm Dick and Harry checking what I was leaving behind. A totally strange day and possibly the most embarassing experience I'll ever have, but all credit to the staff they were determined I would not be sent home

    They decided to give it a go at around 2pm so yes thankfully done and usted and all clear, they really do have a lot to put up with.

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