Hi Jaynee. It's good to hear from you. My doctor normally uses the Miralax, Gatorade, etc. prep. That's what I used for my last two preps. The first time I used it, I barely tolerated it, and by the morning of my procedure I was really nauseated and bloated. The last time I gagged down about half of what I was supposed to drink. Fortunately, I was clean enough to do the colonoscopy. I was so sick that time, that the night before the prep I called the doctor's office and told the doctor who was taking calls that if I drank one more sip,everything was coming up. He said to stop the prep. The next morning I was supposed to drink magnesium citrate. There was no way. When I got to the hospital for the procedure, the nurse saw how sick I was an immediately hooked me up to iv's for nausea and dehydration. This time there was no way I was doing that prep again. They said I could do Suprep, but they have never had a patient who's insurance covered it. I told them I didn't care, I'd pay the $140 if it meant I could do the prep. Insurance actually covered it, which surprised the druggist. He said both he and the doctor worked on getting it approved. Maybe it helps if you've had colon cancer and have had issues with the other prep. Strangely, they didn't cover the anti nausea pills that were prescribed. I wasn't complaining, because the prep was only $8, and the pills were $44, so it was still cheaper than paying for the prep if not covered. I wish I could use those discount cards, but unfortunately they won't work with Medicare. I could go into a whole story about that. I don't have the colonoscopy until late September, so I have a while. Hopefully, this will work.
Went in for surgery for a cyst on my bladder, and they found colon cancer growing on the outside of the colon. Got to have two surgeries at the same time! Stage 3, one node involved.