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jasonD2

Colonoscopy Prep

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My doc wants me to take Halflytely for the colonoscopy prep. Its a 2 part protocol and the first part requires taking Biscodyl, which is a stimulant laxative. Unfortunately the pills contain lactose and i probly shouldnt take since i am severely intolerant. would i be able to supplement with a different laxative and is the stimulant laxative even necessary? seems like drinking the huge jug of PEG should get the job done.


Endoscopy & blood panel all negative 12/09 after being strict w/ gluten free diet

As of 8/09 - Candida Overgrowth, C.difficile overgrowth, elevated fecal anti-gliadin, elevated putrefactive SCFA's

Developed severe lactose intolerance, IBS and food sensitivities in 02 after contracting Giardia from a river in Oregon

Had negative celiac blood work in 02

Elevated stool anti-gliadin Ab (21 with 10 being cutoff for normal) - 2008

Positive for DQ8- 2008

Tested high positive for egg, dairy, soy, ginger, mustard - 2008

Lactulose/Mannitol (leaky gut) test indicated slight intestinal permeability

Improved with gluten free diet but still have spastic constipation

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Call your doctor about this. He can suggest a different product if needed. Do not skip any of the steps. If you are not throughly cleaned out the doctor won't be able to do the test.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I've had 3 colonoscopies. My doc had me drink the big jug, then do 2 bottles of magnesium citrate before bed. be prepared to not get any sleep, because you have to go to the bathroom all night.

A word to the wise- lay down some towels on your bed before you go to sleep so you don't have to change your sheets in the middle of the night :blink:


Gluten free is not so bad! If you are new, hang it there, it gets easier!

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I used the biscodyl tablets, but I didn't have any other intolerences. I did the gallon of Golytely. Then after I got to same day surgery, the nurse came in and told me I was to have a warm water enema! :o I knew nothing of that prior. She told me that the doc likes to do them just to finish cleaning out. I let them do it but was embarassed. I figured I went through all of the day before married to the toilet then by gosh I was going to finish and do it right. :lol: Your back side will get sore/raw so I suggest mixing some liquid antacid with petroleum jelly to counteract the acidy from the stool and for a protective barrier. Diaper rash cream would work to to sooth also. I used both and did not get sore from the prep.


Me:
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease


DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)


DS1(age 13):
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.

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