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 Picolax - how long before it starts???
609455 Post Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:59 am Thank this member for this postReply with quote Add User to Ignore List Back To Top

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Hello again
Sorry to bring up the dreaded Colonoscopy subject again (thanks for all the kind wishes and cheery responses) but today is the day before my colonoscopy so had to start on the Picolax this morning.

1st sachet mixed with 1 pint water started at 9.30 and finished drinking at 10.15 am. Instructions said to sip it over 30 - 40 mins.

Its now 11.55 and so far only needed to go for wee wee's.

Has anyone used Picolax for their prep....if so how long does it take before it starts to 'work'?

I'm sure it started a lot sooner than this last time I used it (6 years ago) but I can't remember exactly as I was in hospital overnight.

I did have to use a dulcolax tablet as well this time (took that Saturday night and went to the loo 7 times yesterday). It was fine, only bit of griping in tummy but no sore bum with it and very gentle.

Now I'm worrying that the Picolax not working. It said on packet ' if it becomes too hot, wait until it cools sufficiently to drink'. Well it didn't get hot at all and it was quite hard to get the little grains to dissolve. I do remember the last time I took it it did get hot. The pack is in date but it was given to me last October.

I do hope I'm not wasting my time Sad
 
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Don't worry it will work! From memory I had the same-ie no real response and then by the time it came to the second sachet then there was no doubt. Drink lots of water too as that will help the "flushing" process as all the Picalax is designed to do is to give the mucosal surface of the intestine-particularly the lower colon a good cleansing so that the gastroenterologist can see clearly whether there are any polyps or inflammation and should be able to tell you as soon as he/she has finished. As I am sure you remember you cannot drive after the proceedure because of the alagesic they give to relax you.

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alagesic

Shouldn't that be ANAL-GESIC?!!!!!!
 
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BlakeneyPlayer wrote:
Don't worry it will work! From memory I had the same-ie no real response and then by the time it came to the second sachet then there was no doubt. Drink lots of water too as that will help the "flushing" process as all the Picalax is designed to do is to give the mucosal surface of the intestine-particularly the lower colon a good cleansing so that the gastroenterologist can see clearly whether there are any polyps or inflammation and should be able to tell you as soon as he/she has finished. As I am sure you remember you cannot drive after the proceedure because of the alagesic they give to relax you.


Yep....you absolutely right....lift off commenced around 2pm Shocked

I am such an old worrier, was convinced the picolax wasn't right and I would get there tomorrow and be sent home with another 2 sachets Crying or Very sad

I have managed to get 3 pints of water down but I really struggled as I don't drink much fluids normally (even less since I gave up the vino Wink ).

2nd sachet due soon - deep joy, but at least I'm in my own home and got my own toilet etc - hated being in hospital to have it done.

Hubby will be taking me in tomorrow and collecting me so no worries about transport - thank goodness!

Thanks for replying.....what a way to spend Easter eh?
 
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Hi
I had some last year, what comes to mind is "eye of a needle" and rectum sorum.
Good luck.

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Mine was reminiscent of a flock of pigeons taking flight! Don't worry it will work and you will wonder when its going to stop!

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Sad WHEN WILL IT STOP Sad


I now feel like I'm pooing razor blades, this is not nice.

Surely colonic irrigation would do the same job - and they say that is quite pleasant Confused
 
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Except for the poor person administering it, unless they have a peculiar fetish that is!!
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Hi everyone
The dreaded bowel prep just got worse and worse as the night wore on. I can't believe how sore I got and that stuff is like acid coming out in great whooshes. I finally got to bed around 3am this morning and had to be up at 7.30...when guess what???

It all started again Shocked - must have gone another 5 or 6 times before finally getting to the hospital convinced they wouldn't do it as I was still pooing.

Anyway, they said it would be fine and at 10am (an hour after getting to hospital) they had me in theatre and I was given the wonderful anaesthetic and zonked off while they got on with the deed.

Woke up at 10.40 and felt fine - still bit sore but just relieved it was all over with and hoping tests all clear. Surgeon came and saw me bit later and confirmed it was all fine, no polyps, no nasties and also he said I was clean as a whistle....which did surprise me.

Came home and had another good sleep and now just dealing with the rumbly tummy and excess of wind Embarassed

Thanks for all your help and support Smile

Maura
 
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Hi Maura

Glad everything went OK, and the results were good.

If anyone were to ask what was discussed on MHF, I think this thread would be one of the more unusual Wink

Gerald
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